Espeon Psychic is a Raid Boss in Pokemon Go with 20837 Raid Boss CP when encountered as a Tier 3 Raid Boss. Best Espeon counters are strong Ghost type Pokemon like Gengar, Shadow Ball Mewtwo and Dark Pokemon like Tyranitar and Weavile.

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 defenses are low and its high attack builds your own Pokemon’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 a 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 best Espeon counters in Pokemon GO. Italics indicates Legacy or Exclusive Moves.

Espeon raid counters
Pokemon GO EspeonEspeon
Supreme Espeon Raid Counters
Pokemon GO GengarGengar 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, more so now with the Stat Rework in place to give it some desperately needed bulk. Hex is a serviceable move, but your best times will be with the Gengar Day exclusive Lick, or the legacy Shadow Claw.
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
You will find that this raid guide will read similarly to a Mewtwo guide, which means your second pick for supreme counters will be any legacy Mewtwo that has Shadow Ball. With a faint count only beat by Tyranitar and a Time to Win second only to Gengar, it absolutely deserves a top spot in the raid team if a quick win is what you want.
Excellent Espeon Raid Counters
Pokemon GO WeavileWeavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Normally this spot would be reserved for Tyranitar, but Weavile has all but dethroned Tyranitar, coming into the game with buffed stats due to the Stat Rework, and a movepool that Tyranitar could only dream of. A high level Weavile is worth the investment, and worth a spot on the team.
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Pokemon GO HonchkrowHonchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Good Espeon Raid Counters
Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Pokemon GO BanetteBanette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO SharpedoSharpedo Bite Dark Crunch Dark

Espeon raid moves

Espeon raid boss has access to:

  • Zen Headbutt Psychic and Confusion Psychic for Fast Moves.
  • Futuresight 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.

  • 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