Arlo Pokemon Counters July 2023

As the Hidden Gems season enters July 2023, Pokemon trainers all over the world are desperate to beat Team Rocket leader Arlo. 

Arlo is one of the three Team Go Rocket Leaders in Pokémon Go. He is a powerful opponent who uses Shadow Pokémon, which are stronger than their regular counterparts. Arlo is a difficult opponent to defeat but with the right counters.

It is possible to beat him. You will need a powerful team with high combat levels in order to do so. Thankfully as with all Pokemon, there are weaknesses to take advantage of and in this article, we will show you how you can do so.

Arlo Pokemon Go lineup July 2023

With the Team GO Rocket Takeover Event that was launched on March 25, 2023, Arlo’s lineup made some changes. The current lineup of Arlo as of July 2023 are follows.

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Pokemon #1Shadow Aipom
Pokemon #2Shadow Alakazam, Shadow Mismagius, or Shadow Sharpedo
Pokemon #3Shadow Scizor, Shadow Snorlax, or Shadow Magnezone

Pokemon #1 – Shadow Aipom

Shadow Aipom Pokemon Go
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In Pokémon GO, the Shadow Aipom normal type Pokémon. In Pokémon GO, it has a maximum CP of 1524 and the following stats: 136 ATK, 112 DEF, and 146 STA.

Shadow Aipom Best Counters

PokemonMoves
TerrakionDouble Kick (Fast move)
Sacred sword (Charged move)
PheromosaLow Kick (Fast move)
Close Comand (Charge move)
ConkeldurrCounter (Fast move)
Dynamic Punch (Charge move)
MachampCounter (Fast move)
Close Combat (ChargeMove)
LucarioCounter (Fast move)
Aura Sphere (Charge move)
BreloomCounter (Fast move)
Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)

Pokemon #2 – Shadow Alakazam, Shadow Mismagius, or Shadow Sharpedo

Shadow Alakazam Sharpedo and Mismagius
arlo counters

Arlo’s next choice might be either Shadow Alakazam, Shadow Mismagius or Shadow Sharpedo. The Pokemon you decide to use will rely heavily on Arlo’s pick. Shadow Alakazam and Shadow Sharpedo can be defeated with ghost and dark types but Shadow Mismagius will need something different.

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Shadow Alakazam Counters

In Pokémon GO, Shadow Alakazam is a Psychic type Pokemon. In Pokemon GO, it has a maximum CP of 3456 with the following stats: 271 ATK, 167 DEF, and 146 STA.

PokemonMoves
HoopaAstonish (Fast move)
Shadow Ball (Charge move)
DarkraiSnarl(Fast move)
Dark Pulse (Charge move)
GengarHex (Fast move)
Shadow Ball (Charge move)
ChandelureHex (Fast move)
Shadow Ball (Charge Move)
YanmegaBug Bite (Fast move )
Bug Buzz (Charge move)
AbsolSnarl(Fast move)
Pay Back (Charge Back)

Shadow Mismagius Counters

In Pokemon GO, Shadow Mismagius is a Ghost type Pokémon. In Pokémon GO, it has a maximum CP of 2957 and the following stats: 211 ATK, 187 DEF, and 155 STA.

PokemonMoves
GengarHex (Fast move)
Shadow Ball (Charge Move)
HydreigonDragon Breath (Fast move)
Brutal Swing (Charge move)
DarkraiSnarl(Fast move)
Dark Pulse (Charge move)
AbsolSnarl (Fast move)
Pay Back (Charge move)

Shadow Sharpedo Counters

In Pokemon GO, Shadow Sharpedo is a Water and Dark type Pokemon. In Pokemon GO, it has a maximum CP of 2466 and the following stats: 243 ATK, 83 DEF, and 172 STA.

PokemonMoves
GroudonMud Shot – Fast move
Precipice Blades – Charge move
KartanaRazor leaf (Fast move)
Leaf Blade (Charge move)
Keldeo (Ordinary)Low Kick (Fast move)
Sacred Sword (Charge move)
ZekromCharge Beam (Fast Move)
Fusion Bolt (Charge move)
PheromosaLow Kick (Fast move)
Close Comand (Charge move)
BuzzwoleCounter (Fast move)
Superpower (Charge move)
MachampCounter (Fast move)
Close Combat (ChargeMove)

POKEMON #3 – Shadow Scizor, Shadow Snorlax, or Shadow Magnezone

Shadow Scizor Shadow Snorlax and Shadow Magnezone
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Arlo’s last choice might be either Shadow Scizor, Shadow Snorlax, or Shadow Magnezone. 

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Shadow Scizor Counters

Shadow Scizor is a bug and Steel-type pokemon which is weak to fire type moves. It is however resistant to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Normal, Psychic, Steel, Grass and Poison type moves.

PokemonMoves
CharizardFirespin – Fast move
Blastburn – Charge move
BlazikenFirespin – Fast move
Blast Burn – Charge move
DarmanitanFirefang – Fast move
Overheat – Charge move
EnteiFire spin – Fast move
Overheat – Charge move
ReshiramFire Fang – Fast move
Overheat – Charge move
HeatranFire spin – Fast move
Fire Blast – Charge move

Shadow Snorla Counters

Shadow Snorla is normal type Pokémon. In Pokémon GO, it has a maximum CP of 3647 with the following stats: 190 ATK, 169 DEF, and 330 STA.

PokemonMove
TerrakionDouble Kick- Fast move
Sacred Sword – Charge Ball
KeldeoLow Kick- Fast move
Sacred Sword – Charge move
LucarioCounter- Fast move
Aura Sphere – Charge move
ConkeldurrCounter- Fast move
Dynamic Punch – Charge move
PheromosaLow Kick (Fast move)
Close Comand (Charge move)
MewtwoConfusion – Fast move
Psystrike – Charge move

Shadow Magnezone Best Counters

In Pokémon GO, Shadow Magnezone is an Electric and Steel type Pokémon. In Pokémon GO, it has a maximum CP of 3623 with the following stats: 238 ATK, 205 DEF, and 172 STA.

PokemonMoves
LandorusMud Shot – Fast move
Earthquake – Charge move
GroudonMud Shot – Fast move
Precipice Blades – Charge move
GarchompMud Shot – Fast move
Earth Power – Charge move
ExcadrillMud-Slap – Fast move
Earthquake – Charge move
RhyperiorMud-Slap – Fast move
Earthquake – Charge move
MamoswineMud-Slap – Fast move
Horsepower – Charge move

How to Battle Arlo in Pokemon Go

To battle Arlo in Pokemon Go, you will need to:

  1. Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts to collect enough Mysterious Components to build a Rocket Radar.
  2. Activate the Rocket Radar and you will be able to see the location of a Rocket Leader.
  3. The game will not tell you which Leader you are facing, but you have a 33% chance for it to be Arlo.
  4. Fighting Arlo is more difficult than fighting Grunts, as Leaders use higher level Pokémon than Grunts.
  5. In order to defeat Arlo, it is recommended to use good counters. You can rematch if you lose, and your Rocket Radar will be consumed if you win.

Rewards for Beating Arlo or Any Rocket Leader

For defeating Arlo or any other of the three team leaders, the rewards are the following items:

  • 1,000 Stardust
  • A random selection of two of the following items:
    • 12km egg
    • Revive
    • Max Revive
    • Max Potion
    • Unova Stone
    • Sinnoh Stone

If your egg inventory store is open, it is sure to be filled by a 12km strange egg for one of those two bundles but receiving a strange egg does not have an effect on which item bundle drops along it.

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