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The best 4 Pokemon to defeat Moltres

Here are how to beat Moltres, the list of types super effective against to Moltres, and the moves of Moltres.
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Where to find Moltres

Event Period8/15 (Tuesday) - 9/1 (Friday)

Moltres, one of the three legendary birds of Kanto, is now available to catch for a limited time only!

Time Limit

The time limit for fighting Moltres is 300 seconds (5 minutes). You can try to lower his HP as much as possible during this time. Use revives and potions after you are defeated to quickly get back into the battle!

Tips and strategies

Choosing attack types

Rock Water Electric

Being a Psychic/Flying type, Moltres is weak to 3 attack types namely: Rock, Water and Electric. Use Pokemon with these types of attacks to gain an advantage during battle. Rock is especially effective against Moltres as it deal with super effective damage to both Fire and Flying types.

Choosing Pokemon

Rock Water Dragon

All of Moltres's moves are Fire-type, therefore choosing a pokemon with typing resistant to Fire would be ideal. Rock, Water and Dragon are all excellent choices when facing Moltres, with Rock and Water being extra useful as they can also deal super effective damage. Other Fire type Pokemon also resist Fire type attacks but using them is not recommended, unless they have attacks with different types.

Raid party

Like most Fire types, Moltres is more of an attack oriented Pokemon, dealing large amounts of damage but lacking in defense. This combined with it's double weakness to Rock-type attacks, makes Moltres one of the easiest Legendary Raid Pokemon. All you need is around 7 people, all using Golems with Rock-type attacks, then continuously spam Moltres until it is defeated. It is also possible to defeat Moltres with a minimum of 2 people, but both players need to have 2 teams of Rock-type pokemon with excellent IVs.

Recommended Pokemon

Golem

  • Rock-type attacks are double super effective against Moltres.
  • Resistant against Fire-type attacks.

Tyranitar

  • Outstanding overall stats that rival even Legendary Pokemon.
  • Rock-type attacks are double super effective against Articuno.
  • Resistant against Fire-type attacks.

Omastar

  • Great Defense stat.
  • Double resistance against Fire-type attacks.
  • Water and Rock-type attacks are super effective against Moltres.

Feraligator

  • Great stats overall.
  • Water-type attacks are super effective against Moltres.
  • Resistant against Fire-type attacks.

Gyrados

  • Great stats overall.
  • Water-type attacks are super effective against Moltres.
  • Resistant against Fire-type attacks.

Vaporeon

  • Oustanding HP stat.
  • Water-type attacks are super effective against Moltres.
  • Resistant against Fire-type attacks.

Kingdra

  • Members evolution line are quite common, making him easy to train.
  • Water-type attacks are super effective against Moltres.
  • Resistant against Fire-type attacks.

Lapras

  • Great HP and high defense stats.
  • Water-type attacks are super effective against Moltres.

Blastoise

  • High stats overall.
  • Water-type attacks are super effective against Moltres.
  • Resistant against Fire-type attacks.

Rhyhorn

  • Same as Golem but with stronger attack and less defense stats.
  • Watch out for Overheat as it still damages you a lot even with your resistance to Fire.

Kabutops

  • Same as Omastar but with more attack and less HP and defense stats.

Least Recommended Pokemon

Blissey

  • Very low attack stat, can't do enough damage before time out.
  • Slow attack speed.

Snorlax

  • Same as Blissey, but attack stat is much higher.

Stats and other information

Base stats

Type effectiveness

▲ = not very effective  ◯ = super effective

Normal - Fire Water
Grass Electric Ice -
Fighting Poison - Ground -
Flying - Psychic - Bug
Rock Ghost - Dragon -
Dark - Steel Fairy

Moveset

Move Type Category
Ember Fast Fire
Fire Blast Charge Fire
Flamethrower Charge Fire
Heat Wave Charge Fire

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