Hitmontop is a pure Fighting type raid boss. Optimal raid counters will include powerful Psychic and Fairy types, with quite a mixed range of different counters available to help you defeat it.
Hitmontop is a level 3 raid, depending on your levels and counters, high level trainers may be able to solo Hitmontop, but lower level trainers may want to team together in groups of 2-5 depending on counters.
This guide will tell you how to beat this raid boss, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.
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.
Let’s check out the top raid counters for Hitmontop:
|The supreme Hitmontop Raid Counters|
|Mewtwo||Confusion Psychic||Psytrike Psychic|
|Gengar (Mega)||Lick Ghost||Psychic Psychic|
|Great Hitmontop raid counters|
|Latios||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic|
|Pidgeot (Mega)||Gust||Brave Bird|
|Metagross||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic|
|Moltres||Wing Attack||Sky Attack|
|Espeon||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic|
|Alakazam||Psycho Cut Psychic||Psychic Psychic|
|Charizard (Mega Y)||Wing Attack||Blast Burn Fire|
|Azelf||Confusion Psychic||Future Sight Psychic|
|Gallade||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic|
|Exeggutor||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic|
|Rayquaza||Air Slash [air]||Aerial Ace|
For more budget counters you can check out the whole counters list here, but Gardevoir, Celebi, Jirachi and Ho-oh all make an appearance, so keep them in mind.
|Regular Sprite||Shiny Sprite|
At the time of writing (July 2021), shiny Hitmontop is not available in game.
|Max CP at lvl 40 2438|
|ATK 173||DEF 207||HP 137|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Psychic Fairy||Normal Ice Dark Rock Steel|
Caught CP range – 1166 -1232
Hitmontop Moveset Analysis
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
For optimal DPS Counter and Close Combat are going to be the best option, and give you access to STAB.
Hitmontop should be a decent solo for a single high level trainer thanks to an array of hard hitting Psychic, Fairy and types, but may be trickier for those without maxed out counters.