Moltres is the latest raid boss addition to the Pokemon Go mobile game. With the new addition we’ve seen a lot of people wondering how to beat Moltres in Pokemon Go. This article covers some of the best ways to beat Moltres, including the Pokemon types you should use and what attacks you should be using with them. Follow our advice on how to beat Moltres and you should be able to take down the Legendary Pokemon with relative ease.

In addition to the information below, we’ve also taken a look at which Pokemon to use against Moltres, as well as more information on your other options in the Moltres raid battle. As Moltres isn’t the only Legendary raid boss, we’ve covered the ideal moves for Articuno, as well as how to take on Lugia.

How to Beat Moltres

Moltres Pokemon Type Weaknesses

Weak Against Damage Increase
Rock 1.96x
Electric 1.4x
Water 1.4x

Moltres is a Fire and Flying type Pokemon with a CP of 41,953 as a raid boss. Your best bet to take down Moltres is to use Rock, Electric or Water type Pokemon. Golem should be your go to Pokemonm with Rock Throw and Stone Edge in order to take advantage of Moltres’ weakness to Rock. Tyranitar is also a very good choice with Stone Edge to take advantage of Rock type damage. Even Omastar with Rock Throw and Rock Slide can inflict good damage to Moltres.

A handful of trainers around level 40 with several Golem or Tyranitar at level 30 or above can easily take down a Moltres raid boss with no additional assistance. However, if you don’t have a Golem or Tyranitar at that level, you have other options. Vaporeon with Water Gun and Hydro Pump, or Gyarados with Hydro Pump also work very well against Moltres. You won’t see the damage you get from the Rock type Pokemon, but it’s still good damage. Feraligatr also works very well against Moltres using Water Gun and Hydro Pump.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Type Quick Move Charge Move
Feraligatr Water Water Gun Hydro Pump
Golem Rock / Ground Rock Throw Stone Edge
Gyarados Water / Flying Dragon Tail Hydro Pump
Omastar Rock / Water Rock Throw Rock Slide
Tyranitar Rock / Dark Bite Stone Edge
Vaporeon Water Water Gun Hydro Pump

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