Best Fire-type attackers in Pokemon GO for Raid Battles

Best Fire-type attackers in Pokemon GO for Raid Battles
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Written by 

Daniel Megarry

Published 

12th Feb 2024 13:31

If you're looking to incinerate your opponents in Pokemon GO, there's no better choice than a strong Fire-type Pokemon - but only the best will do when it comes to high-tier Raid Battles.

Fire-type attackers like Charizard and Blaziken are essential when taking on Bug, Grass, Ice, and Steel-type Raid Bosses, so here are some of my top recommendations based on stats, movesets, and my experience of using them in the game.

What is the best Fire-type Pokemon?

The best Fire-type attacker for Raid Battles is Reshiram with the moves Fire Fang and Fusion Flare.

There's tough competition from other Legendaries like Heatran, Moltres, and Ho-Oh, but Reshiram rises to the top with a massive Attack stat and an excellent Fire-type moveset that lets it dish out huge damage relatively quickly.

The top Fire-types in Pokemon GO listed

Here are the best Fire-type attackers you can use in Pokemon GO as well as their recommended movesets:

Pokemon Moveset Sprite
Reshiram Fire Fang & Fusion Flare
Reshiram
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Heatran Fire Spin & Magma Storm
Heatran
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Moltres Fire Spin & Overheat
Moltres
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Ho-Oh Incinerate & Sacred Fire
Ho-Oh
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Blaziken Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Blaziken
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Darmanitan Fire Fang & Overheat
Darmanitan
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Chandelure Fire Spin & Overheat
Chandelure
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Charizard Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Charizard
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Volcarona Fire Spin & Overheat
Volcarona
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I haven't included Mega Evolutions in the table above, as they can be difficult to obtain and aren't always accessible due to their cooldown period. However, if you do have access to them, they're always worth using over their regular non-Mega versions.

In this case, I'd recommend looking at Mega Blaziken, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Houndoom. Not only are these excellent for high-tier Raids, but they'll also boost the attacks of other Fire-types which could give you the edge you need to win.

While the list of Pokemon above is specifically tailored to Raid Battles, they'll also serve you well when taking on Team GO Rocket Grunts who have a lineup that's weak to Fire-type attacks.

If you're looking to take part in the GO Battle League instead of Raid Battles, it's a little harder to recommend Pokemon of specific types. Instead, check out our Great League, Ultra League, and Master League best teams.

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Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].

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