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All Zamazenta weaknesses and best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

GamePur logo GamePur 8/17/2022 Zack Palm
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Zamazenta is returning to five-star raids for a limited time in Pokémon Go. These raids will require you to work alongside other players to try and defeat this Pokémon before they disappear again. Zamazenta is considered a strong Master League Pokémon, and we highly encourage you to go out of your way to catch it. You will need a full team to take it down and to fully understand Zamazenta’s weaknesses. This guide covers all Zamazenta’s weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter them in Pokémon Go.

All Zamazenta weaknesses

Zamazenta is a Fighting-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-type attacks, but it is resistant against Bug, Dark, and Rock. Of the choices, all three are solid options. You’ll have more varied Pokémon selections if you stick with Flying or Psychic-type Pokémon.

The best Pokémon counters to Zamazenta

The best Pokémon to use against Zamazenta will be Alakazam, Metagross, and Rayquaza.

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Alakazam is a Psychic-type Pokémon, capable of dealing some heavy damage against Zamazenta with most of its movesets. While it doesn’t have the best defenses, it has superb attack power, making it an ideal choice for any raid team. The best moveset to teach Alakazam is the fast move Psycho Cut and the charged moves Psychic and Future Sight.

Next, we have Metagross, the Psychic and Steel-type. Unlike Alakazam, Metagross has pretty heavy defenses, making it a robust tank to battle against Zamazenta. It also features plenty of Psychic-type moves it can use during the battle. For this battle, the best moveset to teach Metagross will be Zen Headbutt and the charged moves Psychic and Earthquake.

Our final big recommendation is the legendary Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon, Rayquaza. While Rayquaza is not the strongest legendary in PvP battles, it’s a solid choice in PvE raids, and this is the perfect battle for this Pokémon to shine. The best moveset to teach Rayquaza is the fast move Air Slash and the charged moves Hurricane and Aerial Ace.

You’ll need to make a six Pokémon team for this battle, and these are the other Pokémon we suggest adding to your roster.

  • Espeon
  • Gallade
  • Gardevoir
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latios
  • Lugia
  • Mewtwo
  • Moltres
  • Yveltal
  • Zapdos

Once you’ve defeated Zamazenta in the five-star raid, you’ll be able to catch it. Unfortunately, there will not be a shiny version of this Pokémon appearing in these raids.


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