Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Dialga
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK229.10 DEF178.54
CP Range
Lvl 20 2217 - 2307 Lvl 25 2771 - 2884

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Rain, Windy Sunny / Clear, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dragon Breath Intermediate
Metal Claw Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Draco Meteor Challenging
Iron Head Intermediate
Thunder Easy

Overview

For months GamePress has been telling you to gather a team of high-level Machamp. If you listened, you are ready for an easy shortman raid and should be winning your fair share of damage balls. If you didn’t listen, GO OUT AND GET MACHAMP! As of publication, there is a Fighting event full of Machop with Machoke offered as a task and Machamp offered as a raid boss. Get out and build that team.

This guide focuses on the unboosted trio, but a duo is achievable in cloudy with high-level fighters. Thunder is your easiest path to victory. Ideally, you have a second team of fighters rather than max reviving.

Video guide

Coming soon

Approach

Team composition

  • Machamp, Breloom, and Hariyama lead the way. Other Fighting-types get the job done at high levels. Groudon is always viable as well

  • In Clear, Groudon is best. Rhyperior, Mamoswine, Donphan, Swampert, Rhydon, and Legacy Mud Shot Golem become viable too!

  • Be wary of re-entry, especially vs Draco Meteor. A strong second team is recommended as it saves time over max reviving.

Dodging strategy

  • Dodging is extremely helpful in the duo vs Thunder. In the trio, dodging is a luxury but not required

  • While maxed champs can usually tank the first Draco Meteor, be very careful about activating the dodge glitch vs that charged move

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable for Best Friends at level 25
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Win % will be near zero vs Draco Meteor for Machamp in the 20s due to an extremely high number of deaths. Needs to be mid-30s for MC/DM
Counters viable for Best Friends at level 30
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Teams with many Breloom (especially those in the low to mid 30s) are more likely to require a second relobby which makes winning difficult (though not impossible)
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Level 30 Lucario will struggle with Draco Meteor, but by level 35 it is viable. It’s typing advantages in this matchup offset the weaker Close Combat
Hariyama Hariyama
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Teams with too many Hariyama (especially Hariyama in the low to mid-30s) will have difficulty beating Draco Meteor sets
Toxicroak Toxicroak
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Teams with too many Toxicroak (especially Toxicroak in the low to mid 30s) will have difficulty beating Draco Meteor sets
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Groudon struggles with the MC/IH in the low 30s but is otherwise a solid choice
Blaziken Blaziken
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Blaziken is too fragile to be used vs Draco Meteor even at level 40

Counters viable for Best Friends at level 35
Heracross Heracross
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
  • Heracross struggles with the DB/DM set at level 35 but is strong enough vs that set by level 40

Raid Graph