Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Jolteon
Difficulty:

Difficult at trainer level 30 despite proper counters

HP3,000 ATK180.31 DEF143.81

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Thunder Shock Easy
Volt Switch Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Discharge Intermediate
Thunderbolt Challenging
Thunder Easy

Overview

When Jolteon debuted as a raid boss, it was impossible - the only remotely winnable team was 6 maxed out Mewtwo, which no one had. Although its defense stat is unremarkable, Jolteon has a single weakness to Ground, which is cursed with poor moves.

Since Jolteon’s first run, some high powered Ground types and powerful generalists have been introduced into the game. Weather opens up room for situational, creative counters. Finally, Jolteon’s defense dropped slightly in the stat recalculation, allowing it to be soloed without Groudon or weather boost.

Approach

Team composition

  • Groudon is superior: it’s the only level 30 counter, with very few deaths

  • Rhyperior is also extremely bulky. Other generalists work near level 40.

Dodging strategy

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

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 30
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • By far a superior Jolteon counter, with huge bulk and DPS

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

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Counters viable at level 35
Rhyperior Rhyperior
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • The best of the leftover Jolteon counters, resisting Electric

Cons:

  • Requires use of limited availability Sinnoh Stone to evolve

Rayquaza Rayquaza
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • If used without Ground support, then it should dodge a bit

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • If used without Ground support, then it should dodge a bit

  • Legacy EX raid availability and may require Rare Candies

Counters viable at level 40
Salamence Salamence
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • If used without Ground support, then it should dodge a bit

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

Dragonite Dragonite
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • If used without Ground support, then it should dodge a bit

  • Low candy access for those who missed Community Day

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