Pokemon GO Battle Raids are meant to be multiplayer events with trainers working together to take down powerful enemies. That said, sometimes players have to roll solo. This is basically impossible for level four Raids, but with the help of some strategy, most of the bosses in level three Raids can actually be taken down by a single player.
We don’t recommend jumping straight into a level three Pokemon GO Battle Raid solo without first carefully reading this guide. A lot depends on which enemy shows up, so it’s best to be prepared for all scenarios. Here’s how to handle each level three enemy without help from any other trainers…
Vaporeon is one of the two easiest level three bosses to take down. All players need to do is enter the battle with some high CP Exeggutor and Jolteon. The fastest path to victory is by concentrating fire with a Exeggutor that knows Solar Beam.
Right next to Vaporeon on the list of easy level three bosses is Machamp. The best lineup to face off against this guy with is multiple Espeon and Alakazam. Players shouldn’t even need to dodge any of his attacks on their way to the win if they have Espeon and Alakazam that are strong enough.
Moving up to the next stage of difficultly, players will sometimes face off against Arcanine. The best odds for taking this one down without help from friends is with a team composed of Rhydon and Golem.
Gengar is another very difficult boss that can be taken down solo, but it will always be very close. Enter this fight with the same team of Rhydon and Golem and be sure to dodge the charged attacks.
Alakazam is perhaps the most difficult of the level three bosses that can actually be defeated solo. The most important thing when facing off against Alakazam is to take in a team full of Dark-Type move sets. In addition, those Dark-Types will need to be very careful to dodge the charged attacks, which they may be vulnerable against.
Flareon and Jolteon
At this point, we haven’t confirmed any cases of solo players successfully taking down Flareon or Jolteon in a level three Battle Raid. Both of these Pokemon have higher Defense than the rest of the level three bosses, so they are posing a much more difficult challenge.
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to get the right team equipped against each boss and you should be ready to take home the win, regardless of how many other trainers show up… Unless a Flareon or Jolteon appear. In that case, you may want to phone a friend.
Have you tried to tackle a level three Battle Raid on your own yet? How did it go? Let us know in the comments.
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