Vaporeon Raid Boss

How to beat Pokemon GO Vaporeon guide

Vaporeon is one of the tier 3 Raid Bosses, it does require some attention but it is certainly easy to pull off with prep. It is soloable for Trainers over Level 30 with a good offensive setup and enough high CP Pokémon with SE moves. Luckily, by now we should all have good assortment of SE attackers against Vaporeon.

Vaporeon Boss CP is 16696 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1804 (perfect IV, level 20) (2255 CP is perfect for weather boosted Vaporeon) .

Best Vaporeon Raid counters

Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Overall best counter, Raikou is a beast versus Vaporeon, it’s overall the best counter by far, there’s not much we can say about him. Use it, be happy with it.
Zapdos Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Great DPS, and despite the worse moveset in comparison to Raikou, it packs a punch and will make a great part of the team.
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Rayquaza is just a good Pokemon, and can place highly on a team due to its resistance to water and high damage output.
Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Great DPS, and right up there with Exeggutor and Alolan Exeggutor in terms of survivability and damage output.
Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass
A solid Vaporeon raid counter: good DPS and has access to Leaf Blade, but will suffer a fair share of deaths.
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
A good performer in both forms. Alolan Exeggutor is amazing, due to it’s typing that has a double resistance to water and will therefore suffer less deaths than regular Exeggutor.
Groudon Dragon Tail Dragon Solar Beam Grass
Even constantly taking Super Effective Damage from Vaporeon, this high attack legendary can still be on the B team and pack a punch.
Victreebel Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
A B-Team pick to be sure, but Leaf Blade makes it more viable and allows it to get its hits in.
Shiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
It is overshadowed by just about everything here, but it can deal a good bit of damage, especially with that Leaf Blade charged move backing it up.
Jolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Good DPS, low bulk, it’s overshadowed by everything else on this list.

Vaporeon Raid Counters Explained

Vaporeon is a cakewalk if you’re super effective against it and have decent counters. Before joining a raid make sure you are using Pokémon with proper movesets. Vaporeon takes Super Effective damage from electric and grass type Movesets, due to its water type.

Without much fuss, anything with Electric moves or Solar Beam is a great choice against Vaporeon. Your best bet will be Raikou, by far. Especially in the rain, however plenty of other attackers exist that can match up closely, including aforementioned Zapdos, both variety of Exeggutor, Frenzy Plant Venusaur, and Sceptile.

Weather Effects

Vaporeon only has water moves, which makes it easy to plan for as it can only be boosted, and therefore harder, in the Rainy weather. Meanwhile, your attackers can see boosts in both the Rainy weather , for Electric types, and in Sunny weather, for Grass counters. This makes it best to hit Vaporeon in the clear, as it can only suffer disadvantages more and not receive a boost itself.

Additional Counters

Organized by Neutral Weather TTW via Pokebattler.

  • Cacturne with Sucker Punch/Grass Knot
  • Latios with Dragon Breath/Solar Beam
  • Mewtwo with Confusion/Shadow Ball
  • Breloom with Bullet Seed/Seed Bomb
  • Salamance with Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Vileplume with Razor Leaf/Solar beam
  • Manetric with Charge Beam/Wild Charge

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers (or teams worth for the challenge-seeking among you):

  • Raichu with Spark/ Wild Charge
  • Magneton with Spark/ Zap Cannon
  • Tangela with Vine Whip/ Solar Beam
  • Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch
  • Electrode with Spark/ Discharge

It could take a few attempts, but this is basically it.