Metagross Raid Counters Guide

Metagross is a Tier 4 raid boss in Pokemon GO, with 36720 CP. Best Metagross counters are strong Fire, Ghost and Ground Pokemon like Moltres, Gengar, Entei, Charizard, Groudon and Flareon. Metagross duo raids should be possible with a properly picked team.

Metagross can have the following CPs if caught after defeating the raid boss:

  • 2078 – 2166 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 2598 – 2708 CP at level 25, with Snow or Windy weather boost

The problem with Raid Boss Metagross is that it resists a huge number of move types. Be careful when picking counters and optimize your team before going in. You need a minimum players of three players to safely defeat a Metagross Raid Boss without weather boost, and possibly two players with weather boost and best friends. Metagross raid boss can’t have Meteor Mash as a Charge move.


Metagross raid counters

Metagross Raid Counters
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WEAKNESS Fire Dark Ground GhostBOOSTED BY Snow Windy

Arguably the best raid counters for Metagross are strong Fire types, but even among them Moltres stands apart. Moltres is fast, doesn’t die a lot and it happens to be one of the best overall Metagross raid counters.

For duo attempts we suggest a team of maxed out (or pretty high) Moltres and possibly a team of Gengars. We can’t verify which of those will perform better in realistic conditions, but they are on both successful in sims.

Raw simulator output

The following output was generated by our Simulator. Includes unreleased Pokemon.

#PokemonFast MoveCharge MoveTime to winDeaths
1.DeoxysZen HeadbuttDark Pulse437.4s55
2.DarkraiSnarlDark Pulse401.3s15
3.MoltresFire SpinOverheat407.9s20
4.GengarShadow ClawShadow Ball350.3s31
5.EnteiFire FangOverheat411.8s17
6.HeatranFire SpinFire Blast436.0s14
7.FlareonFire SpinOverheat460.3s34
8.CharizardFire SpinBlast Burn458.7s31
9.MewtwoPsycho CutShadow Ball450.1s18
10.GroudonMud ShotEarthquake450.9s20
11.GarchompMud ShotEarthquake465.8s20
12.BlazikenFire SpinOverheat460.1s33
13.MagmortarFire SpinFire Punch470.7s34
14.HoundoomFire FangFoul Play469.0s18
15.WeavileFeint AttackFoul Play441.7s22
16.TyphlosionEmberBlast Burn489.7s34
17.HonchkrowSnarlDark Pulse456.5s23
18.ArcanineFire FangFlamethrower471.3s26
19.BanetteShadow ClawShadow Ball430.6s34
20.TyranitarBiteCrunch458.4s16

Metagross move sets

Metagross raid boss has access to the following moves:

FastCharge
  • Bullet Punch Steel
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Flash Cannon Steel
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Earthquake Psychic

Weather influence

WeatherProCon
SunnyBoosts your Fire and Ground type countersBoosts Metagross’ Earthquake
WindyLevel 25 EncounterBoosts Metagross’ Psychic moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
SnowLevel 25 EncounterBoosts Metagross’ Steel moves
RainyBoosts possible Water type counters
FogBoosts possible Ghost type counters
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