Entei is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, with a Raid Boss CP of 41758. It’s a pure Fire type, which means that best Entei counters are Ground, Rock and Water types. Entei can be caught in the following CP-ranges:
- 1900 – 1984 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
- 2375 – 2480 CP for a Sunny weather boosted encounter (Level 25)
Duoing Entei is possible, but it would require maxed out counters, as well as Best Friend Bonus, Partly Cloudy, Rainy, or Sunny Weather Boost, and a good amount of luck. Entei is boosted by Sunny weather, with the suggestion that you take on Entei in groups of 3-6 for high-level players, or 7-20 for lower level players.
This raid guide was updated with the re-introduction of Entei to legendary raids in early 2021. Entei will be featured from January 26th, 2021 at 10 a.m. local time to January 31st, 2021 10 a.m. local time.
Entei Raid Counters
As mentioned above, best Entei counters are strong Water, Rock and Ground-type attackers. Here’s a list of strongest Pokémon to use in an Entei raid:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Water Gun||Hydro Cannon||471.03s||11.20|
|2.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||518.38s||22.80|
|7.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||593.45s||17.20|
|8.||Mud Shot||Hydro Cannon||601.71s||14.90|
|9.||Rock Throw||Earth Power||583.06s||22.50|
|10.||Mud Shot||Earth Power||585.78s||22.30|
|14.||Dragon Tail||Hydro Pump||653.40s||11.10|
|16.||Smack Down||Stone Edge||638.61s||16.20|
|19.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||624.06s||28.60|
|20.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||679.13s||20.00|
|21.||Rock Throw||Rock Slide||669.71s||23.40|
|22.||Water Gun||Hydro Pump||670.83s||24.90|
|25.||Rock Throw||Hydro Pump||715.16s||15.20|
|31.||Wing Attack||Ancient Power||689.47s||28.30|
|34.||Dragon Tail||Hydro Pump||720.53s||20.50|
Entei is a member of the Johto Beasts (together with Raikou and Suicune), a Legendary Trio originally discovered in the Johto Region (Gen II). Entei has a stat composition of 235 Attack, 171 Defense, and 251 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 3926 after the introduction of Candy XL.
Entei is one the best Fire type Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO, at least when it comes to TDO. Moltres overpowers it in DPS, but Entei’s bulk is definitely something you want to take into account, especially when you’re on a Potion-budget. This is true of their Shadow forms as well.
Entei Moveset Analysis
Entei has access to the following moves:
*Best moveset for Entei is in bold (Overheat does the most damage, but Flamethrower is a great move for Raids and Gym Battles due to it being a 2-bar Move)
- Overheat and Fire Blast hit hard, but get resisted by Water and Rock types.
- Flamethrower and Iron Head don’t hit as hard as Overheat and Fire Blast, but as they are 2-bar Moves, you will get spammed by them more.
You don’t have to worry about any of these moves, as almost all top counters resist Fire moves due to their typing. With proper dodging, that hard-hitting Overheat won’t hurt you a lot. Rampardos will take super effective damage from Iron Head, but other Rock-types have enough bulk to tank a few.
Entei is boosted by Sunny weather, while being more vulnerable in Rainy and Partly Cloudy weather. Sunny weather will boost your Ground counters, and give you the chance to catch Entei at level 25, but the battle will be harder because of Entei’s boosted Fire moves. If you want the fight to be easier, challenge Entei in Rainy weather to boost your Water counters, or Partly Cloudy and Sunny to boost your Rock and Ground counters.
|Sunny||Boosts Ground types||Boosts Entei’s Fire moves|
|Partly Cloudy||Boosts Rock types||–|
|Snow||–||Boosts Entei’s Heavy Slam Steel|
|Rainy||Boosts Water types||–|