If you want to beat Zekrom in Pokemon GO Raids, you’ll need to know its weaknesses and the best Pokemon to counter them!

Legendaries are the hardest Pokemon to catch in Pokemon GO, as you’ll need to defeat them in battle before you can catch them.

Zekrom can be an especially tough one to take down if you’re unprepared. Luckily, we’ve got all of the information you need to know to defeat it in a Tier 5 Raid!

How to Beat Zekrom in Pokemon GO Raids

To beat Zekrom in Raids, you will ideally need to take in on with a battle party of at least five high-level Pokemon trainers. This is because it is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid boss.

Additionally, all of the trainers battling Zekrom should use strong counters for it – this will make the fight much easier!

Don’t forget to use these top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids too. These will help you no matter what boss you’re battling!

Zekrom Pokemon GO Phone

What Type is Zekrom?

Zekrom is a Dragon/Electric-type Legendary Pokemon.

This gives Zekrom four weaknesses and six different resistances that players must consider before battling it.

Zekrom Weaknesses

  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Ground
  • Ice

All of the above attack types are weaknesses for Zekrom, meaning that they deal 160% to it.

Zekrom Resistances

  • Electric (Double Resistance)
  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Grass
  • Steel
  • Water

Zekrom’s double resistance to Electric means that attacks of that type only deal 39%. Meanwhile, the other types it resists deal 63% damage.

Pokemon GO Zekrom

Best Pokemon to Counter Zekrom in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Zekrom in Pokemon GO Raids are Rayquaza, Palkia, and Zekrom itself.

However, if you can Mega Evolve some Pokemon, then Mega Latios, Mega Latias, and Mega Swampert are even more effective to use to battle Zekrom.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega LatiosMega Latios Pokemon GODragon BreathDragon Claw
Mega LatiasMega Latias Pokemon GODragon BreathOutrage
Mega SwampertMega Swampert Pokemon GOMud ShotEarthquake
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromDragon BreathOutrage
RayquazaRayquaza Pokemon GODragon TailOutrage
PalkiaPalkia Pokemon GODragon TailDraco Meteor
Reshiram Pokemon GO ReshiramDragon BreathDraco Meteor
GarchompGarchomp Pokemon GODragon TailOutrage
DialgaDialga Pokemon GODragon BreathDraco Meteor
HaxorusHaxorus Pokemon GODragon TailDragon Claw

You will want every Pokemon you use against Zekrom to be as powerful as possible too. Here’s the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can power up your ‘Mon.

Also, now you know how to beat Zekrom, you’ll want to know how to beat the other two Legendary Pokemon in the Tao Trio:

Zekrom Lightning Pokemon GO

When is Zekrom in Pokemon GO Raids?

Zekrom is the Tier 5 Legendary Raid boss from January 10 to January 18, 2023, as part of the Pokemon GO Twinkling Fantasy event.

Additionally, any Zekrom caught during this time will know the new and exclusive Charged Attack Fusion Bolt!

Check out the January 2023 Pokemon GO Raid boss schedule to find out what other Pokemon will be available to battle!

Is There Shiny Zekrom in Pokemon GO?

Yes, there is a shiny version of Zekrom in Pokemon GO and, after beating a Zekrom Raid, there is a small chance of encountering one.

The shiny version of Zekrom is very similar to its standard version but has some black accents on its shoulders, knees, face, and feet. Additionally, its tail glows green instead of blue.

Here’s the exact chance of catching shiny Zekrom in Pokemon GO, alongside any other Legendary shinies!

Shiny Zekrom Pokedex

Best Zekrom Attacks & Moveset

The best moveset for Zekrom in Pokemon GO is Charge Beam and Fusion Bolt.

If you want to teach it a secondary charged attack, then you should pick Outrage. This gives it more versatility as it is a Dragon-type attack.

These are all of the attacks you can teach Zekrom:

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Dragon Breath (Dragon)Flash Cannon (Steel)
Charge Beam (Electric)Wild Charge (Electric)
Outrage (Dragon)
Crunch (Dark)
Fusion Bolt (Electric – Exclusive Attack)

Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Zekrom the most powerful attacks!

Zekrom Stats

Zekrom has a high attack stat, but its defense and stamina aren’t too shabby, either!

StatValue
Attack275
Defense211
Stamina205
Max CP 4565

Catching every Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO is a real challenge for any player, but once you’ve got Zekrom, there’s one less to tick off your list!

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