Entei Raid Counters Guide

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Entei is a member of the Johto Beasts (together with Raikou and Suicune), a Legendary Trio originally discovered in the Johto Region (Gen II).

Entei is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, with a Raid Boss CP of 41758. It’s a pure Fire type, meaning it is weak to Ground, Rock and Water types, while resisting Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Steel types and, is boosted by Sunny weather.

Entei can be caught in the following CP-ranges:

  • 1900-1984 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
  • 2375-2480 CP for a Sunny weather boosted encounter (Level 25)

Entei has a stat composition of 235 Attack, 171 Defense, and 251 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 3473. Duoing Entei is possible, but it would require maxed out counters, as well as Best Friend Bonus, Partly Cloudy, Rainy, or Sunny Weather Boost, and a good amount of luck. We suggest you to take on Entei in groups of 3-6, for high-level players, or 7-20, for lower level players.


Entei Raid Counters

*Italics indicates Legacy.

All data and numbers used in this article are extracted from our GO Hub Database. Below, you can find a list of the top 10 Counters against Entei, according to our simulator.

Please note that this list is based on overall performance against all Entei movesets, and Pokémon in this list have maxed out stats (powered up to level 40). Actual results may vary, depending on the moveset on the Raid Boss and the conditions of the Raid Battle.

Entei Moveset Analysis

Entei has access to the following moves:

Fast Charge
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Iron Head Steel

*Best moveset for Entei is in bold (Overheat does the most damage, but Flamethrower is a great move for Raids and Gym Battles due to it being a 2-bar Move)

  • Overheat and Fire Blast hit hard, but get resisted by WaterRock, and Ground types
  • Flamethrower and Iron Head don’t hit as hard as Overheat and Fire Blast, but as they are 2-bar Moves, you will get spammed by them more

You don’t have to worry about any of these moves, as almost all top counters resist Fire moves due to their typing. With proper dodging, that hard-hitting Overheat won’t hurt you a lot.


Weather Effects

Entei is boosted by Sunny weather, while being more vulnerable in Rainy and Partly Cloudy weather. Sunny weather will boost your Ground counters, and give you the chance to catch Entei at level 25, but the battle will be harder because of Entei’s boosted Fire moves. If you want the fight to be easier, challenge Entei in Rainy weather to boost your Water counters, or Partly Cloudy and Sunny to boost your Rock and Ground counters.


Entei is one the best Fire type Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO, at least when it comes to TDO. Moltres overpowers it in DPS, but Entei’s bulk is definitely something you want to take into account, especially when you’re on a Potion-budget.

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