Glaceon is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Pokémon Go Holidays Event: Part 1, running from December 16 – December 23, 2021. Glaceon is a very popular pick and this raid boss can be shiny! Glaceon will also be wearing a special holiday costume during this event.
It can be caught with the following CP values:
- 1706 – 1786 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 2133 – 2233 CP at Level 25 with Snow weather boost
Being a pure Ice type, its weaknesses include the Fighting, Fire, Rock and Steel types.
Glaceon Raid Counters
Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.
The best counters for Glaceon are the following:
|Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn* Fire|
|Charizard (Mega X)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn* Fire|
|Houndoom (Mega)||Fire Fang Fire||Flamethrower Fire|
|Lopunny (Mega)||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Metagross||Bullet Punch Steel||Meteor Mash Steel|
|Darmanitan||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire|
|Reshiram||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire|
|Lucario||Counter Fighting||Aura Sphere Fighting|
|Conkeldurr||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Machamp||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Chandelure||Incinerate Fire||Overheat Fire|
|Blaziken||Counter Fighting||Blast Burn Fire|
|Terrakion||Smack Down Rock||Sacred Sword Fighting|
*denotes a legacy move
For more budget options, Rhyperior, Flareon and Emboar can all be useful.
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 3126 | Max CP at Level 50 3535|
|ATK 238||DEF 205||HP 163|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Fighting Fire Rock Steel||Dragon Grass Ground|
Raid Boss Movepool
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
*Note: You need Elite Charged TMs to teach Glaceon its exclusive legacy moves: Last Resort and/or Water Pulse.
Frost Breath deals higher DPS but generates energy slower than Ice Shard.
Avalanche hits like, well, an avalanche. Ice Beam is a little behind in DPS.
Icy Wind is a 3-bar charged move that hits often, especially when paired with Ice Shard.
With common counters, melting through Glaceon shouldn’t be too much of a challenge for the high level trainer with the correct counters and movesets. Lower level trainers may wish to group together in a duo or trio to ensure a win.
All the best, trainers!