Entei Raid Counters Guide


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. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Hydro Cannon 471.03s 11.20
2. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 518.38s 22.80
3. Kyogre Waterfall Hydro Pump 561.60s 12.50
4. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Rock Wrecker 566.43s 14.30
5. Kingler Bubble Crabhammer 563.20s 18.90
6. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 599.42s 14.20
7. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 593.45s 17.20
8. Swampert Mud Shot Hydro Cannon 601.71s 14.90
9. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Earth Power 583.06s 22.50
10. Landorus Mud Shot Earth Power 585.78s 22.30
11. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 598.06s 19.10
12. Feraligatr Waterfall Hydro Cannon 615.03s 16.30
13. Empoleon Waterfall Hydro Cannon 600.62s 21.70
14. Palkia Dragon Tail Hydro Pump 653.40s 11.10
15. Crawdaunt Waterfall Crabhammer 608.91s 23.00
16. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 638.61s 16.20
17. Gyarados Waterfall Hydro Pump 643.80s 15.70
18. Excadrill Mud-Slap Earthquake 599.07s 34.90
19. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 624.06s 28.60
20. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Slide 679.13s 20.00
21. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Slide 669.71s 23.40
22. Floatzel Water Gun Hydro Pump 670.83s 24.90
23. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psystrike 674.88s 25.00
24. Greninja Bubble Surf 683.91s 22.80
25. Omastar Rock Throw Hydro Pump 715.16s 15.20
26. Krookodile Mud-Slap Earthquake 668.66s 27.80
27. Golurk Mud-Slap Earth Power 667.41s 30.20
28. Haxorus Dragon Tail Surf 702.45s 22.90
29. Kabutops Waterfall Stone Edge 725.52s 17.70
30. Donphan Mud-Slap Earthquake 695.06s 25.70
31. Archeops Wing Attack Ancient Power 689.47s 28.30
32. Golem Mud-Slap Earthquake 714.63s 21.70
33. Samurott Waterfall Hydro Pump 720.11s 20.40
34. Salamence Dragon Tail Hydro Pump 720.53s 20.50
35. Sharpedo Waterfall Hydro Pump 665.98s 36.80

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