Moltres #146

Evolution family

Moltres is part of a one-member family.



#146 Moltres

#146 Galarian Moltres





#146 Moltres

#146 Galarian Moltres



  • Moltres was released on July 31st, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Moltres was released at the start of Moltres Day on September 8th, 2018.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Moltres was released on January 1st, 2020.
Method Maximum CP Details
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 45,6092022 Jul 14 – 22[1]
Mischief Unbound: 2021 Nov 26
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 18
2021 Feb 20 – Mar 1[2]
2020 Oct 2 – 9[3]
Ultra Bonus Event 2018: Sep 13 – 20[4]
2017 Aug 12 – 31[5]
2017 Jul 31 – Aug 7[6]
Special Raid Challenge:
2021 Feb 28[7]
2018 Sep 8[8]
Research tasks
1,485 Special Research/Timed Research:
GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory – 3rd part: Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo (Shadow)
Research Breakthrough:
2019 Nov – Dec
2018 Dec – 2019 Feb
2018 Apr
Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Giovanni:
2021 May 1 – Jun 1
2020 Jan 1 – Feb 1
GO Battle League
1,980 Obtainable starting from rank:
20 (2022 Jul 14 – 22)
20 (2021 Feb 20 – Mar 1)

Galarian Moltres

  • Galarian Moltres was released along with the release of Daily Adventure Incense on July 25th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
Not in wild normally, can only be encountered in Map View via a Daily Adventure Incense


One of the numerous captureable Pokemon in Pokemon GO is Moltres. During the summer of 2017, it was apprehended via raids.
During the first month, Moltres was offered via Research Breakthrough Boxes.

#146 Moltres Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
       Fire / Flying                     –

Combat Moves

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Fire Spin Fire 14
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Fire Blast Fire 140 3
Heat Wave Fire 95 2
Overheat Fire 160 2
From July 31, 2017 until August 7, 2017, this Pokemon was only obtainable via raids.

Moltres Biology Info

Moltres is a big, golden-colored bird Pokémon. It features a billowing tail and a long, flowing head crest formed of reddish-orange and yellow flames. Furthermore, its wings are covered with flaming plumage. It has a long, slender neck, a pointed brown beak, and tiny triangular eyes. It has three forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe on its tiny, brown legs. Its talons are short.

With each flap of its wings, Moltres discharges embers, generating a spectacular burst of flames. This Pokémon can heal itself by immersing itself in the magma of an active volcano. With the arrival of spring, it migrates from the south, bringing an early spring to chilly countries. Moltres is said to have used its wings to help persons who were lost in the highlands. Moltres is an uncommon sight. Sky Attack was its trademark move in Generation II.

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Galarian Moltres’s aura


In Galar, Moltres has a similar build, but a drastically different color scheme. Its body is primarily black with scarlet highlights and bright blue eyes. Its scarlet beak is hooked at the tip and leads to markings that run down its front and behind its head. Its feet are also scarlet with black talons. Its wings, crest, and tail are mostly black, with the crest having an extra curl at the front and the tail being split in two, and all three of these features exude a magenta, flame-like energy that earns it the name of its Kantonian counterpart. Its body apparently feels lukewarm to the touch.

The sinister energy that blazes from within its body is so oppressive that most Pokémon can’t even approach it. Galarian Moltres attacks by spreading its wings wide to unleash its energy in a powerful aura that attacks the minds of its foes, inflicting deep fatigue as it burns away their energy from within. The aura has the power to consume the spirit of its victims, reducing them to burned-out shadows of themselves. It is said to have a haughty personality and a calm demeanor. It appears in the Crown Tundra once every few decades to reach Dyna Tree Hill.[1]

Galarian Moltres is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Fiery Wrath.

Best moveset for Moltres

The best moves for Moltres are Fire Spin and Sky Attack when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Fire Spin 15.3 dps
  Sky Attack Elite TM 48 dps


  Fire Spin 15.3 dps
  Sky Attack Elite TM 48 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Wing Attack 8 11.3 12
  Fire Spin 14 9.1 15.3
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Heat Wave 95 -33.3 38
  Ancient Power 70 -9.4 20
  Fire Blast 140 -23.8 40
  Overheat 160 -25 48
  Sky Attack Elite TM 80 -25 48
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.