Moltres Raid Guide

Moltres raid guide

Moltres is a legendary Pokemon from the Kanto region. Moltres is known as the Flame Pokemon and according to Pokemon GO “Moltres is a legendary Pokemon that has thre ability to control fire. If this Pokemon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself”

Moltres is part of the trio of legendary birds from Kanto along with Zapdos and Articuno

A shiny form of Moltres IS available

It has:

HP 207

Defence 181

Attack 251

Moltres is number 146 in the Pokedex. It is a Dual Fire and Flying type Pokemon. It has two weaknesses. These are Rock (2x weakness), Water and Electric.

Its Raid boss CP is 45,609

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1896-1980
  • Weather boosted: 2370-2475

Moltres is weather boosted by Sunny and Windy weather

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Moveset for Moltres

Moltres has 2 fast moves and 5 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Wing Attack (Flying)
  • Fire Spin (Fire)

Its charge moves are:

  • Overheat (Fire)
  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Heatwave (Fire)
  • Sky Attack (Flying) – legacy move
  • Ancient Power (Rock)
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Counters to Moltres

Rock (2x weakness), Electric and Water are the types that Moltres is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:


  • Smack Down (fast move)
  • Rock Slide (Charge move)


  • Smack Down (Fast move) – legacy move
  • Stone edge (Charge move)


  • Smack Down (Fast move)
  • Rock Wrecker (Charge move) – legacy move


  • Smack Down (Fast move)
  • Rock Slide (Charge move)


  • Smack Down (Fast move)
  • Rock Slide (Charge move)


  • Rock Throw (Fast move)
  • Rock Slide (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include Stonjourner, Landorus (Therian), Omastar, Golem and Golem (Alola Form)

Moltres is an excellent Pokemon, that does really well in PvE. It is one of the strongest none shaodow/mega fire types and one of the best none shadow/mega flying type with a decent selection of moves.

In PvP unfortunately Moltres isn’t anywhere near as effective, doing the best in the master league scoring good match ups against popular picks such as metagross and groudon. Unfortunately other Pokemon such as Ho-Oh serve the role better and there are much better picks to fill a master league team

As it’s a Legendary Pokemon, to give it a second charge move costs 100 candies and 100,000 Stardust. It requires 20KM as a buddy to earn a candy walking.

How many Moltres will you be raiding?!

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