Best Moveset for Moltres in Pokémon GO

What are the best moves for this legendary bird?

The legendary birds, Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno, have been around in Pokémon GO for years. These are powerful fighters for players to take into gym or raid battles, but they are best utilized when players know which moves to equip them.

Best moves for Moltres in Pokémon GO

Moltres is a Fire and Flying-type Pokémon. This means that most of the Pokémon's best moves will also be Fire or Flying-type. There is a long list of available moves for Moltres, but only a few stand above the rest as truly powerful. It is important to note that Sky Attack, one of Moltres' most powerful Charged Attacks, can only be obtained, at the time of writing, by using an Elite TM.

Note: Moves with an asterisk (*) benefit from Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) and will deal increased damage.

Moltres' best offensive moves

Charged/QuickMove NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
QuickFire Spin*Fire149.115.3
ChargedSky Attack*Flying80-2548

Moltres' best defensive moves

Charged/QuickMove NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
QuickFire Spin*Fire149.115.3
ChargedSky Attack*Flying80-2548

Related: How to evolve Wurmple into Cascoon or Silcoon in Pokémon GO

All possible Moltres moves in Pokémon GO

Quick Attacks

Move NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
Fire Spin*Fire149.115.3
Wing Attack*Flying811.312

Charged Attacks

Move NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
Ancient PowerRock70-9.420
Heat Wave*Fire95-33.338
Sky Attack* (Legacy Move - Elite TM Only)Flying80-2548
Overheat*Fire160-2548
Fire Blast*Fire140-23.840

Interested in other Pokémon Go news and want to read more? Check out Pokémon GO PVP Tier List: Best Pokémon for Battles on Pro Game Guides!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on your favorite games!

About the Author

CJ is a freelance writer with a passion for modern and retro video games, with an emphasis on RPGs and Pokemon games. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his cat and drinking way too much coffee.
Find CJ Kuzdal On: Twitter

Write A Comment

Best Moveset for Moltres in Pokémon GO

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.