Pokémon Go: Galarian Weezing Counters

Pokemon Go Galarian Weezing
Pokemon Go Galarian Weezing (Image credit: Niantic)

With the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Go is celebrating with the introduction of the first Galarian Variant Pokémon: Weezing. Fortunately, we've got everything you need to know to take on this new four-star Raid!

What is Galarian Weezing?

A special regional variant of the Gen I Pokémon Weezing, Galarian Weezing is a Fairy and Poison-type. It doesn't currently have a great move pool, and it's stats aren't all that impressive. Still, it looks really cool and future additions to any Pokémon's move pool can change its utility. If nothing else, you'll want this one for the Pokédex entry.

How do you beat Galarian Weezing?

As a Fairy and Poison-type Pokémon, you're going to want Steel, Ground, and Psychic-type Pokémon to counter Galarian Weezing.


Pokemon Mewtwo (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

A Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Psystrike is the best for taking on Galarian Weezing. If you don't have the Legacy moves, Confusion and Psychic are also good moves for this raid.


Pokemon Metagross (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

A Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash also does an outstanding job-crushing Galarian Weezing. This is another Legacy move, but given it was featured in a Community Day, most players have at least one lying around.


Pokemon Jirachi (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

A Jirachi with Confusion and Doom Desire does well against Galarian Weezing, but given that it is a Mythical Pokémon, players can only have one of this Pokémon.


Pokemon Dialga (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

A Dialga with Metal Claw and Iron Head works well in this Raid. It doesn't get the STAB benefit from these Steel-type moves but will still take out Galarian Weezing fast.


Pokemon Latios (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

A Latios with Zen Headbutt and Psychic does well against Galarian Weezing so long as it doesn't have Play Rough. While Play Rough will hit Latios hard, Latios does resist Overheat, unlike the other recommended counters.


Pokemon Excadrill (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

An Excadrill with Metal Claw and Drill Run will serve well in this Raid. Not a lot of players have caught enough Drilbur to evolve many Excadrill, but if you have them, this is a good use for them.

Back ups

Some other potential Pokémon for this Raid include:

  • Celebi with Confusion and Psychic
  • Latias with Zen Headbutt and Psychic
  • Regigigas with Zen Headbutt and Giga Impact
  • Alakazam with Confusion and Psychic
  • Espeon with Confusion and Psychic
  • Gallade with Confusion and Psychic

Galarian Weezing questions?

This should be a fairly easy Raid. The real trick at this point is tracking one down, but once you do, you should have no problem beating it with just a couple of friends. If you have any questions about this Raid or tips for beating Galarian Weezing, drop a comment below, and be sure to check out our other Pokémon Go Guides!

Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.