Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Charmander

Guide for the best counters against Charmander during Battle Raids!

Charmander is a Tier 1 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which looks like a bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon. Most of its body is orange in color while its underbelly is light yellow in color. It has a flame burning constantly at the end of its tail and this is one common characteristic that can be found across all of its evolved forms. As a Tier 1 raid, players will have not many problems while fighting it. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Charmander as quickly and easily as possible.

Charmander in Pokémon Go

Charmander is a pure Fire-type Pokémon with a maximum Boss CP of 3334. It is vulnerable to Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks and can resist counters from Big, Grass, Ice, and Steel type counters. Because of its low CP and tier, it is easily solvable by any player irrespective of their experience in the game as long as they are using the right type of counters.

Charmander Movesets

Pokémon Go Charmander moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Charmander are Ember and Flamethrower. Both of them have a combined DPS of 50.2 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include the likes of Scratch, Flame Charge, and Flame Burst.

Best counters against Charmander in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Charmander and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Ancient Power
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Aqua Tail
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Surf
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Greninja: Bubble/Hydro Pump
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot) Precipice Blades
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Wing Attack/Brave Bird
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath) Psychic
  • Steelix (Mega): Thunder Fang/Earthquake
  • Sceptile (Mega): Bullet Seed) Earthquake
  • Omastar: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Swampert: Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Excadrill: Mud Shot/Drill Run
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/Sludge Bomb
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Brave Bird
  • Regigigas: Hidden Power/Giga Impact
  • Starmie: Water Gun/Hydro Pump
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
Pokémon Go Charmander
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Charmander is a Tier 1 raid which means players should just focus on using their best Pokémon from the right type of counters such as Beedrill, Lopunny, and Alakazam or other heavy hitting Pokémon if they have them in store and they’ll be good to go.

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