In the main series Pokémon games, Togekiss is perhaps best known for its ability to relentlessly make its opponents flinch with Air Slash while holding the King’s Rock and having Serene Grace as its Ability. Meanwhile, in Pokémon GO, this monster is useful as a counter to several strong and popular Pokémon.
Once a Normal/Flying-type, Togekiss has been a Fairy/Flying-type since Generation 6. This change granted it a great deal of added utility offensively and defensively. Here’s what to know about the best moves, strengths, and weaknesses for Togekiss in Pokémon GO.
Best moves for Togekiss in Pokémon GO
Due to its high damage output and solid match-up spread, Charm is considered one of the best Fast Attacks in the game. Unsurprisingly, this move is the go-to pick for Togekiss in Pokémon GO. Since it is a Fairy-type move, Togekiss crucially gets a same-type attack bonus when hitting opponents with Charm.
For its primary Charged Attack, Togekiss benefits from running another Fairy-type move: Dazzling Gleam. This move dishes out more damage per second than any other Charged Attack that Togekiss can learn. Importantly, it is also super effective against Fighting, Dark and Dragon, all of which are strong offensive types.
Meanwhile, Togekiss’ next strongest Charged Attack is a coverage move: Flamethrower. The energy cost for this attack is fairly high, meaning it won’t be Togekiss’ preferred option in most cases. Nevertheless, storing up energy for a Flamethrower can help protect Togekiss against the Steel and Ice-types that would otherwise threaten it.
Strengths and weaknesses
Togekiss has commendable stats all around in Pokémon GO. It has a base Attack of 225, base Defense of 217 and base Stamina of 198. As a Fairy-type, it has solid match-ups against powerful Pokémon like Medicham and Sableye. It can even fare well against Legendaries like Darkrai, Palkia and Giratina.
This Pokémon has five weaknesses, making it a dangerous pick against Poison, Steel, Rock, Electric, and Ice-types. However, Togekiss makes up for it by resisting Grass and Dark and having a whopping four double resistances. As a result, Togekiss takes minimal damage from Fighting, Ground, Bug, and Dragon-types.
Rock, Poison, and Electric-types are particularly threatening for Togekiss, since their STAB attacks are super effective against it and it doesn’t learn any coverage moves that can counter them. As a result, Pokémon like Xurkitree, Rampardos, and Nihilego are particularly good counters into Togekiss.
Meanwhile, Pokémon like Crowned Sword Zacian and Galarian Zen Mode Darmanitan also threaten Togekiss, even if it can hit them for super effective damage. These Pokémon both boast Attack stats over 300. Coupled with the fact that they can hit Togekiss for super effective damage, these two are bound to outpace Togekiss in terms of damage output.
About the Author
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.