Charizard Raid Boss Guide

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Charizard is a Tier 3 Raid Boss, with a Raid Boss CP of 19579 and a dual Fire / Flying typing. Charizard´s max capture CP is as follows:

  • 1651 CP (No weather boost, level 20, 100% IV)
  • 2064 CP ( Sunny and Windy weather, level 25, 100% IV)

In this guide, you will learn how to handle Charizard in the Raid Boss scene. Charizard can be taken down solo, but a team of at least 2 will make it easy.

Stat Chart

Charizard FireFlying
Max CP 3266
ATK 223 DEF 173 HP 186
Weak to Strong Against
Rock Electric Water Grass Bug Steel Fighting Ice

Charizard Raid Counters

The supreme Charizard Raid Counter Time to Win Deaths
Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock SlideRock 55.06s 1.17
Great Charizard raid counters
Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 81.49s 1.67
Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 84.50s 2.17
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock SlideRock 74.79s 2.17
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock SlideRock 83.60s 2.17
Ampharos (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Power Gem Rock 88.22s 2.33
Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 83.78s 3.33
Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 92.76s 1.67
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 89.55s 1.67
Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 95.05s 2.33
Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 96.48s 3.00
Lycanroc (midday) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 95.08s 3.33
Landorus Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 95.16s 3.50

When choosing your team to face off against Charizard remember this; use double Rock type move Pokémon only. Only use non rock type Pokémon if they are the mega evolutions of the above listed. Charizard is double weak to rock type attacks and the reason it can be defeated solo.


When it comes time to making your counters team, take caution of Charizard’s following moves:

  • Air Slash Flying (Fast)
  • Fire Spin Fire (Fast)
  • Fire Blast Fire (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Overheat Fire (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Dragon Claw Dragon (Charged, 3 bars)

Weather Influence

With the reduction of Charizard to a tier 3 raid, weather should not affect the outcome of the raid. Using an all Rock team should make it fairly easy to beat no matter the weather.

Partly Cloudy weather will make this a breeze. Sunny weather will make Charizard’s moveset hit extra hard, but you should be able to beat it just the same. It may just take a couple extra rock Pokémon. If you want a boosted Charizard to catch after the raid, then look for them during Sunny and Windy weather.

Final Notes

  • Take advantage of Electric and Water types when battling against Charizard in Rainy weather or use your Rock types in Partly Cloudy weather
  • To catch weather boosted Charizard, raid during Sunny or Windy weather
  • A level 20, 100% IV Charizard will be 1651 CP, and weather boosted will be 2064 CP
  • Shiny Charizard can be caught from raids.

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