Lunatone and Solrock are Rock/Psychic type, Tier 3 raid bosses which reside in their specific regional areas, Solrock in the Americas and Africa, and Lunatone in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Solrock and Lunatone have the same raid boss CP of 15009 and their max capture CPs are as follows:
- 1330 (100% level 20)
- 1330 (100% level 25, boosted in Windy and Partly Cloudy weather)
Quick Facts at a Glance
- This raid is not too difficult for anyone around level 30, with both Pokémon having a low base defense stat and a lot of weaknesses. You will want to use Bug, Grass, Dark, Ground, Steel, Ghost, and Water type Pokémon.
- You should have Pokémon between level 25 and 30 to counter these raid bosses.
- Difficulty: Medium
With a lot of weaknesses, these Pokémon have a lot of different viable counters, so below we will list the best ones you can use.
|Pokémon||Fast Move||Charge Move|
|Metagross||Bullet Punch Steel||Meteor Mash Steel|
|Kyogre||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water|
|Gengar||Lick Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Dialga||Metal Claw Steel||Iron Head Steel|
|Giratina (Origin)||Shadow Claw Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Sceptile||Fury Cutter Bug||Frenzy Plant Grass|
|Roserade||Razor Leaf Grass||Grass Knot Grass|
|Feraligatr||Waterfall Water||Hydro Cannon Water|
|Weavile||Feint Attack Dark||Foul Play Dark|
Lunatone and Solrock Move Sets
This is where the two raid bosses differ.
Solrock has access to the following moves:
|Rock Throw Rock||Psychic Psychic|
|Confusion Psychic||Solar Beam Grass|
|Rock Slide Rock|
When using other Psychic types like Mewtwo, Exeggutor, and Metagross, Confusion and Psychic is the easiest move set to go up against, as your Psychic counters will resists the attacks while dishing out some damage. Otherwise Rock Throw is also a fairly easy fast move to go up against, though it attacks a little faster than Confusion. When up against Solar Beam, be sure to bench your Tyranitar, Vaporeon and Groudon, because they will not be as much help.
Meanwhile Lunatone has access to:
|Rock Throw Rock||Psychic Psychic|
|Confusion Psychic||Rock Slide Rock|
Again, when using other Psychic types like Mewtwo, Exeggutor, and Metagross, Confusion and Psychic is the easiest move set to go up against. Rock Throw is still not awful to go up against, and you do not have to worry about Moonblast destroying any of your main counters, except for Tyranitar. Poor Tyranitar is a hit or miss in these raids. Otherwise Rock Slide on either of these Pokémon, though it will hit more frequently, being a 2-bar move, should not cause too much trouble.
Weather Influence in Battle
With all those weaknesses, there is a lot of beneficial weather, so let us let the table do the talking.
|Sunny||Boosts super effective Grass and Ground type moves||Boosts Solrock’s Solar Beam|
|Partly Cloudy||—||Boosts their Rock type moves|
|Cloudy||—||Boosts Lunatone’s Moonblast|
|Windy||—||Boosts their Psychic moves|
|Rainy||Boosts super effective Bug and Water type moves||—|
|Fog||Boosts super effective Dark and Ghost type moves||—|
|Snow||Boosts super effective Steel type moves||—|
These raids should be a fun addition to anyone’s Tier 3 solo résumé (unlike Shuckle, *grumble*), as well as a good dex entry for anyone unfortunate enough to not have one yet. Now is your chance!
Pay attention to the weather, because there is plenty of weather that will benefit you, and influence what types of Pokémon you use. Also pay attention to your recommended raid team, to determine what moves the raid boss may have, as that should also influence what Pokémon you use.
Make sure your Pokémon are up to par for battle! Level 25 to 30 counters are most suitable for this, anything higher is a bonus.
Good luck trainers, happy raiding!