Pokemon Go: What is Persian's Weakness

Pokemon Go is making a comeback, and Giovanni’s Persian is the main villain nobody can defeat. Being a Normal type, people question what could get through its defenses. Well, not many things. Everything is straightforward with powers such as Fire and Water, but this one comes right out of the right field. Fortunately, if you want to know what element is the chosen one that can bring down Persian and Alola Persian as well, this is where to learn that.

What is Persian’s Weakness in Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Go Persian

Persian’s weakness, which is not solely present in Pokemon Go, is the Fighting Type. These guys get a 60% bonus on the damage dealt on Normal types.

The best Pokemon (with their strongest attacks) to use against Persian and deal maximum damage are:

  • Lucario (Aura Sphere)
  • Conkeldurr (Dynamic Punch)
  • Breloom (Dynamic Punch)
  • Machamp (Dynamic Punch)
  • Blaziken (Focus Blast)
  • Sirfetch’d (Close Combat)

The quick attack they should learn to counter Persian is Counter. This ability has a high amount of DPS (around 13 per second) and destroys Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice, and Dark Pokemon. Therefore, anyone combating Normal types should always equip Counter as their base skill.

The other elements also hurt it well enough. Players should, however, thoroughly avoid using Ghost type powers against this Pokemon. They will only deal 39% of the total average damage output.

Persian is also a Tier 3 Raid Boss that boasts a total of 12000 CP. With 3600 HP, this boss would require around two to three players to beat.

Alola Persian Weaknesses

Another version of Persian one might stumble into is the Alola form. It is also weak to the Fighting type, with a bit of Bug and Fairy vulnerability.

On the other hand, it is more resistant toward Ghost, Dark, and Psychic Pokemon.

The greatest companions in Pokemon Go against this Persian form are:

  • Lucario (Aura Sphere)
  • Conkeldurr (Dynamic Punch)
  • Breloom (Dynamic Punch)
  • Volcarona (Bug Buzz)
  • Blaziken (Focus Blast)
  • Heracross (Megahorn)

Pokémon GO is available on iOS and Android.