Flareon is a Tier 3 Raid boss, having a raid boss CP of 21811. As pure Fire type, Flareon has weaknesses to Ground, Rock, and Water. Flareon counters are strong Water and Rock Pokemon like Kyogre, Gyarados, Smack Down Tyranitar and Rhyperior.
When defeated, Flareon will have the following catch CP ranges:
- 1652 – 1730 CP (Regular level 20 encounter)
- 2065 – 2163 CP (Weather boosted level 25 encounter)
The following table lists best Flareon counters in Pokemon GO. TLDR: there are only three really viable Flareon raid counters: Kyogre, Smack Down Tyranitar and Rampardos.
|Weaknesses: Ground Rock Water||Boosted By: Sunny|
As stated above, your best option is going to be Smack Down / Rock Slide Rampardos by a wide margin. Unless you are trying for unique challenges, a quick and easy win will go to the Head Butt Pokémon. After that your only real option is Smack Down Tyranitar or Kyogre, as then you have to seriously consider the weather for other counters to even be viable.
Flareon Moves and Stats
Flareon has the following stats outside of the raid:
- Max CP: 3029
- Attack: 246
- Defense: 204
- Stamina: 130
As well, Flareon has access to the following moves:
- Ember Fire (Fast)
- Fire Spin Fire (fast)
- Flamethrower Fire (Charged) 2-Bar
- Fire Blast Fire (Charged) 1-Bar
- Overheat Fire (Charged) 1-Bar
|Weather||Pro Attacker||Pro Flareon|
|[Sunny]||Boosts Super Effective Ground attacks||Boosts all of its available moves, Fast or Charged|
|[Partly]||Boosts Super Effective Rock attacks||–|
|[Rainy]||Boosts Super Effective Water attacks||–|
Partly Cloudy and Rainy will be the biggest benefits, as you can hit a Flareon without it gaining any advantages. However, Sunny is not to be discounted either, as it does make Groudon the top counter to Flareon, as well as allowing the likes of Rhydon to become a solo time to win contender.
Rainy provides the biggest clear bonus, as the bonus will allow several counters, like Blastoise, Vaporeon, Swampert, and Feraligatr to get into the proper solo timing. Even the likes of Kingdra, Kingler, Golduck and Crawdaunt can get under 180 seconds in time to win with the Rainy boost.
While the above counters are the only ones that should be considered, due to how difficult it gets with low man raids, here are some other alternatives to consider:
- Kingdra with Water Gun / Hydro Pump
- Blastoise with Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
- Milotic with Waterfall / Surf
- Salamence with Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
- Floatzel with Waterfall / Hydro Pump