January has been a busy month for Pokémon Go players with last week’s Hoenn Celebration research now replaced by Johto. The switch to Johto comes with its own Collection Challenge and field research, but there’s also the return of Shiny Entei to Raids. Here you’ll discover the best Shiny Entei Raid counters for January 2021 so you can beat the Pokémon Go foe.

With January coming to an end, there’s plenty for trainers to anticipate for next month. Niantic have recently announced the Love Cup for Go Battle League, and – of course – there’s the much anticipated Kanto Tour.

While the Kanto Tour is the big headliner for next month, below you’ll discover the best Shiny Entei counters so you can beat the Legendary Pokémon Go Raid before January 2021 comes to an end.

Is Entei Shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, Entei is Shiny in Pokémon Go.

Trainers can possibly encounter a Shiny Entei in Pokémon Go during its January 2021 return to Raids, but it’s only available to encounter between now and 10:00 local time on the 31st.

It’s available via five-star Raids, and its maximum catch Cp is said to be 1,984. But, when boosted by sunny weather, its maximum catch CP is 2,480.

The Legendary creature is a Fire-type with weaknesses to Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks.

Its aforementioned weaknesses should give you an idea of which creatures to use in opposition, but below you’ll find a list of suitable creatures.

Pokémon Go Entei Raid counters

The best counters for the Pokémon Go Shiny Entei Raid include Rampardos and Rhyperior for Ground-type attacks.

However, other best and suitable counters for beating the Shiny Entei Raid in Pokémon Go include Kyogre and Kingler as Water-types.

Below is a list of suitable creatures to use:

  • Rampardos – Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior – Mud Slap, Rock Wrecker
  • Kingler – Bubble, Crabhammer
  • Kyogre – Waterfall, Surf
  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun, Hydro Cannon
  • Tyranitar – Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Terrakion – Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Swampert – Water Gun, Hydro Cannon
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot, Earthquake

All of the above counters come courtesy of Pokébattler.