Espeon Raid Guide: Best Espeon counters in Pokemon GO


Espeon Psychic is a Raid Boss in Pokémon Go with 20837 Raid Boss CP when encountered as a Tier 3 Raid Boss. Best Espeon counters are strong Dark-type Pokémon like Darkrai, Weavile, and Hydreigon and Ghost-type Pokémon Giratina Origin Form, Chandelure, and Shadow Ball Mewtwo.

Espeon can have the following CP values when caught in a post-raid capture encounter:

  • 1730 – 1811 CP in normal weather conditions
  • 2162 – 2264 CP  in Windy weather for weather boosts.

Espeon is a relatively easy boss as a Tier 3, as its defences are low and its high attack builds your own Pokémon’s charge bars. It is certainly not the hardest Tier 3 and will prove to be a semi-easy solo for high-level players. Looking at group sizes, high-level players should attempt to tackle an Espeon with 1-4 players, and any other players will see success with groups ranging from 5-20 players.

In-game Espeon has the following stats: a Max CP of 3170, an Attack of 261, a Defense of 175, and a Stamina of 163.

Espeon Counters

The table below lists the best Espeon counters in Pokémon GO. Italics indicates Legacy or Exclusive Moves.

Espeon raid counters
Supreme Espeon Raid Counters
Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost
Darkrai is the undisputed king of the dark types, and as such is the best counter you can use against Espeon.  Snarl and Shadow Ball are your best bets for moves, as both do super effective damage.
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Giratina Origin Forme is a formidable ghost type and deserves a place in the top tier of counters.
Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Chandalure shines here as a ghost type, keeping pace with Giratina Origin form in terms of straight damage, but less bulky so it will take more damage and feint more  often.
Weavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Weavile holds it’s own as a dark type while keeping pace with ghost kings Giratina Origin and Chandalure in terms of DPS.  It’s actually a bit tankier than Chandalure.
Excellent Espeon Raid Counters
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
You will be hard-pressed to find a counter guide of a Pokémon weak to moves that Mewtwo has that doesn’t have Mewtwo on it.  It’s a straight beast and with access to the legacy move Shadow Ball it does heaps of damage.
Hydreigon Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark
The three-headed Dark Dragon comes up as a very viable option, with not the greatest dark type move-set.  Think not quite Darkrai or Weavile, but better than Tyranitar.
Gengar Lick, Shadow Claw, or Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
You all know the drill by now if there is any defender that is weak to Ghost moves, the king of glass cannons Gengar will show up to dole out major damage. Hex is a serviceable move, but your best times will be with the Gengar Day exclusive Lick or the legacy Shadow Claw.
Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Honchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Absol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Good Espeon Raid Counters
Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Banette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Sharpedo Bite Dark Crunch Dark

Espeon raid moves

Espeon raid boss has access to:

  • Zen Headbutt Psychic and Confusion Psychic for Fast Moves.
  • Future Sight Psychic, Psybeam Psychic, and Psychic Psychic for Charge Moves.

Additional Counters

The time to win for these counters are much worse off than those listed above, however, these counters are also serviceable, and might prove useful in large groups.

  • Regigigas with Ghost Hidden Power/Giga Impact
  • Rayquaza with Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Alakazam with Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
  • Scizor with Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Metagross with Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Shiftry with Feint Attack/Foul Play
  • Dragonite with Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Mismagius with Sucker Punch/Shadow Ball
  • Cacturne with Sucker Punch/Dark Pulse

Weather Effects

Espeon will be boosted by Windy weather, while being more vulnerable in Rainy and Fog weather.

Weather Pro Con
Windy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Espeons Confusion, Zen Headbutt, Psybeam, Psychic, and Future Sight
Partly Cloudy
Rainy Boosts Bug attackers.
Fog Boosts Dark and Ghost attackers

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