Carbink is only a 2-Star Raid boss in Pokemon GO, but you’ll still need to be prepared if you want to defeat it solo!
Luckily, it has a double weakness, making defeating Carbink very straightforward if you exploit that. Here’s what you need to know!
Carbink is a Rock/Fairy-type Pokemon – an extremely rare type that is only shared with Diancie!
This type combination gives it four weaknesses and six resistances, including one double weakness and one double resistance.
Carbink Weaknesses & Resistances
|Steel (Double Weakness)||Dragon (Double Resistance)|
Steel-type attacks deal 256% damage to Carbink, while Grass, Ground, and Water deal 160% damage.
In terms of weaknesses, Carbink has a double resistance to Dragon, meaning attacks of that type deal 39% damage to it. All of the other types it resists deal 63% damage.
Best Pokemon to Counter Carbink in Raids
The best Pokemon to counter Carbink in Raids are powerful Steel-types like Metagross, Dialga, Excadrill, Zacian, and Melmetal. This is because Steel-type attacks deal 265% damage to Carbink.
If you can Mega Evolve them, using Mega Scizor or Mega Aggron is also recommended. This is because they deal great damage and boost the attack of your other Steel-type Pokemon.
These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Carbink:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Scizor||Bullet Punch||Iron Head|
|Mega Aggron||Iron Tail||Heavy Slam|
|Mega Steelix||Iron Tail||Heavy Slam|
|Metagross||Bullet Punch||Meteor Mash|
|Dialga||Metal Claw||Iron Head|
|Zacian||Metal Claw||Iron Head|
|Excadrill||Metal Claw||Iron Head|
|Genesect||Metal Claw||Magnet Bomb|
|Lucario||Bullet Punch||Flash Cannon|
|Melmetal||Thunder Shock||Double Iron Bash|
After winning a Carbink Raid, you will get Diancie Mega Energy, in addition to a Carbink encounter and the standard Raid rewards!
When is Carbink in Pokemon GO Raids? Date & Time
Carbink is in 2-Star Pokemon GO Raids for the whole duration of the Pokemon GO Fest: Global event on August 26 and August 27, 2023:
- August 26: 10 AM – 6 PM local time
- August 27: 10 AM – 6 PM local time