If you want to defeat Articuno in Pokemon GO Raids, you will want to battle it with a team of at least five Pokemon trainers.

While it is possible to beat it with four, or even three players, you will need extremely strong counters to stand a chance with that few trainers battling it.

Articuno Type

Articuno is an Ice/Flying-type Pokemon.

This combination of types means that Articuno has four weaknesses and three resistances, including one double weakness and one double resistance.

Pokemon GO Tour Articuno

Articuno Weaknesses & Resistances

WeaknessesResistances
ElectricBug
FireGrass
Rock (Double Weakness)Ground (Double Resistance)
Steel

Rock-type attacks deal 256% damage to Articuno as it is double weak to that type. Meanwhile, Electric, Fire, and Steel-type attacks deal 160% damage.

Regarding weaknesses, Bug and Grass-type attacks deal 63% damage to Articuno, and Ground-type attacks deal just 39% damage.

Pokemon GO Articuno Snowy Forest

Best Pokemon to Counter Articuno in Raids

The strongest counters to Articuno in Pokemon GO are powerful Pokemon with Rock-type attacks, such as Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, and Gigalith. This is because Rock-type attacks deal 256% damage to Articuno.

To deal even more damage, have a Mega Aerodactyl on your team to boost the attack of other Rock-type Pokemon.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to counter Articuno and their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl Pokemon GORock ThrowRock Slide
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
RhyperiorRhyperior Pokemon GOSmack DownRock Wrecker
TerrakionTerrakionSmack DownRock Slide
GigalithGigalith Pokemon GOSmack DownMeteor Beam
TyrantrumTyrantrum Pokemon GORock ThrowMeteor Beam
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOSmack DownStone Edge
AurorusAurorus Pokemon GORock ThrowMeteor Beam
AggronAggron Pokemon GOSmack DownMeteor Beam
LycanrocLycanroc Pokemon GORock ThrowStone Edge

When is Articuno in Pokemon GO Raids?

Articuno will be one of the Tier 5 Raid bosses in Pokemon GO from July 6 to July 13, 2023, alongside the other two Legendary Birds.

This is during the Pokemon GO 7th Anniversary Party event, which is celebrating the game’s birthday!

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