Pokémon Go Fest 2021 – Day 2 (Part 2: Wind Hour)

Hello again fellow Trainers! We are drawing ever closer to Raid day and with that, it will soon be time to tackle Legendary Pokémon that have appeared in the game over the last 5 years! If you missed my tips for Saturday, you can check them out here.

The first hour will be Wind Hour, which will be between the hours of 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Here I will try to provide a brief guide to how to counter these Legends (please note that I will always list the Fast Move first, followed by the Charged Move).

Mewtwo

Possibly most people’s favourite Legendary and there is indeed a shiny variant. There is also a chance we could get a Mega in the future, so it is worth stocking up on candy and XL candy if you can.

What do you need?

Ghost, Dark and Bug are all going to be super effective. However, be aware of the typing of the Pokémon you select, Psychic is going to be super effective against Poison types, so Pokémon such as Gengar and Beedrill aren’t going to last too long. If you can find out what other people are using for the raid, you can work out if it is going to be beneficial to use a Mega Gengar or Mega Beedrill, or if you should stick to Mega Houndoom or Gyarados instead.

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As above, the best Megas are Gengar (Lick/Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball), Beedrill (Bug Bite, Infestation and X-Scissor), Houndoom (Snarl and Foul Play), and Gyarados (Bite and Crunch).

Me and My Shadow

The best Shadow Pokémon to use for this raid will be Weavile (Snarl and Foul Play), Mewtwo (Psycho Cut with Shadow Ball), and Tyranitar (Bite and Crunch). Houndoom (Snarl and Foul Play) will also be a good choice as well as Scizor (Fury Cutter with X-Scissor). Unfortunately it will be down to luck to determine how useful some of these will be as Mewtwo has a large array of charged moves and you could quite easily find yourself on the wrong end of a Flamethrower if you’re unlucky.

Shadowless

The best non-shadow Pokémon to use for this raid will be Chandelure (Hex and Shadow Ball), Darkrai (Snarl with either Shadow Ball or Dark Pulse), Giratina (Origin Forme) (Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball), non-shadow Weavile (Snarl and Foul Play) and Gengar (Lick/Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball) will also be useful, although can be quite glassy, depending on Mewtwo’s attacks.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Mewtwo can be caught at:

  • 2294 – 2387 CP (no weather boost, 100% Mewtwo at Level 20)
  • 2868 – 2984 CP (windy weather, 100% IV Mewtwo at Level 25)

Finally, according to PvPoke, Mewtwo is ranked #7 (15/15/15) in the Master League, it will require you to use XL candy too.

Ho-Oh

While it has been available recently in the Shadow form, the regular form does perform a lot better in the Go Battle League. It does also have a shiny variant, if that’s your thing.

What will you need?

Ho-Oh is both a Flying and Fire type, so Electric, Water and Rock types are going to be the best options. However, Ho-Oh can have Solar-Beam as it’s charged move, which is troublesome for Water and Rock types.

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The best Megas for Ho-Oh are both Blastoise (Water Gun and Hydro Cannon) and Gyarados (Waterfall and Hydro Pump), you could even use Manectric (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) or Ampharos (Volt Switch and Zap Cannon) depending on what you have available.

Me and My Shadow

The best shadow Pokémon to use will be either Tyranitar (Smack Down and Stone Edge) or Omastar (Rock Throw and Rockslide).

Shadowless

Rampardos (Smack Down and Rock Slide), Rhyperior (Smack Down and Rock Wrecker), Terrakion (Smack Down and Rock Slide), Tyranitar (Smack Down and Stone Edge) and more rock types do rank the highest according to GamePress. However, with no Rock type Megas available at the moment, it would also be useful to work out what Megas other people in your party will be using for this raid, if any are, and adjust your team accordingly. For example, if a friend is bringing a Mega Blastoise or Gyarados, it’ll be a good idea to bring your own Blastoise (Water Gun and Hydro Cannon) or Gyarados (Waterfall and Hydro Pump) to the party, or even a Kyogre (Waterfall and Surf). Swampert (with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon) would even be useful, if Ho-Oh does not have Solar Beam.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Ho-Oh can be caught at:

  • 2119 – 2207 CP (Level 20, perfect 100% IV)
  • 2649 – 2759 CP (Level 25, perfect 100% IV Sunny and Windy weather)

Finally, according to PvPoke, Ho-Oh is ranked #5 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Latios/Latias

Again, a couple more Pokémon that could go Mega in the future. Also – Shiny.

What will you need?

This pair of Pokémon are both Dragon and Psychic types, so Ice, Dragon, Bug, Dark and Ghost moves will be very effective.

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If a lot of your fellow trainers will be using Dragon types, then Mega Charizard X (Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw), Ampharos (Volt Switch with Zap Cannon) or Altaria (Dragon Breath and Dazzling Gleam) would be best suited, although it is not recommended to use Mega Ampharos as it is not a great Dragon attacker and you would be better off using another Dragon type. Otherwise Mega Abomasnow can cover the Ice types.

Me and My Shadow

Weavile (Snarl paired with Foul Play or Ice Shard with Avalanche) and Gardevoir (Charm with Dazzling Gleam) are your best choices.

Shadowless

Most of the strong Dragon types are going to be your best pick, with Rayquaza (Dragon Tail and Outrage), Salamence (Dragon Tail with Outrage or Draco Meteor), Haxorus (Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw), Garchomp (Dragon Tail with Outrage), and Palkia (Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor) being the strongest contenders. Weavile (Snarl paired with Foul Play or Ice Shard with Avalanche), Darkrai (Snarl with Shadow Ball), and Giratina (Origin Forme) (Dragon Breath/Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball) also ranking highly.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs for Latios:

  • 2090 – 2178 CP (no weather boost, lvl 20, 100% IV)
  • 2613 – 2723 CP (Windy weather, lvl 25, 100% IV)

For Latias, they are as follows:

  • 1921 – 2006 CP (no weather boost, lvl 20, 100% IV)
  • 2402 – 2507 CP (Windy lvl 25, 100% IV)

PvPoke ranks Latios at #45 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Finally, according to PvPoke, Latias is ranked #110 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Regigigas

While this Pokémon has recently been in Raids, some of you may still be looking for the shiny, or have only just started playing again.

What will you need?

Being a normal type, the best Pokémon to use will be Fighting types.

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The only mega that is of use in this Raid battle will be Lopunny (Low Kick and Focus Blast). However, be aware that Regigigas does have Focus Blast. Lopunny doesn’t lose it’s normal typing when mega evolved.

Me and My Shadow

Machamp (Counter with Dynamic Punch) and Hariyama (Counter with Dynamic Punch) are the two best Shadow Pokémon to bring.

Shadowless

As far as non-shadow Pokémon goes, Lucario (Counter with Aura Sphere), Conkeldurr (Counter with Dynamic Punch), Machamp (Counter with Dynamic Punch) and Hariyama (Counter with Dynamic Punch) are the best selections.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs for Regigigas:

  • From 2389 CP to 2483 CP (Level 20)
  • From 2987 CP to 3104 CP (Level 25, Partly Cloudy weather)

Finally, according to PvPoke, Regigigas is ranked #89 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Altered Forme Giratina

It has been well documented that the Origin Forme outweighs the Altered Forme. However, for those that need it, or you just want to farm candy, here are some quick tips, also there is a shiny to possible catch!

What will you need?

It’s tying is Ghost and Dragon, which means that Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost and Ice types are super effective against it.

Supersized – Similar to Latios/Latias, “if a lot of your fellow trainers will be using Dragon types, then Mega Charizard X (Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw), Ampharos (Volt Switch with Zap Cannon) or Altaria (Dragon Breath and Dazzling Gleam) would be best suited, although it is not recommended to use Mega Ampharos as it is not a great Dragon attacker and you would be better off using another Dragon type. Otherwise Mega Abomasnow can cover the Ice types”. In addition, you could also use Mega Gengar, but don’t expect it to sit on the field for too long.

Me and My Shadow

Imma just copy the Latios/Latias. Weavile (Snarl paired with Foul Play or Ice Shard with Avalanche) and Gardevoir (Charm with Dazzling Gleam) are your best choices.

Shadowless

It’s Copy Pasta… Most of the strong Dragon types are going to be your best pick, with Rayquaza (Dragon Tail and Outrage), Salamence (Dragon Tail with Outrage or Draco Meteor), Haxorus (Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw), Garchomp (Dragon Tail with Outrage), and Palkia (Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor) being the strongest contenders. Weavile (Snarl paired with Foul Play or Ice Shard with Avalanche), Darkrai (Snarl with Shadow Ball), and Giratina (Origin Forme) (Dragon Breath/Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball) also ranking highly. You can add Mewtwo (Psycho Cut with Shadow Ball) to this list too.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs for Altered Forme Giratina:

  • 1848 – 1931 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2310 – 2414 CP at Level 25 with Fog or Windy weather boost

Finally, according to PvPoke, Altered Forme Giratina ranks at #18 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy. It also ranks #8 (1/12/15) in the Ultra League.

Cresselia

This Pokémon is a beast in the Go Battle League. So it is probably a good idea to try and hunt for one if you plan on being competitive to the League. There is also a shiny, if that’s what you’re looking for.

What will you need?

Cresselia is a pure Psychic type, meaning that you can probably use what you plan to use for Mewtwo. This is an ideal pair up situation. I will provide the same information as I did for Mewtwo for this one.

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As above, the best Megas are Gengar (Lick/Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball), Beedrill (Bug Bite, Infestation and X-Scissor), Houndoom (Snarl and Foul Play), and Gyarados (Bite and Crunch).

Me and My Shadow

The best Shadow Pokémon to use for this raid will be Weavile (Snarl and Foul Play), Mewtwo (Psycho Cut with Shadow Ball), and Tyranitar (Bite and Crunch). Houndoom (Snarl and Foul Play) will also be a good choice as well as Scizor (Fury Cutter with X-Scissor).

Shadowless

The best non-shadow Pokémon to use for this raid will be Chandelure (Hex and Shadow Ball), Darkrai (Snarl with either Shadow Ball or Dark Pulse), Giratina (Origin Forme) (Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball), non-shadow Weavile (Snarl and Foul Play) and Gengar (Lick/Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball) will also be useful.

The only additional note I will add is that Cresselia has access to Moonblast, which can be troublesome as it will be super effective against your Dark types.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, Cresselia can be caught at the following CPs:

  • 1555 – 1633 CP in normal weather conditions
  • 1944 – 2041 CP in Windy weather

Finally, Cresselia sees a lot of play in the Go Battle League and for good reason. According to PvPoke, it ranks at #9 (2/15/13) in the Great League, #2 (1/15/13) in the Ultra League, and #92 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Virizion

If you are looking to add this Pokémon to your dex, or you’re looking for a shiny, you’re in the right place!

What will you need?

Virizion is a Fighting/Grass type Pokémon, which means Flying types are going to be your best option. Fire and Psychic types will also be pretty good against this Pokémon.

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Pidgeot (Gust and Brave Bird) would be your best option, followed by either of the Mega Charizards (Y: Air Slash and Blast Burn. X: Wing Attack and Blast Burn). Just be aware that it does have access to Stone Edge, which could be a problem for your Flying types.

Me and My Shadow

From my research, I couldn’t find the best shadow Pokémon to use, which means it is likely that all the non-shadows just out-rank their shadow versions.

Shadowless

Moltres (Wing Attack and Sky Attack) and Rayquaza (Air Slash and Hurricane) are the highest ranked Pokémon to take down Virizion. Hunchkrow (Peck and Sky Attack), Unfezant (Air Slash and Sky Attack), Yvetal (Gust and Hurricane) and Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) (Air Slash and Hurricane) also fair pretty well as far as flying types. Mewtwo (Psycho Cut and Psystrike) is another good counter.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, Virizion can be caught at the following CPs:

  • Level 20 CP range: 1649 – 1727 CP in normal weather conditions
  • Level 25 CP range: 2061 – 2159 CP in Clear or Cloudy weather

Finally, according to PvPoke, Virizion ranks at #70 (1/15/12) in the Ultra League and #82 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Therian Forme Tornadus

Not only is there no shiny variant version for this forme, but it also doesn’t have a lot of use in the Go Battle League. If you need it for your dex, that it probably the only reason to grab it.

What will you need?

Being a pure Flying type, you will get a lot of use out of your Electric or Ice types in this raid.

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If you choose to use a Mega in this raid, either Manectric (Charge Beam and Wild Charge), Ampharos (Charge Beam/Volt Switch and Zap Cannon) or Abomasnow (Powder Snow and Weather Ball Ice) will be your best options.

Me and My Shadow

Raikou (Thunder Shock and Wild Charge), Zapdos (Thundershock and Thunderbolt), Electivire (Thundershock and Wild Charge), and Magnezone (Spark and Wild Charge) are the best Electric Shadow Pokémon to use, followed by Mamoswine (Powder Snow and Avalanche) for Ice.

Shadowless

Zekrom (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) will be the best non-mega Electric type to use, followed by Thundurus (Therian Forme) (Volt Switch and Thunderbolt). Rhyperior (Smack Down and Rock Wrecker), Rampardos (Smack Down and Rock Slide) and Terrakion (Smack Down and Rock Slide) are also good counters as far as Rock types go.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Tornadus Therian Forme can be caught at:

  • 1756 – 1837 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2196 – 2296 CP at Level 25 with Windy weather boost

Finally, according to PvPoke, neither forms of Tornadus are particularly useful in the Go Battle League, so I will omit the information.

Thanks for reading this longer than usual article, I will tackle Lava Hour next! Happy hunting!

Craig

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