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Pokémon GO Arlo Counters (June 2022)

Arlo, one of the leaders of Team Rocket, fights with a dangerous group of Pokémon, so Players will want strong counters.
Pokémon GO Arlo Counters (June 2022)
Team GO Rocket their Shadow Pokémon, and Arlo are all wreaking havoc in Pokémon GO, and each leader must be taken down. Arlo is known to be the toughest of the Team Rocket leaders, so it’s good to have strong counters against his lineup.

To find this leader, players must defeat Team Rocket Grunts at PokéStops and piece together a Rocket Radar. This radar will allow you to find and challenge Arlo, Sierra, or Cliff, the leaders of Team Rocket. It’s randomly generated which leader appears for you to battle.

Best Counters for Arlo’s Pokémon Lineup

For defeating Arlo, players will receive 1000 Stardust as well as two random items out of a 12km egg, one Revive, one Max Revive, one Max Potion, One Unova Stone, or one Sinnoh Stone. Here are the best counters when you find Arlo.

Arlo has a few different Pokémon for his lineup. The second and third slots in his lineup are random between three different Pokémon.

  • 1st Pokémon: Exeggcute
  • 2nd Pokémon: Salamence, Alolan Exeggutor, or Dragonite
  • 3rd Pokémon: Gardevoir, Steelix, or Scizor

The counters for each of Arlo’s Pokemon are suggestions to help give you the best results for your battle against the leader.

Arlo’s First Pokémon

Arlo counters May 2022 Exeggcute first Pokemon
Be prepared to face Arlo’s Exeggcute which will always be his first Pokémon. (Photo: The Pokémon Company)

In June 2022, Arlo’s first Pokémon will be an Exeggcute, a Grass and Psychic-type which means that it’s vulnerable to Fire, Dark, Bug, Flying, Ghost, Poison, and Ice-type abilities.

Exeggcute Counters:

  • Reshiram - Dragon Breath (Fast) and Crunch (Charged)
  • Darmanitan - Incinerate (Fast) and Rock Slide (Charged)
  • Scizor - Bullet Punch (Fast) and Night Slash (Charged)

Arlo’s Second Pokémon

Pokemon Go Arlo Dragonite
Arlo might use his Shadow Dragonite against you. (Photo: The Pokémon Company)

For Arlo’s second Pokémon, he will either use Dragonite, Alolan Exeggutor, or Salamence. A strong Ice-type Pokémon can help you defeat Arlo’s Dragonite, as well as Dragon, Fairy, and Rock-type.

Dragonite Counters:

  • Abomasnow - Powder Snow (Fast) and Ice Weather Ball (Charged)
  • Glaceon - Ice Shard (Fast) and Avalanche (Charged)
  • Mamoswine - Powder Snow (Fast) and Avalanche (Charged)

If Arlo uses his Alolan Exeggutor, a Grass/Dragon Pokémon, then you’ll do best with a Bug, Dragon, Flying, Ice, or Poison Pokémon.

Alolan Exeggutor Counters:

  • Glaceon - Ice Shard (Fast) and Avalanche (Charged)
  • Mewtwo - Psycho Cut (Fast) and Psystrike (Charged)
  • Dialga - Dragon Breath (Fast) and Iron Head (Charged)

Salamence is a Dragon/Flying Pokémon, so its weaknesses are similar to Dragonite’s.

Salamence Counters:

  • Abomasnow - Powder Snow (Fast) and Ice Weather Ball (Charged)
  • Glaceon - Ice Shard (Fast) and Avalanche (Charged)
  • Mamoswine - Powder Snow (Fast) and Avalanche (Charged)

Arlo’s Third Pokémon

Arlo Third Pokemon May 2022
For June 2022, Arlo has added Shadow Gardevoir to his lineup. (Photo: Niantic/The Pokémon Company)

When players reach Arlo’s third Pokémon, it will either be Steelix, Scizor, or Gardevoir. Players will want to use a Ghost, Poison, or Steel-type against Gardevoir who is a Fairy/Psychic Pokémon.

Gardevoir Counters:

  • Dialga - Dragon Breath (Fast) and Iron Head (Charged)
  • Gengar - Shadow Claw (Fast) and Shadow Ball (Charged)
  • Metagross - Bullet Punch (Fast) and Meteor Mash (Charged)

Steelix, a Ground and Steel-type, can be easily knocked out with Fire, Fighting, Ground, and Water abilities.

Steelix Counters:

  • Entei - Fire Spin (Fast) and Flame Charge (Charged)
  • Moltres - Fire Spin (Fast) and Sky Attack (Charged)
  • Machamp - Counter (Fast) and Cross Chop (Charged)

Arlo’s Scizor is a Bug and Steel Pokémon that can be taken down with a Fire-type.

Scizor Counters:

  • Darmanitan - Incinerate (Fast) and Rock Slide (Charged)
  • Moltres - Fire Spin (Fast) and Sky Attack (Charged)
  • Reshiram - Dragon Breath (Fast) and Crunch (Charged)

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Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.