Pokémon Day Raid Week Guide: Attack of the Clones

Pokémon Day Event 2020

Hello Trainers! Clone Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go! Starting on February 25th at 1 pm PST and ending March 2nd at 1 pm PST clone Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise will be available in 4-star raids and will know their Community Day moves when the are caught! During this time, Armored Mewtwo will be returning to 5-star raids and can know Psystrike when it’s caught.

This guide will give you a quick but handy one-stop-shop for all your raiding needs.

Features

  • Encounter Clone Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise in four-star raids.
  • When caught Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise will know their respective Community Day moves!
  • Clone Venusaur will know Frenzy Plant
  • Charizard will know Blast Burn
  • Blastoise will know Hydro Pump

Tips

  • Prepare your strategy in advance. You’ll have all weekend to get out there and get these Clone Pokémon, but it’s a good idea to plan ahead with your community to ensure you get some of each!
  • Prepare your teams! Make sure your counters are powered up and fully healed. Nothing’s worse than getting to a raid to find your team is all fainted.

The Kanto Pokémon

Pokemon GO Armored Mewtwo
Clone Venusaur Clone Charizard Clone Blastoise Armored Mewtwo
Max CP 2720 Max CP 2889 Max CP 2446 Max CP 3187
Atk 198 Def 189 Sta 190 Atk 223 Def 173 Sta 186 Atk 171 Def 207 Sta 188 Atk 182 Def 278 Sta 214

Counters

Venusaur

Venusaur raid guide can be found here.

CP’s to Watch out for:
1554 – No Boost

1943 – Boosted

Weak to:

Fire Flying Ice Psychic

Boosted By:

Sunny Cloudy

Venusaur can be trioed with three trainers with full teams of maxed out Psycho Cut Psystrike Mewtwo, the right weather and best friend bonus. Saving that, having 4 to 6 trainers should put you in a good position.

Mewtwo is the best option here, either Psystrike or Psychic. The next four or five options are so close to each other that you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut

Psychic

Psystrike

Psychic

The king of Pokemon Go damage shines here. Psystrike is your best option here, but as it’s a legacy move a Mewtwo with Psychic is also an excellent option. Everything else is quite a bit behind either option
Pokemon GO DarmanitanDarmanitan Fire Fang

Fire

Overheat

Fire

Darmanitan is a great option, kinda glassy but it will deal solid super-effective damage.
Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Fire Spin

Fire

Overheat

Fire

Chandalure with Fire moves is another great option to burn down Venusaur’s health. Be weary as it’s a bit of a glass cannon.
Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres Fire Spin

Fire

Sky Attack

Flying

Moltres makes its return as a usefull raid attacker, the combination of Fire Spin and Sky attack give it the second-best time to win. Sky Attack is a legacy move, and without it Moltres drops down the list.
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Fire Spin

Fire

Blast Burn

Fire

Blaziken with Fire Spin and the Legacy move Blast Burn is another solid option. Without Blast Burn it drops down the list a bit, so be mindful of that.
Pokemon GO LatiosLatios Zen Headbutt

Psychic

Psychic

Psychic

Latios with Zen Headbutt and Psychic is a great option, dealing super-effective psychic damage.
Pokemon GO EspeonEspeon Confusion

Psychic

Psychic

Psychic

Espeon with Confusion and Psychic works well, but is very very squishy.
Other Good Options
Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross

Zen Headbutt / Psychic

Pokemon GO RayquazaRayquaza

Air Slash / Aerial Ace

Pokemon GO HeatranHeatran

Fire Spin / Fire Blast

Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard

Fire Spin / Blast Burn

Pokemon GO AlakazamAlakazam

Confusion / Psychic

Pokemon GO FlareonFlareon

Fire Spin / Overheat

Charizard

Charizard Raid Guide can be found here.

CP’s to Watch out for:
1651 – No Boost

2064 – Boosted

Weak to:

Rock x2 Water Electric

Boosted by: 

Sunny Windy

Charizard can be duoed with two trainers with full teams of maxed out Rampardos. Saving that, having 3 to 5 trainers should put you in a good position.

Charizard is double weak to Rock, so take advantage of that.

Pokemon GO RampardosRampardos Smack Down

Rock

Rock Slide

Rock

As the best Rock type in the game currently, Rampardos takes top spot dealing high levels of damage.
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Smack Down

Rock

Rock Wrecker

Rock

Fresh off Rhyperior Community day, Rhyperior equipped with Rock Wrecker is a solid option. Flex that shiny if you’ve got one!
Pokemon GO TerrakionTerrakion Smack Down

Rock

Rock Slide

Rock

Terrakion is another good option, got a good one? Bring them along!
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down

Rock

Stone Edge

Rock

Smack Down Tyranitar is a beast here, strong and tanky. Don’t have Smack Down as a quick move? Maybe skip using it for the options below.
Pokemon GO GigalithGigalith Smack Down

Rock

Rock Slide

Rock

Gigalith is a decent option when it comes to rock types.
Other Good Options
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou

Thunder Shock / Wild Charge

Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos

Thunder Shock / Ancient Power

Pokemon GO MelmetalMelmetal

Thunder Shock / Rock Slide

Pokemon GO AerodactylAerodactyl

Rock Throw / Rock Slide

Pokemon GO Golem (Alola)Golem (Alola)

Rock Throw / Stone Edge

Pokemon GO GolemGolem

Rock Throw / Stone Edge

Blastoise

Blastoise Raid Guide can be found here.

CP’s to Watch out for:
1409 – No Boost

1761 – Boosted

Weak to:

Electric Grass

Boosted By:

Rainy

Blastoise can be easily trioed with three trainers with the right counters. Saving that, having 4 to 6 trainers should put you in a good position.
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock

Electric

Wild Charge

Electric

As the best Electric type in the game currently, ol’ Thunder Cat is your best option. The biggest and tankiest of the Electric types.
Pokemon GO ElectivireElectivire Thunder Shock

Electric

Wild Charge

Electric

Electavire will deal out more damage than Raikou, but it’s slightly squishier so it’ll faint quicker.
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock

Electric

Thunderbolt

Electric

Zapdos is back! Thunder Shock is a legacy move, and Charge Beam is a good bit less effective and causes Zapdos to drop a couple of places on this list.
Pokemon GO MagnezoneMagnezone Spark

Electric

Wild Charge

Electric

Magnemite was boosted during the last event, so if you’ve got a good one now’s a good time to evolve it and use it.
Pokemon GO LuxrayLuxray Spark

Electric

Wild Charge

Electric

Now you can use that high IV-Luxray you inevitably got shiny hunting that Shinx.
Other Good Options
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo

Psycho Cut / Thunderbolt

Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur

Vine Whip / Frenzy Plant

Pokemon GO RoseradeRoserade

Razor Leaf / Grass Knot

Pokemon GO LeafeonLeafeon

Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade

Pokemon GO Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola)

Bullet Seed / Solar Beam

Pokemon GO TorterraTorterra

Razor Leaf / Frenzy Plant

Armored Mewtwo

Pokemon GO Armored Mewtwo
CP’s to Watch out for:
1821 – No Boost

2276 – Boosted

Weak to:

Bug Dark Ghost

Boosted By:

Windy

Armored Mewtwo can be taken down with four trainers with the right counters. Saving that, having 6 to 8 trainers should put you in a good position.
Pokemon GO DarkraiDarkrai Snarl

Dark

Dark Pulse

Dark

If your Darkrai isn’t in your suggested, chances are it has Focus blast. Tread lightly.
Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw

Ghost

Shadow Ball

Ghost

Bring along regardless of the move-set. Solid option
Pokemon GO HydreigonHydreigon Bite

Dark

Dark Pulse

Dark

Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Hex

Ghost

Shadow Ball

Ghost

Pokemon GO GengarGengar Lick / Shadow Claw

Ghost

Shadow Ball

Ghost

Other Good Options
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo

Psycho Cut / Shadowball

Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar

Bite / Crunch

Pokemon GO Deoxys (attack)Deoxys (attack)

Poison Jab / Dark Pulse

Pokemon GO WeavileWeavile

Snarl / Foul Play

Pokemon GO HonchkrowHonchkrow

Snarl / Dark Pulse

Pokemon GO BanetteBanette

Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball

We hope this was helpful, which of the Clone Pokémon are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments. Good luck hunting Trainers, and as always stay safe out there!

I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.