Best moveset for Victini in Pokémon Go

The legendary Victini is coming to Pokémon Go.

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Victini is coming to Pokémon Go, and it will first become available for trainers who attend the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 event. After that, developer Niantic will find another opportunity to introduce this mythical Pokémon to the masses. When it does become available to you, you want to make sure you receive the best version of it available and give it the best moveset to fight in PvE raids and in the PvP battle league.

Victini is a Psychic and Fire-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-type moves, which means you probably need to be careful with how you use it with your other Pokémon. You probably want to use it with specific Pokémon match-ups to cover their weaknesses, but it also depends on its moveset.

These are the quick and charge moves Victini can learn in Pokémon Go:

Quick moves:

  • Quick attack (Normal-type) (8.0 Damage, and 10 Energy)
  • Confusion (Psychic-type) (24 Damage and 15 Energy)

Charge moves

  • Focus blast (Fighting-type) (140 Damage, and 75 Energy)
  • Overheat (Fire-type) (192 Damage, and 55 Energy)
  • Psychic (Psychic-type) (108 Damage, and 55 Energy)
  • V-Create (Fire-type) (95 Damage, and 40 Energy)

Of the choices available, you want Victini to know Confusion for its quick move. It’s far superior to quick attack, so scrap that option immediately. For the charge moves, that becomes a tougher conversation. While focus blast would be useful against a handful of Pokémon that would counter Victini, it doesn’t stand up against other choices, so you’re better off not using it. Then it comes down to thinking about overheat, v-create, and psychic. While Psychic has become a standout move for both PvE and PvP, you’re better off having your Victini know overheat, or V-create, and even then, those are difficult choices. V-create barely beats out overheat by a hair when it comes to damage, but overheat is superior due to how much it can hit, especially in the Ultra and Master leagues.

A Victini that knows confusion for its quick attack, and then overheat or v-create for its charge move would be a reliable option. Unfortunately, you won’t have too many chances to capture it. It will first be released as an exclusive Pokémon during Pokémon Go Fest 2020, and will be available in the future, likely through five-star raids or unique research events.