Get prepared to take on Buzzwole in Pokémon GO.

Buzzwole is back in Pokémon GO Raids for GO Fest New York and GO Fest Global. To add to the excitement, Buzzwole is one of the shiny debuts this summer, giving Trainers a new shiny Pokémon to collect.

Buzzwole is a decent Fighting-type Raid attacker in Pokémon GO, and has some use in the Ultra and Master League PvP leagues.

Those two things combined make Buzzwole a great target for Raids during GO Fest season. Here is everything you need to know before you take this Pokémon on.

Best Buzzwole counters in Pokémon GO:

Buzzwole has a weakness to Fairy, Fire and Psychic-types, it also has a 2x weakness to Flying-types. Additionally, Buzzwole resists Bug, Dark, Fighting, Grass and Ground-types.

That makes Flying-type Pokémon a great choice to take on Buzzwole in Pokémon GO. Here are the best counters you can use:

Mega Rayquaza
Air Slash & Dragon Ascent
Gust & Oblivion Wing
Mega Salamence
Fire Fang & Fly
Mega Pidgeot
Gust & Brave Bird
Wing Attack & Sky Attack
Incarnate Forme Enamorus
Fairy Wind & Fly
Gust & Fly
Peck & Sky Attack
Air Slash & Fly
Therian Forme Tornadus
Gust & Bleakwind Storm
Hisuian Braviary
Air Slash & Fly
Thunder Shock & Drill Peck

Mega Rayquaza is a fantastic choice for this Raid. The Flying-type Attack Dragon Ascent is one of the most powerful moves in the entirety of Pokémon GO. This will tear through Buzzwole, and is an incredibly strong move to have.

Thanks to the recent Mega Rayquaza Raid Day, and the free Meteorites that everyone was given, most Trainers should have a Mega Rayquaza. That is of course if you were able to complete one of the Elite Raids.

Elsewhere, there are some good Pokémon that are very easily avaliable. Braviary, Honchkrow, Staraptor and Mega Pidgeot are all free to be caught in the wild. Mega Pidgeot was also recently avaliable in Mega Raids.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Buzzwole candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Fighting and Bug-types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon you can Mega Evolve to get more Buzzwole candy:

  • Beedrill
  • Pinsir
  • Scizor
  • Heracross
  • Kyogre
  • Blaziken
  • Medicham
  • Lopunny

Sadly, none of these Mega Pokémon are particularly good counters to Buzzwole.

How many trainers do I need to beat Buzzwole in Pokémon GO?

Buzzwole is pretty easy to take down in Pokémon GO. You need at least two Trainers to win this Raid. That applies to high level Trainers who are also using Party Play. For lower level trainers, aim for six Trainers to take on Buzzwole.

What is the Buzzwole Pokémon GO 100% IV?

Here are the CP values to keep an eye out for to know if you've landed a 100% IV Buzzwole in Pokémon GO.

  • 1977 CP
  • 2472 CP (Weather boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

WindyFlying-type attacks will be boosted.-
Partly Cloudy--
CloudyBuzzwole will be a higher CP when caught.Fighting-type attacks will be boosted.
RainyBuzzwole will be a higher CP when caught.Bug-type attacks will be boosted.

If you're looking for a higher CP Buzzwole in Pokémon GO, keep your eye out for Cloudy or Rainy weather. Windy weather boosts Flying-types, so will make this Raid even easier.

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