Moltres Raid Boss

Pokémon GO Moltres

Moltres is one of the Legendary Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. It is not soloable and it is unknown how many trainers are required to take it down. Moltres is a fire and flying type, and it’s got a few solid counters.

Moltres Boss CP is 41953 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1870.

Moltres Raid Counters

Legendary Counters
Moltres
Golem Rock Throw rock Stone Edge rock
Tyranitar Bite dark Stone Edge rock
Vaporeon Water Gun water Hydro Pump water
Gyarados Dragon Tail dragon Hydro Pump water
Omastar Rock Throw rock Rock Slide rock
Feraligatr Water Gun water Hydro Pump water
Weakness 2x rock
water
electric

Moltres Raid Counters Explained

Before we go into deeper analysis, remember that Moltres can’t be soloed. Before joining raid make sure you are using your best Pokémon with proper movesets.

Moltres takes Double Super Effective damage from rock type moves, due to its dual fire and flying type. It also takes Super Effective damage from water and electric type moves.

The best Pokemon to fight Moltres is Golem with Rock Throw / Stone Edge moveset. In addition, Rock and Water type Pokemon take reduced damage from fire type moves, which makes Golem even more attractive. Tyranitar is a solid choice also.

Additional Counters

These Pokemon are weaker than the counters mentioned above, but they are still viable, especially in large raid groups:

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:

  • Kingler with Bubble/ Water Pulse
  • Slowbro with Water Gun/ Water Pulse
  • Magcargo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
  • Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge