In Pokemon Go, Articuno has again made a surprise appearance along with other Legendaries for players to catch. However, they will be available for a limited period of time and can be tricky to defeat. Similarly, Articuno is a Legendary Ice/Flying Pokemon that has pretty high Defense and HP, which might make the raid a little difficult. But don’t worry, there are some counters that you can benefit from. However, the tricky part is encountering this Pokemon, as the spawn rate will be quite low. But if you’re up for the challenge then, below we have mentioned all about how you can find & counter Articuno easily.
How to Find & Catch Articuno in Pokemon Go (Weakness & Counters)
In Pokemon Go, you can defeat & catch Articuno in 5 Star Raids. Do note, this Legendary Pokemon is available for a limited period of time. Starting from July 6th, 2023 until July 13th, 2023 at 10:00 AM local time. The high chance of encountering Articuno for a raid is during the Raid Hour, i.e. on July 12th, 2023 from 6 PM to 7 PM local time. Now that you know the availability of this Legendary Pokemon let’s see what are the best counters for it.
As an Ice/Flying Pokemon, Articuno is weak to Rock, Fire, Steal, & Electric types. However, using the Rock-type Pokemon will be your best bet to defeating this Legendary in the raid. For your reference below are some counters & best moves that you can use.
- Rampardos – Smack Down & Rock Slide
- Rhyperior – Smack Down & Rock Wrecker
- Gigalith – Smack Down & Meteor Beam
- Mega Aerodactyl – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
- Aggron – Smack Down & Meteor Beam
Players also have the chance to catch the Shiny Articuno once they’re done catching the Articuno in the 5 Star Raid. However, the chances of that happening are also pretty low so let’s hope the luck is on your side during the raids.
That covers all about the counters to defeat & catch Articuno in Pokemon Go easily. If you’re running low on the Master Balls for this raid, then check out how to get it. Also, take a look at the Pokemon Go Codes to get free rewards.