Pokemon GO! Moltres / Sun and Moon: Magearna
Catch them all!01 Aug 2017
Moltres is Bringing the heat
The Legendary Pokémon Moltres has begun to appear in Raid Battles around the world—but it'll be available only for a limited time. Team Valor's Legendary Pokémon will cease to appear as a Raid Boss after August 7, so make sure you head out to battle before it's too late.
Moltres will be a tough Pokémon to catch. You'll be able to capture it only using the Premier Balls earned from defeating it, so you'll need your Pokémon to perform well in battle to maximize your chances.
Suggested Pokémon and tips
The Fire- and Flying-type Moltres is weak against Electric- and Water-type attacks, and it's especially weak against Rock-type attacks. Moltres will use only Fire-type moves, further increasing the effectiveness of Rock- and Water-type Pokémon. (Also worth noting is that Fire types and Dragon types will resist its attacks.) Focus on using your Rock-type Pokémon first, then your Water-type Pokémon, and finish up with Electric-type Pokémon if Moltres's flames still haven't been extinguished. Stay away from Bug-, Fire-, Grass-, and Steel-type Pokémon, as they'll quickly be incinerated by supereffective Fire-type attacks.
Golem is the best choice to get your offense rolling. It's one of the only Rock-type Pokémon that can learn a Rock-type Fast Attack, and it has solid stats, too. Starmie, Omastar, Vaporeon, and Feraligatr will douse Moltres's flames quickest among Water-type Pokémon, and Omastar can deal even more damage if it knows Rock-type attacks instead of the Water Gun and Hydro Pump combination best suited to the other Water-type Pokémon. Omastar also shares the advantage of taking the least damage from Moltres's attacks—along with Kingdra, Kabutops, and Magcargo—thanks to its having two types that resist Water-type attacks.
Use those Golden Razz Berries. Scoring Great or Excellent Throws will increase your odds, and throwing Curveballs will improve them further. But work within your abilities—if you don't think you can hit Excellent Curveballs reliably, go for easier throws instead of missing the target ring completely.
Legendary Pokémon are tough to capture, so don't be discouraged if Moltres gets away the first time you defeat it! Stock up on useful items like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries so you're prepared to try again soon. But don't wait too long—remember that Moltres is available for only a limited time.
For a more in depth strategy for catching Moltres check out their offical page.
NOW’S YOUR CHANCE FOR MAGEARNA
The Mythical Pokémon Magearna is now available for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game.
Those who have completed the main story in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon can now get the Mythical Pokémon Magearna via the QR Scanner feature by scanning the QR Code below. The Steel- and Fairy-type Magearna is the first Mythical Pokémon you can obtain in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon. This code will continue to work indefinitely, so there’s no rush to beat the game!
To get Magearna in your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game:
- Complete the main story
- Choose the QR Scanner function
- Line up the QR code for Magearna while pressing the R Button
- Visit the deliveryman at the Antiquities of the Ages shop in Hau’oli City to get Magearna
- Be sure to save your game!
Enjoy battling with the Mythical Pokémon Magearna in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon!
For more information head over to the official Magearna Pokémon page.