Articuno raid boss is a Legendary Level 5 Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. This page details best Articuno counters and strategies used to defeat it. A Shiny Articuno is available from raids and a minimum of 3-4 Trainers is required to defeat Articuno. Best Articuno counter is Smack Down Tyranitar.
Articuno is an Ice and type Pokemon, with 40165 Boss CP and it can be caught with following perfect CPs:
- 1665 – 1743 CP (raid catch with no weather boost, level 20)
- 2082 – 2179 CP (raid catch with Snow or Windy weather boost, level 25)
Articuno is double weak to Rock-type attacks, which makes picking counters super easy: Smack Down Tyranitar is on top, followed by an army of strong Rock users, like Omastar and Golem.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||469.4s||23|
|2.||Smack Down||Rock Wrecker||512.5s||19|
|3.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||545.3s||17|
|4.||Smack Down||Stone Edge||581.2s||18|
|5.||Rock Throw||Rock Slide||647.0s||17|
|6.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||622.5s||21|
|7.||Smack Down||Stone Edge||721.7s||14|
|8.||Rock Throw||Stone Edge||657.8s||23|
|9.||Fire Spin||Stone Edge||770.3s||12|
|10.||Rock Throw||Rock Slide||561.7s||36|
|11.||Fire Fang||Rock Slide||740.8s||17|
|12.||Steel Wing||Ancient Power||687.7s||23|
|13.||Bullet Punch||Meteor Mash||756.7s||16|
|14.||Fire Fang||Stone Edge||696.9s||23|
|15.||Metal Claw||Rock Slide||692.7s||23|
|16.||Fire Fang||Rock Slide||685.2s||25|
|17.||Rock Throw||Stone Edge||752.8s||18|
|18.||Rock Throw||Stone Edge||664.8s||30|
|19.||Rock Throw||Ancient Power||782.2s||20|
Articuno is easy to predict, as it mostly has Ice type moves available, and the time to win is relatively the same for each moveset.
|Fast move||Charge move|
Blizzard poses the biggest problem in time to win, however, the difference between it and the best moveset, Icy Wind, give or take is ten seconds. Those looking to break some records and go for low-man raids had best find a Frost Breath/Icy Wind moveset to tackle.
Articuno Raid Counters in-depth
We already explained these counters above, but let’s recap once again. Articuno’s type chart reveals a glaring weakness to Rock (196% damage taken from it) and we use that to defeat it easily. Smack Down / Rock Slide Rampardos is the best counter under every weather, no exceptions. Should you not have a Rampardos yet though, Tyranitar still makes for an excellent counter.
When it comes to weather influences, lower tier counters perform better if they’re boosted:
- Rainy weather makes Raikou a good choice and Zapdos is not a bad choice either.
- Sunny weather makes Moltres and Entei perform better.
- Snow weather lets you bring in Metagross.
All in all, a team of solid Rock attackers are a great option to counter Articuno in every weather, hands down.