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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

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# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 213.8s 11
2. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 244.1s 9
3. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 260.3s 8
4. Rhyperior Smack Down Stone Edge 272.1s 8
5. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Slide 293.9s 8
6. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Slide 278.5s 12
7. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Stone Edge 303.6s 11
8. Golem Rock Throw Stone Edge 302.6s 11
9. Regirock Rock Throw Stone Edge 347.8s 9
10. Lunatone Rock Throw Rock Slide 334.0s 13
11. Aggron Smack Down Stone Edge 338.6s 13
12. Solrock Rock Throw Rock Slide 335.9s 13
13. Kyogre Waterfall Hydro Pump 376.0s 11
14. Kabutops Fury Cutter Ancient Power 385.0s 12
15. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Ancient Power 363.8s 14
16. Sudowoodo Rock Throw Rock Slide 364.2s 14
17. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 370.6s 16
18. Swampert Water Gun Hydro Cannon 387.8s 14
19. Kingler Bubble Crabhammer 367.8s 17
20. Feraligatr Water Gun Hydro Cannon 392.7s 14
21. Zapdos Thunder Shock Ancient Power 374.7s 17
22. Moltres Wing Attack Ancient Power 402.7s 14
23. Palkia Dragon Breath Hydro Pump 426.8s 11
24. Gyarados Waterfall Hydro Pump 419.2s 14
25. Emboar Low Kick Rock Slide 397.9s 17
26. Relicanth Water Gun Ancient Power 478.4s 10
27. Starmie Water Gun Power Gem 413.2s 17
28. Armaldo Fury Cutter Rock Blast 385.1s 22
29. Crawdaunt Waterfall Crabhammer 400.4s 20
30. Magcargo 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
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