Espurr, the containment Pokémon, and its evolution, Meowstic, are the first two Generation 6 Pokémon to be released in Pokémon Go.
Defeating this cat-inspired Pokémon in a raid will allow you to start the Gen 6 section of your Pokédex with a bit of fanfare. Espurr is also very cute!
Since Espurr is a one-star raid boss, you’ll be able to easily defeat him yourself. Still, it’s always a good idea to know your opponent’s weaknesses and counterattacks before starting a battle. Don’t forget that you can use Remote Raid Passes to participate in raids from home!
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Cons and weaknesses of Espurr in Pokémon Go
Below you can find all of Espurr’s weaknesses, along with a list of counters, to help you defeat him in Pokémon Go:
- Espurr Type – Psychic Type
- Espurr is weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost types.
- Espurr Counters: Gengar, Pinsir, Scizor, Tyranitar, Yanmega, Giratina (Origin Forme), Darkrai, Chandelure, and Hydreigon.
- Other Espurr Notes: While the Pokémon above will easily knock out Espurr, it’s important to note that Espurr’s low Raid Boss CP means you can defeat it using weaker Bug, Dark, or Ghost-type Pokémon.
Espurr CP in Pokémon Go
These are the CP ranges you can expect Espurr to have when you fight him or try to catch him in Pokémon Go:
- Raid Boss CP: 3755 CP
- Maximum normal CP to catch Espurr: 719 CP
- Max Weather Boost CP (Windy) to Catch Espurr – 899 CP
Espurr’s Moveset in Pokémon Go
Espurr can use fast and charged moves in Pokémon Go, these exact moves being:
- Confusion (psychic)
- Striped (Normal)
- Energy ball (grass)
- Psychic (Psychic)
- Psychoshock (psychic)
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Everything you need to know about Espurr
From Saturday, November 28 to Monday, November 30, 2020, Niantic hinted at the imminent arrival of Espurr on the official site. Pokémon Go Twitter Page.
These clues took the form of five short videos of a Pokémon gym containing an egg. You can find a clue hidden within each video, such as the psychic type symbol that appears in the background, which will eventually lead you to the true identity of the Pokémon inside the egg.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 28, 2020
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For a time, it was speculated that the egg could contain Zygarde, a sixth-generation legendary Pokémon that, in several of the main Pokémon games, must be rebuilt by finding each of its individual cells.
The third video, however, gave the game away (too early if you ask me…) by including a plane with a flag with the number 677 on it.
677 is Espurr’s number in the National Pokédex, and from then on, everyone knew that Espurr and its evolution, Meowstic, would soon be released to Pokémon Go. This debut occurred on Tuesday, December 1, which was the same day as the Season of Celebration launch.
Espurr and Meowstic are inspired by two very different cats.
Espurr and Meowstic are good cats.
The first is the Scottish Fold, a breed of domestic cat, which is characterized by having ears that, in the form of a fold, point towards the head and, like a Scottish Fold cat, both Espurr and Meowstic have folded ears.
The second is the Nekomata, which is a type of yōkai cat from Japanese folklore. It was believed that when a cat reached a certain age, it transformed into a Nekomata and gained psychic powers.
Good luck adding Espurr and Meowstic to your Pokédex!