Venomoth Raid Guide

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Venomoth is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon GO with a raid boss CP of 14631. It cannot be shiny.

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 to bring a fellow 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:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 59.84s 1.13
2. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 63.87s 0.50
3. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 58.48s 1.75
4. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 67.25s 1.50
5. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 72.99s 1.13
6. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 72.72s 1.25
7. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 75.65s 1.13
8. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 75.30s 1.50
9. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 76.19s 1.63
10. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 83.71s 2.25
11. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Fusion Flare Fire 90.14s 1.25
12. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Psychic Psychic 88.83s 1.63
13. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 87.84s 2.17
14. Slowbro (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 90.76s 1.63
15. Salamence (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Outrage Dragon 99.67s 1.13
16. Lunala Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 101.79s 1.25
17. Espeon Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 101.33s 2.00
18. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 103.83s 1.00
19. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Sky Attack Flying 102.07s 1.38
20. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 100.77s 1.33
21. Articuno (Galarian) Confusion Psychic Brave Bird Flying 101.83s 1.57
22. Victini Confusion Psychic V-create Fire 107.97s 1.00
23. Hoopa (Confined) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 102.99s 1.50
24. Alakazam Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 99.67s 2.00
25. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 99.40s 2.75
26. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Brave Bird Flying 107.75s 0.00
27. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 104.02s 1.67
28. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 104.77s 2.00
29. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 98.70s 2.17
30. Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 107.95s 0.00
31. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 102.95s 1.50
32. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 110.08s 0.00
33. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 97.90s 2.67

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!

Author & tags

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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