Pokémon Go Reshiram raid guide: best counters and movesets

Reshiram is finally making its first appearance in Pokémon Go raids.

The white-hot Pokémon will be active in tier-five raids from May 26 at 4 p.m. until June 16 at 4 p.m. ET.

The fire- and dragon-type Pokémon is powerful, and is only weak against three types: ground, rock, and dragon. Use any of these to take it down:

  • Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Salamence with Dragon Tail and Outrage/Draco Meteor
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide

Keep in mind that Reshiram can have the moves Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor, so taking a dragon-type in against it can be a risky move. Pay close attention to what party the game recommends you in the lobby, as this will tip you off on what moves Reshiram is packing. If you notice that there are no dragon-types in your line-up, that probably means that Reshiram has one of the dragon-type moves.

Once you get a Reshiram, hook it up with Fire Fang and Overheat to make it one of the best fire-type attackers in the game for PvE content. It’s still a strong dragon-type attacker, but if you have a Rayquaza, Salamence, Palkia, or Dialga, you’re fine to use them instead.

Players can raid remotely to grab Reshiram. Check out our raid guide for more information on how to raid.

Pokémon Go Plus

The Pokémon Go Plus is a small Bluetooth device that lets you enjoy Pokémon Go while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device notifies you about events in the game, such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby using an LED and vibration.

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