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How to Beat Arlo in Pokemon Go (July 2022)

by Nikola Pajtic

The Team Go Rocket leaders are never an easy opponent. Arlo is probably the strongest, and it will put you in a superior position to know which Pokemon he will throw at you and how to counter them. 

Are you ready for an epic showdown? Well, you will be after reading this guide on how to beat Arlo in Pokemon Go. 

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How to Defeat Arlo in Pokemon Go (July 2022)

Arlo’s Pokemon team is comprised of mainly Fire, Steel, and Fairy-type Pokemon, and is not that easy to counter. However, we have a strategy for this fight prepared. 

Arlo’s first Pokemon will always be the ever-so-lovable Charmander. The original Fire-type starter will hurt you heavily but know that it is prone to Ground, Rock, and Water attacks. However, the list of moves he is resistant to is quite extensive. 

Arlo’s first Pokemon won’t be hurt by Fairy, Bug, Grass, Ice, or Steel. 

As a result, it is best if you counter Charmander with one of these Pokemon:

  • Rhyperior – Mud-Slap/Rock Wrecker
  • Golem – Rock Throw/Rock Blast
  • Swampert – Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Tyranitar – Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Swampert – Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon

In the second phase of the match, Arlo will summon Scizor, Mawile, or Salamence. These three are a mixture of three different types, and though Mawile and Scizor are weak to Fire, Salamence is resistant to it. 

Nevertheless, there are a few Pokemon you can choose from to counter them. 

 You can counter Scizor with: 

  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Charizard – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Ho-Oh – Incinerate/Earthquake
  • Heatran – Fire Spin/Flamethrower

Salamence can be countered with:

  • Giratina – Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Regice – Lock On/Blizzard
  • Palkia – Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor

The last of the possible three is Mawile. It is a Steel/Fairy-type, thus weak to Fire and Ground. Counters include: 

  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Ho-Oh – Incinerate/Earthquake
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Charizard – Fire Spin/Blast Burn

In the third phase, you will either battle Charizard, Steelix, or Gardevoir. These three don’t share any weaknesses, but you can always opt for a Water-type as two are weak to water. 

Charizard is a fan favorite, but in this situation, you won’t be cheering for it. You can counter it with:

  • Tyranitar – Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Swampert – Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Rampardos – Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Kingler – Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Terrakion – Smack Down/Rock Slide

Arlo could make Steelix, a Ground-Steel type Pokemon, your third enemy in this fight, and it is best to bring out one of these Pokemon:

  • Excadrill – Mud Shot/Drill Run
  • Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Zacian (Hero) – Snarl/Close Combat
  • Groudon – Mud Shot/Earthquake

Besides Steelix and Charizard, Arlo hides Gardevoir up his sleeve. It is a Fairy/Psychic-type, thus weak to Poison, Ghost, and Steel. 

The best counters for Gardevoir are: 

  • Gengar – Shadow Claw/Sludge Bomb
  • Dialga – Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Zarude – Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Metagross – Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Chandelure – Hex/Shadow Ball

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