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Uxie Raid Guide

November 24, 2020 - Jace
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Uxie Raid Guide

Uxie- Knowledge PokΓ©mon

Uxie is weak to the following types: Bug, Ghost, Dark. Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:Darkrai, Chandelure, and Giratina. Uxie can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 5 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Uxie will be between 1370 and 1442 cp without a weather boost. In Windy weather, Uxie will be between 1712 and 1803 when caught.

Shadows & Megas

There are a couple classes of unique pokemon that are more difficult to use than others, they have been filtered out here to not clog up the counters too much. These pokemon are much more resource expensive than other options.

  • Mega Gengar– Best in General simulations.
  • Shadow Weavile– Great in General simulations.
  • Mega Houndoom– Great in General simulations.
  • Shadow Tyranitar– Great in General simulations.
  • Shadow Mewtwo– Great in General simulations.

Less relavant Shadow and Mega Pokemon:Shadow Scizor, Shadow Pinsir, Mega Beedrill

Movesets

Sorted Easiest to Hardest.

Swift:

  • Ghost-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈπŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Futuresight:

  • Dark-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈπŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Thunder:

    Top Raid Counters

    #1 Darkrai

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Shadow Ball
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

    Shadow Ball and Dark Pulse have near identical performance. Darkrai is by far the best Dark-Type attacker right now in dps. Giratina Origin Form is only prefered if you are facing Fighting-Type damage from the Raid. With Level 35 Darkrai you need 3 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Feint Attack
    • Alternative Charge Moves: Dark Pulse
    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic

    #2 Chandelure

    Best Moveset: Hex / Shadow Ball
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

    Chandelure can be obstained from litwik. They can be aquired from PVP reward encounter (above level 7). It’s also featured during the annual halloween event. It was released september 17th 2019. Chandelure is the new highest DPS Ghost AND Fire-Type. That all said, it’s very glassy. With Level 35 Chandelure you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Swift
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Normal

    #3 Origin Giratina

    Best Moveset: Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

    Giratina-Origin was released April 2019. While it is legendary, it is the best Ghost-Type around and an Okay Dragon-Type, so a worthwhile investment. It is notably bulky. NOTE: Giratina-Altered form is nowhere as good. With Level 35 Origin Giratina you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Normal
      • 1Γ— Resists: Electric

    #4 Gengar

    Best Moveset: Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Shadow Claw is NO LONGER legacy! But if you were lucky enough to play during Gengar Raid Day, Lick is just as good. Hex is a bit of a drop, but still usable. Gengar isn’t too difficult to acquire with Gastlys nesting and being a common night spawn, as well as being featured in annual Halloween events. Shadow Punch is okay as well, but worse. Gastly currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Gengar you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Sucker Punch, Hex, Lick
    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Swift
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Normal
      • 1Γ— Weak: Psychic

    #5 Weavile

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Foul Play
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

    Weavile evolves from Sneasel, which is an uncommon Pokemon (that does still nest), and is an occasional 2 star raid boss. They hatch from 5k Eggs. It requires a Sinnoh Stone to evolve, which can be acquired (at random) from daily trainer battles. Sneasel has been featured in Winter Time events and Dark Events. Weavile has been a reward from “Catch 5 Poochyena or Houndour” quests. Sneasel can also spawn from Glacial Lure Modules. Weavile is generally the top Dark-Type in terms of raw attack power. While it looks frail, it can honestly tank a lot more than you’d expect-especially if we’re talking Psychic-Type damage. It also tops the charts as a Ice-Type attacker so is definitely worth acquiring. Sneasel currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Weavile you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Feint Attack
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic

    #6 Hydreigon

    Best Moveset: Bite / Dark Pulse
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

    Hydreigon is incredibly difficult to get outside of PVP reward encounters, and lucky 10k eggs. It was released September 17th. Someday it will get a community day most likely. With Level 35 Hydreigon you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Swift
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic
      • 1Γ— Resists: Electric

    Weather

    Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Darkrai) with weather bonuses:

    Pokemon Weather Fast Move Charge Move Estimator
    Darkrai πŸ‘»Fog Snarl Shadow Ball 2
    Chandelure πŸ‘»Fog Hex Shadow Ball 2.1
    Origin Giratina πŸ‘»Fog Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 2.2
    Weavile πŸ‘»Fog Snarl Foul Play 2.2
    Hydreigon πŸ‘»Fog Bite Dark Pulse 2.3
    Tyranitar πŸ‘»Fog Bite Crunch 2.4
    Gengar πŸ‘»Fog Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 2.4
    Houndoom πŸ‘»Fog Snarl Foul Play 2.4

    Alternate Pokemon

    #7 Mewtwo (Elite TM Moveset)

    Best Moveset: Psycho Cut / Shadow Ball (Elite TM)
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

    Mewtwo is pretty inaccessible, as the useful form hasn’t been released recently. Luckily the moveset, however, isn’t exclusive to its EX raid period! Trading for one is probably the most likely way you’d be able to get one of these, and you can use the candy you got from catching Armored Mewtwo to power it up. That said, if you weren’t lucky enough to get an Ex Raid back during its era Shadow Ball period-you can’t get it now. When Mewtwo was released from its EX shackles for a global event-that move was removed from its TM pool. This used to be more unfortunate, but there are quite a lot of alternative Ghost-Type options at this point so don’t sweat it too much. With Level 35 Mewtwo you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Confusion
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 1Γ— Resists: Psychic

    #8 Tyranitar

    Best Moveset: Bite / Crunch
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

    Accessibility will be a bit tough if you are only starting now as Larvitars do not nest and are rare. They are also in 10k eggs. Tier 4 Tyranitar Raids were a staple for quite a while, however. Larvitar can be found in ‘Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row’ Quests. The family was last in raid bosses during Water Festival in Sept 2019. Larvitar community day (the only time you could get Smack Down) was June 2018. It isn’t the highest raw DPS Dark-Type anymore, but it has a ton of bulk on top of near optimal DPS. Weavile and Honchkrow trade with it depending on the matchup. Be very warry of it’s double weakness to fighting. With Level 35 Tyranitar you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic
      • 1Γ— Resists: Normal

    #9 Banette

    Best Moveset: Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Shuppets are uncommon but not too hard to find- and they nest, so getting some hopefully wouldn’t be too outlandish. They aren’t boosted in a common weather like Gastlys though. its an ok Ghost-Type but almost always inferior to Gengar. You can also find them in 5k eggs, and annually during the halloween event. Shuppet currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Banette you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Hex
    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Swift
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Normal

    #10 Escavalier

    Best Moveset: Bug Bite / Megahorn
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Escavalier evolve from Karrablast, which is a common pokemon. Even better, if you aquire a Karrablast from a trade, it will cost 0 candy to evolve! With Level 35 Escavalier you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Swift
    • Type Interactions:
      • 1Γ— Resists: Normal, Psychic

    #11 Honchkrow

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Dark Pulse
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

    Murkrow are very common (although less so than they used to be), but are only weather boosted in Windy and Foggy-which are generally rare. Honchkrow also requires a Sinnoh Stone to evolve, which can be acquired randomly from your first Trainer Battle each day. You can also get a Murkrow from the Special Research “A Troubling Situation” part 1/4. They don’t nest and do not hatch from Eggs. With Level 35 Honchkrow you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Charge Moves: Brave Bird
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic
      • 1Γ— Weak: Electric

    #12 Houndoom

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Foul Play
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Houndoom ha the benefits of being a Dark-type that doesn’t involve a ton of extra work to evolve and find as a high level. You can find Houndours weather boosted in the common Sunny weather! its also a relatively common research reward as well. With Level 35 Houndoom you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic

    #13 Absol

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Dark Pulse
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

    Absol is a Raid (and very rarely, Field Research) exclusive Pokemon. That means you can only get its candy from raiding, or walking it as a 5k buddy. Rare candy is an option too but a bit inefficient. It has been spawning in the wild. Absol is a B list Dark Type, with similar DPS to Tyranitar, while having far less Bulk. its not optimal, but its quite a popular pokemon, and has a good attack stat. With Level 35 Absol you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Charge Moves: Megahorn
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic

    #14 Genesect

    Best Moveset: Fury Cutter / X Scissor
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

    Genesect was only available from a paid special research event. It was briefly in EX Raids, which then stopped due to the Coronavirus. With Level 35 Genesect you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Swift
    • Type Interactions:
      • No Type Interactions

    #15 Bisharp

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Dark Pulse
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

    Pawniard can only be aquired from 12K eggs. To get one, you need an open egg slot while defeating a Team Rocket Leader. Bisharp’s typing gives it some interesting uses as both a steel and dark type. With Level 35 Bisharp you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 3Γ— Resists: Psychic
      • 1Γ— Resists: Normal

    #16 Pinsir

    Best Moveset: Bug Bite / X Scissor
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Pinsir is one of the most accessible pokemon, that is nonetheless top tier in its typing. You don’t need to evolve them, they can be found at high levels in the wild, they nest- they got a lot going for them. The Legacy Moveset while often a smidge better isn’t something to stress over. Notably, they do not currently hatch from eggs. Pinsir currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Pinsir you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Fury Cutter
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Type Interactions:
      • No Type Interactions

    #17 Mismagius

    Best Moveset: Hex / Shadow Ball
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

    Mismagius is pretty expensive to acquire. Misdreavus are uncommon, and you need a Sinnoh Stone to evolve one. You can get it from Trainer Battles, but most of Mismagius use cases are covered by Honchkrow and Weavile. Misdreavus currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Mismagius you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Sucker Punch
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Swift
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Normal

    #18 Krookodile

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Crunch
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

    Sandile come from 12K eggs. To get one, you need an open egg slot while defeating a Team Rocket Leader. With Level 35 Krookodile you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Swift
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Electric, Psychic

    #19 Scizor

    Best Moveset: Fury Cutter / X Scissor
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

    Scyther and Scizor have been featured a couple of times reducing the difficulty to acquire one. You need a Metal Coat to evolve Scyther into Scizor, which can be acquired either: VERY rarely from spinning a pokestop, in a pool of other evolution items on your 7-day streak spinning Pokestop (guaranteed to get at least one item), or from the Celebi Special Research 4/8 rewards. Scyther nest and are a 5k hatch. Scyther currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Scizor you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 1Γ— Resists: Normal, Psychic

    #20 Regigigas

    Best Moveset: Hidden Power Ghost / Giga Impact
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

    Regigigas was available as an EX Raid Pokemon, but those were cancelled due to the Coronavirus. It is a rare pokemon to own. With Level 35 Regigigas you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Hidden Power Bug, Hidden Power Dark
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • No Type Interactions

    #21 Yanmega

    Best Moveset: Bug Bite / Bug Buzz
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

    Yanmega is a Sinnoh Stone Evolution of an uncommon Pokemon, so not the easiest thing to get your hands on from scratch. But you can get it at high level in the wild. They hatch from 5k eggs. Yanma currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Yanmega you need 4 players.

    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Confusion / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 1Γ— Weak: Electric

    #22 Shiftry

    Best Moveset: Snarl / Foul Play
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Shiftry evolves from Seedot, which is common in a variety of areas. Shiftry itself has also existed as a Tier 4 Raid Boss. It also gets weather boosted from the very common Sunny weather. Seedot currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Shiftry you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Feint Attack
    • Best Estimator VS: Confusion / Swift
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Futuresight
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Psychic
      • 1Γ— Resists: Electric

    #23 Haunter (Elite TM Moveset)

    Best Moveset: Lick (Elite TM) / Shadow Ball
    • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
    • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
    • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

    Gastly currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Haunter you need 4 players.

    • Alternative Fast Moves: Shadow Claw
    • Best Estimator VS: Extrasensory / Thunder
    • Best Ranking VS: Extrasensory / Swift
    • Type Interactions:
      • 2Γ— Resists: Normal
      • 1Γ— Weak: Psychic

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