Pokémon GO: How to Defeat Moltres (Movesets, Weaknesses, & Counters)

Moltres is the legendary phoenix-like Pokemon within Pokemon Go. It stands as the symbol for Team Valor and who make a great addition to any Valor group. Luckily, Moltres can be collected at the Raid Battles, however, they must be defeated first.

Moltres is a Fire and Flying-type Pokemon, but there is more to think about than just the type when fighting any Raid Battle Pokemon. Within these battles, the Moltres can have a CP up to the 50,000 range. Luckily, players will be able to pick a whole team of their Pokemon to face the beast.

As a Fire and Flying Pokemon, Moltres is weak against Rock, Water, and Electric-types. Rock is the counter type that is most effective against Moltres by nearly 100% more than Electric and Water. However, players should also be concerned with what types of attacks the Moltres focuses on. Most of the Moltres’ Charged attacks are Fire, but they also have Normal, Rock, and Flying-type moves.

Moltres’ Fast Attacks

Moltres’ Charged Attacks

Moltres is also resistant to quite a few types of attacks. Particularly, Moltres is resistant to Ground, Fire, Steel, Fighting, Fairy, Grass, and Bug-type Pokemon. This means that players won’t have much to choose from within their group. Mostly stick with Rock Pokemon, but players should consider bringing a Water or Electric Pokemon if it has great stats and attacks in comparison. With this in mind, Moltres’ best counters are Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, Landorus (Therian), and Tyranitar.

Other Decent Counter Options

Pokemon Go is available on Android and iOS.

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