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Pokemon GO Kartana Raid Guide: Best Counters & Weaknesses

Kartana has arrived in Pokemon GO Raids – here are the best Pokemon to counter it so you can beat and catch this Ultra Beast!

The 2022 Pokemon GO Fest introduced Ultra Beasts to Pokemon GO for the first time and, since then, even more Ultra Wormholes have been opening up.

The ‘Drawn Sword Pokemon’ Kartana is a tough Ultra Beast to fight, but that won’t stop Pokemon trainers from battling and catching it.

Here’s everything you need to know to beat Kartana in Raids, as well as some handy information on where you can find it and how to counter it!

Kartana Pokemon GO Pokedex

Kartana Pokemon GO Raid Guide

When is Kartana in Pokemon GO Raids?

Kartana is in Pokemon GO Raids from September 13 to September 22, 2022. This is the first appearance of Kartana in the game after it made its Pokemon GO debut just ahead of the Test Your Mettle event.

However, Kartana will not be able to catch worldwide, at least initially. In fact, it is one of the many region-exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

Where in the World Can you Find Kartana?

Kartana is only a Pokemon GO Raid boss in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that players in regions like North America and Europe will be able to find these Raid battles pretty easily.

However, players in the Southern Hemisphere can also catch Kartana, even if it won’t be appearing in local Raids. They’ll need to get a Remote Raid Pass and then have a player in the Northern Hemisphere invite them to a Kartana Raid.

Read our guide on how to catch Kartana and Celesteela in Pokemon GO for more details.

Pokemon GO Celesteela Kartana Map

Kartana Type

Kartana is one of a few Grass/Steel-type Pokemon. This means it has just two weaknesses.

To make things even tougher, Kartana resists attacks of 10 different types!

Read our ultimate Pokemon GO Raids Guide for some helpful tips on beasting even the toughest Raid bosses!

Kartana Weaknesses

  • Fire (Double Weakness)
  • Fighting

Kartana is double weak to Fire, meaning that Fire-type attacks deal 256% damage to it! Additionally, Fighting-type attacks deal 160% damage to Kartana.

Kartana Resistances

  • Grass (Double Resistance)
  • Dragon
  • Electric
  • Fairy
  • Normal
  • Poison
  • Psychic
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water

Kartana’s double Grass resistance means that attacks of this type only deal 39% damage. Meanwhile, it also resists 63% of damage from the 9 other types above.

Read More: Pokemon GO Update Makes Remote Raid Passes Much Harder to Get

Catch Kartana Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Kartana in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Kartana in Raids are Mega Charizard (X and Y), Reshiram, and Ho-Oh. For this Raid, you’ll want to use your strongest Fire-type Pokemon as Fire attacks deal 256% damage to Kartana.

Just make sure you know how to Mega Evolve Charizard in Pokemon GO first!

These are our top 10 picks for Pokemon to use in Kartana Raids:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega Charizard YPokemon GO Mega Charizard YFire SpinBlast Burn
Mega Charizard XPokemon GO Mega Charizard XFire SpinBlast Burn
ReshiramPokemon GO ReshiramFire FangOverheat
Ho-OhHo-Oh Pokemon GOIncinerateSacred Fire
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOFire FangFlamethrower
MoltresPokemon GO MoltresFire SpinOverheat
DarmantianPokemon GO DarmanitanFire FangOverheat
ChandelurePokemon GO ChandelureFire SpinOverheat
BlazikenPokemon GO BlazikenFire SpinBlast Burn
EnteiEntei Pokemon GOFire FangOverheat

Now that you know how to beat Kartana, there’s another Ultra Beast you’ll want to defeat. Here are the best counters to beat Celesteela Raids in Pokemon GO!

Also, you’ll want to make sure you actually catch these Ultra Beasts after you defeat them. Find out every Berry bonus in Pokemon GO so you know which ones will help you catch Pokemon.

Also, check out the list of every Ultra Beast in Pokemon GO! This is bound to get even longer by the time the Season of Light ends.

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