Charmander Raid Guide

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Charmander is a pure Fire type 1* Raid Boss. Optimal raid counters include Ground, Rock, and Water types. Charmander evolves into the powerful Charizard and then into two Mega evolutions: Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y. The latter is one of the best Megas in the game. 

It is an easy solo.

Charmander Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Charmander:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 5.70 0.00
2. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 5.70s 0.00
3. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Ancient Power Rock 7.50s 0.00
4. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 7.90s 0.00
5. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Aqua Tail Water 7.92s 0.00
6. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 8.20s 0.00
7. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Surf Water 8.80s 0.00
8. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 8.98s 0.00
9. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9.35s 0.00
10. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 9.40s 0.00
11. Greninja Bubble Water Hydro Pump Water 9.50s 0.00
12. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 9.79s 0.00
13. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 9.90s 0.00
14. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 10.00s 0.00
15. Gardevoir (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 10.11s 0.00
16. Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 10.16s 0.00
17. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Psychic Psychic 10.39s o.00
18. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 10.55s 0.00
19. Sceptile (Mega) Bullet Seed Grass Earthquake Ground 10.60s 0.00
20. Omastar Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water 10.77s 0.00
21. Swampert Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 10.78s 0.00
22. Excadrill Mud Shot Ground Drill Run Ground 10.88s 0.00
23. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 11.00s 0.00
24. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 11.00s 0.00
25. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 11.04s 0.00
26. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 11.05s 0.00
27. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 11.08s 0.00
28. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Brave Bird Flying 11.07s 0.00
29. Regigigas Hidden Power Normal Giga Impact Normal 11.08s 0.00
30. Starmie Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water 11.13s 0.00
31. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 11.17s 0.00
32. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.20s 0.00
33. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric 11.20s 0.00

Catchable CP range

Charmander can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 516 – 560 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 645 – 700 CP at level 25 with Sunny weather boost

Charmander Stats

Charmander has the following stats in Pokémon GO:

Charmander Fire
Max CP at lvl 40 980 | Max CP at lvl 50 11-8
ATK 116 DEF 93 HP 118
Weak to Strong Against
Ground Rock Water Bug Grass Ice Steel


Charmander Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Ember Fire
  • Scratch Normal
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Flame Charge Fire
  • Flame Burst Fire

All the best, trainers!

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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