Pokémon Go Xurkitree Weaknesses, Counters, and Moveset Explained

Xurkitree is an Ultra Beast and can now be fought in five star raids in pokemon go.

Each Ultra Beast hails from a realm outside of Pokémon Go reality, and the first to appear in-game was Nihilego at the Go Fest event in June 2022. Xurkitree made its debut at the Go Fest Sapporo event in August 2022, but is now available to players worldwide.

Now that everyone has the ability to fight Xurkitree – be it in person or via a Remote Raid Pass – it’s a great idea to learn Xurkitree’s Weaknesses and Counters.

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Xurkitree Weaknesses and Counters in Pokémon Go

Here are Xurkitree’s weaknesses and counters that can help you defeat him in Pokémon Go:

  • Xurkitree type – Electric
  • Xurkitree is weak against – Soil types
  • Best Xurkitree counters – Rhydon, Groudon, Garchomp, Rhyperior, Mamoswine, Krookodile, Excadrill, Golurk and Landorus – Therian’s preference, but Incarnate will work well too.
  • Other Xurkitree Notes – As you can see, the easiest way to take out Xurkitree is to fill your team with powerful ground-type Pokémon that all use strong ground-type moves. This allows you to fully focus on Xurkitree’s few weaknesses and defeat them as quickly as possible.

Xurkitree CP Levels in Pokémon Go

Below are the CP levels for fighting and any capture attempts for Xurkitree in Pokémon Go:

  • Xurkitree Raid CP – 53,279 CP
  • CP range for catching Xurkitree – 2155 to 2249 CP
  • Weather (rain) when you get caught – 2695 to 2812 CP
  • Max Xurkitree CP (at level 40) – 3,937 CP

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Xurkitree best move set in Pokémon Go

Our recommendation for the best moveset from Xurkitree is: Spark (fast) and Discharged (charged). If you’re planning on unlocking Xurkitree’s second move, then Power Whip or Dazzling Gleam are both good choices, as they’ll both diversify this Pokémon’s moveset.

Below is the complete Fast and Charged move set for Xurkitree in Pokémon Go:

Fast movements:

  • Spark (Electric)
  • Thunder shock (electric)

Charged moves:

  • Dazzling shine (fairy)
  • Discharge (Electric)
  • Power Whip (Grass)
  • Thunder (Electric)

Everything else we know about Xurkitree

Xurkitree first joined the Pokémon universe as part of Gen 7 when Pokémon Sun and Moon was released in 2016. Like the other Ultra Beasts, Xurkitree could only be caught during the post-game for both Sun and Moon.

As previously mentioned, Xurkitree debuted in Pokémon Go in August 2022 during the Go Fest Sapporo event. This meant that for a short time only attendees of this event had Xurkitree in their Pokédex, but thanks to the Go Fest 2022 Finale event, it became available worldwide.

Xurkitree’s design seems to be inspired by electrical wiring; his arms and legs are made of interwoven cords tied together with spikes that resemble cable markers. But thanks to the star-like head and fairytale appearance of the cable markers, Xurkitree is also reminiscent of a Christmas tree.

No matter how you interpret Xukritree’s design, make sure you catch it in Pokémon Go!


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