Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Articuno

Guide for the best counters against Articuno for Battle Raids!

Articuno is Legendary Level 5 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. It is a large bird which has blue feathers resembling ice crystals. Its blue color is darkest on its head crest and long tail. Its whole body is covered in sky blue while the front of it is lighter in colour. As it is a legendary Pokémon, defeating it is going to be no piece of cake. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Articuno in Pokémon Go.

Articuno in Pokémon Go

Articuno is a dual-type Ice and Fighting Pokémon with a maximum boss CP of 40165. It is most vulnerable towards Rock type attacks as it has a 2x weakness towards it while Steal, Electric, and Fire-type attacks will also help the cause. Even high-level players will need to go in groups of two to three players with the perfect type of counters and low-level players will need to take at least six players along with themselves. The number should be even more if they don’t have the best type of counters.

Articuno Movesets

Pokémon Go Articuno Counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Articuno are Frost Breath and Ice Beam. Both of them have a combined DPS of 46 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Ice Shard, Blizzard, Icy Wind, and Ancient Power amongst more good options.

Best counters against Articuno in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Articuno and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Power Gem
  • Aurorus: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Aggron: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Lycanroc (Dusk): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Lycanroc (Midday): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Lycanroc: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Lycanroc (Midnight): Rock Throw/Stone Edge 
  • Omastar: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Scizor (Mega): Bullet Punch/Iron Head
  • Aerodactyl: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Archeops: Steel Wing/Ancient Power
  • Arcanine (Hisuian): Fire Fang/Rock Slide
  • Landorus: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Golem (Alola): Rock Throw/Stone Edge 
  • Golem: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Darmanitan (Standard): Fire Fang/Rock Slide 
  • Darmanitan: Fire Fang/Rock Slide
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang/Fusion Flare
  • Excadrill: Metal Claw/Rock Slide
  • Nihilego: Poison Jab/Rock Slide
  • Kleavor: Quick Attack/Rock Slide
Pokémon Go Articuno Counters
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While fighting against Articuno, players cannot afford to go with non-optimal counters. Even if they do, they will have to make sure that they are carrying their best Rock-type counters with them and also have brought along a lot of friends to help in the raid. Even then will they chance a stand to win against a legendary Pokémon like Articuno.

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