This week's Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour celebrates the adorable yet sturdy Aron, taking center stage and aligning closely with the current Test Your Mettle event. If you're keen on catching an Aron for your team, you'll need to know how best to take it on in battle.
In this regard, this guide will detail the best Aron counters and weaknesses to help you capture this ironclad Pokémon. Beyond this, we'll highlight the best moveset to use once Aron joins your party.
Pokémon GO Aron – Best Counters & Weaknesses
Aron is a Steele and Rock-type Pokémon, making it most susceptible to Fighting, Ground, and Water types. As a result, it's most advantageous to use these types against Aron to gain extra ATK bonuses.
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Below you can find the best Fighting, Ground, and Water-type counters to use against Aron during its Spotlight Hour event in Pokémon GO.
Breloom: Dynamic Punch
Gallade Close Combat
Buzzwole: Power-Up Punch
Hitmonlee: Double Kick
Excadrill: Drill Run
Swampert: Mud Shot
Poliwrath: Hydro Pump
Omastar: Water Gun
Kabutops: Water Pulse
Pokémon GO Aron – Best Moveset
After capturing an Aron in Pokémon GO, you will need to know what best moves to teach it and learn to master its strengths and account for its weaknesses. So we've detailed Arons's base stats, including its CP (Combat Power) range.
- HP: 50
- Attack: 70
- Defense: 100
- Sp. Atk: 40
- Sp. Def: 40
- Speed: 30
- CP Range: 13 - 115 (Normal Weather) / 14 - 128 (Weather Boost)
Once you have all these figures accounted for, below is the best Moveset to use for Aron:
Metal Claw - A Steel-type fast move that deals 8 Damage and generates 7 Energy. It has a 0.7s cooldown and deals damage between 0.43s to 0.63s animation interval.
Iron Head - A Steel-type charged move that deals 60 Damage and costs 50 Energy. It has a 1.9s cooldown and deals damage between the 1.3s to 1.7s animation interval.
Rock Tomb - A Rock-type charged move that deals 70 Damage and costs 50 Energy. It has a 3.2s cooldown and deals damage between the 2.25s to 3s animation interval.
Body Slam - A Normal-type charged move that deals 50 Damage and costs 33 Energy. It has a 1.9s cooldown and deals damage between the 1.2s to 1.7s animation interval.
With the best Aron moveset outlined above, you have Metal Claw, a fast move guaranteed to hit fast and hard. The remaining moves are charged moves, giving you ample strength to put down the opposing Pokémon quickly.
And that's everything you need to know to capture and master using Aron during the upcoming Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour event.
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