Venomoth Raid Guide

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Venomoth is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Bug Out! Event August 2022, which has the following schedule:

Event Date and time
Bug Out! Event Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00 local time to Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 20:00 local time.


Venomoth can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1125 – 1190 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1407 – 1487 CP at Level 25 with Rainy or Cloudy weather boost

Being a Bug and Poison type, it is weak to the Fire, Flying, Psychic and Rock types. 

High-level trainers can easily solo Venomoth, while trainers of a lower level might need 2-3 trainers to take down Venomoth.

Venomoth 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 Venomoth are the following:

Venomoth Counters
Supreme Counters
Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack* Flying Brave Bird Flying
Great Counters
Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Luster Purge* Psychic
Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike* Psychic
Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire
Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Mist Ball* Psychic
Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire

*denotes a legacy move

Some other counter options are Charizard, Alakazam, Ho-Oh, Rampardos, and Gallade.

Stats and Max CP

Venomoth BugPoison
Max CP at Level 40 2082 | Max CP at Level 50 2354
ATK 179 DEF 143 HP 171
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Flying Psychic Rock Dark Grass Psychic Fairy

Venomoth Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bug Bite Bug
  • Infestation Bug
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Bug Buzz Bug
  • Silver Wind Bug
  • Poison Fang Poison
  • Psychic Psychic

All the best, trainers!

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