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 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.
Articuno Weaknesses & Resistances
|Rock (Double Weakness)||Ground (Double Resistance)|
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.
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:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Aerodactyl||Rock Throw||Rock Slide|
|Rampardos||Smack Down||Rock Slide|
|Rhyperior||Smack Down||Rock Wrecker|
|Terrakion||Smack Down||Rock Slide|
|Gigalith||Smack Down||Meteor Beam|
|Tyrantrum||Rock Throw||Meteor Beam|
|Tyranitar||Smack Down||Stone Edge|
|Aurorus||Rock Throw||Meteor Beam|
|Aggron||Smack Down||Meteor Beam|
|Lycanroc||Rock Throw||Stone 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!