Torchic Raid Guide

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Torchic is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO as part of the Festival of Colors Event, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 578 – 624 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 722 – 781 CP at Level 25 with Sunny weather boost

It is a Fire type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Water, Rock and Ground type moves. And yes, it can be shiny.

Torchic Raid Counters

Torchic’s best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 48.00s 0.00
2. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 48.73s 0.00
3. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 48.37s 0.33
4. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker Rock 68.11s 0.00
5. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 60.63s 1.00
6. Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 67.43s 0.33
7. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 71.83s 0.00
8. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 64.34s 1.00
9. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 71.55s 0.33
10. Swampert Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 73.32s 0.33
11. Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Water Pulse Water 76.29s 0.00
12. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 68.77s 1.00
13. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 74.33s 0.67
14. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 72.22s 1.00
15. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 73.06s 1.00
16. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 77.62s 0.50
17. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 71.28s 1.20
18. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 73.69s 1.00
19. Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 75.47s 0.83
20. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water 79.88s 0.33
21. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Power Gem Rock 77.43s 0.67
22. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 72.80s 1.17
23. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 76.27s 0.83
24. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Stone Edge Rock 80.88s 0.33
25. Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 75.84s 1.00
26. Golem Rock Throw Rock Earthquake Ground 84.49s 0.00
27. Pidgeot (Mega) Air Slash Flying Brave Bird Flying 73.76s 1.33
28. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 76.41s 1.00
29. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 79.80s 0.60
30. Crawdaunt Waterfall Water Crabhammer Water 75.69s 1.17
31. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 85.38s 0.00
32. Kabutops Waterfall Water Stone Edge Rock 86.24s 0.00
33. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 77.96s 1.00
34. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 81.28s 0.67
35. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 87.05s 0.00

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Torchic has plenty of counters, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Vaporeon
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible, your raid mates will thank you for that.

Stats and Max CP

Torchic Fire
Max CP at Level 40 1093 | Max CP at Level 50 1236
ATK 130 DEF 87 STA 128
Weak to Strong Against
Water Rock Ground Bug Grass Steel Ice


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Ember Fire
  • Scratch Normal
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Rock Tomb Rock
  • Flame Charge Fire

Torchic’s final evolution, Blaziken, is a powerful fire type attacker thanks to its Community Day move Blast Burn. It’s not as powerful as it used to be due to the introduction of new shadows and megas, but it’s still a great budget attacker to use.

In PvP, Blaziken is actually a good spice pick to use in Ultra League Premier Classic. In Season 10, Blaziken worked pretty well in plenty of teams as a Walrein-Trevenant corebreaker. You could consider teaching it Brave Bird to add some extra spice.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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