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Can you solo a Level 3 raid?

They say no, but I understand you can battle again if you lose, and the boss's HP doesn't go back up. So can't you solo win but it would just take several attempts?

Asked by GobblesAmerica5 years ago
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It depends. I solo'ed a Gengar, but timed out against Jolteon and Flareon. I was able to faint the Jolteon and Flareon with only 1 additional player. I am Level 36.

Also, the HP is restored when you battle again.

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This article says otherwise (about HP): https://pokemongohub.net/gym-raid-update/rare-raid-egg-boss-list-yellow-egg-list/

But I was quite skeptical. I believe you if you've done it.

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I would say it's unlikely, rather than impossible. I'm guessing you can succeed if the type is favourable, e.g. if you're fighting a grass type and have a strong line-up of fire attackers.

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Health goes back up.

The general consensus is you can only solo a level 3 raid IF you have optimal mons and IF the raid mon isn't one of the strongest. For instance, a few people have soloed a Machamp. I don't think anyone has soloed a Vaporeon.

On the other hand, 2 good players should be enough for a level 3 raid. For a level 4 raid you will almost always need 5 or more people.

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Some level 4 raids can be done by 3 people. I nearly pulled it off with two others against a Rhydon (we probably needed 5 more seconds) and one of us three was only level 27. 3 people level 35+ could win against the right level 4 raid with the right pokemon.

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I wish health didn't go back up. Lapras decimated 4 of us we only got her down to around 25%. Maybe your that good but I would definitely get my teeth kicked in solo.

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The trouble with soloing is the timeout.
If you faint before the timeout and reenter quickly, the boss's HP is where it was - but the time will be short too,
Once the timeout hits, the HP resets.
So yeah, I failed soloing Vaporeon yesterday, though I think I was close (less than 25% left with tons of glitches during the fight, so I think I'd have a borderline chance if it was a gym with better network coverage).

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Tried to solo an Arcanine this morning : didn't even come close.
Being lvl 29, it was made clear that my attacking squad lacks diversity.
Time for a mass evolve session I guess.

On the second try, with better suited mons, I managed to take it down to half HP though.
So with 1, maybe 2 fellow trainers, even not the best of them, it would have go down I think

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I replied to another thread with an answer, but I'll put it here.

Load your first 6 with mons that are super effective attackers.

No dodging! Takes too much time away.

After they faint, it should load your next best six. Should do the trick. It did for me today.

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I agree with above. I accidentially brought in a mon with 1 hp. I was able to bring six new moms in with like 40 seconds left against an
Alakazam. Use high Dps like fighting a Blissey unless you can get super effective.

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I soloed Vaporeon. I am level 34. I use 1 dragonite (breath/claw CP 3039), three Jolteon (2 bolt, 1 Thunder, CP around 2300) and 1 exeggutor (extra/solar beam CP2507). It was almost time out.
SO maybe change dragonite into exeggutor with two grass moves will be better.

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I tried vs. a "wimpy" Flareon and got skunked. I have new respect for Flareon!

We also tried a level 4 raid, Lapras, with only 3 people! This also failed, but with one more person we could have done it.

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