Cyndaquil is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it 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
It is an Fire type, which makes it weak to Water, Rock, and Ground type moves. And yes, it can be shiny, but it is a full odd shiny.
Cyndaquil Raid Counters
Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.
Cyndaquil best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Rampardos||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock||8.90s||0.00|
|2.||Rhyperior||Smack Down Rock||Rock Wrecker* Rock||9.40s||0.00|
|3.||Greninja||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||6.20s||0.00|
|4.||Floatzel||Water Gun Water||Hydro Pump Water||10.75s||0.00|
|5.||Swampert||Mud Shot Ground||Hydro Cannon* Water||10.85s||0.00|
|6.||Omastar||Water Gun Water||Hydro Pump Water||10.89s||0.00|
|7.||Terrakion||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock||10.99s||0.00|
|8.||Starmie||Water Gun Water||Hydro Pump Water||11.08s||0.00|
|9.||Excadrill||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.08s||0.00|
|10.||Regigigas||Hidden Power Normal||Giga Impact Normal||11.13s||0.00|
|11.||Garchomp||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.20s||0.00|
|12.||Landorus (Therian)||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.15s||0.00|
|13.||Groudon||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.17s||0.00|
|14.||Kyogre||Waterfall Water||Surf Water||11.29s||0.00|
|15.||Crawdaunt||Snarl Dark||Crabhammer Water||11.38s||0.00|
|16.||Mamoswine||Mud-Slap Ground||Stone Edge Rock||11.46s||0.00|
|17.||Landorus (Incarnate)||Rock Throw Rock||Earth Power Ground||11.60s||0.00|
|18.||Deoxys (Attack)||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Zap Cannon Electric||11.66s||0.00|
|19.||Kingler||Mud Shot Ground||Crabhammer Water||11.81s||0.00|
|20.||Archeops||Wing Attack||Ancient Power Rock||12.07s||0.00|
|21.||Feraligatr||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon* Water||12.06s||0.00|
|22.||Golem||Mud-Slap Ground||Stone Edge Rock||12.22s||0.00|
|23.||Rhydon||Mud-Slap Ground||Stone Edge Rock||12.16s||0.00|
|24.||Sharpedo||Bite Dark||Hydro Pump Water||12.20s||0.00|
|25.||Salamence||Bite Dark||Hydro Pump Water||12.23s||0.00|
|26.||Gyarados||Waterfall Water||Aqua Tail* Water||12.30s||0.00|
|27.||Blastoise||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon* Water||12.38s||0.00|
|28.||Lycanroc (Midnight)||Rock Throw Rock||Stone Edge Rock||12.49s||0.00|
|29.||Empoleon||Metal Claw Steel||Hydro Cannon* Water||12.56s||0.00|
|30.||Golem (Alola)||Rock Throw Rock||Stone Edge Rock||12.60s||0.00|
* marks a legacy move
Cyndaquil is weak to Rock, Ground, and Water. If you don’t have any of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:
- “Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
- Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Vaporeon
- Other heavy-hitting megas
But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible.
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 980 | Max CP at Level 50 1108|
|ATK 116||DEF 93||STA 118|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Water Ground Rock||Bug Grass Steel Ice|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Cyndaquil’s final evolution, Typhlosion, is one of the worst Fire type starters in raids and gyms. While it has access to Blast Burn on certain events, you are better off with other Fire-type starters, like Charizard and Blaziken. Even outside being a starter, Darmanitan and Chandelure are better options.
In GO Battle League, Typhlosion is decent in both Great and Ultra League, but it shines better in Ultra League due to limited Fire-type options. While there is no specific limited meta where Typhlosion shines, due to its access to both Shadow Claw and Solar Beam, it can theoretically be a great choice in certain limited metas, so it’s still great to save one just in case.
In the future, Cyndaquil may be able to evolve into Hisuian Typhlosion, but we aren’t yet sure how this will be implemented in GO, or how good it will be.
We hope you found this raid guide useful!