In October 2023, Pokémon GO players have the exciting opportunity to challenge and defeat Shadow Moltres in Shadow Legendary Raids. This guide will provide you with the necessary information to assemble a strong team to take down this powerful legendary Pokémon.
Top Shadow Moltres Counters
Pokebattler, a tool that calculates optimal Pokémon and move combinations, has identified the top ten counters for Shadow Moltres. These counters include Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Aerodactyl, Shadow Tyranitar, Rampardos, Rhyperior, Tyrantrum, Terrakion, Shadow Omastar, and Shadow Aerodactyl. It is recommended to power up these Pokémon as much as possible to ensure maximum effectiveness in battle.
In addition to Shadow and Mega counters, there are other non-Shadow and non-Mega Pokémon that can also help defeat Shadow Moltres efficiently. These include Gigalith, Tyranitar, Omastar, Aerodactyl, Midday Lycanroc, Aurorus, Therian Forme Landorus, Midnight Lycanroc, Aggron, and Nihilego.
Number of Trainers Required
Shadow Moltres can be defeated with just two trainers if enough Purified Gems are used to bring it down to its non-Enraged state quickly. However, if Shadow Moltres remains enraged, a minimum of four trainers will be needed to defeat it. To increase your chances of catching this powerful Pokémon, utilize the Circle Lock Technique to guarantee Great or Excellent throws and use Golden Razz Berries. If you encounter a Shiny Shadow Moltres, it will be a guaranteed catch, so be sure to use a Pinap Berry.
Unfortunately, the Shiny rate for Shadow Legendary Raids is currently unknown. Stay tuned to Bleeding Cool for daily updates on Pokémon GO events and information.
Source: Bleeding Cool