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Claydol Solo Raid Guide

Solo Raid Boss Guide/List
Claydol
Difficulty:

Requires counters above level 30 or weather boost

HP3,000 ATK113.15 DEF183.23
Notable Weather
Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Sunny / Clear, Windy Snow, Sunny / Clear, Fog, Rain, Windy
Fast Move Difficulty
Move Difficulty
Extrasensory Intermediate
Confusion Challenging
Charge Move Difficulty
Move Difficulty
Gyro Ball Easy
Earthquake Intermediate
Psychic Intermediate

Overview

Welcome to the hardest tier 3 raid boss since Jolteon. Claydol is another one of those Pokemon whose low base HP is no longer a flaw with a raid boss's normalized 3000 HP. It actually has much higher defense than Jolteon, but it also has more weaknesses to stronger attackers that can overcome this raw bulk.

Despite packing Confusion, Claydol doesn’t hit very hard, so for most players, a successful solo comes down to either overwhelming it with a couple of Kyogre or leveraging a weather boost for extra DPS with other species.

Approach

Team composition

  • Just use Kyogre - the only non-legacy counter that works in any weather

  • If powered to a L36 Waterfall breakpoint, 2 Kyogre all but ensure victory

Dodging strategy

  • Avoid dodging unless to squeeze in a charge move or if low on counters

Counters

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters
Counters viable at level 40
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Should be powered up to at least L36 for last Waterfall breakpoint

Pros:

  • The only non-legacy Claydol counter, neglecting weather

Cons:

  • Low candy availability due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Power up as high as possible; no fast move breakpoints above L30

Pros:

  • The only non-Kyogre Claydol counter, neglecting weather

Cons:

  • Needs legacy Shadow Claw to be reliable in any weather

  • Frail and weak to all of Claydol’s moves except Gyro Ball

Clear weather counters at level 35
Exeggutor Exeggutor
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Venusaur Venusaur
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
aloEg Alolan Exeggutor
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Sceptile Sceptile
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Clear weather counters at level 40
ノクタス Cacturne
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Victreebel Victreebel
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Rain weather counters at level 30
Gyarados Gyarados
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Rain weather counters at level 35
Sharpedo Sharpedo
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Rain weather counters at level 40
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Windy weather counters at level 40
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Rayquaza Rayquaza
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Snow weather counters at level 40
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fog weather counters at level 30
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Bite Crunch Best
Fog weather counters at level 35
Houndoom Houndoom
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
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