Virizion is the last of the Legendary Swords of Justice Pokémon to join Pokémon Go’s tier five raids.
The Grassland Pokémon won’t be particularly useful for raids or gyms, but dedicated PvP players will likely be able to make use of it. It’ll be in raids until Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. ET.
Virizion is grass- and fighting-type, making it extremely weak against flying-type moves. We recommend any of the following:
Moltres with Wing Attack and Sky Attack
Honchkrow with Peck and Sky Attack
Rayquaza with Air Slash and Aerial Ace
Use flying-type moves. If you have a powerful Mewtwo with Confusion and Psystrike, that will also work, but Virizion’s doubled up weakness to flying-type moves make it hard to use anything else. It’s also weak to poison-, fire-, psychic-, ice-, and fairy-type moves, if you don’t have many flying-type attackers.
The best moveset for Virizion is Quick Attack with Leaf Blade, but we strongly suggest saving your TMs for something else. There are a lot of grass-types that out-damage Virizion, like Roserade, Sceptile, Venusaur, and even Leafeon.