Pokemon Go Moltres Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses and Moveset

Moltres, the mythical bird, is making a comeback in Pokemon Go for a limited time. Moltres will appear in five-star raids until July 22, making this your last chance to catch it in the game for a long while. Here are some pointers on how to defeat and capture Moltres before it leaves the raid rotation this week.



Moltres Raid Hours

Moltres will appear in five-star raids from July 14 to July 22. These raids will continue to happen on a regular basis throughout that time, but there’ll be more opportunities for you to Participate during the Raid Hour event on July 20th. From 6 p.m. local time that evening, nearly every gym will hold a Moltres raid, giving you even more chances to catch the legendary fire bird.’

Moltres weaknesses

Moltres is a fire/flying type, making it vulnerable to rock Pokemon in the same way as Articuno. Rock Pokemon will deal quadruple damage to the legendary creature, so you’ll want to build your team around them before engaging it. Moltres is also susceptible to water and electric types, which are excellent substitutes if you don’t have any of those on your team.

Best Moltres counters

Here are some excellent Pokemon to use against Moltres when battling:


  • Golem: Rock Throw, Stone Edge

  • Tyranitar: Smack Down, Stone Edge

  • Regirock: Rock Throw, Stone Edge

  • Rhyperior: Smack Down, Rock Wrecker

  • Rampardos: Smack Down, Rock Slide

  • Terrakion: Smack Down, Rock Slide


  • Mega Blastoise: Water Gun, Hydro Cannon

  • Mega Gyarados: Waterfall, Hydro Pump

  • Feraligatr: Water Gun, Hydro Cannon

  • Swampert: Water Gun, Hydro Cannon

  • Kyogre: Waterfall, Surf

  • Samurott: Waterfall, Hydro Cannon


  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock, Thunderbolt

  • Raikou: Thunder Shock, Wild Charge

  • Mega Manectric: Thunder Fang, Wild Charge

  • Electivire: Thunder Shock, Wild Charge

  • Therian Forme Thundurus: Volt Switch, Thunderbolt

  • Zekrom: Charge Beam, Wild Charge

Best moveset for Moltres

Moltres will do well if you teach it the Fast Attack Fire Spin, but there are a few choices with its legendary Pokemon’s Charged Attack. Overheat is an excellent way to utilize Moltres’ fire typing. To Hit fighting Pokemon very effectively, you may also teach it Sky Attack, which is a flying move.

After a month of inactivity, Pokemon Go is back with another round of promotions. There’s still plenty going on for July, including the introduction of several new Hisui Pokemon as part of the Hisuian Discoveries event. In our July events roundup, you can learn about everything that occurred this month.