Xurkitree is one of the best Electric-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO.

Xurkitree is back in Pokémon GO Raids. Initially in the Asia-Pacific region on Friday, July 12 and then worldwide during Pokémon GO Fest: Global on Saturday, July 13. Usually, Xurkitree is always locked to the Asia-Pacific region so this is a great chance to really grind some Xurkitree Raids without having to use Remote Raid Passes.

Xurkitree is absolutely worth raiding for too. It is the second best Electric-type Pokémon in the Pokémon GO, only bested by Shadow Raikou. This makes Xurkitree a better Electric-type than the likes of Zekrom, Mega Manectric, Zapdos and more.

Additionally, new for this years Pokémon GO Fest events, Xurkitree can now be shiny. There will never be a better time to go after this Pokémon.

So, here is everything you need to know before you take on Xurkitree in Raids.

Best Xurkitree counters in Pokémon GO:

Xurkitree has a weakness to Ground-type moves in Pokémon GO. Xurkitree also has resistances to Electric, Flying and Steel-type moves.

With just one single weakness, it can be hard to assemble a full team of Pokémon to take on this Raid. However, there are quite a lot of good Ground-type Pokémon to choose from. Here are the bext Xurkitree counters in Pokémon GO:

Primal Groudon
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades
Mega Garchomp
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Therian Landorus
Mud Shot & Sandsear Storm
Mud-Slap & Scorching Sands
Mega Swampert
Mud Shot & Earthquake
Mud-Slap & High Horsepower
Mud-Slap & Earthquake
Incarnate Landorus
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Mega Sceptile
Fury Cutter & Earthquake
Tackle & High Horsepower
Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades

Despite only having one weakness, there are still quite a lot of good Ground-type Pokémon you can use for this Raid. This includes some Pokémon that can learn Ground-type moves but aren't Ground-type themselves.

Primal Groudon is a great choice to battle Xurkitree in Pokémon GO. It is one of the best Pokémon in the entire game, and will make light work of this Raid. Of course, you can only Primal Evolve one Pokémon at a time. So, backing up your Primal Groudon with other Groudon's will help flesh out a nice team. Hopefully, you did the Primal Groudon Raid Day, so have a few in your collection.

The only non-Ground-type Pokémon on the list is Mega Rayquaza. While it does not directly counter Xurkitree's weakness, it is an incredibly powerful Pokémon. If you don't have a Primal Groudon, then Mega Rayquaza could be a good choice.

Can Xurkitree be shiny in Pokémon GO?

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

Mega Evolutions to get you more Xurkitree 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 Electric-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 Xurkitree candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Ampharos
  • Manectric
  • Kyogre

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

Xurkitree has a low defence stat, and therefore you need at least two Trainers for this Raid. However, you will need to use Party Play and ideally have Primal Groudon.

Ideally, you want about four Trainers to take on Xurkitree in Pokémon GO. This will make sure you have the firepower needed to win the Raid, even if you aren't super high-level Trainers.

What is the Xurkitree Pokémon GO 100% IV?

As Xurkitree is one of the very best Electric-types in Pokémon GO, grabbing a 100% IV of this Pokémon is an extra useful scoop. Here are the CP values to keep your eye out for to know you have a 100% IV Xurkitree after the Raid.

  • 2249 CP
  • 2812 CP (Weather boost)

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 do more damage.-
Partly Cloudy--
RainyXurkitree will be a higher CP when caught.Xurkitree's Electric-type attacks will do more damage.

As Xurkitree is a single-type, only one weather will produce a higher CP Xurkitree after the Raid. So, if you want a weather boosted Xurkitree in Pokémon GO, keep your eye out for Rainy weather.

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