Pokemon Go Arlo counters June 2022: Best Pokemon to use & weaknesses

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Pokemon Go Team Rocket Arlo Counters
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Defeating Pokemon Go’s Team Rocket Leader Arlo can be difficult, so we’ve got the best counters for his weaknesses that will lead you straight to victory. From Exeggcute to Dragonite, Steelix, and Scizor, here’s how to beat his lineup in June 2022.

One of the most exciting features of Pokemon Go is the battles you can enter against Team Go Rocket. The nefarious villains invade PokeStops within the game and use their aggressive Shadow Pokemon to battle against anyone who interacts with them.

If you win the battle, you’ll get the chance to capture one of their Shadow Pokemon, which can either be ‘purified’ for a CP boost or left as a Shadow with higher attack stats if you’re competitive-minded or looking to master Raid battles.

In this guide, you’ll find Arlo’s current lineup of Pokemon as well as the best counters you can use to defeat them.

Additional reporting by Ava Thompson-Powell.

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Artwork of Team Go Rocket and Shadow Snorlax in Pokemon Go
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Arlo is one of the hardest Team Go Rocket Leaders.

Arlo Pokemon Go counters (June 2022)

Arlo has always been a difficult opponent to take down in Pokemon Go, and that’s no different in June, where Exeggcute, Alolan Exeggutor, and Gardevoir are the latest additions to his roster.

At the start of every match, Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo will always send out Exeggcute, followed by two of six other potential encounters. Here’s Arlo’s current lineup of Pokemon:

  • Phase 1: Exeggcute
  • Phase 2: Salamence / Alolan Exeggutor / Dragonite
  • Phase 3: Scizor / Steelix / Gardevoir

How to beat Arlo in Pokemon Go

If you defeat enough Team Go Rocket Grunts at PokeStops, you’ll be able to piece together a Rocket Radar, which will allow you to locate and battle either Arlo, Cliff, or Sierra. They’re chosen at random.

Let’s take a look at the weaknesses of all the Pokemon that Arlo can send out into battle, and the best counters you can use to defeat each one.

Arlo Pokemon Go counters phase 1

Exeggcute in Arlo's team in Pokemon Go
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Arlo will always start with Exeggcute for Phase 1.

Exeggcute counters

Exeggcute is a Grass/Psychic-type, so it’s weak against Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Ice, and Poison-type attacks. It’s resistant to Electric, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, and Water-type attacks.

Exeggcute Counters
Yanmega
Yanmega

Bug Bite (Fast Move)

Bug Buzz (Charge Move)

Pinsir
Pinsir

But Bite (Fast Move)

X-Scissor (Charge Move)

Escavalier
Escavalier

Bug Bite (Fast Move)

Mega Horn (Charge Move)

Darmanitan Pokemon Go
Darmanitan

Fire Fang (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Reshiram counter
Reshiram

Fire Fang (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Scizor Pokemon Go counter
Scizor

Fury Cutter (Fast Move)

X-Scissor (Charge Move)

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Arlo Pokemon Go counters phase 2

Arlo's phase two lineup in Pokemon Go
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Arlo can use Dragonite, Salamence, or Alolan Exeggutor in Phase 2.

Salamence counters

Salamence is a Dragon/Flying-type Pokemon, so its major weakness is Ice-type moves, although it’s also vulnerable to Dragon, Fairy, and Rock-type attacks.

Salamence Counters
Mamoswine Pokemon Go
Mamoswine

Powder Snow (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Galarian Darmanitan
Galarian Darmanitan

Ice Fang (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Glaceon Pokemon counter
Glaceon

Frost Breath (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Weavile Pokemon Go counters
Weavile

Ice Shard (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Palkia
Palkia

Dragon Breath (Fast Move)

Draco Meteor (Charge Move)

Rayquaza
Rayquaza

Dragon Tail (Fast Move)

Outrage (Charge Move)

Alolan Exeggutor counters

Alolan Exeggutor is a Grass/Dragon-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Poison-type attacks. It’s resistant to Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water-type attacks.

Alolan Exeggutor Counters
Galarian Darmanitan
Galarian Darmanitan

Ice Fang (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Glaceon Pokemon counter
Glaceon

Frost Breath (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Weavile Pokemon Go counters
Weavile

Ice Shard (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Mamoswine Pokemon Go
Mamoswine

Powder Snow (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Mewtwo Pokemon Go
Mewtwo

Pyshco Cut (Fast Move)

Ice Beam (Charge Move)

Dialga
Dialga

Dragon Breath (Fast Move)

Draco Meteor (Charge Move)

Dragonite counters

Dragonite is a Dragon/Flying-type Pokemon, so its major weakness is Ice-type moves, although it’s also vulnerable to Dragon, Fairy, and Rock-type attacks.

Dragonite Counters
Mamoswine Pokemon Go
Mamoswine

Powder Snow (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Galarian Darmanitan
Galarian Darmanitan

Ice Fang (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Glaceon Pokemon counter
Glaceon

Frost Breath (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Weavile Pokemon Go counters
Weavile

Ice Shard (Fast Move)

Avalanche (Charge Move)

Palkia
Palkia

Dragon Breath (Fast Move)

Draco Meteor (Charge Move)

Rayquaza
Rayquaza

Dragon Tail (Fast Move)

Outrage (Charge Move)

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Arlo Pokemon Go counters phase 3

Arlo's phase three lineup in Pokemon GO
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Arlo’s Phase 3 Pokemon will either be Scizor, Steelix, or Gardevoir.

Scizor counters

Scizor is a dual Bug/Steel-type Pokemon, which means its only weakness is Fire-type moves. It has loads of resistances, in particular Grass and Poison, so avoid those.

Scizor Counters
Blaziken Pokemon Go
Blaziken

Fire Spin (Fast Move)

Blast Burn (Charge Move)

Charizard
Charizard

Fire Spin (Fast Move)

Blast Burn (Charge Move)

Darmanitan Pokemon Go
Darmanitan

Fire Fang (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Entei Pokemon Go
Entei

Fire Spin (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Heatran Pokemon Go
Heatran

Fire Spin (Fast Move)

Fire Blast (Charge Move)

Reshiram counter
Reshiram

Fire Fang (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Steelix counters

Steelix is a dual Ground/Steel-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak to Fighting, Fire, Ground, and Water-type moves.

Steelix Counters
Conkeldurr
Conkeldurr

Counter (Fast Move)

Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)

Darmanitan Pokemon Go
Darmanitan

Fire Fang (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Reshiram counter
Reshiram

Fire Fang (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Swampert
Swampert

Water Gun (Fast Move)

Hydro Cannon (Charge Move)

Entei Pokemon Go
Entei

Fire Fang (Fast Move)

Overheat (Charge Move)

Heatran Pokemon Go
Heatran

Fire Spin (Fast Move)

Fire Blast (Charge Move)

Gardevoir counters

Gardevoir is a Fairy/Psychic-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Ghost, Poison, and Steel-type attacks. It’s resistant to Dragon, Fighting, and Psychic-type attacks.

Gardevoir Counters
Metagross
Metagross

Bullet Punch (Fast Move)

Meteor Mash (Charge Move)

Chandelure

Hex (Fast Move)

Shadow Ball (Charge Move)

gengar
Gengar

Lick (Fast Move)

Sludge Bomb (Charge Move)

Dialga
Dialga

Metal Claw (Fast Move)

Iron Head (Charge Move)

Hoopa
Hoopa

Astonish (Fast Move)

Shadow Ball (Charge Move)

Roserade
Roserade

Poison Jab (Fast Move)

Sludge Bomb (Charge Move)

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Best team to beat Arlo in Pokemon Go

Darmanitan, Mamoswine, and Gengar on the best team to defeat Arlo
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These three Pokemon will give you coverage against all of Arlo’s lineup.

One of the best teams you can take into battle against Arlo in Pokemon Go is Darmanitan, Mamoswine, and Gengar.

You’ll need a strong Fire-type counter like Darmanitan to defeat Arlo’s first Pokemon, Exeggcute, as well as Scizor and Steelix. This is especially important if Arlo sends out Scizor, as Fire is its only weakness.

Next up, a powerful Ice-type like Mamoswine will make light work of Salamence, Alolan Exeggutor, and Dragonite, which means every potential Pokemon that Arlo can send out in phase two is covered.

Finally, you’ll want a Ghost-type like Gengar or a Steel-type like Metagross to take down Gardevoir, which is one of Arlo’s potential phase three Pokemon.

Remember, Arlo’s lineup changes often in the game, so check back here next time you fight them to make sure your favorite counters will still be effective.

How to beat Team Rocket Leaders in Pokemon Go

Alongside Arlo, you’ll also be able to go head to head with a few other Team Go Rocket Leaders, so check out our guides to defeat Cliff and Sierra. The iconic Giovanni is also still around for June 2022.

So, there you have it. All you need to know about defeating Arlo in Pokemon Go, and the best counters to use along the way!

For all of the best tips and tricks to become the very best, make sure to check out our other guides:

Spotlight Hour schedule | Current Raid Bosses | Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Cliff counters guide | Giovanni counters | How to get free Remote Raid Passes | Sierra counters guide | How to catch Ditto | Pokemon Go shop| Best Shiny Pokemon in Go | Rocket Grunt counters guide

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