How to Beat Arlo in Pokémon GO May 2022

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Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO has been updated with new challenges, Pokémon and rewards in May 2022, and Leader Arlo is no exception. Here is everything you need to know about taking on Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokémon GO in May.

Pokémon GO Arlo Strategy May 2022

Arlo will have three different Pokémon for trainers to face after they have used the Rocket Radar. The first one will always be Exeggute, the second either Dragonite, Alolan Exeggutor, or Salamance, and the third either Scizor, Gardevoir or Steelix.

Exeggute Counters

Exeggute's Grass/Psychic typing means it has a lot of weaknesses, but the one to focus on because of future encounters will be Ice-type Pokémon and attacks. Galarian Darmanitan and Weavile are excellent choices here that will also do good work for you against some other potential Arlo Pokémon.

Second Pokémon Counters

Dragonite, Alolan Exeggutor and Salamance are all at least part Dragon-type and are weak to Ice-type moves and Pokémon. This is where the previous selection of a Pokémon like Galarian Darmanitan or Weavile proves very helpful. If you are still looking for some extra Ice-type punch, Glaceon, Mamoswine and Abmasnow are all Ice-types that are not incredibly rare to catch.

Third Pokémon Counters

Of the last Pokémon options, Steelix and Scizor have a nice overlapping Fire-type weakness which would be the easiest option to plan for, with any Fire move likely to be good enough to win you the fight with no problems. If Arlo throws out Gardevoir, its Fairy/Psychic-typing means you will need to bring along a Pokémon that doesn't really fit the composition of your team so far. Good options include Dialga, Excadrill, Beedrill, Chandelure and Gengar.

Arlo's team has enough overlap that putting together a team shouldn't be too challenging. One strong Ice-type Pokémon should be enough to take down Arlo's first two Pokémon, while any Fire-type and one of the aforementioned Gardevoir counters will win you the day. If you aren't confident one Ice-type can handle the job, bringing out two and one Fire-type will cover the odds as best you can and should still give you the opportunity to grind out a win with all three of your Pokémon against Gardevoir if you have bad luck.