Nihilego #793

Best moveset for Nihilego

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Nihilego’s greatest attacks are Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


  Poison Jab 15 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Pound 7 10 11.7
 Acid 9 10 13.5
 Poison Jab 10 8.8 15
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Rock Slide 80 -18.5 35.6
 Power Gem 80 -17.2 33.1
 Sludge Bomb 80 -21.7 41.7
 Gunk Shot 130 -32.3 50.3

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Nihilego is part of a one-member family.

  • Regular
  • Shiny

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#793 Nihilego


  • Nihilego was released at the start of Day 2 of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 on June 5th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 48,499Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale: Aug 27
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Jun 5
Research tasks
1,692 Special Research/Timed Research:
A Radiant Reunion – 6th part: Claim Reward!
A Radiant World – Completing 4th part


Nihilego is an Ultra Beast who looks like a jellyfish. The bell is semi-translucent and surrounded by white star-shaped patterns. The bell’s wavy rim stretches outward and is vivid blue. It has gelatinous tentacles that give it a somewhat humanoid form. A cape or long hair is formed by many tentacles meshing together, while four shorter tentacles resemble shorter hair and arms. The legs of the human figure are made up of two lengthy tentacles. It is sometimes observed behaving like a young girl, in addition to its form. Nihilego’s body is comprised of many varieties of glass, according to concept art.

Nihilego is a parasitic creature capable of injecting a neurotoxic that quietly affects the thoughts and behaviors of any person or Pokémon that becomes its host by latching onto one’s cranium. This neurotoxic induces tremendous emotions of excitation while producing a lack of inhibitions, thereby bringing out any hidden potential inside the host while wearing away at their brains. Nihilego’s actual intelligence levels are unclear, but according to Wicke, Aether Foundation research indicates that it operates mostly on a self-preservation impulse. In the anime, Nihilego have the ability to create illusions and view human memories. Nihilego also shown feelings beyond than self-preservation and the capacity to heal humans in the anime.