Charizard Raid Boss Counters

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Charizard is one of the strongest Raid bosses available in game so far. It is not easily soloable and it will take at least 2-3 Trainers with high CP and high HP Pokemon that benefit from SE moves against Charizard. Remember that Charizard has a double weakness to rock moves!

Charizard Boss CP is 28485 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1535 (perfect IV).


Best counters for Charizard Raid

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Pokemon GO RampardosRampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 213.8s 11
2. Pokemon GO TerrakionTerrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 244.1s 9
3. Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 260.3s 8
4. Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Smack Down Stone Edge 272.1s 8
5. Pokemon GO OmastarOmastar Rock Throw Rock Slide 293.9s 8
6. Pokemon GO AerodactylAerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Slide 278.5s 12
7. Pokemon GO Golem (Alola)Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Stone Edge 303.6s 11
8. Pokemon GO GolemGolem Rock Throw Stone Edge 302.6s 11
9. Pokemon GO RegirockRegirock Rock Throw Stone Edge 347.8s 9
10. Pokemon GO LunatoneLunatone Rock Throw Rock Slide 334.0s 13
11. Pokemon GO AggronAggron Smack Down Stone Edge 338.6s 13
12. Pokemon GO SolrockSolrock Rock Throw Rock Slide 335.9s 13
13. Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Hydro Pump 376.0s 11
14. Pokemon GO KabutopsKabutops Fury Cutter Ancient Power 385.0s 12
15. Pokemon GO RayquazaRayquaza Dragon Tail Ancient Power 363.8s 14
16. Pokemon GO SudowoodoSudowoodo Rock Throw Rock Slide 364.2s 14
17. Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 370.6s 16
18. Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Water Gun Hydro Cannon 387.8s 14
19. Pokemon GO KinglerKingler Bubble Crabhammer 367.8s 17
20. Pokemon GO FeraligatrFeraligatr Water Gun Hydro Cannon 392.7s 14
21. Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Ancient Power 374.7s 17
22. Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres Wing Attack Ancient Power 402.7s 14
23. Pokemon GO PalkiaPalkia Dragon Breath Hydro Pump 426.8s 11
24. Pokemon GO GyaradosGyarados Waterfall Hydro Pump 419.2s 14
25. Pokemon GO EmboarEmboar Low Kick Rock Slide 397.9s 17
26. Pokemon GO RelicanthRelicanth Water Gun Ancient Power 478.4s 10
27. Pokemon GO StarmieStarmie Water Gun Power Gem 413.2s 17
28. Pokemon GO ArmaldoArmaldo Fury Cutter Rock Blast 385.1s 22
29. Pokemon GO CrawdauntCrawdaunt Waterfall Crabhammer 400.4s 20
30. Pokemon GO MagcargoMagcargo Rock Throw Stone Edge 451.0s 15

Charizard Raid Counters Analysis

Charizard takes Double Super Effective damage from rock type Movesets 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 Charizard is Golem with Rock Throw / Stone Edge moveset. In general, any Pokémon with Stone Edge is a great fit for fighting Charizard. Also Rock type Pokemon take reduced damage from fire type moves, which makes them last a bit more.

We would highlight two Water Types also: Vaporeon and Lanturn. Both are great, but Lanturn is surprisingly tanky and constantly deals SE damage, while managing to stay alive long enough to deal a lot of damage.

Additional Counters

  • Lanturn with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump
  • Feraligatr with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump
  • Lapras with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump
  • Aerodactyl with Bite/ Ancient Power
  • Kabutops with Fury Cutter (legacy)/ Ancient Power
  • Kingdra with Water Gun/ Hydro Pump

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

  • Kingler with Bobble/ Hydro Pump
  • Slowbro with Water Gun/ Water Pulse
  • Magcargo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
  • Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge