All the weaknesses of Zacian Hero of Many Battles and the best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

One legendary Pokémon that some Pokémon Go players weren't expecting to encounter so soon is Zacian. It will make its debut in the Hero of Many Battles form, the standard form found in Pokémon Sword and Shield editions. It will be available during the Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield event for a limited time, August 20-26. This guide details all the weaknesses of Zacian Hero of Many Battles and the best Pokémon tokens to use in Pokémon Go.

All the weaknesses of Zacian Hero of Many Battles

Zacian will be a Fairy-type Pokémon in this form. It will be weak against Poison and Steel-type attacks and is resistant against Bug, Dark, Dragon, and Fighting-type Pokémon. You want to focus on using some of the more interesting Pokémon choices given the Poison and Steel-type weakness, giving some underrated Pokémon a rare opportunity to shine.

The best Pokémon against Zacian Hero of Many Battles

The best Pokémon to use against Zacian include Metagross, Vileplume, and Victribell.

Metagross is a Psychic and Steel type Pokémon. Many coaches participating in the Master League or any smaller competition will likely have a Metagross somewhere in this collection. He is an exceptional Steel-type who has access to several powerful attacks that will be super effective against Zacian. The best moveset to teach Metagross will be the fast moving bullet strike and meteor and earthquake charged moves.

The next choice is Vileplume, a Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. Vileplume is a bit rarer to find as a powerful Pokémon for most trainers just because of its specificity. However, for Zacian, it is the ideal Pokémon to use during the five-star raid. For this battle, the best move set you can teach Vileplume is the quick-moving acid and slime-bomb and moonburst-laden moves.

The last Pokémon we will recommend for this battle is Victribell, another Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. Similar to Vileplume, not many trainers may have a fully powered Victribell lying around, but it will be an extremely good Pokémon to use in this five-star raid. The best moveset to teach Victribell to use against Zacian is the acid quick move and leaf blade and mud bomb charged moves.

You will need to use a team of at least six Pokémon to defeat Zacian along with other trainers. These are some other Pokémon you can use to build your roster for this five-star raid.

  • Dialga
  • excadrill
  • Genesect
  • gengar
  • Mega beedrill
  • Mega gengar
  • Mega venusaur
  • Mewtwo
  • roserade
  • Toxicros

After defeating Zacian in his Hero form of many battles, you will be able to catch him and add the Legendary Pokémon to your collection. During the Ultra Unlock Part 3 event, Zacian will not have his brilliant form available.

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