Pheromosa is a Bug and Fighting-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO. As a Pokemon with hefty attack stats, it’s no surprise that Pheromosa is popular for countering numerous others in the game. After all, some Pokemon Pheromosa counters include Aggron, Registeel, Lycanroc and Pansage, to name a few. Despite this, there are still plenty of strengths and weaknesses to consider before taking the Pokemon into battles and raids. This guide provides information on the best Movesets and various Counters for Pheromosa in Pokemon GO.
The Best Movesets and Counters for Pheromosa in Pokemon GO
The best moveset to use with Pheromosa in Pokemon GO is Bug Bite and Focus Blast. With a great combination of damage and efficient energy usage, these two moves are a powerful combination that’ll dish out plenty of damage to whoever you face. Furthermore, it provides a mix of one Fighting-type and Bug-type move, making it easier to counter numerous types weak to both.
While a moveset such as Low Kick and Bug Buzz is an excellent alternative due to the latter’s lower energy consumption, it doesn’t deal quite as much damage per use. Low Kick is also overall a worse quick move to use, making the first moveset a general improvement.
What Counters Pheromosa?
Since Pheromosa is a Bug and Fighting-type, it is weak against Flying, Fire, Psychic and Fairy-type moves. In particular, Flying-type moves inflict 256% of their usual damage while the other three deal 160%. Pheromosa is also resistant to five different types, including other Bug and Fighting types! Considering this, the following Pokemon are examples of those that are strong against Pheromosa in Pokemon GO:
- Staraptor: Gust and Brave Bird
- Rayquaza: Air Slash and Hurricane or Aerial Ace
- Honchkrow: Peck and Brave Bird or Sky Attack
- Tornadus: Gust (Therian) or Air Slash (Incarnate) and Hurricane (Therian/Incarnate)
- Moltres: Wing Attack and Sky Attack
- Toucannon: Peck and Drill Peck
Alongside being weak against four different types, Pheromosa is resistant to five types in Pokemon GO:
If you’re fighting against Pheromosa in battle, be sure to use Flying-type Pokemon if you have them! While the Pokemon listed above are some of the best counters, you’re not required to use them if you don’t have them in your party! You can also use Fire, Psychic or Fairy-type Pokemon if you have to. Just be sure to avoid the five types detailed above, or Pheromosa will gain an advantage quickly with its hard-hitting attacks.
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- Lycanroc Movesets and Counters
- Pansage Movesets and Counters
- Aggron Movesets and Counters
- Shaymin Movesets and Counters
- Buzzwole Movesets and Counters
- Registeel Movesets and Counters