Reshiram and Zekrom are back in Pokemon Go until Dec. 16.
Two legendary dragon Pokemon are available in Pokemon Go again for a limited time. Zekrom and Reshiram are both appearing in five-star raids until Dec. 16. Not only does this give you another opportunity to catch the legendary Pokemon, but this also marks your first chance to encounter Shiny versions of each. Here are some tips to help you beat and catch Zekrom before it leaves the game again.
Zekrom and Reshiram will both periodically appear 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. 15Zekrom weaknesses
Zekrom is a dragon/electric Pokemon, which makes it weak to four types: ground, ice, fairy and other dragon Pokemon. Most Pokemon of those types will be useful when battling against Zekrom, but you can see some recommended monsters and moves to use below.
Best Zekrom counters
Groudon: Mud Shot, EarthquakeGarchomp: Mud Shot, Earth PowerExcadrill: Mud-Slap, EarthquakeGolurk: Mud-Slap, Earth PowerLandorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power
Jynx: Frost Breath, Avalanche
Mamoswine: Powder Snow, Avalanche
Glaceon: Frost Breath, Avalanche
Mega Abomasnow: Powder Snow, Weather Ball
Galarian Darmanitan: Ice Fang, Avalanche
Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Draco MeteorSalamence: Dragon Tail, OutrageRayquaza: Dragon Tail, OutrageGarchomp: Dragon Tail, OutrageReshiram: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor
Clefable: Charm, Dazzling GleamAlolan Ninetales: Charm, Dazzling GleamGranbull: Charm, Play RoughGardevoir: Charm, Dazzling GleamSylveon: Charm, MoonblastBest moves
Zekrom is one of the most powerful legendary electric Pokemon in the game, and you’ll make the most of its typing by teaching it the Fast Attack Charge Beam and the Charged Attack Wild Charge. Alternatively, you can teach it the dragon-type attacks Dragon Breath and Outrage if you want to use it as a dragon counter, but keep in mind that it’ll take super-effective damage in return when battling against other dragon Pokemon.
Zekrom and Reshiram are both appearing in raids 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.