Zekrom Pokémon GO: How to Catch

Your chance to catch Zekrom in Pokémon GO will be soon.
Your chance to catch Zekrom in Pokémon GO will be soon. | Photo by Niantic

Zekrom Pokémon GO will be available to battle in five-star raids soon. Here's everything you need to know to prepare to catch the Deep Black Pokémon.

Zekrom Pokémon GO: How to Catch

Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem will be making their Pokémon GO debut in five-star raid battles, starting with Reshiram. From May 26 to June 16, Reshiram will be available to battle in five-star raids. Zekrom and Kyurem are to follow soon after.

The actual times are not confirmed and may change, but for now we could expect a three week period for each of the Dragons. Zekrom would most likely be available to fight in raids starting June 16, until June 30.

To catch Zekrom, you'll have to defeat it first. It's a powerful dual Dragon and Electric type, weak only to Ground, Ice, Dragon and Fairy type attacks. Many of the standard Dragon type attackers are also part Flying, making them vulnerable to Zekrom's Electric attacks, as well as its Dragon ones.

Garchomp is a solid choice against the Dragon/Electric type Zekrom.
Garchomp is a solid choice against the Dragon/Electric type Zekrom. | Photo by GAMEFREAK

The best Pokémon to use against Zekrom are bulky Ground type Pokémon like Mamoswine and Garchomp. Both resist Electric, and can hit back with powerful moves that exploit Zekrom's weakness to Ice and Dragon. If you've got Groudon, now is the time to unleash the Continent Pokémon.

As Zekrom's arrival is still a few weeks off, use this time to gather some strong Ground type Pokémon to challenge it.