Gather your Flying-types!

Pheromosa is back in Pokémon GO Raids. This Bug-type Ultra Beast will feature at Pokémon GO Fest Madrid where it will make its shiny debut.

Pheromosa will also then be available at GO Fest Global on Saturday for all trainers to try and get the Shiny version.

Let’s be real, Pheromosa is a pretty awful Pokémon in Pokémon GO. However, with it being so easy to take down, you can easily farm XP and other Raid rewards (like Rare Candy!) by taking down a bunch of these in succession on your own or with a couple of friends.

Best Pheromosa counters in Pokémon GO:

Pheromosa has a 2x weakness to Flying-types. It also has a single weakness to Fairy, Fire and Psychic-type Pokémon.

The 2x weakness to Flying-types means that Mega Rayquaza is the best choice for this Raid.

Mega Rayquaza
Air Slash & Dragon Ascent
Gust & Oblivion Wing
Incarnate Forme Enamorus
Fairy Wind & Fly
Mega Pidgeot
Gust & Brave Bird
Wing Attack & Sky Attack
Therian 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

Thanks to Pheromosa having a double weakness to Flying-type Pokémon gathering a strong team to battle this Pokémon GO raid isn't too difficult. Pokémon like Staraptor and Honchkrow are very common, and shouldn't be any issue to track down.

Mega Rayquaza is by far and away the best choice for this Raid. Not only is this Pokémon the single most powerful Pokémon in the game, but it has the super strong Flying-type move Dragon Ascent. If you have a good Mega (or even non Mega) Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent, there is no better choice to take on Pheromosa.

Helpfully, Mega Rayquaza recently returned in Pokémon GO. That means all Trainers should (hopefully!) have at least one to use.

Can Pheromosa be shiny in Pokémon GO?

Yes, Pheromosa can be Shiny in Pokémon GO. The chance of getting Shiny Pheromosa from a Raid is about 1 in 20.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Pheromosa 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 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 for more Pheromosa Candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Beedrill
  • Pinsir
  • Kyogre
  • Heracross

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

Pheromosa is really easy to take down in Pokémon GO. With Mega Rayquaza, you can solo this Raid. Otherwise, a simple team of two will do it.

What is the Pheromosa Pokémon GO 100% IV?

Here are the CP values to keep an eye out for to know you have a 100% IV Pheromosa:

  • 1624 CP
  • 2030 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.

WindyYour Flying-type Pokémon will be boosted.-
Partly Cloudy--
RainyPheromosa will be a higher CP when caught.Pheromosa's Bug-type Attacks will be boosted.

Pheromosa is pretty simple to take on in Pokémon GO, but if you want an even easier battle keep an eye out for Windy weather. This will make an easy battle even easier.

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