Best Fire Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Fire Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Fire Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Fire Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. Because of this, we've included a separate list for the strongest Altered Fire-type Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. Because of this, we have included a list of Fire-exclusive Pokémon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Fire Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Fire Pokémon.
    • Top 10 Overall Fire-type
    • Top Five Exclusive Fire-type
    • Top Three Altered Fire-type
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all weaknesses and strengths of Fire-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Ground, Rock, Water
    • Resistance(s): Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, Steel
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Related: Best Dragon Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides

Top 10 Overall Fire-type

  • #1: Reshiram
    • Max CP: 4565
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 275/211/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • #2: Ho-Oh (Tied)
    • Max CP: 4367
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 239/244/214
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Incinerate
      • Charge Attack: Brave Bird
  • #2: Heatran (Tied)
    • Max CP: 4244
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/213/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Flamethrower
  • #4: Victini
    • Max CP: 3691
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/210/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Confusion
      • Charge Attack: V-Create
  • #5: Entei (Tied)
    • Max CP: 3926
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 235/171/251
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Fang
      • Charge Attack: Flamethrower
  • #6: Moltres (Tied)
    • Max CP: 3917
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 251/181/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Sky Attack
  • #7: Darmanitan
    • Max CP: 3511
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 263/114/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Fang
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #8: Magmortar
    • Max CP: 3541
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 247/172/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Fire Blast
  • #9: Chandelure
    • Max CP: 3695
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 271/182/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #10: Delphox
    • Max CP:  3459
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 230/189/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Psychic

Top Five Exclusive Fire-type

  • #1: Entei
    • Max CP: 3926
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 235/171/251
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Fang
      • Charge Attack: Flamethrower
  • #2: Magmortar
    • Max CP: 3541
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 247/172/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Fire Blast
  • #3: Darmintan
    • Max CP: 3511
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 263/114/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Fang
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #4: Flareon
    • Max CP: 3424
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 246/179/163
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Flamethrower
  • #5: Arcanine
    • Max CP: 3425
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 227/166/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Fang
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge

Top Three Altered Fire-type

  • #1: Mega Y Charizard
    • Max CP: 5037
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 319/186/212
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Air Slash
      • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #2: Mega X Charizard
    • Max CP: 4353
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 273/186/213
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #3: Mega Houndoom
    • Max CP: 4344
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 289/181/194
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Fang
      • Charge Attack: Foul Play

If you have one of the Fire Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Fire Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Water Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guides for the Best Electric Type Pokémon and Best Water Type Pokemon!

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