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Beating Arlo is without a doubt one of the most difficult challenges in Pokemon Go due to his team being packed with ferocious Pokemon. From Salamence to Charizard, this guide will list the weaknesses and counters for all of Arlo’s Pokemon.

Although Combat Power seems like the ideal parameter for judging a Pokémon in Pokémon Go, the game’s combat system incorporates several other mechanics. That’s why players shouldn’t feel intimidated when Team Rocket Go leaders like Arlo attack them with Pokémon that have more than 10,000 CP.

Defeating a trainer/Pokémon relies heavily on finding out their weaknesses and the best counters. Arlo is no exception, and here is a list of all the weaknesses and counters that will help you take down his lineup, including Charizard and Salamence.

Arlo in Pokemon Go

Arlo’s Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Arlo attacks you with three of the following Pokémon in July 2022:

  • Charmander
  • Salamence
  • mawile
  • Charizard
  • scizor
  • steelix
  • Gardevoir

Charmander is guaranteed to be the first Arlo Pokemon. Thereafter, you can choose Salamence, Mawile, or Charizard for phase two. The third Pokémon is once again a random choice between Scizor, Steelix, and Gardevoir.

How to counter Arlo’s Charmander in Pokémon Go

Charmander is a Pure Fire-type Pokémon and is weak against Ground, Rock, and Water attacks. Consequently, these Pokémon can help you beat it easily:

  • hyper top with Mud-Slap and Rock Wrecker
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Hydropump/Surf
  • Garchomp with Mud Shot and Earth Power
  • Kingler with Bubble and Crabhammer
  • terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide

(Note: the first attack is a dash move and the second attack is a charge move)

How to counter Arlo’s Salamence, Mawile, or Charizard in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Mawile, Charizard and Salamence


Salamence is a Flying Dragon-type Pokémon that is weak against Ice, Fairy, Rock, and Dragon attacks. However, Ice is the best on this list as it grants a ‘super effective’ double effect and deals 256% damage.

With that being said, Salamence can learn Fire Fang and Fire Blast, which are super effective against Ice-type Pokemon. As a result, in certain situations, Fairy and Dragon types can be more reliable. Salamence is at its most vulnerable against these Pokémon:

  • mamoswine with powder snow and avalanche
  • Weavile with Ice Shard and Avalanche
  • glaceon with Ice Shard/Frost Breath and Avalanche
  • Darmanitan of Galar with ice fang and avalanche
  • Garchomp with Dragon Tail and Indignation


Mawile is weak against Earth and Fire in Pokemon Go. She can learn a variety of moves, but none of them are super effective against Fire-type Pokémon. On the contrary, one of its fast moves called Ice Fang deals more damage against Ground-type Pokémon.

Therefore, some of the best Fire-type Pokémon to deal with Mawile are:

  • chandelier with fire twist and overheating
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Moltres with fire twist and overheating
  • arcanine with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
  • houndoom with Fire Fang and Flamethrower


Charizard is weak against rock, water, and electricity attacks, with rock being its biggest weakness in Pokemon Go. Players can expect a ‘super effective’ double effect when using Rock against Charizard because it falls into the Fire and Flying categories.

None of Charizard’s attacks can deal significant damage to Rock-type Pokémon and there’s no reason not to use them. Some of the best options include:

  • hyper top with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Rampards with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • tyrannite with Smack Down and Stone Edge
  • golem with Rock Throw and Stone Edge

How to counter Arlo’s Scizor, Steelix, or Gardevoir in Pokémon Go

Steelix, Scizor and Gardevoir in Pokémon Go


Fire is Scizor’s biggest and only weakness in Pokémon Go and none of its attacks are effective against the type. Poison and Grass are basically benign against Scizor because they are Steel- and Bug-types and players should refrain from using them against it.

As for Fire-type Pokémon, there are many good prospects:

  • Moltres with fire twist and overheating
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • arcanine with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
  • Charizard with Fire Spin and Blast Burn
  • darmanitan with Fire Fang and Overheat


Steelix is ​​a Ground/Steel-type Pokémon that is weak against Fighting, Ground, Fire, and Water-type Pokémon. Poison, Electric, and Rock Pokemon work terribly against it.

These Pokemon should help you deal with Arlo’s Shadow Steelix:

  • Lucario with Counter and Aura Dial
  • Daramanitan of Galar with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Kingler with Bubble and Crabhammer


Gardevoir is a unique Fairy and Psychic Pokémon that is weak against Poison, Ghost, and Steel Pokémon. Some of the stronger Pokemon types like Dragon and Fighting are useless against it.

Steel seems to be the most effective and durable type against Gardevoir. Consequently, here are some of the best durable Pokémon that can beat it with ease:

  • metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Bash
  • talk with metal claw and iron head
  • chandelier with Hex and Shadow Ball (avoid against a Gardevoir that knows Shadow Ball)
  • excadrill with metal claw and iron head

Best team to defeat Arlo in Pokémon Go

Some teams that should be able to beat Arlo’s lineup in almost every situation are:

  • Rhyperior, Charizard, Metagross
  • Rampardos, Entei, Chandelure
  • Tyranitar, Moltres, Excadrill

Having a rock-type Pokémon and a fire-type Pokémon is essential to defeat Arlo. While Charizard, Salamence, and Charmander are weak against the former, Steelix, Scizor, and Mawile are vulnerable against the latter. This only leaves you with Gardevoir and the counters mentioned above.

Arlo is one of the leaders of Team Go Rocket along with Cliff and Sierra. After defeating them, the last challenge is to defeat Giovanni, and this is how you can beat Giovanni and his Shadow Latios in Pokemon Go.

Image Credits: Niantic/The Pokemon Company

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