Stantler

Stantler is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Pokémon Go Holidays Event: Part 1, running from December 16 – December 23, 2021. This raid boss can be shiny! During the event it will also be wearing a special holiday costume.

It can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1170 – 1236 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1463 – 1546 CP at Level 25 with Partly Cloudy weather boost

Being a pure Normal type, it is only weak to the Fighting type.

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Stantler Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Stantler are the following:

Stantler Counters
Supreme Counters
Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting
Great Counters
Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Sacred Sword Fighting
Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Heracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting
Sawk Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Sirfetch'd Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting
Toxicroak Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Alakazam Counter* Fighting Focus Blast Fighting

*denotes a legacy move

Stats and Max CP

Stantler Normal
Max CP at Level 40 2164 | Max CP at Level 50 2447
ATK 191 DEF 131 HP 177
Weak to Strong Against
Fighting

Raid Boss Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Tackle Normal
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Stomp Normal
  • Megahorn Bug
  • Wild Charge Electric

Tackle has STAB but is more of a tickle.

Zen Headbutt deals super-effective damage to your Fighting types but the lack of STAB and Stantler’s low ATK makes it less concerning.

Don’t worry about Stomp. The Fighting types resist it and it doesn’t do too much damage in the first place.

Megahorn is a 1-bar charged move but hits quite hard. Wild Charge is 2-bar and hits hard again. It is advisable o dodge these to make quick work of this buck.

Conclusion

Stantler doesn’t much much meta usage, but that shiny is gorgeous! Trainers with decent Fighting type powered up counters shouldn’t struggle too badly here, but lower level trainers with more budget options might want to pair up to ensure success.

All the best, trainers!

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