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:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 369.68s 7.83
2. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 405.28s 7.08
3. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 397.16s 10.83
4. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 481.22s 19.17
5. Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 560.64s 11.00
6. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 518.75s 19.83
7. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker Rock 567.37s 12.42
8. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 586.90s 12.08
9. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 560.73s 17.00
10. Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Water Pulse Water 607.17s 9.92
11. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 592.72s 15.25
12. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 605.78s 13.08
13. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 572.32s 19.92
14. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 598.90s 17.00
15. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 595.74s 17.17
16. Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 607.48s 15.75
17. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 586.25s 19.67
18. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 584.01s 19.92
19. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 617.56s 14.83
20. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Power Gem Rock 628.04s 13.25
21. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 619.19s 15.50
22. Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 603.41s 18.92
23. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water 654.50s 10.08
24. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 639.41s 14.33
25. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 593.21s 23.17

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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