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 is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, with a Raid Boss CP of 41758. It’s a pure Fire type, meaning it is weak to Ground, Rock and Water types, while resisting Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Steel types and, is boosted by Sunny weather.

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)

Entei has a stat composition of 235 Attack, 171 Defense, and 251 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 3473. 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. We suggest you to take on Entei in groups of 3-6, for high-level players, or 7-20, for lower level players.

Entei Raid Counters

Entei Raid Counters
Pokemon GO EnteiEntei
WEAKNESS Ground Rock Water BOOSTED BY Sunny
Supreme Entei Raid Counters
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
King Kyogre reigns again! As the best Water-type in Pokémon GO, it never ceases to amaze you. With great power and survivability, Kyogre is definitely a top rank pick for countering Entei. It’s numerous appearances in Raids also makes it very accessible.
Pokemon GO RampardosRampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
If you’re not on a Potion-budget, Rampardos is the way to go! The “Rock-type Gengar” of the Sinnoh region may be a glass cannon, but its monstrous ATK of 295 will make up for that. When it comes to TTW, it leaves everyone far behind. Downfall: it dies A LOT. Nevertheless, if you do have a good Rampardos, use it!
Pokemon GO FeraligatrFeraligatr
  • Water Gun Water
  • Waterfall Water
Hydro Cannon Water
With Hydro Cannon as Community Day Move, Feraligatr finally made its way to the top ranks of Water-types in Pokémon GO. Ending on the 3d place when it comes to TTW, Feraligatr definitely earns its spot on your Battle Party! Without Hydro Cannon, you’re better off with other Water-types.
Pokemon GO PalkiaPalkia Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water
Palkia has A-MA-ZING stats. With an ATK of 280, it fires devastating shots with its Hydro Pump. Unfortunately, Palkia does not have access to a Water-type Fast Move, but with Dragon Tail, it still benefits from STAB. Also, it gains energy fast to hit Entei with that Hydro Pump.
Excellent Entei Raid Counters
Pokemon GO GyaradosGyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Basically Kyogre, but slower and less bulky..
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Without a doubt: Smack Down Tyranitar is a beast. It’s basically a slower Rampardos with more bulk, a worse Charge Move and a lower ATK stat. Still, Tyranitar performs excellent against Entei.
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Slower version of Tyranitar.
Pokemon GO GarchompGarchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Best performing Ground-type against Entei, but Earthquake simply isn’t that good of a Charge Move. Still, Garchomp will do its amount of damage.
Good Entei Raid Counters
Time to win rises considerably from here, and these Pokémon are best kept to B-teams or used when a large group is active.
Pokemon GO OmastarOmastar Rock Throw Rock Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO VaporeonVaporeon Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Water Gun Water Surf Water
Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO BlastoiseBlastoise Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water
Pokemon GO FloatzelFloatzel Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO MiloticMilotic Waterfall Water Surf Water
Pokemon GO Golem (Alola)Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock

*Italics indicates Legacy.

Entei Raid Guide
Entei Raid Counters Infographic by Couple of Gaming

All data and numbers used in this article are extracted from our GO Hub Database. Below, you can find a list of the top 10 Counters against Entei, according to our simulator.

Please note that this list is based on overall performance against all Entei movesets, and Pokémon in this list have maxed out stats (powered up to level 40). Actual results may vary, depending on the moveset on the Raid Boss and the conditions of the Raid Battle.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Kyogre Waterfall Hydro Pump 609.5s 16
2. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 537.0s 28
3. Feraligatr Water Gun Hydro Cannon 641.2s 20
4. Palkia Dragon Breath Hydro Pump 704.4s 15
5. Gyarados Waterfall Hydro Pump 683.9s 20
6. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 673.8s 22
7. Rhyperior Smack Down Stone Edge 699.5s 21
8. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 720.6s 21
9. Omastar Rock Throw Hydro Pump 755.8s 20
10. Vaporeon Water Gun Hydro Pump 761.0s 21

Entei Moveset Analysis

Entei has access to the following moves:

Fast Charge
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Iron Head Steel

*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.

Weather Effects

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.

Weather Pro Con
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

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.