Jolteon is a pure Electric type eeveelution, with the only super effective counters being Ground types. Jolteon counters are strong Ground-types like Groudon, Garchomp, and Rhyperior, with other generalists performing equally well. Jolteon has a Raid Boss CP of 20800. It is one of the hardest Tier III Raid bosses to date, along with the likes of Claydol and Ninetails, so tread lightly and put your best foot forward!

Jolteon can be caught in the following CP-range:

  • 1574 – 1650 (100% IV, level 20, no weather boost)
  • 1967 – 2063 (100% IV, level 25, boosted by Rainy weather)

This page details Jolteon counters, raid counters, Jolteon solo strategy. With the coming of Lugia, it seems more bosses have come to occupy the raiding scene, namely the return of Jolteon. Jolteon was the hardest Tier 3 Raid boss when raids originally came out and was thought impossible to solo. However, trainers now have access to the powerful king of Ground-types, Groudon. In clear weather Groudon can mop the floor with Jolteon, but how about in every other instance? Let’s find out!

Jolteon Raid Counters

As Jolteon is only weak to Ground type Pokemon clearly the best counters for it are Groudon and Garchomp. You should try to avoid attacking with Electric, Flying and Steel type attacks as they will be not very effective. Also, avoid Water and Flying type Pokemon because Jolteon attacks will be super-effective against them. Dragon type Pokemon are also a great choice because they take reduced damage from Jolteon attacks.

Jolteon weaknesses and weather boost
Pokemon GO JolteonJolteon
Weakness Ground Boosted by Rainy
Supreme Jolteon Counters
Pokemon GO GarchompGarchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO MamoswineMamoswine Mud Slap Ground Bulldoze Ground
Good Jolteon counters
Pokemon GO GolemGolem
  • *Mud Shot Ground
  • Mud Slap Ground
Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO NidokingNidoking *Fury Cutter Bug Earth Power Ground
Pokemon GO FlygonFlygon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO HippowdonHippowdon Bite Dark Earth Power Ground
Pokemon GO DialgaDialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Pokemon GO DonphanDonphan Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO RayquazaRayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence Dragon Tail Dragon *Outrage Dragon
Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO PalkiaPalkia Dragon Breath Dragon Hydro Pump Water

*italics indicate legacy moves

Jolteon Movesets

Jolteon has access to the following moves:

  • Volt Switch (Electric, fast)
  • Thunder Shock (Electric, fast)
  • Thunder (Electric, charged 1 bar)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric, charged 2 bar)
  • Discharge (Electric, charged 3 bars)

Jolteon has access to only Electric type moves that deal not very effective damage to Dragon, Grass, Electric and Ground type Pokemon.

Weather Influence

Jolteon is boosted by Rainy weather so you should try to avoid it unless you want to catch boosted Jolteon at level 25.

It can be possible to solo Jolteon, both with and without weather boost, however, it requires near max level high IV Pokémon to tackle it without any sort of weather boost.

Sunny is the best weather for a Jolteon solo, as it boosts the kings, Groudon and Garchomp, to where even level 25 Groudon or Garchomp can manage a solo win.

During Cloudy weather it is recommended to use (apart from Groudon) Fighting type Pokemon like Breloom and Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch.

Fog weather will boost the power of your Dark and Ghost type moves so you should use Mewtwo, Gengar, and Giratina with Shadow Ball.