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Pokemon GO: How to Beat Arlo & Best Counters in March 2023

You'll need to use the right Pokemon to beat this Team GO Rocket Leader!

To beat Arlo in Pokemon GO, you must use strong counters to defeat all three of the Shadow Pokemon he uses.

While the first Pokemon that Arlo uses will always be Shadow Teddiursa, the second and third Pokemon is a random choice of three possible options.

Before you find out which Pokemon Arlo can use and the best counters for them, here’s how to complete the From the Shadows Research in Pokemon GO. Beating Arlo is one of the Tasks in this!

Pokemon GO How to Beat Arlo & Best Counters

Every Pokemon Arlo Can Use in Pokemon GO

Arlo always uses Shadow Teddiursa as his first Pokemon. Then, the second and third Pokemon he uses are randomly selected out of 3 possible Pokemon.

These are all of the Pokemon that Arlo can use:

Before you find out which Pokemon are best to counter Arlo’s team, you’ll want to have some Candy to power up your Pokemon. Here’s how to boost the Candy you earn in Pokemon GO!

Pokemon 1Pokemon 2Pokemon 3
Shadow Teddiursa
Teddiursa Pokemon GO
Shadow Hypno
Hypno Pokemon GO
Shadow Scizor
Scizor Pokemon GO
Shadow Golurk
Golurk Pokemon GO
Shadow Banette
Banette Pokemon GO
Shadow Blaziken
Pokemon GO Blaziken
Shadow Luxray
Luxray Pokemon GO
These are the Pokemon that Arlo can choose from after the most recent Team GO Rocket Takeover event on March 25, 2023.

Best Counters to Beat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo

Shadow Teddiursa Counters

The best Pokemon to counter Arlo’s Shadow Teddiursa include Terrakion, Conkeldurr, and Lucario.

Shadow Teddiursa is only vulnerable to Fighting-type attacks, so you will definitely want to bring a strong Fighting-type Pokemon to battle Arlo.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
TerrakionTerrakionDouble KickSacred Sword
ConkeldurrPokemon GO ConkeldurrCounterDynamic Punch
LucarioPokemon GO LucarioCounterPower Up Punch

Shadow Hypno Counters

Hydreigon, Tyranitar, and Bisharp are some of the best Pokemon to counter Arlo’s Shadow Hypno.

Shadow Hypno is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GODragon BreathBrutal Swing
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOSmack DownCrunch
BisharpBisharp Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse

Shadow Golurk Counters

The best Pokemon to counter Arlo’s Shadow Golurk include Torterra, Giratina, and Yveltal, as these Pokemon exploit its weaknesses to Grass, Ghost, and Dark.

Additionally, Shadow Golurk is also weak to Ice and Water-type attacks.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
TorterraTorterra Pokemon GORazor LeafFrenzy Plant
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme) Pokemon GOShadow ClawDragon Claw
YveltalYveltal Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse

Shadow Blaziken Counters

The best counters for Arlo’s Shadow Blaziken are Kyogre, Swampert, and Groudon.

Shadow Blaziken has four different weaknesses – Water, Ground, Flying, and Psychic. This makes it quite simple to counter.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
KyogreKyogre Pokemon GOWaterfallSurf
SwampertSwampert Pokemon GOWater GunSurf
GroudonGroudon Pokemon GOMud ShotPrecipice Blades

Shadow Banette Counters

The best counters for Shadow Banette in Pokemon GO are Hydreigon, Bisharp, and Guzzlord.

This is because Shadow Banette’s weaknesses are Dark and Ghost-type attacks.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GODragon BreathBrutal Swing
BisharpBisharp Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse
GuzzlordGuzzlord Pokemon GOSnarlBrutal Swing

Shadow Luxray Counters

Arlo’s Shadow Luxray is countered by Garchomp, Rhyperior, and Landorus due to its weakness to Ground.

This is Shadow Luxray’s only weakness, so it is integral to bring along strong Ground-type Pokemon when battling Arlo.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
RhyperiorRhyperior Pokemon GOSmack DownRock Wrecker
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOSmack DownStone Edge

Shadow Scizor Counters

You need to have strong Fire-type Pokemon like Ho-Oh, Entei, and Heatran to counter Arlo’s Shadow Scizor.

This is because Shadow Scizor is a Bug/Steel type Pokemon, and its only weakness is Fire. In fact, it is a double weakness!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Ho-OhHo-Oh Pokemon GOIncinerateSacred Fire
EnteiEntei Pokemon GOFire SpinFlame Charge
HeatranHeatran Pokemon GOFire SpinFlamethrower

There are a couple more Team GO Rocket Leaders to beat too. Find out the best counters for their battle teams:

How to Find Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokemon GO

To find Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokemon GO, you will need to use a Rocket Radar and then spin a Team Rocket PokeStop or tap on a Team Rocket Balloon.

Doing this could give you an encounter with any of the 3 Team GO Rocket Leaders – Arlo, Sierra, or Cliff.

  • Get a Rocket Radar.
    • You can do this by collecting 6 Mysterious Components after defeating 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts.
  • Use the Rocket Radar.
    • You will be prompted to use it when you have collected 6 Mysterious Components or can use it from your Item Bag.
  • Spin Team GO Rocket PokeStops or tap on Team GO Rocket Balloons – there is a chance Arlo will be there.
  • If Arlo isn’t there, back out and try another Team GO Rocket PokeStop or Ballon later – don’t use up your Rocket radar on a boss that you don’t want to fight!

Once you’ve defeated all of the Team Leaders, make sure to find out how to defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni and catch Shadow Regice!

Pokemon GO Team Rocket Pokestop

What Pokemon Do You Get for Beating Arlo in Pokemon GO?

The Pokemon you get for beating Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokemon GO is Shadow Teddiursa.

Providing you defeat Arlo, once the battle is over, you will get the chance to catch Shadow Teddiursa, the first Pokemon Arlo used on his battle team.

The Pokemon you get for beating Arlo will change when the Shadow Pokemon he uses updates. For beating Team GO Rocket Leaders, you always get an encounter with the first Pokemon they use on their battle team.

Rewards for Beating Team Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokemon GO

For beating Team Rocket Leader Arlo, you will get an encounter with Shadow Teddiursa, 1000 Stardust, and two random reward items.

  • Shadow Nidoran (Male) Encounter
  • 1000 Stardust
  • 2 out of the following possible rewards:
Arlo Team Go Rocket Database

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