Best Moltres Raid Counters in 2022

Moltres raid

Best Moltres Raid Counters in 2022

Last month, Niantic unveiled the Pokemon Go July 2022 Roadmap. In the roadmap, Niantic unveiled the Legendary and Mega raids taking place during July. So far this month, trainers have had the opportunity to battle against Articuno and Zapdos. Now trainers will be able to battle the Legendary fire bird Moltres. The Moltres raid will be available from July 15th to July 22nd, 2022. Keep an eye out, because you might encounter a shiny Moltres if you beat the Legendary raid. Earlier today, we covered the best Mega Pidgeot raid counters in Pokemon Go, now let’s discuss the best Moltres raid counters.

Moltres Raid Stats

  • Moltres is a Fire, Flying-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to electric, water, and (2X) Rock-type moves.
  • Moltres’s Raid CP is 45609?
  • Moltres’s Base HP is 207
  • Its Attack is 251 and Defense is 181
  • The Base catch CP is between 1896 to 1980
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2370 to 2475
  • It is Weather Boosted by Sunny or Windy weather
  • Its fast moves can be Wing Attack or Fire Spin
  • Its Charged moves can be Overheat, Fire Blast, Heatwave, Ancient Power, or Sky Attack

Moltres Raid Counters

Going into the Moltres Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with a high defensive stat and type effective attacks. Overall, Moltres is the second tier of the Legendary Bird Raids to take on in Pokemon Go due to its moves. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 5 trainers; a team of 4 to 6 trainers can take it down and a team of 6 to 20 trainers can shred through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Blastoise, or Mega Ampharos will make the battle a lot easier for trainers’. Ultimately, you will want to use Rock, Water, or Electric-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Grass, Ice, Bug, or Steel-type Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.


  • Mega Aerodactyl – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down & Rock Wrecker
  • Tyranitar – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Ramparados – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Golem – Rock Throw & Stone Edge
  • Landorus – Rock Throw & Rock Slide


  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Terrakion – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Gigalith – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Omastar – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Lunatone – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Aggron – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Solrock – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Regirock – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Excadril – Mud Slap & Drill Run
  • Machamp – Bullet Punch & Rock Slide
  • Alolan Golem – Rock Throw & Stone Edge
  • Heatran – Fire Spin & Stone Edge
  • Melmetal – Thunder Shock & Rock Slide
  • Golem – Rock Throw & Stone Edge
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam & Wild Charge
  • Kyogre – Waterfall & Surf
  • Kingler – Bubble & Crabhammer
  • Swampert – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Raikou – Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
  • Feraligatr – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Zapdos – Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt
  • Gyarados – Waterfall & Hydro Pump
  • Mega Ampharos – Volt Switch & Zap Cannon

Remember Shadow Bonuses

Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.

Let Us Know!

Will you grind out the Mega Pidgeot Raid and Moltre Raid? If not will you be waiting to hunt for a shiny Dialga or Mega Gengar? For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.

If you want to add me on Pokemon Go, my trainer code is 3979-2857-6892. If you want to be invited to a raid throughout July, follow me on Twitter at KillerKDemons.

Let us know if this information is helpful to you and look out for any raid invites from us in the future. Remember to follow the NicheGamer Twitter for a variety of Pop Culture news

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