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Piloswine Solo Raid Guide

Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Piloswine
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 20 with proper counters

HP3,600 ATK143.08 DEF118.26
CP Range
Lvl 20 1271 - 1340 Lvl 25 1589 - 1675

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Ice Shard Intermediate
Powder Snow Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Avalanche Challenging
Bulldoze Easy
Stone Edge Intermediate

Overview

Piloswine is the easiest tier 3 raid boss to date. It has one of the lowest defense stats in the tier and 5 exploitable weaknesses. Many fresh caught legendary Pokemon are capable of soloing Piloswine. Its predicted gen 4 evolution to Mamoswine makes it a juicy target for solo raiders, especially in locales that naturally lack Swinub.

Numerous options are available to the level 20 player, both legendary and non-legendary. Once you’re at level 25, just about any half decent Water, Fire, Grass, Fighting, or Steel (yeah, that’s a lot) attacker will do the trick.

Approach

Dodging strategy

  • At low levels, must dodge charge moves to avoid being wiped out

Counters

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

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 20
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • The best overall counter, with good bulk and optimal DPS
  • 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:

  • The best non-legendary counter; also resists Stone Edge
  • Easily accessible due to being a current tier 3 raid boss
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • High DPS and bulk in addition to resistance to Ice moves
  • Many players have one, as it was a former tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Hariyama Hariyama
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highly accessible; a common species in many locations
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Obtained as a former tier 5 raid boss and research reward

Cons:

  • Performs worse vs. Stone Edge due to double weakness
  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status
Gyarados Gyarados
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in old metagames
  • Highly accessible as tier 1 raid boss and previous events
Charizard Charizard
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Performs worse vs. Stone Edge due to double weakness

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in old metagames

  • A common species accessible for the majority of trainers

Cons:

  • Somewhat frail, benefits a lot from dodging at low levels

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Frailty compounded by Ice weakness; dodging is critical

Blaziken Blaziken
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Most movesets are viable and very close in performance

Cons:

  • Particularly frail, benefits a lot from dodging at low levels

  • Poor accessibility; a very rare species in many locations

Heracross Heracross
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Inaccessible to many players, as it is a regional species

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Does excellent neutral DPS useful in numerous matchups

Cons:

  • Limited EX raid availability and difficult to obtain candy for

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