Glaceon Raid Counters Guide

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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:

Glaceon Counters
Supreme Counters
Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Great Counters
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

Glaceon Ice
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 Flying Grass Ground

Raid Boss Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Frost Breath Ice
  • Ice Shard Ice
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Avalanche Ice
  • Icy Wind Ice
  • Last Resort* Normal
  • Water Pulse* Water

*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!

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