Best Moltres counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Moltres counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Rock52.0%
          • Water17.5%
          • Electric17.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Fighting2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ice1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *51.391498.5110331.9s101.6
          2Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 54.071217.1912326.7s101.4
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 45.781876.727359.6s97.0
          4Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 47.631195.5912365.1s91.3
          5Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 45.791222.4812376.6s88.9
          6RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 49.15869.7417374.1s87.8
          7RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *42.241465.5010396.1s86.5
          8TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 41.911354.9611402.2s84.6
          9TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 41.951071.2714413.6s80.7
          10Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 45.48748.2420410.0s80.0
          11Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *41.041049.9814422.7s79.0
          12GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *40.021099.2713429.4s78.2
          13Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 42.03899.2816423.6s78.0
          14TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 38.031208.0912444.1s76.5
          15Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *37.491271.5111447.3s76.4
          16Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 39.96963.9715437.7s76.0
          17Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 40.00932.3016439.4s75.5
          18Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 38.711012.9414446.7s74.8
          19Shadow RegirockShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 34.181115.7713492.6s69.1
          20AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 37.37784.9319477.9s69.1
          21Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *34.421054.3514492.7s68.7
          22AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 37.46734.9920482.1s68.3
          23Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 34.59999.0115493.7s68.2
          24OmastarOmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *34.041034.4314498.6s67.9
          25AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 34.98890.2516496.3s67.2
          26Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 36.03760.9119495.1s66.7
          27Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 37.23654.7522494.5s66.4
          28Lycanroc (Dusk)Lycanroc (Dusk)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 36.90674.5222495.4s66.3
          29ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 37.37623.1124497.7s65.9
          30Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 33.31955.7915513.1s65.6
          31LycanrocLycanrocRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 36.46670.6522500.8s65.6
          32NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 32.121097.8913521.7s65.6
          33GolemGolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 33.34924.5216514.8s65.2
          34Lycanroc (Midnight)Lycanroc (Midnight)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 34.73745.8720512.3s64.5
          35Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 35.74661.7022510.3s64.4
          36Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *RockAncient Power 36.10563.9626521.9s62.8
          37Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.04848.2717538.9s62.1
          38Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow RockAncient Power *38.59400.1437538.6s61.8
          39Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineDarkSnarl RockRock Slide 31.48887.9116544.0s61.8
          40Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsWaterWaterfall RockAncient Power 33.07718.4420537.1s61.6
          41DiancieDiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 31.20833.3417552.8s60.6
          42KleavorKleavorNormalQuick Attack RockRock Slide 35.77482.5431543.6s60.4
          43Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 33.80593.5125544.9s60.3
          44Shadow ArmaldoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArmaldoBugFury Cutter RockRock Blast 36.46431.5734550.4s60.0
          45Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.35684.1321551.3s59.9
          46RegirockRegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 28.561105.1213579.5s59.8
          47XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 34.56523.0028548.7s59.8
          48Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 34.23536.9927550.0s59.6
          49ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *29.98887.9716567.8s59.5
          50Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 35.22464.9532554.9s59.3
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Moltres in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Moltres down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Moltres counter is Shadow Rhyperior, followed by Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Aerodactyl. The table also includes Shadow Tyranitar, Rampardos, Rhyperior, and Tyrantrum, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Moltres type chart

          When fighting Moltres, keep in mind the following that Fire and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel, Bug, and Grass type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Moltres Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRainy
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • windyWindy
          • snowSnow
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRainy
          • fogFog
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.