How to get Virizion in Pokemon Go: PvP & PvE performance, best moveset, can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
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With Pokemon Go hosting the Legendary Swords of Justice in November’s 5-Star Raids, fans are excited at the opportunity to capture these meta-defining species. So here’s all you need to know about the shiny availability, PvP and PvE performance, and the best moveset of Virizion in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go players can win more PvP and PvE battles by catching the strongest species and Legendaries are often the go-to choice for the community.

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Each month features a host of Legendary Pokemon in 5-Star Raid battles and with Virizion Raids rolling in the game, everyone wants to get this powerful Gen 5 species on their teams as soon as possible.

So here’s all you need to know about Virizion in Pokemon Go, including its shiny chances, its best moveset in the meta, and how good it is in PvP and PvE battles.

How to get Virizion in Pokemon Go

You can get Virizion in Pokemon Go by defeating it in its 5-Star Raid battles running until November 16, 2023.

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Virizion Raids require you to build strong Flying, Fairy, Ice, Poison, and Psychic-type counters to win the battles quickly.

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Virizion is a Grass/Fighting-type Pokemon.

Can Virizion be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Virizion is available in Pokemon Go.

While shiny Pokemon are extremely rare in the wild, players have a higher chance of encountering a shiny Legendary after defeating it in a Raid battle. So, the odds of encountering a shiny Virizion is 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance.

That’s not all as a shiny Legendary encounter has a 100% catch rate in Pokemon Go.

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Is Virizion good in Pokemon Go PvP?

Yes, Virizion is excellent in Pokemon Go PvP, especially in the Ultra League.

Virizion has impressive bulk and it also resists both Ground and Rock-type Pokemon, two of the biggest threats in this PvP format. This makes this Legendary species the top choice for walling the dreaded Galarian Stunfisk while also beating Swampert easily.

Best Virizion Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best PvP moveset for Virizion in Pokemon Go is Double Kick as a Fast Move combined with Sacred Sword and Leaf Blade as Charged Moves.

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Double Kick and Sacred Sword is a formidable Fighting-type duo that gets wide coverage and destroys some of the biggest meta picks in PvP. Leaf Blade costs the same energy as Sacred Sword but deals more damage.

Both Charged moves are great at baiting shields and with Double Kick’s quick energy generation, Virizion can turn into a wrecking machine with the right matchups.

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Virizion can break the Kyogre + Dialga core in the Master League.

Is Virizion good in Pokemon Go PvE?

No, Virizion is not good in Pokemon Go PvE. With an average Attack stat of 192, Virizion can’t put in high damage figures in Raid Battles.

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Also, there are way better Grass and Fighting-type options for PvE such as Sceptile, Kartana, Lucario, Conkeldurr, and Terrakion.

Best Virizion Pokemon Go PvE moveset

If you still want to use Virizion in Pokemon Go PvE battles, you can go ahead with Double Kick as a Fast Move alongside Sacred Sword as a Charged Move.

Since Virizion has a spammy moveset, it can find some use in Team Go Rocket PvE battles where the lineups are weak to Grass or Fighting-type attacks.

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Virizion Raids are the easiest among the Swords of Justice.

All Virizion Pokemon Go moves

Here’s the complete moveset of Virizion in Pokemon Go:

Virizion Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Double Kick
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Quick Attack

Virizion Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Close Combat
  • Sacred Sword
  • Leaf Blade
  • Stone Edge

You should know that Scared Sword is a Legacy Move and can be taught to Virizion in Pokemon Go by using an Elite Charged TM.

That’s all you need to know about Virizion in Pokemon Go. While you’re here. be sure to check out our other guides and content on Pokemon Go:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokémon Go, Mainline Games, Trading Card Game, and Competitive Pokémon battles. With several years of experience in Copywriting and SEO Content Writing, Niladri has over 600 published articles on CharlieIntel and Go Hub. When not writing, he can be found trying out various cooking recipes and visiting exquisite travel destinations. Niladri joined CharlieIntel in June 2023 and he can be contacted at [email protected]