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
|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 Ghost Steel|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
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.
- 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!