Solo raiding the new Tier 3 Raids: Scyther, Omastar and Porygon

A full guide on how to Solo Raid Porygon, Scyther and Omastar. This page servers as a guide to soloing the following new Tier 3 Raid bosses released on Nov 5 2017:

You can click on the names above to jump to a specific section. Ninetails boss is not included as it seems to be too difficult for meaningful solo raiding (similar to Flareon).

Soloing Tier 3 Porygon Raid

Porygon is a Tier 3 Raid Boss with 11419 Boss CP and 895 capture encounter CP (perfect 100% IV). Porygon should be super easy to solo, given it’s stat sum is the lowest among Tier 3 bosses. Porygon is only weak to fighting moves, so we’ll be countering it in the same fashion like we counter Tyranitar raids: with tons of Machamps and other Fighting type options.

Pokémon Counters
Porygon
Machamp Counter fighting Dynamic Punch fighting
Heracross Counter fighting Close Combat fighting
Poliwrath Rock Smash fighting Dynamic Punch fighting
Mewtwo Confusion psychic Focus Blast fighting
Alakazam Confusion psychic Focus Blast fighting
Weakness  fighting

Soloing Tier 3 Scyther Raid

Scyther is a Tier 3 Raid Boss with 17358 Boss CP  and 1408 capture encounter CP (perfect 100% IV). Scyther is rather easy to solo, as it’s easy to abuse its double weakness to rock moves.

Solo players should focus on using the Pokemon listed below, while prioritizing Golem and Omastar. In order to minimize Scyther’s damage, try to dodge all specials (they all are 3 bar moves).

Pokémon Counters
Scyther
Golem Rock Throw rock Stone Edge rock
Omastar Rock Throw rock Rock Slide rock
Moltres Fire Spin fire Overheat fire
Entei Fire Spin fire Overheat fire
Flareon Fire Spin fire Overheat fire
Weakness  2x rock
electric fire flying ice

Soloing Tier 3 Omastar Raid

Omastar is a Tier 3 Raid Boss with 18915 Boss CP and 1534 capture encounter CP (perfect 100% IV). Omastar is a difficult fight and it requires a team of strong grass attackers that can leverage Omastar’s double weakness before it wipes you.

Don’t underestimate this fight, it is doable, but its difficulty is not in line with Scyther and Porygon raids.

Pokémon Counters
Omastar
Exeggutor Bullet Seed grass Solar Beam grass
Victreebel Razor Leaf grass Leaf Blade grass
Venusaur Vine Whip grass Solar Beam grass
Machamp Counter fighting Dynamic Punch fighting
Raikou Thunder Shock electric Wild Charge electric
Zapdos Charge Beam electric Thunderbolt electric
Weakness  2x grass
ground electric fighting