as announced earlier by Niantic, Moltres is the next Legendary Raid Boss to be released, on Monday, July 31. Our Moltres Raid Guide is already up and running, but we wanted to offer a bit more of analysis in order to help you prepare
Moltres Stats and Type Analysis
Moltres stats are similar to many other FIRE types, featuring extremely high Attack and mediocre Defense. This makes him capable of dealing more damage than Articuno and Lugia, but at the same time reduces it’s ability to duel a lot.
As all Legendary Raid Bosses have the same HP (12500), we are not taking Stamina into consideration.
Our simulations showed that Moltres is expected to 25%-30% more damage (on average) when compared to Articuno. On the flip side, Moltres will go down 35% faster than Articuno, due to lower DEF and more available counters.
Unlike Articuno, Moltres can easily be countered by strong ROCK attackers, as it takes double super effective damage from ROCK moves!
Other type weaknesses include 1x weakness to WATER and ELECTRIC moves.
Counters… counters everywhere
Unlike Lugia, Moltres doesn’t have a redeeming move that can counter it’s own counters. We must admit, Lugia with Hydro Pump is one of the scariest things we’ve seen to date. Luckily, Moltres has only FIRE moves, which makes picking counters a breeze.
The best Moltres counters include the following Pokemon:
Several of these counters can be OHKO-ed (One Hit KO) by Moltres Charged moves, due to it’s high Attack and access to incredibly punishing Charged moves. Don’t loose your DPS because you were lazy to dodge!
Don’t use GROUND type movesets! Many players forget Moltres takes reduced damage from GROUND attacks!
Preparing for a Moltres Raid
Preparing for a Moltres Raid is simple: