Shadow Articuno is finally returning to Pokemon GO, but not in Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni’s battle team – it is in Shadow Raids this time instead!

To defeat Shadow Articuno, we suggest taking on this Raid in a party of seven high-level trainers. Each of these Pokemon trainers should also use powerful Rock-type Pokemon to counter Shadow Articuno.

Additionally, you will want to use Purified Gems to weaken Shadow Articuno when it becomes enraged.

Shadow Articuno Type

Shadow Articuno is an Ice/Flying-type Pokemon.

This type combination means Shadow Articuno has four weaknesses and three resistances.

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Shadow Articuno Weaknesses & Resistances

Shadow Articuno has the following weaknesses and resistances in Pokemon GO:

ElectricGround (Double Resistance)
Rock (Double Weakness)Grass

Rock-type attacks deal 256% damage to Shadow Articuno, so you will want to use powerful Rock-type Mon to defeat it.

Meanwhile, its other weaknesses, Electric, Fire, and Steel, deal 160% damage to Shadow Articuno.

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Best Pokemon to Counter Shadow Articuno in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Shadow Articuno in Pokemon GO Raids include Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, Gigalith, and Tyrantrum. This is because they all have powerful Rock-type attacks, which Shadow Articuno is double-weak to.

We also suggest using Mega Aerodactyl to boost the attack of your other Rock-type Pokemon.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Shadow Articuno:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl Pokemon GORock Throw Rock Slide
Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken Pokemon GOCounterBlast Burn
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
Mega Charizard YPokemon GO Mega Charizard YFire SpinBlast Burn
TerrakionTerrakionDouble KickSacred Sword
RhyperiorRhyperior Pokemon GOSmack DownRock Wrecker
GigalithGigalith Pokemon GOSmack DownMeteor Beam
TyrantrumTyrantrum Pokemon GORock ThrowMeteor Beam
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOSmack DownStone Edge
AurorusAurorus Pokemon GORock ThrowMeteor Beam

When is Shadow Articuno in Pokemon GO Raids?

Shadow Articuno is in Raids every weekend in June 2023, starting with June 10. These are the dates it will be a Shadow Raid boss:

  • June 10
  • June 11
  • June 17
  • June 18
  • June 24
  • June 25
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