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.
Shadow Articuno Weaknesses & Resistances
Shadow Articuno has the following weaknesses and resistances in Pokemon GO:
|Electric||Ground (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.
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:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Aerodactyl||Rock Throw||Rock Slide|
|Mega Blaziken||Counter||Blast Burn|
|Rampardos||Smack Down||Rock Slide|
|Mega Charizard Y||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|Terrakion||Double Kick||Sacred Sword|
|Rhyperior||Smack Down||Rock Wrecker|
|Gigalith||Smack Down||Meteor Beam|
|Tyrantrum||Rock Throw||Meteor Beam|
|Tyranitar||Smack Down||Stone Edge|
|Aurorus||Rock Throw||Meteor 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