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.

Charizard Weaknesses and Weather Boost
Weakness Rock Electric Water Boosted by Sunny Windy
Charizard counters
Pokemon GO RampardosRampardos
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock
The best Rock counter you can use with a double Rock type moveset.
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
Right behind Rampardos as the second best double Rock counter.
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
A double Rock pattern seems to be emerging here.
Pokemon GO OmastarOmastar
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock
Pokemon GO Golem (alola)Golem (alola)
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO RegirockRegirock
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO SolrockSolrock
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock
Pokemon GO LunatoneLunatone
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre
  • Waterfall Water
  • Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO SudowoodoSudowoodo
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock

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