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Heatran Raid Guide

December 31, 2019 - Jace
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Heatran Raid Guide
Heatran– Lava Dome PokΓ©mon

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Heatran is the only Fire/Steel type Pokemon, and is 2x weak to Ground-Type attacks. It used to be not that good an attacker, but very recently got access to Flamethrower as a great STAB attack jumping it up to one of the best Fire-Type attackers in the game! In addition, Ground-Type attacks have recently gotten a buff too! Making him easier to take down.

Heatran is weak to : Ground (x2), Fighting, Water Damage.

Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:
Groudon, Rhyperior, and Garchomp.

Heatran can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 4 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Heatran will be between 2058 and 2145 cp without a weather boost. In Clear weather, Heatran will be between 2573 and 2681 when caught.

Release:

  • 12/18/2018 for 28 days
  • 1/7/2020 – 2/4/2020 (Shiny Released)

Heatran In the Meta

Raid Meta – Fire Spin + Flamethrower

With the new move of Flamethrower, Heatran has a strong position in the Fire-Type meta. They are functionally tied with Entei in terms of being the best TDO, depending on how the Steel-Typing effects the resistances. They are incredibly durable against most of the types Fire hits super effectively. Their overall DPS mildly underperforms when compared to the other top Fire-Type options however.

RANKPokemonMovesetDPS%TDO%
100%
Chandelure
Fire Spin
/Overheat
99%73%3.000.992.050.740.66
96%
Moltres
Fire Spin
/Overheat
94%90%3.250.982.060.800.65
93%
Entei
Fire Fang
/Overheat
92%99%3.331.012.180.820.67
90%
Blaziken (Legacy)
Fire Spin
/Blast Burn
100%70%3.421.092.220.830.66
90%
Heatran
Fire Spin
/Flamethrower
90%100%3.511.022.130.890.70
89%
Charizard (Legacy)
Fire Spin
/Blast Burn
92%76%3.481.072.240.850.73
88%
Flareon
Fire Spin
/Overheat
91%69%3.541.042.310.880.71
84%
Infernape (Legacy)
Fire Spin
/Blast Burn
92%66%3.691.172.390.910.73
82%
Salamence
Fire Fang
/Fire Blast
82%75%3.751.132.400.940.83
82%
Magmortar
Fire Spin
/Fire Punch
85%68%3.771.122.470.940.76
82%
Typhlosion (Legacy)
Ember
/Blast Burn
88%72%3.781.122.490.920.77
82%
Arcanine (Legacy)
Fire Fang
/Flamethrower
84%74%3.841.102.480.950.74
77%
Houndoom
Fire Fang
/Flamethrower
84%57%4.101.212.561.040.79
73%
Mewtwo
Psycho Cut
/Flamethrower
78%77%4.461.292.690.980.76
71%
Heatmor
Fire Spin
/Flamethrower
76%51%4.381.312.801.100.86
71%
Simisear
Fire Spin
/Flamethrower
76%48%4.391.322.841.110.86
67%
Rapidash
Fire Spin
/Fire Blast
71%49%4.621.403.011.160.89
66%
Emboar
Ember
/Heat Wave
68%54%4.671.463.081.170.93
63%
Ninetales
Fire Spin
/Overheat
65%56%4.961.443.211.201.01
63%
Garchomp
Mud Shot
/Fire Blast
65%73%4.121.623.691.391.05
62%
Palkia
Dragon Tail
/Fire Blast
66%69%5.331.583.041.100.85
61%
Groudon
Mud Shot
/Fire Blast
66%75%4.111.594.071.371.01
61%
Magmar
Karate Chop
/Flamethrower
68%43%4.761.613.431.470.95
61%
Tyranitar
Bite
/Fire Blast
62%73%5.011.443.451.351.00
59%
Alakazam
Psycho Cut
/Fire Punch
68%44%5.301.553.471.241.01
58%
Torkoal
Fire Spin
/Overheat
59%52%5.181.583.541.351.11
58%
Rampardos
Zen Headbutt
/Flamethrower
72%46%5.681.533.341.260.95
52%
Alolan Marowak
Fire Spin
/Fire Blast
51%38%5.921.853.951.431.26

Movesets

  • Stone Edge:

    • Ground-Types are the MVP against Heatran, and the resistance here makes it definitely the easiest moveset. Excadrill becomes the best pokemon here due to Steel giving it extra resistance.
    • Ground-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
    • Fighting-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
  • Iron Head:

    • Excadrill is also #1 here!Β  The Rock/Ground types however are also hit for weakness here.Β  Excadrill however becomes #1 again!
    • Water-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
  • Fire Blast:

    • Hardest moveset due to STAB, and its single bar being able to KO the tanks. Duel Typing benefits a lot of pokemon here, with Rock, Dragon and Water resisting allowing pokemon to perform better than Groudon. Excadrill hates this moveset though.
    • Water-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Top Raid Counters

Groudon

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Groudon is a Legendary Pokemon and thus can only be gotten in time limited ways, by being featured in Event Raids or Field Research Breakthroughs. They are the a pretty safe investment to power up, but might get Precipital Blade someday. Mud-shot and Earthquake got buffed December 2019. Groudon was last a raid boss 7/8/2019 .It was last in Raids 172 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock
-With Level 35 Groudon you need 2 players.

Rhyperior

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Rhyhorn is very common and boosted in the common Sunny, but Rhyperior is a Sinnoh Stone evolution Pokemon. Rhydon is a pretty good Ground-Type as well, so if you get a good moveset on it and don’t have the candy or stone to evolve, it’s not that bad. It’s also great as a Rock-Type attacker with different moves. Rhyhorn currently can be found in nests. Rhydon was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Iron Head
-Resists: Rock, Fire
-Weak: Steel
-With Level 35 Rhyperior you need 2 players.

Garchomp

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Garchomp, while a great Dragon AND Ground-Type attacker (and one with resistance to Rock and triple resistance to Electric) is very difficult to acquire for now. No nests, no events, very rare, very new. Gible are exceedingly rare in the wild. It’s likely he will someday get a community day however. This family hatches from 10K eggs.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Iron Head
-Resists: Rock, Fire
-With Level 35 Garchomp you need 2 players.

Excadrill

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Drill Run

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Excadrill is a new pokemon, but Drilbur are not rare, and it is boosted in sunny weather! It doesn’t look it, but Excadrill is a phenomental ground-Type attacker, and it’s Steel duel typing ussually help it more than it hurts.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-2xResists: Rock
-Resists: Steel, Bug
-Weak: Fire
-With Level 35 Excadrill you need 2 players.

Rhydon

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rhyhorn is very common and boosted in the common Sunny. It’s evolution is better in this role, but we were already using Rhydons before Rhyperior came out. Rhyhorn currently can be found in nests. Rhydon was last a raid boss 11/7/2019. It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Flamethrower
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Iron Head
-Resists: Rock, Fire
-Weak: Steel
-With Level 35 Rhydon you need 2 players.

Golurk

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earth Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Golurk is a brand new pokemon and incredibly rare in the wild. Goletts family are duel typed with Ghost. This family hatches from 10K eggs.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Iron Head
-Resists: Rock, Bug
-With Level 35 Golurk you need 3 players.

Weather

Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Groudon) with weather bonuses:

Pokemon Weather Fast Move Charge Move Estimator
Garchomp
Clear
Mud Shot Earthquake 1.5
Groudon
Clear
Mud Shot Earthquake 1.5
Rhyperior
Clear
Mud Slap Earthquake 1.5
Excadrill
Clear
Mud Slap Drill Run 1.6
Rhydon
Clear
Mud Slap Earthquake 1.7
Donphan
Clear
Mud Slap Earthquake 1.8
Groudon
No Weather
Mud Shot Earthquake 1.8
Golem
Clear
Mud Slap Earthquake 1.8
Rhyperior
No Weather
Mud Slap Earthquake 1.8
Garchomp
No Weather
Mud Shot Earthquake 1.9
Golurk
Clear
Mud Slap Earth Power 1.9
Excadrill
No Weather
Mud Slap Drill Run 1.9

Alternate Pokemon

Golem

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Geodude are not too much of a pain to acquire for most people and exist in research rewards as well. Hunt down a nest or play in partly cloudy will be enough for many to get Golem. Geodude can be in “Make 5 Nice Throws” quests. Golem was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 . It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Iron Head
-Resists: Rock, Fire
-Weak: Steel
-With Level 35 Golem you need 3 players.

Donphan

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Donphan has not had much chance to shine in this game, but now that Earthquake has been buffed he is more useful! Phanphy are uncommon but not exceedingly rare however. Phanpy currently can be found in nests.Donphan was last a raid boss 9/2/2019. It was last in Raids 111 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock
-With Level 35 Donphan you need 3 players.

Swampert

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Mudkip Community day way July 2019, but the moveset you want isn’t the community day move. Swampert as a Ground-Type is unfortunate, since it’s Water typing negates some of it’s resistances to Electric. It does give it a resistance to Steel and Fire however! Mudkip currently can be found in nests.Marshtomp was last a raid boss 8/23/2019 .It was last in Raids 120 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock, Steel, Fire
-With Level 35 Swampert you need 3 players.

Flygon

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earth Power(legacy)

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Flygon recently had it’s community day December 2019, aquiring the superior move of Earth Power! While it isn’t a top Ground-Type attacker now, it still does respectable amount of damage.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Flamethrower
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock, Fire
-With Level 35 Flygon you need 3 players.

Mamoswine

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Bulldoze

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Mamoswine evolves from Swinub which is a nesting species that has been in raids in the past. Swinub can also be found in Nests. It does however require a Sinnoh Stone to evolve which can be acquired randomly from your first trainer battle every day. Swinub has gotten a community day (February 2019) and was also featured in Christmas events. Finally, Swinub can also spawn in the pool of Pokemon from Glacial Lure Modules, which you can get from the shop for 200 coins. Swinub currently can be found in nests. Piloswine was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 55 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Weak: Steel, Fire
-Canceled: Rock
-With Level 35 Mamoswine you need 3 players.

Gastrodon_East_Sea_Form

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earth Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Shellos while cosmetically region-locked, is still available globally otherwise. They aren’t too hard to find for the time being

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock, Steel, Fire
-With Level 35 Gastrodon_East_Sea_Form you need 3 players.

Gastrodon_West_Sea_Form

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earth Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Shellos while cosmetically region-locked, is still available globally otherwise. They aren’t too hard to find for the time being

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Flamethrower
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock, Steel, Fire
-With Level 35 Gastrodon_West_Sea_Form you need 3 players.

Hippowdon

Best Moveset: Thunder Fang / Earth Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Hippowdon does not nest, and is slightly uncommon.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Flamethrower
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock
-With Level 35 Hippowdon you need 3 players.

Kyogre

Best Moveset: Waterfall / Surf

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

Kyogre was first available January 2018. It is the premier Water-Type attacker and an incredibly powerful attacker. It has recently (December 2019) been granted the charge move of Surf, which is superior to Hydro Pump. Someday it will likely be outclassed by itself if Niantic gives it the move Origin Pulse. Kyogre was last a raid boss 6/18/2019 .It was last in Raids 185 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Flamethrower
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Resists: Steel, Fire
-With Level 35 Kyogre you need 3 players.

Lucario

Best Moveset: Counter / Aura Sphere

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Riolu is an egg exclusive pokemon sadly, one of the absolute rarest and highly desired ones in fact. It was added October 2018th. It isn’t easy to power up and has a walking distance of 10k. There are increased chances of finding one in a 7k Alolan egg instead of normal 10ks. You also have better chances if you get difficult Adventure Sync eggs. if you collect your weekly adventure sync reward and have earned the 50k distance, AND have an available egg slot, you will get an egg with a skewed hatch pool.Β  Lucario has recently (December 2019) been granted the charge move Aura Sphere as well, making it the strongest Fighting-Type in the game. This family hatches from 7K eggs.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Iron Head
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-2xResists: Rock, Bug
-Resists: Steel
-Weak: Fire
-With Level 35 Lucario you need 3 players.

Kingler

Best Moveset: Mud Shot(legacy) / Crabhammer

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kingler received Crabhammer 9/2/19 making it a monster Water-Type. Quests where its been a reward: “Water Festival: Catch 5 Water-type Pokemon.” Boosted spawns of Krabby during Water Festival 2019. Kingler was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Iron Head
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Resists: Steel, Fire
-With Level 35 Kingler you need 3 players.

Regigigas

Best Moveset: Hidden Power Ground / Focus Blast

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Regigigas has only been available during the paid “A Colossas Discovery” event and has come to EX raids starting November 12th 2019. Hidden Power is a gamble moveset for typing and you can’t change it in your ownership.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
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-With Level 35 Regigigas you need 3 players.

Machamp

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Machamp stands as the pokemon with the longest cumulative duration it has spent as a raid boss, being one of the very first AND most frequently returning. If you’ve been playing long enough to participate in Tier 3 raids its likely you have a Machamp or a dozen. They also have been an incredibly useful Fighting Type since the game’s inception.

It has recently (December 2019) been suplanted as the best Fighting-Type pokemon by Lucario. Machop currently can be found in nests.Machamp was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock, Bug
-With Level 35 Machamp you need 3 players.

Nidoking

Best Moveset: Fury Cutter(legacy) / Earth Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nidorans are of course very common, but Nidoking lost Fury Cutter in February 2017. He doesn’t become unusable without the legacy move, but falls down must closer to his sisters ranking on this list. Nidoking was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Flamethrower
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock, Bug
-With Level 35 Nidoking you need 3 players.

Sandslash

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sandshrew is a Nesting Species, and exists in 5k Eggs. Sandslash was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Stone Edge
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock
-With Level 35 Sandslash you need 3 players.

Feraligatr

Best Moveset: Waterfall / Hydro Cannon(legacy)

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Hydro Cannon is currently Legacy if you didn’t evolve during community day. Non-Legacy Totodiles got boosted spawns during Water Festival 2019. Totodile currently can be found in nests.Croconaw was last a raid boss 1/3/2019 .It was last in Raids 348 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Fire Spin / Iron Head
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Stone Edge
-Resists: Steel, Fire
-With Level 35 Feraligatr you need 3 players.

Terrakion

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Earthquake

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Best Rock Type in terms of survivability and TDO. DPS is usually edged out by the glass cannon Rampardos

-Best Matchup: Bug Bite / Fire Blast
-Worst Matchup: Fire Spin / Fire Blast
-Resists: Rock, Fire, Bug
-Weak: Steel
-With Level 35 Terrakion you need 3 players.

Miscelaneous Analysis

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The recent (as of Dec 2019) buff to Earthquake and Mud Shot have really amped up the damage potenial of Ground-Types! Note that Groudon isn’t nescesarially the best pick depending on circumstances. Garchomp, Rhyperior, Golem and even Swampert do better against Fire movesets! Excadrill is interesting in that it is #1 against Steel and Rock, but then falls deep down against Fire moves. Groudon and Garchomp are by far the most consistant options.

Earth Power Flygon was released Dec 12, making it one of the most accessible options to most people. It’s not #1 best choice, but it’s still a fantastic option if you need counters.

A rare sight, Suicune with Hidden Power Ground actually has use here.

Heatran is a pretty easy duo as far as Legendaries are concerned, if you have weather boosted Groudons with the right movese,t you are mostly ready.

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