Moltres Raid Guide

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Moltres is a Fire type Legendary raid boss with a boss CP of 45609. Best Pokémon to counter Moltres are strong Rock type attackers that take reduced damage from its attacks.

Moltres can be caught in the following CP ranges:

  • 1896 – 1980 (Level 20, Max IV)
  • 2370 – 2475 (Level 25, Max IV during Sunny or Windy weather)

Similar to Articuno (raid boss guide here), Moltres is also double weak to Rock-type attacks. We recommend a minimum of 4 players for a Moltres raid. Shiny Moltres is available in Pokémon GO.

Moltres Raid Counters

Below are the best Moltres counters in Pokémon GO. Updated for Pokémon GO Fest 2021:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 339.83s 15.13
2. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Wrecker 381.45s 9.13
3. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 387.34s 11.50
4. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 416.63s 10.88
5. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Slide 442.89s 13.38
6. Landorus (Therian) Rock Throw Rock Slide 449.18s 19.00
7. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Slide 447.82s 18.88
8. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Slide 447.67s 19.25
9. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Slide 479.11s 12.25
10. Golem Rock Throw Stone Edge 477.73s 13.63
11. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Stone Edge 478.34s 14.25
12. Archeops Wing Attack Ancient Power 467.88s 20.25
13. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Hydro Cannon 503.96s 13.75
14. Regirock Rock Throw Stone Edge 549.06s 11.50
15. Aggron Smack Down Stone Edge 535.78s 17.38
16. Lunatone Rock Throw Rock Slide 538.34s 19.50
17. Solrock Rock Throw Rock Slide 538.74s 19.50
18. Zekrom Charge Beam Wild Charge 560.87s 14.88
19. Crustle Smack Down Rock Slide 534.98s 25.63
20. Carracosta Rock Throw Ancient Power 580.84s 13.88
21. Darmanitan Tackle Rock Slide 547.98s 23.13
22. Darmanitan (Standard) Tackle Rock Slide 551.43s 23.38
23. Kyogre Waterfall Surf 588.08s 15.25
24. Sudowoodo Rock Throw Rock Slide 571.58s 20.50
25. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Ancient Power 578.20s 19.88
26. Melmetal Thunder Shock Rock Slide 583.77s 23.63
27. Zapdos Thunder Shock Ancient Power 585.34s 23.25
28. Kingler Bubble Crabhammer 589.26s 23.00
29. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 601.19s 21.75
30. Kabutops Waterfall Ancient Power 618.20s 17.25
31. Swampert Water Gun Hydro Cannon 625.14s 17.50
32. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Power Gem 472.87s 13.25
33. Manectric (Mega) Charge Beam Wild Charge 554.83s 26.13
34. Clawitzer Smackdown Crabhammer 563.05s 20.88
35. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Hydro Pump 545.66s 12.63

Moltres takes 2x Super Effective damage from Rock type moves, due to its dual Fire and Flying type. It also takes Super Effective damage from Water and Electric type moves, although it is better to prioritize Rock type attackers over water and electric.

Moltres Movesets

Moltres has access to the following moves:

Fast move Charge move
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Wing Attack Flying
  • Overheat Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Heat Wave Fire
  • Ancient Power Rock

Weather influence

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Boosts Moltres’ Fire moves
Windy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost Boosts Moltres’ Wing Attack
Partly Cloudy Boosts Super Effective Rock attacks Boosts Moltres’ Ancient Power
Rainy Boosts Super Effective Water and Electric attacks

This shows that the best weather to take a Moltres is Partly Cloudy or Rainy weather.

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