Which Pokémon to use in a Zamazenta Raid in Pokémon GO, how to make the most of Premier Balls and Berries, and what to do with Zamazenta once you’ve caught it

Read on below for some tips on how to approach Zamazenta in Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Zamazenta Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Appearing in Raids: August 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

The Legendary Fighting-type Pokémon Zamazenta, originally discovered in the Galar region, will make its Pokémon GO debut on August 26, 2021. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Zamazenta, how to catch Zamazenta after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Warrior Pokémon after you’ve caught it.

Which Pokémon to Use in an Zamazenta Raid in Pokémon GO

As a Fighting-type Pokémon, Zamazenta is vulnerable to Flying-, Psychic-, and Fairy-type attacks. When choosing six Pokémon for your Zamazenta Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have a Flying-, Psychic-, or Fairy-type Fast Attack and Charged Attack if you want to deal as much damage as possible. A Pokémon that shares a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

Remember that you’re battling Zamazenta’s Hero of Many Battles form, which is only Fighting type, unlike its Fighting- and Steel-type Crowned Shield form. If you have multiple Flying-, Psychic-, or Fairy-type Pokémon, choose Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that speed of victory affects how many Premier Balls you will receive after a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Pokémon and defeat Zamazenta as quickly as possible.

Suggested Flying-type Pokémon

  • Mega Pidgeot (Normal/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Air Slash (Flying), Gust (Flying), Wing Attack (Flying)

    • Charged Attack: Aerial Ace (Flying), Air Cutter (Flying), Brave Bird (Flying), Feather Dance (Flying), Hurricane (Flying)

  • Moltres / Shadow Moltres (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Wing Attack (Flying)

    • Charged Attack: Sky Attack (Flying)

  • Ho-Oh (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Extrasensory (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Brave Bird (Flying)

Suggested Psychic-type Pokémon

  • Alakazam / Shadow Alakazam (Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Confusion (Psychic), Psycho Cut (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Dazzling Gleam (Fairy), Future Sight (Psychic), Psychic (Psychic)

  • Exeggutor (Grass/Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Confusion (Psychic), Extrasensory (Psychic), Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Psychic (Psychic)

  • Mewtwo / Shadow Mewtwo (Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Confusion (Psychic), Psycho Cut (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Psychic (Psychic), Psystrike (Psychic)

  • Espeon (Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Confusion (Psychic), Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Future Sight (Psychic), Psybeam (Psychic), Psychic (Psychic)

  • Latios (Dragon/Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Psychic (Psychic)

  • Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Charm (Fairy), Confusion (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Psychic (Psychic), Synchronoise (Psychic)

Suggested Fairy-type Pokémon

  • Gardevoir / Shadow Gardevoir (Psychic/Fairy)

    • Fast Attack: Charm (Fairy), Confusion (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Dazzling Gleam (Charm), Psychic (Psychic), Synchronoise (Psychic)

  • Togekiss (Fairy/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Air Slash (Flying), Charm (Fairy)

    • Charged Attack: Aerial Ace (Flying), Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)

  • Hero of Many Battles form Zacian (Fairy)

    • Fast Attack: Fire Fang (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Play Rough (Fairy)

Make the Most of Premier Balls and Berries

After a Zamazenta raid, you’ll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch Zamazenta, so make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls for battling with friends and defeating Zamazenta more quickly.

In an encounter with Zamazenta, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don’t think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk missing the target ring completely.

Zamazenta isn’t going to make it easy on you by sitting still while you’re trying to catch it. Don’t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while it’s moving around. Watch Zamazenta to get a feel for its cycle of movement and the pauses in between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts to grow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Zamazenta. A Razz Berry will make Zamazenta easter to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm Zamazenta, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Zamazenta Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make Zamazenta easier to catch and grant you extra Candy when you catch it.

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Zamazenta is tricky to catch, so don’t be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.

What to Do with Zamazenta Once You’ve Caught It

Zamazenta’s Initial CP Range: 2,152–2,243

Zamazenta’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 2,678–2,790

Available Fast Attacks: Ice Fang (Ice), Metal Claw (Steel), Quick Attack (Normal), Snarl (Dark)

Available Charged Attacks: Close Combat (Fighting), Crunch (Dark), Iron Head (Steel), Moonblast (Fairy)

As a Legendary Fighting-type Pokémon, Zamazenta has a type advantage against Normal-, Ice-, Rock-, Dark-, and Steel-type Pokémon. This makes Zamazenta particularly useful against many Raid Bosses, including Mega Gyarados, Snorlax, Mega Houndoom, Tyranitar, Aggron, Metagross, Regirock, Regigigas, Mega Abomasnow, Darkrai, and Yveltal. Zamazenta’s impressive array of Charged Attacks also makes it a valuable addition to any GO Battle League team, offering plenty of opportunities to take opposing Trainers by surprise. Raising Zamazenta’s CP to its maximum requires a lot of Zamazenta Candy and Stardust, so try to catch as many Zamazenta as possible to help you get there faster.

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check back to Pokemon.com/Strategy for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.

Source: Pokemon.com

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