Metagross Raid Counters Guide

Metagross Pokémon GO stats max cp moves
Metagross Pokémon GO

Metagross is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokemon GO, with 25440 CP. The best Metagross counters are strong Fire, Ghost, and Ground Pokemon.

Metagross, as of the release of Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO, should be soloable as a Tier 3 boss with optimal Level 30 counters or better.

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Metagross can have the following CPs if caught after defeating the raid boss:

  • 2078 – 2166 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 2598 – 2708 CP at level 25, with Snow or Windy weather boost

The problem with Raid Boss Metagross is that it resists a huge number of move types. Be careful when picking counters and optimize your team before going in.

 


Metagross Raid Counters

Here are the top ten Metagross counters based on stat totals (a combination of damage-per second and total-damage output):

Best Metagross Raid Counters
#1 Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
#2 Reshiram Fire Fang
Fire
Overheat
Fire
#3 Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
#4 Garchomp Dragon Tail
Dragon
Earthquake
Ground
#5 Victini Quick Attack
Normal
V Create
Fire
#6 Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
#7 Entei Fire Fang
Fire
Overheat
Fire
#8 Swampert Mud Shot
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
#9 Gengar Lick
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
#10 Chandelure Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost

A fairly diverse pool, notable additions include Victini, with its signature move V-Create making it the fourth-best Fire type in the game at the time of writing, and the addition of both forms of Mega Charizard, most of all Mega Charizard Y with an insane Attack stat of 319. Absent from this list is the previous top attacker for Metagross raids, being Moltres, in lieu of a stronger Ground type presence that is more accessible than some of the legendaries on this list.

When attempting a solo, Gengar as a glass cannon would be handy, and a healthy mix of any of the legendary Pokemon on the list should do just fine.

Metagross Move Sets

Metagross’ move pool consists of the following:

Fast Charge
  • Bullet Punch Steel
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Flash Cannon Steel
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Earthquake Psychic

Weather Influence

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Boosts your Fire and Ground type counters Boosts Metagross’ Earthquake
Windy Level 25 Encounter Boosts Metagross’ Psychic moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
Snow Level 25 Encounter Boosts Metagross’ Steel moves
Rainy Boosts possible Water type counters
Fog Boosts possible Ghost type counters

 

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