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Many people have have this question. After geomancy its almost unstoppable and before that it launches fairy aura boosted moonblasts which deals a lot of damage. Its a threat in both tiers.
Atleast tell its counter for one tier if you don't know its check for the other tier.
Thanks in Advance!

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maybe a prankster pokemon to use taunt then use super-effective moves?
Just battle it!
Primal Groudon and Lion Necrozma, whatever the name of that form is
Which tiers you mean exactly? Please tell that.
natdex-ag ,gen 7 ubers and gen 8 ubers
@alpha, what do you mean by just battle it? Do you even play AG or Ubers to know that what kind of threat Is Xerneas?
swas you got the ans?
I can tell for nat dex ag but will take some time to research about Ubers.
Short answer: Bulky Steel types like Magnezone
Short answer: Focus Blast for this steel types
yeah most xerneas variants run focus blast
I know they do lol

Focus Blast is also inaccurate

How about Magearna?
have you heard of hidden fire?
Hidden Power [Fire] isn't in Gen 8 Ubers lol
It isn't in Gen 8. However it is in Nat Dex AG and also Gen 7, but Focus Blast deals same damage as a Super effective HP Fire.

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Countering Xerneas isn't much hard in Nat Dex AG. This is because:

  • Most people run a Dusk Mane Necrozma, since Zacian-Crowned's prominence means you have to be ready for it.
  • Due to Calyrex-S being popular now, people run Ditto. There's one drawback though. If both persons have Dynamax left and Xerneas is healthy enough, it can 1v1 and beat Ditto. So for Ditto to beat it, you do need a weakened Xerneas.
  • Zacian-Crowned, despite taking normal damage from Focus Blast, is hit with a drawback now that HP [Fire]'s Dynamaxed move changes type according to it. Most people run HP [Fire], which is a problem, since it gets OHKOed.
  • Bulky steel types can be good, but it due to HP [Fire], its best to use Ho-oh. Most people actually play like a game with Xerneas. They bring in Ho-Oh, and when the opponent is going to use Max Lightning, they switch it and bring in Primal Groudon. This type of game of switching to stall Dynamax is your best bet.
  • Chansey/Blissey are also good. However, you had wanted to ensure opponent doesn't has Psyshock, and are Dynamaxed. Actually, Confide works, due to lowering its Sp.Atk.
  • Magearna, which could check it in Gen 7, is now bad because of HP [Fire], when Dynamaxed, OHKOes it, plus it isn't very good this tier.

Taking to Ubers. I don't play Ubers so I use Smogon's analysis. (For Gen 7 Ubers)

  • Necrozma-DM: Necrozma-DM has the defensive typing, ability, bulk, and moves needed to check most Xerneas sets. At best, Geomancy Xerneas can 2HKO support Necrozma-DM and avoid the OHKO from Sunsteel Strike; however, +1 Z-Geomancy Xerneas is still 3HKOed. Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, and the defensive set cannot do much to any Necrozma-DM variant.
  • Primal Groudon: Primal Groudon resists Moonblast, is always EVed to check boosted Xerneas, and can phaze Xerneas with Roar, afflict it with status, or smack it with Precipice Blades.
  • Magearna: Magearna tanks even any boosted attack from Xerneas well, and it removes said boosts with Heart Swap.
  • Defensive Steel-types: Klefki, Mega Scizor, Bronzong, and Aegislash can survive boosted attacks from Xerneas. They can inflict Xerneas with status or hit it hard with STAB Steel-type moves. Celesteela is defeated by Thunder and Ferrothorn is defeated by Focus Blast, but otherwise they can do the same.
  • Ho-Oh: Ho-Oh tanks Moonblast rather well and can hit Xerneas with strong physical attacks, inflict it with status, or phaze it with Whirlwind. However, Ho-Oh is incredibly vulnerable to Stealth Rock and is typically OHKOed by Hidden Power Rock.
  • Lugia: Lugia checks Xerneas via Multiscale and Whirlwind, but it is KOed by a boosted Thunder after Stealth Rock.
  • Blissey and Chansey: Both Blissey and Chansey can stall out most Xerneas sets with Toxic due to their powerful special bulk, but they cannot defeat Z-Geomancy Xerneas on their own.
  • Priority: Priority attacks are typically employed by offense teams and used to revenge kill a boosted Xerneas. Users include Extreme Killer Arceus, Mega Lucario, Marshadow, Deoxys-A, and Rayquaza.
  • Mega Gengar: Although not a check to boosted Geomancy sets, Mega Gengar can trap and eliminate the defensive set or revenge kill unboosted Geomancy and Choice Specs sets.
  • Arceus-Poison and -Steel: These Arceus formes have a Fairy-type resistance and are bulky enough to check most boosted Xerneas sets, but Arceus-Steel is KOed by +2 Focus Blast.

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