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
|WEAKNESS Fire Dark Ground Ghost||BOOSTED BY Snow Windy|
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|
|4.||Gengar||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||350.3s||31|
|6.||Heatran||Fire Spin||Fire Blast||436.0s||14|
|8.||Charizard||Fire Spin||Blast Burn||458.7s||31|
|9.||Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||450.1s||18|
|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|
|19.||Banette||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||430.6s||34|
Metagross move sets
Metagross raid boss has access to the following moves:
|Sunny||Boosts your Fire and Ground type counters||Boosts Metagross’ Earthquake|
|Windy||Level 25 Encounter||Boosts Metagross’ Psychic moves|
|Snow||Level 25 Encounter||Boosts Metagross’ Steel moves|
|Rainy||Boosts possible Water type counters||–|
|Fog||Boosts possible Ghost type counters||–|