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Pokemon GO Reshiram Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses

If you want to beat Reshiram in Pokemon GO Raids, you’ll need to use some of the best Dragon, Rock, and Ground-type counters!

The only way to catch Reshiram in Pokemon GO is by defeating it in a Raid first. However, that’s a lot easier said than done.

That’s why we’ve made a comprehensive guide on how to defeat Reshiram in Raids, as well as all of the best Pokemon you can use to counter it!

How to Beat Reshiram in Pokemon GO Raids

To beat Reshiram in Pokemon GO Raids, you will ideally have a team of at least five high-level trainers, each with strong Pokemon to counter Reshiram.

This is because it is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid boss with very few weaknesses.

Reshiram Pokemon GO Catch Card

What Type is Reshiram?

Reshiram is a Dragon/Fire-type Pokemon, making it quite hard to counter in battles.

This typing means it has just three weaknesses for players to exploit, while it resists five types.

Reshiram Weaknesses

  • Dragon
  • Ground
  • Rock

Reshiram is only weak to Dragon, Ground, and Rock-type attacks. Attacks of those types deal 160% damage to it.

Reshiram Resistances

  • Fire (Double Resistance)
  • Grass (Double Resistance)
  • Bug
  • Electric
  • Steel

Fire and Grass-type attacks deal just 39% damage to Reshiram while Bug, Electric, and Steel-type attacks deal 63% damage.

Read More: How to Get More Raid Passes in Pokemon GO

Reshiram Raid Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Reshiram in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Reshiram in Pokemon GO Raids are Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Mega Aerodactyl.

However, there are Pokemon that aren’t Mega Evolved, like Dialga, Rayquaza, and Garchomp, which are very effective to use against Reshiram too!

These are the top 10 best Reshiram counters:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega LatiasMega Latias Pokemon GODragon BreathOutrage
Mega LatiosMega Latios Pokemon GODragon BreathDragon Claw
Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl Pokemon GORock ThrowRock Slide
DialgaDialga Pokemon GODragon BreathDraco Meteor
RayquazaRayquaza Pokemon GODragon TailOutrage
GarchompGarchomp Pokemon GODragon TailOutrage
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromDragon BreathOutrage
SalamenceSalamence Pokemon GODragon TailDraco Meteor
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
PalkiaPalkia Pokemon GODragon TailDraco Meteor

The strongest Pokemon against Reshiram are Mega Pokemon. Check out our Pokemon GO Mega Evolution guide to find out the bonuses Mega Pokemon bring to your whole battle team!

If you want to beat Reshiram, you will need your Pokemon to be as strong as possible. Here’s the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can power all your Pokemon up!

When is Reshiram in Pokemon GO Raids?

Reshiram is in Pokemon GO Raids from January 1 to January 10, 2023, making it the first Legendary Raid boss of the year.

Any Reshiram caught during this time will also know the exclusive charged attack Fusion Flare.

The best time to catch one during this period is the Pokemon GO Reshiram Raid Hour!

Is There Shiny Reshiram in Pokemon GO?

Yes, there is a shiny version of Reshiram in Pokemon GO, and lucky players can encounter it after beating a Reshiram Raid.

It looks very similar to the standard version, but it has gold stripes on its neck and tail instead of silver stripes.

Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chances of encountering shiny legendaries!

Pokemon GO Shiny Rehsiram Pokedex

Best Reshiram Attacks & Moveset

The best moveset for Reshiram in Pokemon GO is Fire Fang and Fusion Flare, the new exclusive charged attack.

If you want to teach your Reshiram another charged attack for the GO Battle league, Draco Meteor is another great option!

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Dragon Breath (Dragon)Stone Edge (Rock)
Fire Fang (Fire)Overheat (Fire)
Draco Meteor (Dragon)
Crunch (Dark)
Fusion Flare (Fire)

Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Rehsiram any of these attacks!

Reshiram Stats

Reshiram has a very high attack stat, making it one of the strongest Pokemon with Dragon and Fire-type moves in the game!

StatValue
Attack275
Defense211
Stamina205
Max CP 4565

Reshiram is just one of the dozens of Legendaries in the game. Check out the list of every Legendary in Pokemon GO to see them all!

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