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 Type

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 Pokemon GO Fest 2023

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.

Carbink Pokemon GO Pokedex

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:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega ScizorMega Scizor Pokemon GOBullet PunchIron Head
Mega AggronMega Aggron Pokemon GOIron TailHeavy Slam
Mega SteelixMega Steelix Pokemon GOIron TailHeavy Slam
MetagrossMetagross Pokemon GOBullet PunchMeteor Mash
DialgaDialga Pokemon GOMetal ClawIron Head
ZacianPokemon GO ZacianMetal ClawIron Head
ExcadrillExcadrill Pokemon GOMetal ClawIron Head
GenesectGenesect Pokemon GOMetal ClawMagnet Bomb
LucarioPokemon GO LucarioBullet PunchFlash Cannon
MelmetalMelmetal Pokemon GOThunder ShockDouble 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
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