The Best Moveset for Nihilego in Pokemon GO

Find out the best attacks for your new Ultra Beast in Pokemon GO!

by Shaun Cichacki


If you’re one of the lucky ones that have gotten your hands on Nihilego during Pokemon GO Fest, you’ve found yourself a very powerful Pokemon that can cause some serious damage in the right hands. You’ll want to make sure that you’re utilizing this Pokemon to its true potential, and we are here to help you with that.

While the battle to get your hands on one may have been a long and hard one, once you have finally added this Ultra Beast to your Pokedex, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got the right moves set up for it. So, let’s get into the details of what moves Nihilego can learn in Pokemon GO, as well as the best choices to make this Ultra Beast truly beastly on your team.

Nihilego Moveset – Best Choices

If you followed along with our previous guide about Nihilego, you’ll see that this Ultra Beast is especially weak against Ground Attacks. You’ll want to utilize those to your full advantage to take this new Pokemon down and bring them onto your team. Once you have done that, this is what you’ve got to look forward to.

Nihilego Stats

  • Max CP – 3949
  • Max HP – 201
  • Max Attack – 249
  • Max Defense – 210
  • Max Stamina – 240

Nihilego Moveset

Fast Attacks

  • Acid (Poison) – 10 Power
  • Pound (Normal) – 7 Power

Charged Attacks

  • Gunk Shot (Poison) – 65 Power
  • Power Gem (Rock) – 40 Power
  • Rock Slide (Rock) – 50 Power
  • Sludge Bomb (Poison) – 55 Power

So, taking a look over their attacks, and the damage that they can cause, we are strongly encouraging that you outfit Nihilego with Acid and Gunk Shot. If you can get a second attack, outfitting them with Rock Slide would be a great option, so you have two different attack types available for this Pokemon.

Since they have a good range of power, utilizing this towards opponents that are weak against Poison will give you one of the most powerful of its type. As long as you keep working towards leveling Nihilego up, you’ll find a Pokemon with great stats across the board, and pairing it with dual-poison attacks can help you excel against many different types, as long as they don’t bring out a Ground-type Pokemon to fight.

And there we have it! All of the information you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got a great new Pokemon to add to your team! If you’re looking for more guides to help you out during this final day of Pokemon GO Fest, we’ve got you covered. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve got your hands on enough Pokeballs to catch every Pokemon around, and if you’re looking to find some new shiny Pokemon, you’ll be ready for that, too! If you’re going out and about, make sure that you’re prepared for all of the fun, and make sure you’ve got your hands on some great accessories to help the day be even more fun!

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