Cloyster Raid Boss Guide

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Cloyster is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 19853. This page details best Cloyster Raid counters and which moves to use against it.

  • 1383 – 1455 (perfect IV, no weather Boost)
  • 1729 – 1819 (perfect IV, Rainy or Snow)

Cloyster Raid 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.

The best counters for Cloyster are the following:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 111.03s 2.88
2. Sceptile (Mega) Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 109.40s 6.00
3. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 122.53s 4.25
4. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 126.05s 5.13
5. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 133.86s 4.13
6. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 136.17s 4.25
7. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric 139.47s 4.50
8. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 145.56s 5.00
9. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 153.63s 4.25
10. Keldeo Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 164.61s 2.50
11. Keldeo (Ordinary) Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 165.22s 2.75
12. Kartana Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 149.63s 5.50
13. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Power Whip Grass 155.29s 5.13
14. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Focus Blast Fighting 157.75s 5.00
15. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 164.33s 4.50
16. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Solar Beam Grass 164.05s 5.13
17. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 169.69s 4.25
18. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 168.42s 4.75
19. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 173.67s 5.29
20. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 171.19s 7.00
21. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 180.92s 5.00
22. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 176.78s 5.67
23. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 172.89s 6.40
24. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 168.29s 6.83
25. Aggron (Mega) Smack Down Rock Meteor Beam Rock 197.57s 2.33
26. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 181.21s 5.00
27. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Foul Play Dark 194.68s 4.00
28. Raikou Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric 187.45s 5.00
29. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 193.70s 4.00

Stats and Max CP

Cloyster WaterIce
Max CP at Level 40 2547 | Max CP at Level 50 2880
ATK 186 DEF 256 HP 137
Weak to Resistances
Fighting Electric Rock Grass Ice Water

Raid Boss Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Frost Breath Ice
  • Ice Shard Ice
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Avalanche Ice
  • Icy Wind Ice
  • Aurora Beam Ice
  • Blizzard* Ice

*Note: Legacy Move.

Ice type moves will hurt your Grass and Electric type counters, so be warned!


Cloyster will be soloable for the high level trainer, but lower level trainers, or those without ideal counters, may want to bring a friend.

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