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Pokémon Go Arlo counters June 2024

Here are the best teams to use against Pokémon Go's Arlo, learn about the best counters and all of the rewards on offer, updated for June 2024.

Pokémon Go's Arlo against a dark grey background with the Pocket Tactics logo on it

Want to know how to defeat Pokémon Go’s Arlo? 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, so maybe you should check out our  Pokémon Go CliffPokémon Go Sierra, and Pokémon Go Giovanni guides too.

Now, let’s get into the best Pokémon Go Arlo counters.

What are the best counters for Cacnea?

Arlo will always use Shadow Cacnea as his first Pokémon, it’s weak to flying-, poison-, bug-, fire-, and ice-type attacks. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy opponent to beat.

We recommend you use these Pokémon to take Cacnea down:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Glaceon Ice Shard and Avalanche
Charizard Fire Spin and Dragon Claw
Houndoom Fire Fang and Flamethrower
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What are the best counters for Charizard?

Arlo can use Charizard as his second Pokémon. We recommend you use a rock-, electric-, or water-type Pokémon to take it down.

Here are our recommended Charizard counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Tyranitar Smack Down and Stone Edge
Rhyperior Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
Rampardos Smack Down and Rock Slide

What are the best counters for Hypno?

Arlo’s Shadow Hypno is a psychic-type Pokémon that he often uses second. To counter it, it’s a good idea to choose a ‘mon with bug-, dark-, or ghost-type moves.

Here are some Hypno counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Gengar Hex and Shadow Ball
Tyranitar Smack Down and Brutal Swing
Hydreigon Bite and Brutal Swing

What are the best counters for Golurk?

This can be one of Arlo’s second ‘mons. Golurk is a ground/ghost-type Pokémon, counter it with a dark-, ghost-, grass-, ice-, or water-type.

Here are our favorite Golurk counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Tyranitar Smack Down and Brutal Swing
Gengar Hex and Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Bite and Brutal Swing

What are the best counters for Scizor?

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

Here are the best Scizor counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Reshiram Fire Fang and Overheat
Standard Darmanitan Fire Fang and Overheat
Moltres Fire spin and Overheat or Fire Blast

What are the best counters for Dragonite?

Dragonite is a dragon/flying-type ‘mon and may appear as one of Arlo’s final Pokémon. We recommend using any ice-, dragon-, fairy-, or rock-type to take it down.

Here are some of the best Dragonite counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Mamoswine Powder Snow and Avalanche
Weavile Ice Shard and Avalanche
Glaceon Frost Breath and Avalanche

What are the best counters for Salamence?

Arlo’s Shadow Salamence is a dragon/flying-type Pokémon that he uses during his third phase. To counter it, it’s a good idea to choose a Pokémon with ice-, dragon-, fairy-, or rock-type moves.

Here are our recommended Salamence counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Mamoswine Powder Snow and Avalanche
Weavile Ice Shard and Avalanche
Glaceon Frost Breath and Avalanche

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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

If you find this useful and are a big Pokémon fan, take a look at our Pokédex and Pokémon Go promo codes for similar content, or Pokémon Go best Pokémon guides. You can also head over to our Pokémon Go events and Pokémon Go raid guides for more.