Kartana Raid Guide (Ultra Beast)



Kartana is an Grass and Steel type Ultra Beast Raid Boss. Optimal Kartana counters include powerful Fighting and Fire types, with an emphasis on the Fire-types, as it is 2x weak to Fire.

Kartana can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2010 –2101 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 2512 – 2626 CP at level 25 with Sunny or Snow weather boost

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 3-5 trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams. This guide will tell you how to beat this origami inspired beast, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Kartana Counters

List of counters for the Kartana Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, including best Pokémon to defeat it, highest DPS attackers, and moves to use. Learn which Pokémon are the best choice to beat this raid boss.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 332.62s 8.25
2. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 345.12s 14.75
3. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 348.27s 14.63
4. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 373.30s 10.13
5. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 363.63s 16.13
6. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 392.59s 7.75
7. Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 382.39s 10.50
8. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 371.44s 16.38
9. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 397.07s 12.13
10. Emboar Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 383.94s 15.88
11. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 397.93s 15.75
12. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Sacred Fire Fire 419.20s 8.50
13. Typhlosion Incinerate Fire Blast Burn Fire 403.83s 15.00
14. Arcanine (Hisuian) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 412.36s 14.38
15. Infernape Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 403.07s 17.38
16. Pyroar (Female) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 415.82s 16.63
17. Pyroar Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 416.57s 16.38
18. Victini Quick Attack Normal V-create Fire 425.83s 13.25
19. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 422.98s 15.75
20. Arcanine Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 426.00s 14.88
21. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 436.29s 12.88
22. Houndoom Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 434.66s 18.88
23. Delphox Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 436.90s 18.13
24. Solgaleo Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 462.88s 12.25
25. Incineroar Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 455.79s 14.50
26. Salazzle Incinerate Fire Fire Blast Fire 475.53s 18.33
27. Heatmor Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 484.03s 21.17
28. Simisear Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 479.87s 21.75
29. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 494.21s 18.00
30. Rapidash Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 481.88s 16.00

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.

Best Mega Pokémon vs Kartana

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 218.15s 5.50
2. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 251.81s 6.75
3. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 267.05s 8.75

Kartana Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Leaf Blade Grass
  • X Scissor Bug
  • Night Slash Dark
  • Aerial Ace Flying

Kartana Stats

Kartana GrassSteel
Max CP at lvl 40 4677/lvl 50 4156
ATK 323 DEF 182 HP 139
Weak to Resistances
Fighting Firex2 Dragon Water Electric Fairy Normal Poison Psychic Rock Steel

Parting words

With no Steel moves to speak of, Kartana won’t have any use as a Steel type unfortunately, but as a Grass type attacker for raids? That attack stat is going to do some major damage! Well worth adding to your team, beating out even the likes of Shadow Venusaur! Full analysis for PvP here.

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