Pokémon GO Reshiram Counters

What counters to use against Reshiram in Pokémon GO.
What counters to use against Reshiram in Pokémon GO. | Photo by Niantic

Pokémon GO Reshiram Counters will be important to know if you want to take down the Legendary Dragon. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your Raid battles against Reshiram.

Reshiram will be making its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids beginning May 26. You'll be able to battle it until June 16.

Pokémon GO Reshiram Counters

Reshiram is a dual Fire and Dragon type Pokémon. It's weak to only three types: Rock, Ground and Dragon. It can use Fire and Dragon type Moves, and its has one Rock type move in Stone Edge. It could also use the Dark type Crunch, though that move won't be much of a concern against the counters you should be bringing.

Pokémon like Rampardos can resist Reshiram's Fire moves while hitting back with strong Rock type attacks.
Pokémon like Rampardos can resist Reshiram's Fire moves while hitting back with strong Rock type attacks. | Photo by GAMEFREAK

You can bring a mix of Rock, Ground and Dragon type Pokémon to challenge Reshiram before you know what moves this particular Raid boss will have. If you get lucky, Reshiram might have only Fire moves or only Dragon moves that you can punish accordingly.

Rock types like Tyranitar, Rampardos and Terrakion are good against Reshiram, as they resist Fire moves while dishing out a ton of damage.

Dialga is a prime counter to use against Reshiram.
Dialga is a prime counter to use against Reshiram. | Photo by GAMEFREAK

On the Dragon side, Dialga, Palkia and Rayquaza can help make short work of Reshiram. Dialga's typing neutralizes both Fire and Dragon moves, letting it us Dragon type attacks without worry of retaliation.

Palkia and Rayquaza are both weak to Dragon, but both can resist Fire while dealing a lot of Dragon or Water type damage. Rayquaza just has to watch out for Stone Edge.

Once you've dispatched Reshiram, you can catch it and add the Vast White Pokémon to your collection.