Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Tangela
Difficulty:

Difficult at trainer level 30 despite proper counters

HP3,600 ATK144.54 DEF160.60
CP Range
Lvl 20 1212 - 1278 Lvl 25 1515 - 1598

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Vine Whip Intermediate
Infestation Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Grass Knot Intermediate
Sludge Bomb Challenging
Solar Beam Easy

Overview

Tangela’s defense stat is surprisingly high - its mass of vines must be effective at shielding the creature hiding inside. It's defensive typing, on the other hand, has 5 weaknesses. Fortunately for it (and unfortunately for you), 4 of those types have uninspiring attackers. Therefore, the best way to beat Tangela is to roast it with Fire.

Most players will be relying on an army of Flareon to win this raid. Tangela’s power is pretty run of the mill, but such teams should be prepared to dodge if Tangela is weather boosted or packing Sludge Bomb.

Approach

Team composition

  • Tangela has many weaknesses, but Fire-types are the bread and butter

  • Some options are borderline viable at L40 (Victreebel, Pinsir, Dragonite)

Dodging strategy

  • Teams relying on Flareon, Blaziken, Gengar should incorporate dodging

  • Sludge Bomb can pose a threat to teams using none or few legendaries

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

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 25
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Pros:

  • The highest DPS vs. Tangela; a generous win time at L30

  • Doubly resists all of Tangela’s moves except Sludge Bomb

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

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Counters viable at level 30
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Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Rayquaza Rayquaza
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Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Requires an overall less useful set to be viable below L40

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Charizard Charizard
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Pros:

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

  • Doubly resists all of Tangela’s moves except Sludge Bomb

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in old metagames

  • A common species accessible for the majority of trainers

Cons:

  • Frailer than Moltres or Entei; dodging helpful at low levels

Blaziken Blaziken
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Cons:

  • Poor accessibility; a very rare species in many locations

  • Frail despite Grass resistance; must dodge at low levels

Counters viable at level 35
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Grass; doubly resists all of Tangela’s other moves

  • Accessible as a common species; was a former raid boss

Cons:

  • Despite its resistances, still benefits sizably from dodging

  • Non-legacy Hex variants should be maxed out at level 40

Counters viable at level 40
Arcanine Arcanine
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Pros:

  • Many players have one; was common in old metagames

Cons:

  • Strictly inferior to Moltres, Entei, and Flareon in this role

Salamence Salamence
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Cons:

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

Raid Graph