Miltank Raid Counters Guide

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Miltank is a Generation 2 Pokémon that is making an appearance in raids as a Tier 3 Boss during the Valentine’s Day Event 2019. Miltank is a normal type, meaning it is weak to just fighting types, while only resisting ghost types. It is boosted by partly cloudy weather, has a Raid Boss CP of 14883, and leads to its capture CPs being in the following ranges:

  • 1276 –1345 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
  • 1595 –1682 CP for a Partly Cloudy weather boosted encounter (Level 25)

Miltank has a stat composition of 157 Attack, 193 Defense, and 216 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 2354.

Unlike its over-hyped friend Chansey, Miltank is actually a bit of a force to be reckoned with. It can still be soloed by trainers utilizing high level fighting type counters. However, it is nowhere as easy as Porygon and Chansey. Movesets, your choice of Pokémon, and their levels (hopefully all at or above level 30), can determine a successful solo or not. Be sure to take all of this into consideration.


Miltank Raid Counters

Miltank Raid Counters
Pokemon GO MiltankMiltank
WEAKNESS Fighting BOOSTED BY Partly Cloudy
Supreme Miltank Raid Counters
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
You all know it, if something needs to get decked, you turn to this 4-armed champion. Decent bulk, high attack, and fantastic moves make this the go-to for any raid where fighting types are needed.
Pokemon GO BreloomBreloom
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Breloom will be your fastest time to win, but it will faint a bit more often than Machamp would, so use it with caution.
Excellent Miltank Raid Counters
Pokemon GO HariyamaHariyama
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Fat Machamp is slower than other counters on the list, but as the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race! It is the tank of the group, and the potion conserving Pokémon to use.
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken
  • Counter Fighting
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Pokemon GO LucarioLucario
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Lucario has a decent movepool, high attack, and is one of the few counters that outright resists, or does not take Super Effective damage, from any of Miltank’s moves. Plus it looks cool, so why not use it?
Pokemon GO HeracrossHeracross
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Good Miltank Raid Counters
Time to win rises considerably from here, and these Pokémon are best kept to B-teams or used when a large group is active.
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Pokemon GO ToxicroakToxicroak
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO GalladeGallade
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Pokemon GO PrimeapePrimeape
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Cross Chop Fighting
Pokemon GO AlakazamAlakazam
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Pokemon GO InfernapeInfernape
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Pokemon GO UrsaringUrsaring
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Pokemon GO HitmonleeHitmonlee
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting

*Italics indicates Legacy.

Miltank Moveset

Miltank has access to the following moves:

  • Zen Headbutt Psychic and Tackle Normal
  • Stomp Normal, Body Slam Normal, Gyro Ball Steel, Ice Beam Ice, and Thunderbolt Electric.

None of these particularly change the counters, they merely determine how annoying of a boss it is. Its normal type STAB moves in Tackle, Stomp, and Body Slam are actually the least of your worries. The worst offenders to your team being the likes of any set with Zen Headbutt as a fast move, and sets with Ice Beam that shred any Breloom leads.

Weather Effects

Partly Cloudy weather will allow for a boosted raid, although it will make it a bit harder to tackle if Miltank is packing normal moves. Otherwise, your best option will be to take Miltank will be in cloudy weather where the fighting types will go crazy with no repercussions. Since Miltank was given a wide and diverse movepool, nearly any weather can boost something, so pay attention to the skies trainers!

Weather Pro Con
Sunny
Windy Boosts Miltank’s Zen Headbutt Psychic moves
Partly Cloudy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Miltank’s Tackle, Stomp, and Body Slam Normal moves
Cloudy Boosts Fighting types
Snow Boosts Miltank’s Gyro Ball Steel and Ice Beam Ice move
Rainy Boosts Miltank’s Thunderbolt Electric move
Fog