Charizard is a Tier 4 Raid Boss, with a Raid Boss CP of 28485 and a dual Fire / Flying 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.

Charizard Weaknesses and Weather Boost
Charizard
Weakness Rock Electric Water Boosted by Sunny Windy
Charizard counters
Golem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
The best Rock counter you can use with a double Rock type moveset
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Ancient Power Rock
The overall strongest attacker in game, a force to be reckoned with
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
The water god, if it can rise up against Groudon, it can rise against Charizard
Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
The strongest Electric type counter you can use
Tyranitar Bite Dark Stone Edge Rock
Although lacking a double Rock type moveset, its CP redeems this monster
Zapdos Charge Beam Electric Zap Cannon Electric
Omastar Water Gun Water Ancient Power Rock
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro pump Water
Jolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Manectric Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric

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 Flying (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.

Moveset Counters
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 Flying Overheat Fire Golem, Rayquaza, Kyogre, Raikou and others of their same typing
Air Slash Flying Fire Blast Fire Golem, Rayquaza, Kyogre, Raikou and others of their same typing
Air Slash Flying 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

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.

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!

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 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