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Zeraora Moveset & Best Build
|Total Base Stats||600|
Physical Sweeper Build
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Jolly (Speed↑ / Sp.Atk↓)||Life Orb|
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
|Close Combat / Plasma Fists / Grass Knot / Play Rough|
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|Best EV Spread|
|Atk 252, Sp 252, HP 4|
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.
|Plasma Fists||High power STAB move with 100 Power. Also changes normal moves to Electric for the turn.|
|Grass Knot||Here to deal with pesky ground types when you're out of options.|
|Close Combat||Incredibly useful coverage move for Steel and Rock types.|
|Play Rough||Useful for taking care of common Dragon threats.|
Other Viable Moves
|Volt Switch||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||Deals damage and knocks off your opponent's item. Can be really useful depending on your opponent. Replace Play Rough.|
|Bulk Up||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||A coverage move if you're struggling with Fairy types.|
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Zeraora - Best Items to Hold
|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.|
|Magnet||Boosts 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.|
Zeraora - Best Nature And EVs
Zeraora - Recommended Natures
|Jolly||Speed↑ / 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
|Atk||252 points (max)|
|Speed||252 points (max)|
Specialize Zeraora to be an agile and deadly sweeper.Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Zeraora
- Earthquake will one shot
- Can swap into an electric move, Close Combat only deals ~25%
- Can be two shot by Grass Knot, have to switch in on something else!
- Choice Scarf with Earthquake will one shot
- Can swap into an electric move
- Can be one shot by Close Combat
|Galarian Corsola|| Pros|
- Can burn Zeraora with Will-o-wisp
- Can shut down with Strength Sap
- Weak to builds that run Knock Off
How To Play Against Zeraora
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
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