Moltres is one of the original legendary Pokemon that kicked of the Pokemon main series of games. The idea of having a trio for legendaries starts here, and Moltres was the front runner for this idea as he led the other two birds with him and made the first-gen legendary.
Moltres is from the Kanto region, the 1st generation of Pokemon games; it was introduced alongside the other two legendary birds, Articuno and Zapdos. These three birds were depicted as God-like beings in the anime, and in the game, and catching them was hard.
So when such a legendary bird was added to Pokemon GO, it was pretty apparent that fans went crazy over it and wanted to catch it. Having Moltres on your team will be a significant boost to your performance in competitive leagues.
If you get a shadow Moltres, then you’ll be even more powerful.
Moltres is a Fire/Flying-type bird pokemon with flaming wings and flies at incredible speeds and heights. In this guide, we’ll show you how to catch a Moltres easily, which Pokemon to use when battling it, and last but not least, which movesets are the best when using a Moltres!
How to catch a Moltres
As mentioned earlier, Moltres is a Fire/Flying-type bird pokemon that Boss CP = 45609.
Moltres is a legendary Pokemon, won’t be available in normal encounters; you’ll have to go for raids if you ever want to get your hands on this coveted bird.
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As Moltres is a Fire and a Flying-type, it takes super effective damage from Rock-type moves. It can also be overpowered by using water and electric type moves, but just to be on the safe side, you should only use strong rock type moves when in a battle with Moltres.
As it is a raid battle, you’ll have to have a backup with you. It is recommended you take at least 4 players with you to a boss battle involving Moltres, as it can get tricky if you go in underprepared.
Moltres best counters
The best counters to use against Moltres are – Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, Tyranitar, Gigalith, Landarous (both forms), Aerodactyly, Golem, Regirock, Blastoise, Golem (Alola), Agrron, Zekrom, Lunastone, solrock, Kyogre, Rayquaza, and any other pokemon that has access to solid rock type moves.
The moves to use when fighting Moltres can be – Rock throw, waterfall, smackdown, etc.
Best way to use Moltres in battle (Best moveset)
Moltres has access to many moves, and many players like to come up with their own strategies for the Pokemon to have an element of surprise; you can do that as well, but it is advised to have a moveset that inflicts a lot of damage to the opponent.
Moltres has access to a lot of Fire-type moves and some others as well. The list of moves is Fire spin, wing attack, overheat, fireblast, heatwave, and ancient power. You can only have two moves from the above list.
When choosing a moveset, it is crucial to get the one with the highest DPS. For Moltres, that moveset looks something like this – Fire spin + Sky attack. You can also go with Fire spin + Overheat if you want fire moves only.
Wrapping It Up
That’s pretty much it, Moltres can be a pain in the butt when trying to capture.
Still, once you have it on your team, that Moltres becomes a pain in the butt for your opponent, and they’ll wish they never encountered a Moltres ever again, that’s how deadly it can get, if used correctly by the player with a high DPS moveset.
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