Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Flareon
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP3,600 ATK190.53 DEF141.62
CP Range
Lvl 20 1652 - 1730 Lvl 25 2065 - 2163

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Ember Easy
Fire Spin Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Fire Blast Intermediate
Flamethrower Intermediate
Overheat Challenging

Overview

Remember when Flareon was one of the most difficult tier 3 bosses in GO? Pepperidge Farm remembers. It’s not exactly a pushover now, but most players should have the tools to quickly snuff Flareon’s flame. And if they don’t, there are a bunch of accessible C-tier options near level 40.

Approach

Team composition

  • Most counters effective against Fire also resist it, easing team choice

  • At level 40, Golem and Vaporeon are among the many viable options

Dodging strategy

  • A team of suitable counters shouldn’t have to dodge vs. any moveset

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 25
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Pros:

  • By far the best Flareon counter, with great DPS and bulk

Cons:

  • Low candy availability due to legendary Pokemon status

Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Pros:

  • Current tier 4 raid boss; also featured on Community Day

Cons:

  • Needs exclusive Community Day move to really be viable

Rhyperior Rhyperior
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Pros:

  • All of its movesets are viable for a Flareon solo by level 35

Cons:

  • Requires use of limited availability Sinnoh Stone to evolve

Counters viable at level 30
Gyarados Gyarados
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Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in past metagames

  • Highly accessible; is a common species in many locations

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Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Salamence Salamence
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Cons:

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

Blastoise Blastoise
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Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it featured on Community Day

Cons:

  • Requires limited Community Day move to be usable at all

Floatzel Floatzel
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Cons:

  • Less bulky than standard counters, needs a little dodging

  • Low availability - rare in the wild, otherwise is a tier 1 raid