Best moveset for Musharna in Pokémon Go

What are the best choices?

Image via Niantic

Musharna is Pokémon introduced during Pokémon Go’s Valentine’s Day event in 2021. You can catch its starter form, Munna, in the wild, from eggs and one-star raids during the brief event. You need an Unova stone to evolve it into Musharna. When it does reach this form, we detail the best moveset for it to learn.

Musharna is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks, but it’s resistant to Fighting and Psychic-type moves. For PvP, it has a maximum CP of 2,723, an attack of 156, a defense of 143, and a stamina of 211. For PvE, it has an attack of 183, a defense of 166, and a stamina of 253. It’s not the most powerful Pokémon, but it has a sturdy amount of health, meaning it can withstand a fight. But without the best moves available to it, that’s not worth much.

These are all of the moves Musharna can learn.

Fast moves

  • Charge Beam (Electric-type) – 5 damage and 3.5 energy (1.6 damage per turn)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic-type) – 8 damage and 2 energy (2.6 damage per turn)

Charged moves

  • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy-type) – 110 damage and 70 energy
  • Future Sight (Psychic-type) – 120 damage and 65 energy
  • Psyshock (Psychic-type) – 70 damage and 45 energy

You have a limited number of choices for each category for Musharna. The fast move will be charge beam, an Electric-type move. Zen headbutt does slightly more damage, but it doesn’t provide enough energy for Musharna to do any charged moves, and it badly needs energy. Its charged moves require quite a bit of it.

Of the three charged moves, you want to go with dazzling gleam and psyshock. Psyshock is a great Psychic-type attack as it does not require too much energy for use in combat. However, its other two moves, future sight and dazzling gleam require so much energy to use, making these difficult. But Musharna’s high stamina means it will take an opponent some time to beat it. That’s helpful. Of the two options, dazzling gleam is the best choice, but it still requires a lot of energy.

Because Musharna does not have terribly high attack power, it doesn’t hit too hard in combat. Its higher stamina skill is helpful, but its inadequate moveset makes Musharna a lackluster option. Still, if you plan to use it in Pokémon raids, we recommend teaching it charge beam for its fast move and then psyshock and dazzling gleam for its charged moves.