Flareon Raid Guide: best Flareon counters in Pokemon GO

Flareon Raid Guide: best Flareon counters in Pokemon GO

Flareon is a Tier 3 Raid boss, having a raid boss CP of 19911. As  pure Fire type, Flareon has weaknesses to Ground, Rock, and Water. Flareon counters are strong Water and Rock Pokemon like Kyogre, Gyarados, Smack Down Tyranitar and Rhyperior.

When defeated, Flareon will have the following catch CP ranges:

  • 1652 – 1730 CP (Regular level 20 encounter)
  • 2065 – 2163 CP (Weather boosted level 25 encounter)

Flareon Counters

The following table lists best Flareon counters in Pokemon GO. TLDR: there are only three really viable Flareon raid counters: Kyogre, Smack Down Tyranitar and Gyarados.

Flareon Raid Counters
Weaknesses: Ground Rock Water Boosted By: Sunny
Supreme Flareon raid counters
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Flareon actually used to be a extreme challenge as a Tier 3 solo in the early days of raiding. Nowadays, a few Kyogre around level 25 can get really close to taking care of buisness, not to mention how much better it gets as they level up.
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
While not as quick as Kyogre, the dual Rock Tyranitar will make short work of the Eeveelution while only suffering one additional faint versus a Kyogre.
Excellent Flareon raid counters
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Hey, remember when Gyarados was king of water types for about a day? Quite heartbreaking how quickly it was dethroned, but it still will pack the punch necessary to enable a win.
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Groudon is no slouch, it will be the best counter by far in Sunny weather and outside of the weather it is still is one of the better picks.
Sharpedo Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
This is certainly a glass cannon pick, but its time is similar to Groudon itself, so it might be a good lead to start the raid off.
Good Flareon raid counters
Time to win rises from here, into the realm of a impossible solo, so these are best kept to being used in the proper weather or as throwaways during large raid groups.
Omastar Rock Throw (legacy) Rock Hydro Pump Water
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water
Golem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Feraligatr Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Vaporeon Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water

As stated above, your best option is going to be Waterfall / Hydro Pump Kyogre by a wide margin. Unless you are trying for unique challenges, a quick and easy win will go to the Sea Basin Pokémon. After that your only real option is Smack Down Tyranitar or Gyarados, as then you have to seriously consider the weather for other counters to even be viable.

Flareon Moves and Stats

Flareon has the following stats outside of the raid:

  • Max CP: 2904
  • Attack: 246
  • Defense: 204
  • Stamina: 130

As well, Flareon has access to the following moves:

  • Ember Fire (Fast)
  • Fire Spin Fire (fast)
  • Flamethrower Fire (Charged) 2-Bar
  • Fire Blast Fire (Charged) 1-Bar
  • Overheat Fire (Charged) 1-Bar

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Flareon
[Sunny] Boosts Super Effective Ground attacks Boosts all of its available moves, Fast or Charged
[Partly] Boosts Super Effective Rock attacks
[Rainy] Boosts Super Effective Water attacks

Partly Cloudy and Rainy will be the biggest benefits, as you can hit a Flareon without it gaining any advantages. However, Sunny is not to be discounted either, as it does make Groudon the top counter to Flareon, as well as allowing the likes of Rhydon to become a solo time to win contender.

Rainy provides the biggest clear bonus, as the bonus will allow several counters, like Blastoise, Vaporeon, Swampert, and Feraligatr to get into the proper solo timing. Even the likes of Kingdra, Kingler, Golduck and Crawdaunt can get under 180 seconds in time to win with the Rainy boost.

Additional Counters

While the above counters are the only ones that should be considered, due to how difficult it gets with low man raids, here are some other alternatives to consider:

  • Swampert with Water Gun / Surf
  • Blastoise with Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
  • Milotic with Waterfall / Surf
  • Rhydon with Mud-Slap / Stone Edge or Earthquake
  • Dragonite with Dragon Tail / Outrage or Draco Meteor

Raid data

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Kyogre Waterfall Hydro Pump 133.6s 4
2. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 128.4s 7
3. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 148.2s 5
4. Palkia Dragon Tail Hydro Pump 149.0s 4
5. Rhyperior Smack Down Stone Edge 156.1s 5
6. Gyarados Waterfall Hydro Pump 154.6s 6
7. Deoxys Poison Jab Dark Pulse 142.5s 17
8. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 163.1s 7
9. Blastoise Water Gun Hydro Cannon 166.4s 7
10. Manaphy Waterfall Surf 169.7s 5
11. Omastar Rock Throw Hydro Pump 168.8s 5
12. Garchomp Dragon Tail Earthquake 167.9s 5
13. Sharpedo Waterfall Hydro Pump 153.9s 12
14. Salamence Dragon Tail Hydro Pump 168.6s 7
15. Vaporeon Water Gun Hydro Pump 178.3s 6
16. Golem Rock Throw Stone Edge 175.2s 7
17. Swampert Water Gun Surf 179.0s 7
18. Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch 175.7s 12
19. Milotic Waterfall Surf 181.6s 6
20. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 172.3s 7
21. Feraligatr Waterfall Hydro Pump 177.5s 8
22. Dragonite Dragon Breath Outrage 185.3s 7
23. Floatzel Water Gun Hydro Pump 157.8s 9
24. Gengar Lick Sludge Bomb 172.2s 12
25. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 187.6s 7
26. Kingdra Waterfall Hydro Pump 185.5s 5
27. Mamoswine Mud Slap Bulldoze 178.2s 12
28. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 184.1s 9
29. Wailord Water Gun Surf 178.3s 8
30. Empoleon Waterfall Hydro Pump 175.4s 9
31. Regirock Rock Throw Stone Edge 191.3s 5
32. Mewtwo Confusion Shadow Ball 182.3s 10
33. Lunatone Rock Throw Rock Slide 189.4s 8
34. Solrock Rock Throw Rock Slide 192.8s 8
35. Moltres Fire Spin Sky Attack 197.8s 8
36. Poliwrath Bubble Hydro Pump 191.1s 8
37. Golduck Water Gun Hydro Pump 191.7s 9
38. Kabutops Mud Shot Stone Edge 196.2s 7
39. Starmie Water Gun Hydro Pump 188.0s 12
40. Darkrai Feint Attack Shadow Ball 191.7s 12
41. Crawdaunt Waterfall Bubble Beam 182.4s 11
42. Kingler Bubble Water Pulse 191.2s 10
43. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 182.9s 11
44. Roserade Poison Jab Sludge Bomb 190.2s 13
45. Arceus Shadow Claw Futuresight 206.3s 5
46. Machamp Karate Chop Dynamic Punch 190.4s 10
47. Rotom Thunder Shock Hydro Pump 194.6s 9
48. Politoed Bubble Surf 200.8s 8
49. Regigigas Zen Headbutt Stone Edge 193.2s 9
50. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 192.4s 10

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