Two-Player Pokemon Go Team Takes Down a Legendary Moltres

Two-Player Pokemon Go Team Takes Down a Legendary Moltres

Way to show off.

A pair of Pokemon Go trainers took down the legendary Pokemon Moltres in a raid. Just the two of them. Showing Pokemon trainers worldwide that they can raid it on their own.

Trainer Boushinshi posted a video of the two players battling against the Moltres in the Silph Road subreddit. Although a raid can host up to 20 players, Boushinishi and their partner did it with a fraction of the players as you can see in this two minute video. Although both players are at the level cap of 40, Moltres has more than 40,000 combat power making it a difficult battle for trainers at any level.

Using a team of Golems, a popular raid Pokemon in the Pokemon Go community, the two were able to take down Moltres eventually, though it was no easy battle. Boushinshi's teams of Golems were furiously cycled through as the pair manages to take down Moltres at the very end.

Players have been hitting the internet to share their Moltres raid victories since the Pokemon was released to the wild on Monday. The duo team raises the stakes on players who've been successfully facing off against Moltres in teams of three or more however, and at the same time proving some theories about how a two-team approach to Legendary Pokemon is possible.

Niantic added legendary Pokemon to the game soon after the Pokemon Go Fest when the developers released both Lugia and Articuno. They were then followed Moltres, who is out now, and later Zapdos, who will appear after Moltres. If you'd like a comprehensive guide to battle it out with Pokemon Go's most powerful birds, we have a guide for you right here.

Although considering Raid boss Pokemon still come with about 10 times as much CP as normal Pokemon, it will take a lot of training to successfully beat raids, even if this team proved it can be done with just two players.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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