Is Weavile good in Pokémon Go?

Should you add it to your collection?

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Weavile is an interesting case when it comes to comparing it to other Pokémon in Pokémon Go. While only a second evolution, it has the capacity to potentially throw itself against other Pokémon in the Master League and its Premier Cup. But you have to be careful when using it. If you use it too early, it can fall and become an easy win for your opponent. But if you use it against a surprise Dragon or Rock-type from your opponent, you can take them down pretty quick and win the battle. We’ve listed out Weavile’s best moveset to give you the best chance at securing victory. Ultimately, is Weavile good?

Weavile is a Dark and Ice-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-type attacks, but it’s resistant to Dark, Ghost, Ice, and Psychic-type moves. You want to be careful of those weaknesses. If you don’t protect those or throw Weavile at the front during a Master League battle, you’re going to see them fall more often than not. You’re better off reserving it as the second or final Pokémon. For PvP, it has a maximum CP of 3,005, an attack of 203, a defense of 146, and a stamina of 147. For PvE, it has an attack of 243, a defense of 171, and a stamina of 172.

When using it in the Battle League, some trainers have found a bit of use for Weavile in the Ultra League, but ultimately it shines in the Master League. That’s where Weavile can battle and win against Rhyperior, Giratina, Dragonite, Mewtwo, Garchomp, Snorlax, and Mamoswine. The big problem is how many weaknesses it has. Several Pokémon in the usual Master League Meta can take it down, such as Melmetal, Togekiss, Excadrill, Heatran, Machamp, Reshiram, Kyogre, Regirock, Zapdos, and several others.

The best way to counter it is to pair Weavile with a sturdy series of Pokémon. You may want to consider using Groudon, Kyogre, Swampert, Gyarados, Lapras, Suicune, Metagross, Zekrom, Ho-Oh, or Gallade. You can use several combinations, and picking the right combination takes a good amount of practice.

For PvE, Weavile is an excellent Pokémon to use against a variety of three and five-star raids. If you don’t feel comfortable taking Weavile into the Master League or can’t find the right team, at least you’ll be able to use it reasonably often against other Pokémon in these raids.

For Weavile, it’s a good choice to add to your collection. It takes a bit of practice to find the correct way to utilize it in the Battle League, but while you’re waiting for the Master League to kick-off, you can use it in raids and get plenty of use from it.