How to Beat Arlo in Pokémon Go (July 2022) | All Arlo Counters

Arlo's lineup has a lot of resistance! Check out the list below to see which counters are most effective.

In Pokémon Go, you'll find that to get specific Pokémon, you'll have to defeat the Team GO Rocket grunts and bosses. The leaders (Cliff, Arlo, Sierra, and Giovanni) are often the most difficult, but provide the greatest rewards. In this guide, we will focus on how to defeat Arlo and which counters are best against his new Pokémon.

Quick Notes

  • The counters we include aren't synonymous with weaknesses. Sometimes these counters will be mentioned for things other than being the opponent's weakness. Other examples may include their movesets or the fact that they're naturally resistant to their opponent.
  • These lists are not ranked from best to worst. While we can provide the best counters to use in any match, there is no guarantee which order they should fall. The effectiveness of each Pokémon largely depends on your play style and battle technique. This being the case, we have instead opted to list the counters alphabetically.
  • Best team setup: There are a few Pokémon types that we recommend adding to your team, since they do well against many of the Pokémon in Arlo's lineup. It's best to have some combination of the team listed below. Still, if you only have two of them, you should hold fairly well against Arlo.
    • Any Strong Fighting or Ice Pokémon
    • Any Strong Fire or Electric Pokémon
    • Any Strong Ice Pokémon

Related: How to Beat Giovanni in Pokémon Go | All Giovanni Counters - Pro Game Guides

Round 1 Pokémon

The following list has all the options for this gym leader to use as their first Pokémon.

Bagon

  • Type: Dragon
  • Weak Against: Dragon, Fairy, Ice
  • Resistant Against: Electric, Fire, Grass, Water
  • Notes: Dragons are weak against their own type, so it's best to stick to Fairy or Ice Pokémon.
PokémonFast AttackCharge Attack
MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
Galarian DarmanitanIce FangAvalanche
TogekissCharmDazzling Gleam
ZacianMetal ClawPlay Rough
JynxFrost BreathAvalanche

Round 2 Pokémon

The following list has all the options for this gym leader to use as their second Pokémon.

Blastoise

  • Type: Water
  • Weak Against: Electric, Grass
  • Resistant Against: Fire, Ice, Steel, Water
  • Notes: Blastoise is both weak against Grass attacks and ineffective against Grass Pokémon, so it's usually better to use Grass Pokémon than Electric. Still, Grass isn't a great option against the rest of Arlo's lineup.

Related: How to Beat Cliff in Pokémon Go | All Cliff Counters - Pro Game Guides

PokémonFast AttackCharge Attack
ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
ZarudeVine WhipPower Whip
TangrowthVine WhipPower Whip
ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt
MagnezoneCharge BeamWild Charge

Charizard

  • Type: Fire, Flying
  • Weak Against: Electric, Rock, Water
  • Resistant Against: Bug, Grass, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel
  • Notes: Both Fire and Flying are vulnerable against Rock, and Charizard doesn't deal much damage to Rock Pokémon.
PokémonFast AttackCharge Attack
RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
TerrakionSmack DownRock Slide
TyranitarSmack DownStone Edge
GigalithSmack DownRock Slide
AerodactylRock ThrowRock Slide

Steelix

  • Type: Steel, Ground
  • Weak Against: Fighting, Fire, Ground, Water
  • Resistant Against: Poison, Electric, Rock, Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Steel
  • Notes: Steelix is vulnerable to Fire attacks, but its Ground attacks are strong against Fire Pokémon. It's best to use Fighting, Ground, or Water against it.
PokémonFast AttackCharge Attack
LandorusMud ShotEArthquake
ConkeldurrCounterDynamic Punch
LucarioCounterAura Sphere
KyogreWaterfallSurf
SwampertWAter GunHydro Cannon

Round 3 Pokémon

The following list has all the options for this gym leader to use as their third Pokémon.

Scizor

  • Type: Bug, Steel
  • Weak Against: Fire
  • Resistant Against: Grass, Poison, Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Normal, Psychic, Steel
  • Notes: Scizor has one super effective weakness: Fire. It is resistant to most other types of attacks, so you want to make sure you have a Fire Pokémon in your lineup in case Arlo pulls Scizor out.

Related: How to Beat Sierra in Pokemon Go | All Sierra Counters - Pro Game Guides

PokémonFast AttackCharge Attack
ReshiramFire FangOverheat
DarmanitanFire FangOverheat
BlazikenFire SpinBlast Burn
EnteiFire SpinOverheat
HeatranFire SpinFire Blast

Dragonite

  • Type: Dragon, Flying
  • Weak Against: Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Rock
  • Resistant Against: Grass, Ground, Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water
  • Notes: Ice and Fairy are recommended since Arlo is using several Dragon Pokémon this season.

Related: How to Beat Sierra in Pokemon Go | All Sierra Counters - Pro Game Guides

PokémonFast AttackCharge Attack
Galarian DarmanitanIce FangAvalanche
MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
GlaceonIce ShardAvalanche
WeavileIce ShardAvalanche
JynxFrost BreathAvalanche

Salamence

  • Type: Dragon, Flying
  • Weak Against: Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Rock
  • Resistant Against: Grass, Ground, Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water
  • Notes: Ice and Fairy are recommended since Arlo is using several Dragon Pokémon this season

Related: How to Beat Sierra in Pokemon Go | All Sierra Counters - Pro Game Guides

PokémonFast AttackCharge Attack
Galarian DarmanitanIce FangAvalanche
MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
GlaceonIce ShardAvalanche
WeavileIce ShardAvalanche
JynxFrost BreathAvalanche

Once you've found Arlo, you'll now be ready to take on all their Pokémon! Check back with this page for occasional updates when they update Pokémon Go!

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