Best Pheromosa Raid Counters in 2022

Pokemon Go Ultra Beasts Pheromosa Raid

Best Pheromosa Raid Counters in 2022

On August 27th, the final Pokemon Go Fest event will take place. During the event, trainers will be able to raid against Pheromosa, Buzzwole, Nihilego, and Xurkitree. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Trainers who have previously bought a ticket for previous events do not need to purchase another ticket; additionally, any ticket holder who already has a ticket can give a ticket for $4.99 for up to three people. Sky Forme Shaymin will also be available through a special research task.

The first Ultra Beast raid Pokemon will be Pheromosa. The Ultra Incursion will take place from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Earlier today, we covered the best Buzzwole, Nihilego, and Xurkitree raid counters in Pokemon Go. Now let’s discuss the best Pheromosa raid counters.

Pheromosa Raid Stats

  • Pheromosa is a Bug, Fighting-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Flying, Fire, Psychic, and Fairy-type moves.
  • Pheromosa’s Raid CP is 49650
  • Pheromosa’s Base HP is 174
  • Its Attack is 316 and Defense is 85
  • The Base catch CP is between 1538 to 1624
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 1922 to 2030
  • It is Weather Boosted by Rainy or Cloudy weather
  • Its fast moves can be Bug Bite & Low Kick
  • Its Charged moves can be Bug Buzz, Focus Blast, Lunge, & Close Combat

Pheromosa Raid Counters

Going into the Pheromosa Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with high defensive stats or highly effective type advantage attacks. Overall, Pheromosa is one of the easiest Legendary Ultra Beast Pokemon actively in Pokemon Go. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its glass cannon stats and its vulnerabilities. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 6 trainers; a team of 4 to 8 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Pidgeot, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Latios, or Mega Altaria will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Flying, Fire, Psychic, and Fairy-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Fighting, Ground, Bug, Grass, or Dark-type Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.


  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust & Brave Bird
  • Charizard – Air Slash & Blast Burn
  • Moltres – Wing Attack & Sky Attack
  • Honchkrow – Peck & Sky Attack
  • Staraptor – Wing Attack & Brave Bird
  • Ho-Oh – Hidden Power/Incinerate & Brave Bird


  • Mega Charizard Y – Air Slash & Blast Burn
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Confusion & Psystrike
  • Mega Latios – Wing Attack & Blast Burn
  • Mega Altaria – Peck & Sky Attack
  • Zapdos – Thunder Shock & Drill Peck
  • Lugia – Extrasensory & Aeroblast +
  • Rayquaza – Air Slash & Hurricane
  • Unfezant – Air Slash & Sky Attack
  • Yveltal – Gust & Hurricane
  • Braviary – Air Slash & Slash
  • Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) – Air Slash & Hurricane
  • Scyther – Air Slash & Aerial Ace
  • Toucannon – Peck & Drill Peck
  • Tornadus (Therian Forme) – Gust & Hurricane
  • Swellow – Wing Attack & Sky Attack
  • Yanmega – Wing Attack & Aerial Ace
  • Togekiss – Air Slash & Aerial Ace
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin & Brave Bird
  • Chatot – Peck & Sky Attack
  • Fearow – Peck & Sky Attack
  • Deoxys – Zen Headbutt & Psycho Boost
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Chandelure – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Talonflame – Peck & Brave Bird
  • Oricorio – Air Slash & Hurricane
  • Hoopa (Confined) – Confusion & Psychic
  • Galarian Zapdos – Counter & Brave Bird
  • Victini – Confusion & V-Create
  • Tapu Koko – Volt Switch & Brave Bird
  • Hisuian Braviary – Air Slash & Brave Bird
  • Galarian Articuno – Psycho Cut & Brave Bird
  • Galarian Moltres – Wing Attack & Brave Bird

Remember Shadow Bonuses

Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.

Let Us Know!

Will you grind out the Pheromosa Raid and the other Ultra Beast raids or will you skip Pokemon Go Fest? Remember the Zacian and Zamazenta Raids run until August 31st. If not, will you be battling against Mega Ampharos? For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.

If you want to add me on Pokemon Go, my trainer code is 3979-2857-6892. If you want to be invited to a raid throughout July, follow me on Twitter at KillerKDemons.

Let us know if this information is helpful to you and look out for any raid invites from us in the future. Remember to follow the NicheGamer Twitter for a variety of Pop Culture news

Pokemon Go was developed by The Pokémon Company and is available now on iOS and Android.

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