Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Jynx
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP3,000 ATK173.74 DEF143.81

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Frost Breath Intermediate
Confusion Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Draining Kiss Easy
Avalanche Challenging
Psyshock Challenging

Overview

Jynx has a reputation for being frail, but her low HP, normally a weak point, is not an issue due to the raid tier’s static 3000 HP. On the other hand, her typing gives her 6 weaknesses, some of which host the highest DPS attackers in the game.

Access to Confusion complements her decent attack stat - Jynx is packing heat, although raid solo veterans shouldn’t expect her to be on the level of Alakazam. If you don't bring along bulky Pokemon with Psychic resistance, expect to wipe out if you don’t dodge a little. Overall, the raid experience should be similar to vs. Machamp: timing out and wiping out can both be an issue depending on team composition, but a well-crafted team should find this raid a walk in the park.

Approach

Team composition

  • The top 3 Fire-types are ideal, with excellent DPS and respectable bulk
  • Tyranitar and Metagross greatly aid victory if powered up above level 30
  • Prefer Dark-types and Metagross vs. Psychic sets; Fire-types otherwise

Dodging strategy

  • Aim to use 2 Overheat per Moltres, Entei, or Flareon before fainting
  • Dodging helps frail 'mons like Gengar, but hurts bulky ones like Tyranitar
  • If failing: attempt fewer dodges if timing out, more dodges if fainting out

Counters

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

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 25
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • The highest DPS vs. Jynx; has a generous win time at L30
  • Obtained as a former tier 5 raid boss and research reward

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Very high DPS vs. Jynx; has a generous win time at L30
  • Natural bulk complemented by Ice and Fairy resistances
  • Many players have one, as it was a former tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Very high DPS vs. Jynx; has a generous win time at L30
  • Highly accessible; a common species in many locations

Cons:

  • On the frail side; benefits from Ice and Fairy resistances

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Very high DPS vs. Jynx; has a generous win time at L30
  • Highly accessible; a common species in many locations

Cons:

  • Paper-thin and weak to Psychic moves; dodging is critical

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Good combination of power and bulk to provide reliability
  • Does excellent neutral DPS useful in numerous matchups

Cons:

  • Limited EX raid availability and difficult to obtain candy for

Counters viable at level 30
Charizard Charizard
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

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

  • Non-exclusive Overheat movesets are also viable at L30

Blaziken Blaziken
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Frail, dodge-reliant, and struggles especially vs. Confusion

  • Poor accessibility; a very rare species in many locations

Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Bite Crunch Best

Pros:

  • Natural bulk complemented by double Psychic resistance

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

Metagross Metagross
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Naturally bulky and resists everything that Jynx can learn

Cons:

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

Arcanine Arcanine
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in old metagames

Houndoom Houndoom
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Although frail, doubly resists Psychic and singly resists Ice

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