Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Porygon
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 25 with proper counters

HP3,000 ATK111.69 DEF101.47

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Rain, Partly Cloudy Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Charge Beam Easy
Hidden Power Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Solar Beam Intermediate
Hyper Beam Intermediate
Zap Cannon Easy

Overview

By making Porygon a tier 3 boss, Niantic threw a bone to all of the lower-leveled trainers out there. If you have a Raid Pass to use and no one to help you out, Porygon is a high-yield option in terms of raid rewards. Its stats are simply too low to pose a risk of failure.

Even a team of optimal level 20 attackers can solo a Porygon with time to spare. At level 30, any high DPS attacker (or Fighting-type) can partake in a Porygon solo with success. And at max level, most Porygon can be soloed with a single attacker.

For trainers at lower levels, watch out for Porygon’s charge moves, which pack a serious punch.

Approach

Team composition

  • If using level 20-29 attackers, consider counters that are listed below
  • If using level 30+ attackers, any attacker with high neutral DPS works

Dodging strategy

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

Counters

Porygon is very easily countered. In the interest of brevity, this section will only list the best counters geared towards lower-leveled trainers.

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 20

Pros:

  • The highest DPS vs. Porygon; generous win time at L20
  • Easily accessible due to being a current tier 3 raid boss
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 20

Pros:

  • Excellent DPS vs. Porygon; generous win time at L20
  • Resists Charge Beam, Solar Beam, and Zap Cannon

Cons:

  • Resistances shore up frailness, but still not very bulky
Hariyama Hariyama
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 20

Pros:

  • Excellent DPS vs. Porygon; generous win time at L20
  • Highly accessible; a common species in some locations
Blaziken Blaziken
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 20

Pros:

  • Excellent DPS vs. Porygon; generous win time at L20

Cons:

  • Poorly accessible in some locations due to rarity in wild
Heracross Heracross
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 20

Pros:

  • Excellent DPS vs. Porygon; viable win time at L20

Cons:

  • Extremely limited, regional-dependent availability

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 20

Pros:

  • Excellent DPS vs. Porygon; viable win time at L20

Cons:

  • Exclusive availability and difficult to obtain candy for

Alakazam Alakazam
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 24.5

Pros:

  • Easily accessible due to being a current tier 3 raid boss

Dragonite Dragonite
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 25.5

Pros:

  • Doubly resists Solar Beam; very efficient in this matchup
  • Useful in many other matchups as a generalist attacker

Cons:

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

Ursaring Ursaring
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 27

Pros:

  • Highly accessible; a common species in many locations

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Recommended minimum level for 15 atk IV: 28

Pros:

  • Doubly resists Solar Beam; very efficient in this matchup
  • Easily accessible due to being a former tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

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