Metagross is a Tier 4 raid boss in Pokemon GO, with 36720 CP. Best Metagross counters are strong Fire, Ghost and Ground Pokemon like Moltres, Gengar, Entei, Charizard, Groudon and Flareon. Metagross duo raids should be possible with a properly picked team.

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. You need a minimum players of three players to safely defeat a Metagross Raid Boss without weather boost, and possibly two players with weather boost and best friends. Metagross raid boss can’t have Meteor Mash as a Charge move.


Metagross raid counters

Metagross Raid Counters
MetagrossMetagross
WEAKNESS Fire Dark Ground Ghost BOOSTED BY Snow Windy
Supreme Metagross Raid Counters
MoltresMoltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Moltres is the fastest, and in our opinion, the best Metagross raid counter as it takes reduced damage from all non-Psychic moves. Combine that with high damage output and you’ve got a Metagross counter that is perfect for duo attempts.
GengarGengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Gengar is an excellent glass cannon choice against Metagross. Gengar is the fastest Metagross raid counter on this list, but it dies 30% faster than Moltres. We’re placing it this high mostly due to its super high DPS.
EnteiEntei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Entei is a slighlty slower and a slightly bulkier version of Moltres in this fight. They can effectively be swapped in any team.
Excellent Metagross Raid Counters
CharizardCharizard Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
FlareonFlareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
TyphlosionTyphlosion Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire
TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
HoundoomHoundoom Fire Fang Fire Foul Play Dark
HeatranHeatran Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire

Arguably the best raid counters for Metagross are strong Fire types, but even among them Moltres stands apart. Moltres is fast, doesn’t die a lot and it happens to be one of the best overall Metagross raid counters.

For duo attempts we suggest a team of maxed out (or pretty high) Moltres and possibly a team of Gengars. We can’t verify which of those will perform better in realistic conditions, but they are on both successful in sims.

Raw simulator output

The following output was generated by our Simulator. Includes unreleased Pokemon.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Deoxys Zen Headbutt Dark Pulse 437.4s 55
2. Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse 401.3s 15
3. Moltres Fire Spin Overheat 407.9s 20
4. Gengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 350.3s 31
5. Entei Fire Fang Overheat 411.8s 17
6. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Blast 436.0s 14
7. Flareon Fire Spin Overheat 460.3s 34
8. Charizard Fire Spin Blast Burn 458.7s 31
9. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 450.1s 18
10. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 450.9s 20
11. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 465.8s 20
12. Blaziken Fire Spin Overheat 460.1s 33
13. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Punch 470.7s 34
14. Houndoom Fire Fang Foul Play 469.0s 18
15. Weavile Feint Attack Foul Play 441.7s 22
16. Typhlosion Ember Blast Burn 489.7s 34
17. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 456.5s 23
18. Arcanine Fire Fang Flamethrower 471.3s 26
19. Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 430.6s 34
20. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 458.4s 16

Metagross move sets

Metagross raid boss has access to the following moves:

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