Nihilego is returning to Pokemon Go’s 5-Star Raids during the Go Fest 2022 Finale event, so here are the Ultra Beast’s weaknesses and the best counters to help you defeat it.
If you want to add this powerful Ultra Beast from the Alola region to your collection, we’ve got details of its weaknesses and the best counters you can use on your team to take it down in no time at all.
Nihilego is a Poison/Rock-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Ground, Psychic, Steel, and Water-type attacks. The best team to use against Nihilego will feature Pokemon of these types.
It’s also important to know Nihilego’s resistances: You’ll want to avoid using Bug, Fairy, Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison-type attacks, as these won’t damage it much at all.
These are some of the best counters to use against Nihilego in Pokemon Go:
|Pokemon||Fast Move||Charged Move|
|Garchomp||Mud Shot||Earth Power|
As you can see, most of the best counters for Nihilego are strong Rock-type Pokemon, as these don’t have any major weaknesses that the Ultra Beast can exploit.
If you don’t have any of our recommended Pokemon above, don’t worry, just look at Nihilego’s weaknesses and find the strongest team you have to match.
Nihilego will be appearing in 5-Star Raid Battles on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 4PM to 6PM local time, meaning you’ve got just one day to defeat it and attempt to catch it.
Despite being an Ultra Beast, catching Nihilego works the same as Legendaries. Team up with at least six other trainers to defeat it in battle and you’ll be given a limited amount of Premier Balls to try and catch it.
Nihilego has a very low catch rate in Pokemon Go, so it’s not guaranteed that you’ll be able to capture it, but you can increase your chances by landing Excellent Curveball Throws and using Silver Pinap Berries.
Now you know how to defeat Nihilego, check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:
How to catch Ditto | Best Eeveelutions | Field research tasks | Promo Codes for free items | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | How to defeat Giovanni | Rarest Pokemon | Best Mega Evolutions | Community Day schedule | How to get free Raid Passes | Team Go Rocket Grunt guide