The best Pokemon Go Moltres counters shouldn't be a huge surprise for a giant flaming bird - Water-types are your friend here. But knowing that won't make taking down the fiery legendary bird all that easier. There's some strategy needed to defeat Moltres in Pokemon Go. While teamwork will always help, as the more of you are there are, the more you can lay on the pain and capture this flaming bird for yourself. And there's always the chance of bagging a shiny! So get ready to battle and take Moltres down in a raid with all of the best Pokemon Go Moltres counters.
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Pokemon Go Moltres counters
Weaknesses: Rock (x2), Water, Electric
Resistances: Fighting, Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Fairy
Boosted Weather: Sunny/Windy
100% IVs: 1980 (L20) / 2475 (L25)
Moltres is a Fire/Flying-type, which means that the best Moltres counters are all one type; Rock. Rock type moves do double the damage compared to Electric and Water-types – the other two typical Fire/Flying-type counters – so you absolutely should be prioritising them, outside of a couple of options. Here are all the best Moltres counters for raids in Pokemon Go.
|Rampardos||Smack Down/Rock Slide|
|Rhyperior||Smack Down/Rock Wrecker|
|Terrakion||Smack Down/Rock Slide|
|Tyranitar||Smack Down/Stone Edge|
|Gigalith||Smack Down/Rock Slide|
|Landorus||Rock Throw/Rock Slide|
|Aerodactyl||Rock Throw/Rock Slide|
|Omastar||Rock Throw/Rock Slide|
|Golem||Rock Throw/Stone Edge|
|Alolan Golem||Rock Throw/Stone Edge|
|Archeops||Wing Attack/Ancient Power|
|Mega Blastoise||Water Gun/Hydro Cannon|
|Regirock||Rock Throw/Stone Edge|
|Aggron||Smack Down/Stone Edge|
|Lunatone||Rock Throw/Rock Slide|
Pokemon Go Moltres moveset
Moltres has two different potential fast moves and four charged moves, most of which are Fire-type, with one Flying and one Rock-type move thrown into the mix. This is a great sign for the Rock-type counters above, because they resist both Fire and Flying-type moves, so all the counters should be safe and sound from taking too much damage.
|Fast Moves||Charged Moves|
|Wing Attack||Fire Blast|
How to catch a shiny Moltres in Pokemon Go
Shiny Moltres – like all the other shiny legendaries in Pokemon Go – has much higher odds of showing up after a successful raid than a standard wild Pokemon encounter being shiny. You have a 5% chance of Moltres being shiny during the catch phase, and if you are lucky enough to find one, use a Pinap Berry rather than a Golden Razz because it has a 100% catch chance, as long as you land your throw. Result!
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