Pokemon Go Haxorus best moveset for PvP and Raids

Philip Trahan
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Haxorus is one of the more fearsome Dragon-type Pokemon in the franchise, but what is the best moveset for it Pokemon Go? Here’s a look at what you should know for PvP and Raids.

The fifth generation of Pokemon introduced fans of the franchise to Axew and its final evolution, Haxorus.

Haxorus was a force to be reckoned with in the consoles games and anime, as it was one of Iris’ ace monsters. But for Pokemon Go, what moveset should you use for the Dragon.type.

Below, you’ll find a list of all the attacks Haxorus can learn in Pokemon Go, as well as the moveset you’ll need to help you unleash its full power.

Haxorus in Pokemon Anime

Haxorus’ best PvP moveset in Pokemon Go

One of the best movesets you can teach Haxorus for PvP Battles is Counter as the Fast Move and Breaking Swipe & Night Slash and for its Charged Moves.

It’s difficult to determine which of Haxorus’ two Fast Move options is the best, but generally speaking, Dragon Tail just barely tops Counter in this specific circumstance.

However, Counter is the better option, even though it doesn’t get the STAB bonus. Counter is a well-known meta option.

Breaking Swipe is now Haxorus’ best Charged Move option, as it is 50 power and is guaranteed to lower the opponent’s attack. This debuff, compounded by the fact that it’s essentially just an upgrade of Dragon Claw, makes it an easy choice for Haxorus’ preferred Charge Move.

As for the second option, go with Night Slash or Earthquake but preferably the former. Earthquake coupled with Breaking Swipe can take on some heavy hitters in the upper PvP ranks thanks to its massive damage potential. On the other hand, Night Slash is much faster than Earthquake and provides a slightly more efficient DPS cycle.

Haxorus’ best Raids moveset in Pokemon Go

The best Raid moveset for Haxorus is Dragon Swipe for the Fast Move and Breaking Swipe as the Fast Move.

Per Pokemon Go Hub DB, that combination has the best score of 35.2, just barely ahead of the Dragon Tail/Dragon Claw combo.

All moves Haxorus can learn in Pokemon Go

Haxorus Fast Moves

  • Counter (Fighting)
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon)

Haxorus Charged Moves

  • Breaking Swipe* (Dragon)
  • Earthquake (Ground)
  • Surf (Water)
  • Dragon Claw (Dragon)
  • Night Slash (Dark)

* Breaking Swipe was added as part of the June 2023 Community Day event.

Is Haxorus good in Pokemon Go?

Haxorus is a very solid choice for players looking for a strong Dragon-type to take into PvE and PvP content. Thanks to June 2023’s Axew Community Day, newer trainers have an amazing opportunity to get a jumpstart on raising this powerful Dragon.

While there are stronger Dragon-type Pokemon out there, Haxorus is either on par with them or not very far behind. Those who’ve already trained up a Dragonite or Garchomp may consider Haxorus redundant, but those who are looking for a powerful Dragon should look no further than Haxorus.

For reference, at the time of writing, Haxorus places 53rd in the Great League, 106th in the Ultra League, and 34th in the Master League on PvPoke’s rankings. Especially in Master League, Haxorus provides a strong counter to Pokemon like Groudon, Giratina, Mamoswine, and Swampert to name a few.

And there you have hit! That’s everything you need to know about Haxorus’ best moveset in Pokemon Go! Check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:

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About The Author

Philip is a Staff Writer at Dexerto based in Louisiana, with expertise in Pokemon, Apex Legends, and general gaming industry news. His first job in the games industry was as a reviewer with NintendoEverything.com while attending college. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication focusing on Multimedia Journalism, he worked with GameRant.com for nearly two years before joining Dexerto. When he's not writing he's usually tearing through some 80+ hour JRPG. You can contact him at philip.trahan@dexerto.com.