How to beat Whiscash in Pokémon Go raids – Weaknesses, counters, strategies

Whiscash is a worthwhile Pokémon to capture.

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Not every raid you encounter in Pokémon Go needs to be a five-star encounter against a legendary Pokémon. Sometimes, the harder battles are the ones in three-star raids. For players keen on adding a new Pokémon to their rosters, consider Whiscash. It’s a capable Pokémon and a worthwhile choice in the Great League. A good way to catch it in the wild is to find it in three-star raids.

Whiscash weaknesses

Whiscash is a Water and Ground-type Pokémon. It’s only weak to Grass-type attacks, and it’s resistant to Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, and Steel-type moves. Because it has so many resistances, you have to be careful about what Pokémon you use to fight it.

Best Pokémon to counter Whiscash

When attempting to battle Whiscash, we highly recommend you use Venusaur, Meganium, and Tangrowth.

Venusaur is a Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. It’s a more common Pokémon because it’s the final evolution of Bulbasaur. If you participated in numerous events in Pokémon Go, you’ve likely run across plenty of Bulbasaur, and you probably have a lot of candy tucked away. Venusaur is a thoroughly used Pokémon that plenty of trainers will see in the Great and Ultra Leagues. Because it also has a mega evolution, it’s a bit more common. It’s ideal to battling against Whiscash. The best moveset Venusaur can use will be vine whip for its fast move, and then frenzy plant and sludge bomb for its charged moves.

The other Pokémon you want to consider using is Meganium, another Grass-type Pokémon. Similar to Venusaur, Meganium is the final evolution to a starter Pokémon, Chikorita. It’s also commonly seen throughout Pokémon Go events. However, it does not have a mega evolution. Thus it’s still on the lower ranking of Pokémon. But it is widely used in the Great League to combat the widely used Water-type Pokémon. The best moveset Meganium can use against Whiscash is vine whip for its fast move, and then frenzy plant and earthquake for its charged moves.

For our final recommendation, you want to go with Tangrowth, a Grass-type Pokémon. This is the final evolution of Tangela after using 100 candies and a Sinnoh Stone. It’s one of the budget Pokémon trainers will use when competing in the Master League competition. It’s not an extraordinary option, but it gets the job done and primarily fills a gap if you need a Grass-type Pokémon. It’s perfect take on Whiscash. The best moveset Tangrowth can use in this battle is vine whip for its fast move, and then power whip and rock slide of its charged moves.

Top Pokémon to counter Whiscash

You need to use six Pokémon in raid, and if you don’t have doubles of any of the Pokémon previously used, you need to fill out the rest of your team. These are some of the other options you can consider to take on Whiscash that will be suitable for the battle.

  • Abomasnow
  • Alola Exeggutor
  • Breloom
  • Chesnaught
  • Exeggutor
  • Leafeon
  • Mega Abomasnow
  • Roserade
  • Sceptile
  • Shiftry
  • Vileplume

Once you defeat Whiscash, you’ll have the chance to capture it using special Premier Balls. Whiscash does not have a chance to be shiny after beating it.