Articuno Raid Boss

Pokémon GO Articuno

Articuno is one of the Legendary Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. It is not soloable and it is unknown how many trainers are required to take it down. Articuno is a ice and flying type and it’s got a number of solid counters.

Articuno Boss CP is 37603 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1676.

Articuno Raid Counters

Legendary Counters
Articuno
Omastar Rock Throw rock Rock Slide rock
Flareon Fire Spin fire Overheat fire
Arcanine Fire Fang fire Fire Blast fire
Typhlosion Ember fire Overheat fire
Blissey Pound normal Hyper Beam normal
Tyranitar Bite dark Stone Edge rock
Scizor Bullet Punch steel Iron Head steel
Weakness 2 x rock
electric
fire
steel

Articuno Raid Counters Explained

Before we go into deeper analysis, remember that Articuno can’t be soloed. Before joining the raid make sure you are using Pokémon with proper movesets.

Articuno takes Double Super Effective damage from Super rock and Super Effective damage from fire steel and electric type moves due to its dual ice and flying type.

The best Pokemon to fight Articuno is Omastar with Rock Throw/ Rock Slide moveset. Don’t use Golem.
In addition, other steel, ice, water and fire type Pokemon are interesting as they take reduced damage from ice type moves.

Additional Counters

These Pokemon are weaker than the counters mentioned above, but they are still viable, especially in large raid groups:

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:

  • Steelix with Iron Tail/ Heavy Slam
  • Magcargo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
  • Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
  • Jolteon with Thunder Shock/ Thunderbolt
  • Magneton with Thunder Shock/ Zap Cannon
  • Ampharos with Charge Beam/ Zap Cannon