Charizard is a Tier 4 Raid Boss, with a Raid Boss CP of 28485 and a dual Fire / typing. Charizard´s max capture CP is as follows:
- 1535 CP (No weather boost, level 20, 100% IV)
- 1918 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.
|Weakness Rock Electric Water||Boosted by Sunny Windy|
Choosing Charizard counters can be easy if you take the time to analyze your counters, although being a Tier 4 boss, the previous counters can be used against pretty much any of its movesets.
Counters Based on Charizard Movesets
When it comes time to making your counters team, take caution of Charizard’s following moves:
- Air Slash (Fast)
- Fire Spin Fire (Fast)
- Fire Blast (Charged, 1 bar)
- Overheat (Charged, 1 bar)
- Dragon Claw (Charged, 3 bars)
Like said previously, Charizard can be handled almost entirely by the same counters, however, if you want to play it safe, these are the best counters you can used based off of its moveset.
|Fire Spin Fire||Overheat Fire||Golem, Rayquaza, Kyogre, Tyranitar, and other Rock or Water type counters|
|Fire Spin Fire||Fire Blast Fire||Golem, Rayquaza, Kyogre, Tyranitar, and other Rock or Water type counters|
|Fire Spin Fire||Dragon Claw Dragon||Golem, Kyogre, Tyranitar, Omastar, and other Rock or Water type counters|
|Air Slash||Overheat Fire||Golem, Rayquaza, Kyogre, Raikou and others of their same typing|
|Air Slash||Fire Blast Fire||Golem, Rayquaza, Kyogre, Raikou and others of their same typing|
|Air Slash||Dragon Claw Dragon||Golem, Kyogre, Raikou and others of their same typing|
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.
- Lunatone with Rock Throw Rock / Rock Slide Rock
- Solrock with Rock Throw Rock / Rock Slide Rock
- Salamence with Dragon Tail Dragon / Hydro Pump Water
- Mewtwo with Confusion Psychic / Shadow Ball Ghost
- Feraligatr with Waterfall Water / Hydro Pump Water
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.
Generally, 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 less 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!
- 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 a 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