Reshiram and Zekrom are back in Pokemon Go until Dec. 16.
Pokemon Go is kicking off its Season of Heritage with two legendary dragon Pokemon from the Unova region. Reshiram is appearing in five-star raid battles alongside Zekrom until Dec. 16, and this time around, you’ll have your first chance to catch a Shiny Reshiram in the game. Here are some tips to help you beat and capture the legendary Pokemon before it leaves raids again.
Reshiram and Zekrom are both periodically appearing in five-star raids from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16, but you’ll have more chances to encounter the legendary Pokemon during the game’s weekly Raid Hour event, which takes place every Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. local time. Reshiram and Zekrom Raid Hours will occur on the following dates:
Dec. 8Dec. 15Reshiram weaknesses
Reshiram is a dragon/fire type, which gives it only three weaknesses: ground, rock, and other dragon Pokemon. Fortunately, there are plenty of strong Pokemon of each of those types in Pokemon Go, so there are a lot of options to use against Reshiram.
Although they won’t deal super-effective damage against it, fairy Pokemon resist Reshiram’s dragon-type attacks, while water Pokemon will resist its fire-type moves, making them good defensive monsters to use if you don’t have enough ground, rock or dragon Pokemon to round out your team.
Best Reshiram counters
Any Pokemon that has a type advantage against Reshiram will be helpful when battling it, but here are some recommended monsters and moves to use when you challenge the legendary Pokemon:
Groudon: Mud Shot, EarthquakeGarchomp: Mud Shot, Earth PowerGolurk: Mud-Slap, Earth PowerLandorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power
Tyranitar: Smack Down, Stone EdgeRhyperior: Smack Down, Rock WreckerRampardos: Smack Down, Rock SlideTerrakion: Smack Down, Rock Slide
Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Draco MeteorSalamence: Dragon Tail, OutrageRayquaza: Dragon Tail, OutrageGarchomp: Dragon Tail, OutragePalkia: Dragon Tail, Draco MeteorBest moves
If you want to leverage Reshiram’s fire typing, which gives it an advantage over bug, grass, steel and ice Pokemon, you’ll want to teach it the Fast Attack Fire Fang and the Charged Attack Overheat. You can also teach the legendary Pokemon the dragon-type moves Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor to use it as a counter against other dragon Pokemon. However, keep in mind that it will take super-effective damage in return if the opposing Pokemon also knows dragon attacks.
Reshiram and Zekrom are appearing in raid battles until Dec. 16, when they’ll be replaced by Kyurem. You can catch up on everything else happening in the game this month in our Pokemon Go December events roundup.