Pokémon Go Arlo June counters and weaknesses

The best team to use against Rocket Leader Pokémon Go's Arlo, from the best counters to all of the rewards, updated for June, 2022

Close up of Rocket Team Leader Arlo, then Arlo preparing for a Pokebattle against the player

Want to know how to defeat Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokémon Go? Well you’ve come to the right place. Just like the other team leaders, Arlo can switch around his line-up and be a pretty big threat, though the risks in this case are well worth the excellent rewards. As such, we’ve put together a list of the best counters to use against him, giving you a major edge in battle.

With such a huge list of Pokémon to pick from, and so many different types of moves, it can be a real challenge to know what team to choose when facing up against the masters. But in this Pokémon Go Arlo guide, we will tell you exactly what to pick to counter each of his possible choices this month, making sure you can continue your journey to be the very best.

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What are the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters for Bagon?

Arlo will always use Shadow Bagon as his first Pokémon. Luckily, Bagon is a pretty easy opponent to beat. It’s weak to ice, dragon, and fairy-type Pokemon. Here’s who we recommend using:

  • Dragonite – dragon breath and dragon claw
  • Palkia – dragon tail and draco meteor
  • Garchomp – dragon tail and outrage
  • Dialga – dragon breath and draco meteor

What are the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters for Blastoise?

For his second Pokémon, Arlo can summon Shadow Blastoise. Blastoise is a water-type Pokémon. We recommend using any of these Pokémon to take it down.

  • Tangrowth – vine whip and power whip
  • Dialga – dragon breath and draco meteor
  • Roserade – razor leaf and solar beam

What are the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters for Charizard?

Arlo’s Shadow Charizard is a flying/fire-type Pokémon. To counter it, it’s a good idea to choose a Pokemon with water, rock, or electric-type moves.

  • Kyogre – waterfall and hydro pump
  • Zekrom – charge beam and wild charge
  • Omastar – rock throw and rock slide

What are the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters for Steelix?

The Steelix that Arlo is a steel/ground-type Pokémon. Steelix’s weaknesses include fighting, fire, ground and water-type attacks, so feel free to use any of the following ‘mons.

  • Heatran – fire spin and fire blast
  • Excadrill – mud shot and rock slide
  • Entei – fire fang and overheat

What are the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters for Dragonite?

Arlo’s Dragonite is a dragon/flying-type Pokémon, we recommend you use a fairy, dragon, or ice-type Pokémon to take it down.

  • Palkia –  dragon breath and draco meteor
  • Dialga – dragon breath and draco meteor
  • Weavile – ice shard and avalanche
  • Sylveon – charm and psyshock

What are the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters for Scizor?

Arlo may pick Shadow Scizor – this Pokémon is only weak to fire-type moves, so choose any of these hot ‘mons below.

  • Reshiram – fire fang and overheat
  • Standard Darmanitan – fire fang and overheat
  • Moltres – fire spin and overheat or fire blast

What are the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters for Salamence?

Salamence is a dragon/flying-type Pokémon. It has the same weaknesses as Dragonite, so we’ve chosen the same ‘mons as potential counters.

  • Palkia –  dragon breath and draco meteor
  • Dialga – dragon breath and draco meteor
  • Weavile – ice shard and avalanche
  • Sylveon – charm and psyshock

Pokémon Go Arlo data sheet

What rewards do I get for beating Arlo?

When you defeat Arlo, or any other Team Go Rocket Leader, you will gain some awesome rewards. You will always get 1,000 Stardust and a random selection of two of the following items:

  • A 12km egg
  • One Revive
  • One Max Revive
  • One Max Potion
  • One Unova Stone
  • One Sinnoh Stone

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