Articuno Weakness Pokemon GO — Raid Guide and Best Counters February 2021

Articuno Weakness Pokemon GO — Raid Guide and Best Counters February 2021

Here's how to take down Articuno in Pokemon GO Raids.

February 20 is a big day in the world of Pokemon GO. It marks the beginning of the Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto, which is starting to roll out around the world. This means a change in raid bosses and the return of the Legendary Bird Trio. While these three Pokemon have been featured in raids multiple times before, new Mega Evolutions and moves are being released regularly, and therefore the meta often changes. With that in mind, let’s see if Articuno has any Weakness in Pokemon GO and look at the best counters to take it down.

Articuno Weakness Pokemon GO

Articuno is a Flying and Ice-type Pokemon, leaving it with four weaknesses to exploit. The Pokemon’s dual Flying/Ice-typing means that both Rock, Electric, Fire and Steel-type moves are super effective against it. This means there is a good range of counters to take down Articuno in Pokemon GO, but what are they?

Best Counters For Articuno

There are a few top counters to Articuno in the game, let’s take a look at them.

Mega Ampharos and Mega Charizard Y are the only Mega Pokemon that are worth currently considering for Articuno Raids, but even then, there are better counters.

The main type of Pokemon you will want to consider for Articuno raids is Rock-types as there is plenty of choice and they’re relatively common. Rhyperior is probably the best performer in this area, closely followed by Ramparados. Gigalith, Tyranitar and Terrakion are also great counters.

Alongside the Rock-types, there is a handful of other decent counters. Darmanitan is probably the other option here.

Mega Ampharos – Volt Switch/Power Gem
Mega Charizard Y – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
Rhyperior – Smack Down/Rock Wrecker or Stone Edge
Ramparados – Smack Down/Rock Slide
Gigalith – Smack Down/Rock Slide
Tyranitar – Smack Down/Stone Edge
Terrakion – Smack Down/Rock Slide
Darmanitan – Fire Fang/Rock Slide

Other Current Raid Guides

We also have raid guides for Moltres and Zapdos from the Kanto Tour event. You can check them out here – MoltresZapdos.