Nihilego is back in Pokémon GO.

Nihilego is back in Pokémon GO Raids throughout the online and in-person Pokémon GO Fest events. Nihilego will feature at all of the four events, including the Global event in July.

This Pokémon's Shiny version is avaliable, and it is a pretty decent Poison-type Raid Attacker. Obviously there are a lot of Raids you can take on during GO Fest, but Nihilego is certainly worth some of your attention.

Here is everything you need to know to take on Nihilego in Pokémon GO.

Best Nihilego counters in Pokémon GO:

Nihilego has a 2x weakness to Ground-types. Additionally it also has a single weakness to Psychic, Steel and Water-types. In terms of resistances, Nihilego 2x resists Poison, and then also resists Bug, Fairy, Fire, Flying and Normal-types.

The 2x weakness to Ground-types means that Nihilego is a very managable Pokémon to take on in Pokémon GO. Here are the best counters you can use.

Primal Groudon
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades
Mega Garchomp
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades
Mud-Slap & Scorching Sands
Therian Forme Landorus
Mud Shot & Sandsear Storm
Mega Swampert
Mud Shot & Earthquake
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Mud-Slap & Earthquake
Incarnate Forme Landorus
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Mud-Slap & High Horsepower
Primal Kyogre
Waterfall & Origin Pulse
Mega Alakazam
Confusion & Psychic

Naturally, this list of Nihilego counters features all of the most powerful Ground-types in Pokémon GO. The great news is a lot of good Ground-types are commonly avaliable in Pokémon GO.

The likes of Garchomp, Rhyperior, Excadrill and Mamoswine are the sort of Pokémon that all Trainers will likely have at their disposal.

Primal Groudon is one of the strongest Pokémon in the game, and is the best choice for this Raid. It appeared in Pokémon GO not too long ago, so hopefully you have one of these!

Mega Evolutions to get you more Nihilego 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 Rock and Poison-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 use to get more Nihilego Candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Aerodactyl
  • Tyranitar
  • Diancie
  • Venusaur
  • Beedrill
  • Gengar

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

Like most Pokémon in Pokémon GO that have a 2x weakness, Nihilego is pretty easy to take down if you have good Ground-types. For high level Trainers with Party Play, you can take down this Raid as a duo.

For lower level trainers, or just to be on the safe side, aim for a group of four trainers.

What is the Nihilego Pokémon GO 100% IV?

Here are the CP values to keep an eye out for to know if you have a 100% IV Nihilego after your Raid in Pokémon GO:

  • 2256 CP
  • 2821 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.

SunnyYour Ground-type Pokémon will be boosted.-
Partly CloudyNihilego will be a higher CP when caught.Nihilego's Rock-type moves will be boosted.
CloudyNihilego will be a higher CP when caught.Nihilego's Poison-type moves will be boosted.

Nihilego is one of the easier Pokémon to catch Weather Boosted in Pokémon GO, as Cloudy and Partly Cloudy weather are common. Sunny weather will boost your Ground-types, perfect for summer!

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