Pokemon GO Reshiram Raid: How to Beat

Pokemon GO Reshiram Raid: How to Beat
Pokemon GO Reshiram Raid: How to Beat / Photo courtesy of Niantic

Pokemon GO's Reshiram can be faced in raid battles during the Pokemon GO Fest, but players might discover that this Legendary Pokemon is hard to beat. Featured in Pokemon GO Fest's Lava Hour, trainers should face this Dragon- and Fire-type with their best Pokemon.

The Pokemon GO Fest will release Lava Hour on July 18, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time. Along with Reshiram, players can also encounter Moltres, Regirock, Entei, Groudon, Heatran, Landorous and Yveltal during Lava Hour.

Players should use Dragon-, Ground-, and Rock-type moves against Reshiram. Here are the best counters against this Legendary Pokemon:

  • Groudon
  • Raquaza
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Salamence
  • Garchomp
  • Rhyperior
  • Haxorus
  • Terrakion
  • Kyruem
  • Haxorus
  • Dragonite
  • Rampardos
  • Zekrom

Pokemon GO Reshiram Raid: How to Beat

Reshiram's go-to moves include Dragon Breath, Fire Fang, Stone Edge, Crunch, and Draco Meteor. Trainers should prepare for the raid by beginning the battle with their strongest Dragon-type Pokemon, following the rest of the battle with a team full of decent Ground-type Pokemon.

Reshiram is from Generation V and initially made its debut in Pokemon Black and White. This Legendary Pokemon is part of the Tao Trio, which also consists of Zekrom and Kyurem.

For more Pokemon GO information, check out this guide on catching all of the Legendary Pokemon in the game.