Helioptile Raid Guide

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Helioptile is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 489 – 533 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 612 – 666 CP at Level 25 with Rainy or Partly Cloudy weather boost

Helioptile is a generation 6 Pokémon, and a fairly rare spawn. If you are in need of Helioptile candy (regular or XL) this is a chance to get some. Helioptile has an interesting typing combination of Electric and Normal and its evolved form Heliolisk has access to an interesting move pool. As of now, this Pokémon is not super useful in PvP or a particularly powerful electric type but could be a fun wild card in the Great and Ultra Leagues.

Helioptile is fairly easy to take down as a tier 1 raid boss and should be soloable for all trainers, but lower-level trainers may need to bring the appropriate counters listed below.

Helioptile Raid Counters

Helioptile’s best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Blaze Kick Fire 6.70s 0.00
2. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Psychic Psychic 6.90s 0.00
3. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 7.02s 0.00
4. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Psychic Psychic 7.50s 0.00
5. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Leaf Blade Grass 8.08s 0.00
6. Keldeo Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 8.14s 0.00
7. Keldeo (Ordinary) Low Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 8.12s 0.00
8. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 8.22s 0.00
9. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 8.40s 0.00
10. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.68s 0.00
11. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 8.77s 0.00
12. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Drill Run Ground 8.93s 0.00
13. Pheromosa Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 9.04s 0.00
14. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 9.08s 0.00
15. Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 9.09s 0.00
16. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 9.09s 0.00
17. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 9.16s 0.00
18. Machamp Karate Chop Fighting Close Combat Fighting 9.34s 0.00
19. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Drill Run Ground 9.79s 0.00
20. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Crunch Dark 9.91s 0.00
21. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 9.90s 0.00
22. Pangoro Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 10.20s 0.00
23. Buzzwole Counter Fighting Superpower Fighting 10.31s 0.00
24. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water 10.31s 0.00
25. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 10.40s 0.00
26. Gallade Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 10.41s 0.00
27. Hitmonlee Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 10.35s 0.00
28. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 10.45s 0.00
29. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground Bulldoze Ground 10.49s 0.00
30. Cobalion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 10.51s 0.00
31. Regigigas Hidden Power Normal Giga Impact Normal 10.57s 0.00
32. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Focus Blast Fighting 10.55s 0.00
33. Alakazam Psycho Cut Psychic Focus Blast Fighting 10.55s 0.00
34. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Aqua Tail Water 10.58s 0.00
35. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 10.62s  

Disclaimer: 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 guide. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Stats and Max CP

Helioptile ElectricNormal
Max CP at Level 40 933 | Max CP at Level 50 1054
ATK 155 DEF 78 STA 127
Weak to Strong Against
Ground Fighting Water Flying Ghost Steel


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Quick Attack Normal
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Parabolic Charge Electric
  • Bulldoze Ground

Weather Influence

Weather should not provide any issues as this is a tier 1 raid and there is not a strong need for you to power up this Pokémon to LVL 50 to seek out boosted weather. If you want more XL candy then I would recommend using Mega Lopunny to take it down, as Helioptile’s normal typing will grant you extra candy from having a mega normal type active.

Final Notes

  • Use your best Ground types when in doubt, especially in Sunny weather.
  • This raid boss can be taken down solo.
  • Use Mega Lopunny for bonus candy while catching.
  • Helioptile cannot be shiny at this time.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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I am an environmental scientist from Sacramento, CA. I was given my first Charmander Pokemon card by a friend in the 4th grade in 1999 and was hooked ever since. I was ranked Ace trainer in season 1 of Silph League's world rankings for PvP.

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