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)

Flareon Counters

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.

Flareon Raid Counters
Weaknesses: Ground Rock Water Boosted By: Sunny
Supreme Flareon raid counters
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock
Being a new Pokemon in the game, you’ll quickly want to get some excellent Rampardos. It’s really powerful, but kind of glassy. Be prepared to deal a lot of damage quickly with this guy. Definitely something to put first in your team.
  • Waterfall Water
  • Hydro Pump Water
Flareon actually used to be a extreme challenge as a Tier 3 solo in the early days of raiding. Nowadays, a few Kyogre around level 25 can get really close to taking care of buisness, not to mention how much better it gets as they level up.
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
While not as quick as Kyogre, the dual Rock Tyranitar will make short work of the Eeveelution while only suffering one additional faint versus a Kyogre.
Excellent Flareon raid counters
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Waterfall Water
  • Hydro Cannon Water
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Waterfall Water
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Water Gun Water
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Waterfall Water
  • Stone Edge Rock
Golem (Alola)
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Water Gun Water
  • Surf Water

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 Effects

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.

Additional Counters

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