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Check out the Isle of Armor Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH) Zeraora moveset guide! Learn about the best movesets and builds, best nature, items, counters, EVs, and more!

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Zeraora Moveset & Best Build

Zeraora
Total Base Stats600
Type electric Icon

Physical Sweeper Build

Best NatureBest Item
Jolly (Speed↑ / Sp.Atk↓)Life Orb
Best Ability
Volt Absorb
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
Best Moveset
Close Combat / Plasma Fists / Grass Knot / Play Rough
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Best EV Spread
Atk 252, Sp 252, HP 4

Zeraora Strengths

Zeraora's massive 600 base stats and mono-electric typing making it quite formidable, having only one weakness. Also, Its 143 speed stat makes it faster than even Dragapult!

Incredible Move Coverage

Zeraora has access to Fighting, Electric, Grass, and Fairy moves, meaning it can land a super-effective hit on quite a large variety of enemies. It will be able to 2 shot a majority of Pokemon, and due to its speed, it will certainly be able to hit first.

Knock Off Items

Play Rough is added here mainly to deal with pesky Dragon types like Dragapult and Kommo-o, but if you've got that covered on another Pokemon, it might be worth it to run Knock Off. This move disables the opponent's item, which can heavily crippled some tanks.

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Plasma Fists
electric Icon
High power STAB move with 100 Power. Also changes normal moves to Electric for the turn.
Grass Knot
grass Icon
Here to deal with pesky ground types when you're out of options.
Close Combat
Fighting Icon
Incredibly useful coverage move for Steel and Rock types.
Play Rough
Fairy Icon
Useful for taking care of common Dragon threats.

Other Viable Moves

MoveTraits
Volt Switch
Electric Icon
Useful if you find yourself in a non-ideal matchup. Is also STAB and will deal huge damage. Replace Play Rough with it if necessary.
Knock Off
Dark Icon
Deals damage and knocks off your opponent's item. Can be really useful depending on your opponent. Replace Play Rough.
Bulk Up
status icon
Boosts Defense and Attack by one stage. Very powerful if you can get a free turn in, but might be a bit risky.
Iron Head
Steel Icon
A coverage move if you're struggling with Fairy types.

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Zeraora - Best Items to Hold

ItemTraits
Life Orb 30% more damage on all moves, but you take recoil damage. This will let you safely 2 shot more targets, even with non-STAB moves. However, you'll slowly kill yourself over time.
MagnetBoosts the power of Electric moves by 20%. This makes your Plasma Fists incredibly lethal, and doesn't have recoil damage.
Leftovers For alternative builds that use Bulk Up and more defensive EVs.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Zeraora - Best Nature And EVs

Zeraora - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
JollySpeed↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Focus on outspeeding almost every common Pokemon in the meta (except Choice Scarf variants). Recommended nature.

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Physical Tank Zeraora

StatBase Point
Atk252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
HP4 points

Specialize Zeraora to be an agile and deadly sweeper.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Zeraora Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Zeraora

PokemonExplanation
Hippowdon IconHippowdon Pros
- Earthquake will one shot
- Can swap into an electric move, Close Combat only deals ~25%
Cons
- Can be two shot by Grass Knot, have to switch in on something else!
Dugtrio IconDugtrio Pros
- Choice Scarf with Earthquake will one shot
- Can swap into an electric move
Cons
- Can be one shot by Close Combat
Galarian Corsola IconGalarian Corsola Pros
- Can burn Zeraora with Will-o-wisp
- Can shut down with Strength Sap
Cons
- Weak to builds that run Knock Off

How To Play Against Zeraora

Burn It!

Burning Zeraora will cut its attack and dramatically reduce its effectiveness. Galarian Corsola is a good bet here, but Heat Rotom would also work as well.

Use A Scarf Earthquake

It will be next to impossible to outspeed Zeraora without the use of a Choice Scarf. If you see Zeraora all too frequently, consider raising up a Dugtrio, as they will outspeed and one-shot Zeraora with Earthquake.

How To Get Zeraora

Limited Time Special Event

Shiny Zeraora Event

Zeraora is a Mythical Pokemon which is normally not obtainable. However, for a limited time only an in-game campaign will be held, where 1 million players must defeat Zeraora in max raid battles. If players are successful, everyone will get a Shiny Zeraora for free!

Check Out The Shiny Zeraora Raid Event Here

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Very helpful, except that when I tried to teach my new shiny Zeraora that I got from the whole Zeraora Max Raid Event Iron Head, it wasn't teachable. I don't think Zeraora can learn Iron Head.

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