Entei

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.

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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 Hydro Cannon 470.92s 11.2
2. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Hydro Pump 522.13s 10.1
3. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 518.52s 23
4. Kyogre Waterfall Surf 561.74s 12.3
5. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Wrecker 564.6s 14.1
6. Kingler Bubble Crabhammer 561.68 18.7
7. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 597.76s 14.1
8. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 591.29s 17.3
9. Swampert Mud Shot Hydro Cannon 600.3s 14.8
10. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earthquake 573.93 22.4
11. Landorus Rock Throw Earth Power 582.52s 22.3
12. Clawitzer Water Gun Crabhammer 595.62s 19.3
13. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Earth Power 583.18s 22.6
14. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 598.54s 19.1
15. Feraligatr Waterfall Hydro Cannon 616.32s 16.3
16. Empoleon Waterfall Hydro Cannon 601.49 21.7
17. Crawdaunt Waterfall Crabhammer 609.86s 23
18. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 639.27s 16
19. Palkia Dragon Tail Hydro Pump 657.64s 11.3
20. Gyarados Waterfall Hydro Pump 644.14s 15.9
21. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 624.99s 28.2
22. Excadrill Mud-Slap Earthquake 601.03s 34.6
23. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Slide 678.27s 20.1
24. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock slide 672.13s 23.5
25. Floatzel Waterfall Hydro Pump 671.29 25.3
26. Greninja Bubble Hydro Pump 683.74 22.5
27. Archeops Wing Attack Ancient Power 680.22s 24
28. Mewtwo Confusion Psystrike 676.72s 25.1
29. Omastar Rock Throw Hydro Pump 715.55s 15.2
30. Krookodile Mud-Slap Earthquake 668.91s 28.2
31. Golurk Mud-Slap Earth Power 669.89s 30.4
32. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Power Gem 725.34s 16.9
33. Donphan Mud-Slap Earthquake 692.09s 25.7
34. Kabutops Waterfall Stone Edge 724.36s 17.9
35. Haxorus Dragon Tail Surf 705.32s 22.9

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:

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
Windy
Partly Cloudy Boosts Rock types
Cloudy
Snow Boosts Entei’s Heavy Slam Steel
Rainy Boosts Water types
Fog

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