Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Latias
Difficulty:

Requires specific maxed out counters or weather boost

HP12,500 ATK191.97 DEF223.57

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dragon Breath Intermediate
Zen Headbutt Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Outrage Challenging
Psychic Intermediate
Thunder Easy

Overview

Latias is a weaker attacker than Latios, but her higher defense stat makes for a much more difficult trio. Additionally, Outrage is a nastier move than Dragon Claw. Rayquaza is king again, with the battle getting easier with each additional Rayquaza used. While this guide focuses on the tough trio, the 4-man is pretty straightforward, with upwards of 20 viable counters.

Author’s note: We have not fought Latias yet, so this guide is based on simulations and videos. We will update with real life observations after she comes stateside.

Approach

Team composition

  • Rayquaza is dominant; Dragonite, Salamence, Latios are great options

  • Gengar is viable but frail, and it strongly prefers to battle Thunder sets

Battling strategy

  • Re-entering is necessary; Outrage will require multiple re-entries

  • Dodging Thunder or Psychic can save time by avoiding extra re-entry

  • Revive Rayquaza-heavy squads mid-battle; create B teams otherwise

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

Video Guide

Coming soon!

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable for 3-man in neutral weather at level 30
Rayquaza Rayquaza
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Try to hit the L37 Dragon Tail breakpoint for superior performance

Pros:

  • The highest DPS vs. Latias; is an overall superior counter

  • Many players have one, as it was a former tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

  • Fragile vs. Outrage movesets; burns through Revives

Counters viable for 3-man in neutral weather at level 40
Salamence Salamence
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Try to hit the L40 Dragon Tail breakpoint for optimal performance

Cons:

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

  • Prone to wasting energy due to using 1-bar charge move

  • Fragile vs. Outrage movesets; burns through Revives

Dragonite Dragonite
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Try to hit the L36 Dragon Tail breakpoint for optimal performance

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Low candy access for those who missed Community Day

  • Can struggle vs. Outrage sets with both survival and DPS

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Should reach L39 Dragon Breath breakpoint for minimum viability

Pros:

  • Easy to dodge with; less likely to faint with wasted energy

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

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

  • Can struggle vs. Outrage sets with both survival and DPS

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Cons:

  • One-hit KO’d by Psychic; can barely survive an Outrage

  • Strongly advised to use sparingly due to awful durability

Filler options for 3-man in neutral weather at level 40
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Counters viable for 3-man in windy weather at level 35
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Counters viable for 3-man in snow weather at level 35
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Counters viable for 3-man in fog weather at level 30
Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Bite Crunch Best
Counters viable for 3-man in fog weather at level 40
Houndoom Houndoom
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