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How to Beat Arlo In Pokemon Go

by Jesse Vitelli

Pokemon Go players are having trouble beating the Team Go Rocket leader Arlo. Here are counters and strategies to defeating him. Let’s talk about how to beat Arlo in Pokemon Go.

How to Beat Arlo In Pokemon Go

So Arlo doesn’t have a set roster of Pokemon he uses every time, but he pulls from a pool of select shadow Pokemon.

He will always use Shadow Beldum, which is weak to Drak, Ghost, Fire, and ground moves. You’ll want to use any Pokemon with these moves in its arsenal, but here are a few we recommend.

Chandelure is an excellent Pokemon to use against Beldum because it can have both Ghost and fire-type moves. A Chandelure with Shadow Ball or Flame Charge would be an excellent choice.

Here are a few others we recommend

  • Heatran
  • Giratina
  • Golurk
  • Rhyperior

Next up, Arlo can use one of three Pokemon. Arlo will either use Shadow Gardevoir, Shadow Inferanpe, or Shadow Aggron. 

Let’s start with Gardevoir. The best counter to Gardevoir is steel.

Here is a list of Pokemon that will be powerful against Gardevoir and take reduced damage for its attacks.

  • Registeel
  • Metagross
  • Heatran
  • Magnezone
  • Jirachi
  • Melmetal

Shadow Infernape is an easier battle because Water types will absolutely destroy it.

The only thing to be worried about is a potential Solarbeam from Infernape, but it’s not that common.

  • Reshiram
  • Kyogre
  • Relicanth
  • Palkia
  • Swampert

Up next is Aggron, which is probably to worst the fight of the three. It has pretty wide access to different moves like Rock, Dragon, Steel, and Electric.

Luckily Aggron also has a double weakness to Water, Ground, and Fighting, s you’ll want your beefiest Pokemon for this fight. 

  • Steelix
  • Excadrill
  • Melmetal
  • Lucario
  • Stunfisk

So now the third Pokemon in Arlo’s fight can be either Scizor, Salamence, or Armaldo. Let’s go through the counters for each.

Scizor is a Steel Bug-type, which means you’re going to want to go all out on fire for this fight. 

  • Moltres
  • Ho-Oh
  • Heatran
  • Chandelure
  • Entei

These are all excellent picks for melting Scizor quickly.

Salamence can use Dragon, Dire, and Water moves, which means countering it is extremely tricky.

You’ll want a Dark type or Fairy type depending on what moves Salamence is dishing out.

  • Clefable
  • Gardevoir
  • Togekiss
  • Tyranitar
  • Articuno
  • Dialga

Finally, Arlo could also use an Armaldo in this fight, which uses Bug, Water, Rock, or Poison moves. This fight is much more a fight of attrition than anything else.

Go with something that can tank hits and outlast Armaldo.

  • Giratina
  • Tyranitar
  • Kyogre
  • Terrakion
  • Aggron
  • Cobalion

Congratulations, if you’ve made it this far, you’ve beaten Arlo.

That’s everything you need to know about how to beat Arlo in Pokemon Go.

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Jesse Vitelli

Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him chipping away at his ever-expanding backlog of JRPGS or staring at his massive Amiibo collection.