Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Lunatone
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 25 with proper counters

HP3,600 ATK140.89 DEF129.94
CP Range
Lvl 20 1261 - 1330 Lvl 25 1577 - 1662

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Rock Throw Intermediate
Confusion Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Psychic Intermediate
Rock Slide Intermediate
Moonblast Easy

Overview

Lunatone and Solrock are essentially identical, with their sole difference in Pokemon GO being one of their charge moves. Solrock is therefore slightly more difficult on average due to possibly packing Solar Beam.

However, both have 7 type weaknesses to prey on, almost all of which are represented among their top counters. Most raid-savvy trainers should have enough such counters lying around to whip up a team without much advance preparation.

Approach

Team composition

  • Kyogre, Groudon, and Mewtwo are great for facilitating low level clears

  • At high levels (≥30), decent attackers hitting 1 of 7 weaknesses suffice

Dodging strategy

  • At low levels (≤30), advise dodging a few charge moves to not wipe out

Good movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Excellent DPS vs. Lunatone; a generous win time at L25

  • 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:

  • Has high DPS vs. Lunatone; a generous win time at L25

  • Decent bulk helped by Confusion and Psychic resistances

Cons:

  • Limited EX raid availability and difficult to obtain candy for

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Has high DPS vs. Lunatone; a generous win time at L25

  • Has massive bulk and resists Rock Throw and Rock Slide

  • 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:

  • Excellent DPS; gets ahead of the clock at low levels (~25)

  • Highly accessible; a common species in many locations

Cons:

  • Dodge reliant; one-hit KO’d by Psychic at low levels (≤29)
Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Bite Crunch Best

Pros:

  • Naturally bulky and doubly resists Confusion and Psychic

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

Gyarados Gyarados
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in past metagames

  • Highly accessible as tier 1 raid boss and previous events

Cons:

  • Bulk harmed by Rock Throw and Rock Slide weaknesses

Metagross Metagross
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Bulky, resists all of Lunatone’s moves, doubly for Psychic

Cons:

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

Venusaur Venusaur
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Weak to Psychic; struggles somewhat vs. Confusion sets

Exeggutor Exeggutor
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in old metagames

  • Easily accessible due to being a former tier 2 raid boss

Sceptile Sceptile
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Has a responsive moveset that facilitates easy dodging

Cons:

  • Poorly accessible in some locations due to rarity in wild

aloEg Alolan Exeggutor
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it featured in a special release

ノクタス Cacturne
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Obtainable at a high level in locales with sunny weather

Cons:

  • Paper-thin and highly reliant on dodging charged moves

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Paper-thin and highly reliant on dodging charged moves

  • Has difficulty withstanding Confusion sets at lower levels

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Doubly weak to Rock; performs poorly vs. Rock Slide sets

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Usually has more desirable movesets in other matchups

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Raid Graph