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 has not been around that long, and is a featured tier 1 raid boss for the Water Festival 2022 Event! 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:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1 Lopunny (Mega) Pound Normal Focus Blast Fighting 51.59s 0.67
2 Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 57.70s 0.67
3 Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 62.30s 0.33
4 Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 65.58s 0
5 Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 65.09s 0.33
6 Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 66.34s 0.33
7 Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 66.84s 0.17
8 Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 58.58s 1.67
9 Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 63.15s 1
10 Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 67.57s 0.33
11 Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 64.20s 1
12 Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Drill Run Ground 63.75s 1.17
13 Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 65.55s 1
14 Gengar (Mega) Sucker Punch Dark Focus Blast Fighting 64.77s 1.17
15 Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 65.80s 1

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.

For other budget options reach for Golem, Donphan, Rhydon, Toxicroak, Mamoswine and Hariyama.

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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