Pokemon GO: How to Beat Arlo May 2021 - Gardevoir and Infernape Weakness and Counters

After a brief hiatus due to some technical issues, Team GO Rocket are back, and they’re back in force.

The army of grunts, their leader’s and their leaders boss are floating around without a care in the world, looking for a battle.

While this isn’t out of the ordinary, players have a little more incentive to take them down over the next few days, because of the Luminous Legends Y Timed Research.

So, if you’re looking for help, here’s how to beat Arlo in May 2021, looking at their Pokemon’s weaknesses and best counters.

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What Pokemon Can Arlo Bring to Battle?

Arlo always starts with Beldum, before switching it up in slot two and three. You can check out every Pokemon Below.

Slot One

  • Beldum

Slot Two

  • Aggron
  • Gardevoir
  • Infernape

Slot Three

  • Armaldo
  • Salamence
  • Scizor

How to Beat Arlo in May 2021 – Best Counters

Arlo has a range of different Pokemon, across a range of different typings. This means, that while there are more weaknesses, there is more you have to prepare for.

Here are the best counters for each of Arlo’s Pokemon:

Slot One: Beldum– (Weaknesses = Dark, Fire, Ghost and Ground)

  • Mega Gengar – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Mega Charizard X or Y – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Mega Houndoom – Fire Fang/Foul Play
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Chandelure – Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Darkrai – Snarl/Shadow Ball
  • Landorus – Mud Shot/Earthquake

Slot Two: Aggron – (Weakness = Fighting x4, Ground x4 and Water)

  • Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Landorus – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Excadrill – Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Mega Lopunny – Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Machamp – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Groudon – Mud Shot/Earthquake

Slot Two: Gardevoir – (Weaknesses = Ghost, Poison and Steel)

  • Mega Gengar – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Metagross – Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Mega Beedrill – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Dialga – Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Chandelure – Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Giratina (Origin) – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Excadrill – Metal Claw/Iron Head

Slot Two: Infernape – (Weaknesses = Flying, Ground, Psychic and Water)

  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Psystrike
  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Mega Gengar – Lick/Psychic
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust/Brave Bird
  • Moltres – Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Latios – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Rayquaza – Air Slash/Hurricane

Slot Three: Armaldo – (Weaknesses = Rock, Steel and Water)

  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Metagross – Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Mega Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Kyogre – Waterfall/Surf
  • Dialga – Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Empoleon – Metal Claw/Hydro Cannon
  • Rampardos – Smack Down/Rock Slide

Slot Three: Salamence – (Weaknesses = Dragon, Fairy, Ice x4 and Rock)

  • Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Mamoswine Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Glaceon – Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Weavile – Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Ice Beam
  • Jynx – Frost Breath/Avalanche

Slot Three: Scizor – (Weaknesses = Fire x4)

  • Mega Charizard X or Y – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Mega Houndoom – Fire Fang/Fire Blast
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Heatran – Fire Spin/Fire Blast
  • Moltres – Fire Spin/Overheat

Best Team Compositions

As always, until you enter battle with Arlo, you won’t know what Pokemon you’ll be up against, however, you can still pick smartly to begin with.

This is the team that I would personally lead with, backing out if I’m going to get beaten:

  • Mega Gengar
  • Kyogre
  • Rampardos

Good luck!

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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