Charizard Raid Boss Guide
Charizard Raid Boss Guide

Charizard is a Tier 4 Raid Boss, with a Raid Boss CP of 30958 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. To take down a Charizard you will need a minimum of 3 trainers but we recommend you go with 4-5 trainers.

Charizard Raid Counters

Charizard raid counters are an easy pick. You should look at mainly using one of three types, either your tanky Rock types, your quick Electric types, or your swift Water types.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 215.6s 9
2. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Wrecker 238.4s 6
2. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 242.3s 8
3. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 261.1s 7
4. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Slide 277.8s 9
5. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Slide 300.0s 8
6. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Slide 281.2s 11
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

When choosing your team to face off against Charizard remember this; use double Rock type move Pokémon only. Want to be a rebel and use something other than that? No, just don’t. Don’t be that guy/gal. Seriously though, if you insist on being different, use a Kyogre.


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)

Additional Charizard Counters

If you are unable to catch the Pokémon stated above, these are a few different backups or alternatives you can use in your next Charizard Raid.

  • Rayquaza with Dragon Tail / Ancient Power
  • Kabutops with Waterfall / Ancient Power
  • Feraligatr with Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
  • Raikou with Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
  • Aerodactyl with Bite / Rock Slide
  • Palkia with Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
  • Zapdos with Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt
  • Gyarados with Waterfall / Hydro Pump
  • Electivire with Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
  • Starmie with Water Gun / Power Gem

Weather Influence

Since we can see that Charizard can be managed quite well using practically the same counters no matter its moveset, you should probably pick your counters based on the weather.

Should you find yourself having a hard time, your best option is to wait until Rainy weather appears and use your Water and Electric types, this will give you a well-needed advantage over Charizard, and so it should be able to go down with fewer trainers.

If rain is hard to come by where you are, try to go for Partly Cloudy weather and use your Rock type counters, the only thing is that unless you are looking for a weather boosted Charizard, we recommend you do not raid in Sunny weather, but if you have a team of trainers by your side, take that Charizard down!

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 weather
  • A level 20, 100% IV Charizard will be 1535 CP, and weather boosted will be 1918 CP
  • Avoid using Pokémon that will take super effective damage, unless if they have a high CP and DPS value