Entei Raid Guide

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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 available in their shiny form.

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.

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:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 10 425.4s
2. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 10 385.6s
3. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 12 438.1s
4. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 13 487.0s
5. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 14 465.5s
6. Rhyperior (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker Rock 18 431.5s
7. Garchomp (Shadow) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 17 468.7s
8. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 13 510.1s
9. Tyranitar (Mega) Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 14 504.1s
10. Swampert (Shadow) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 18 454.7s
11. Diancie (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 24 424.6s
12. Kyogre Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 15 522.3s
13. Kingler (Shadow) Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 24 419.1s
14. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 18 501.5s
15. Feraligatr (Shadow) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 20 477.8s
16. Gyarados (Shadow) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 18 517.7s
17. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 21 500.5s
18. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker Rock 19 543.0s
19. Tyranitar (Shadow) Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 21 490.6s
20. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 17 558.0s
21. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 30 463.4s
22. Greninja Water Shuriken Water Hydro Cannon Water 24 507.9s
23. Mamoswine (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 41 423.9s
24. Tyrantrum Rock Throw Rock Meteor Beam Rock 19 535.4s
25. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 19 571.6s
26. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 25 519.7s
27. Rhydon (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 26 528.9s
28. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 23 558.7s
29. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 20 568.7s
30. Aerodactyl (Shadow) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 28 511.8s

If you need further budget options, Pokémon like Rhydon, Crawdaunt, Gyarados and Excadrill all feature as good counters. Many of the Pokémon that are good counters for Entei have had community days, so you should be able to compile a good team together!

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 at level 50.

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:

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

*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

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