Reshiram Raid Guide

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Reshiram is a T5 Raid boss in Pokémon GO with a raid CP of 53394. As a Dragon and Fire-type Pokémon, Reshiram counters consist of strong Dragon, Ground, and Rock-types, such as Dialga, Rayquaza, Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, Groudon, Salamence, and Excadrill.

In this guide, we’ll cover what the best counters to take down Reshiram are, what the best strategy is, and what CP’s you should watch out for after your successful battle. Shiny Reshiram is available in Pokémon GO.

Reshiram can be caught with the following Combat Power values:

  • 2217 – 2307 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2771 – 2884 CP at Level 25 with Sunny or Windy weather boost

Reshiram can be duo’ed with the proper weather boost and best friend bonus, however, it is recommended that you use between 5-7 high-level trainers or 8-10 lower level trainers when taking on this legendary raid boss.

Reshiram counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 645.86s 22.25
2. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 612.16s 29.88
3. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 649.95s 19.33
4. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 639.48s 21.83
5. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 656.37s 23.43
6. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 632.96s 30.50
7. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 651.73s 25.38
8. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 624.67s 33.63
9. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Rock Wrecker 681.45s 19.63
10. Dragonite Dragon Tail Outrage 659.99s 26.71
11. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 641.27s 30.88
12. Groudon Dragon Tail Earthquake 695.76s 22.13
13. Tyrantrum Rock Throw Meteor Beam 681.46s 22.33
14. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 712.83s 21.50
15. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 687.33s 29.43
16. Excadrill Mud-Slap Drill Run 710.16s 26.80
17. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earthquake 688.70s 29.29
18. Mamoswine Mud-Slap High Horsepower 697.26s 31.83
19. Gigalith Smack Down Meteor Beam 720.25s 24.88
20. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 747.60s 20.75
21. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 705.09s 29.17
22. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Earth Power 726.56s 30.33
23. Landorus Mud Shot Earth Power 727.43s 30.67
24. Exeggutor (Alola) Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 719.55s 29.00
25. Latias Dragon Breath Outrage 759.66s 25.00
26. Aurorus Rock Throw Meteor Beam 784.51s 30.00
27. Rhydon Mud-Slap Earthquake 787.16s 29.50
28. Nihilego Poison Jab Rock Slide 798.29s 26.50
29. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dragon Pulse 759.52s 23.00
30. Aggron Dragon Tail Meteor Beam 825.42s 22.00

When picking Reshiram counters, knowing how big your group is and what moves Reshiram has is key. Dragon types are typically the best option here, especially if the game is recommending them to you, Dialga is a good option either way, as it won’t take super-effective damage from almost anything that Reshiram can dish out, but will deal super-effective damage with its Dragon moves.

Even if Dragon’s are not showing up in your recommended Pokémon, then don’t be afraid to bring a couple of them along just be prepared to offset them with some of the stronger Rock-types or Ground Type Pokémon especially in Sunny weather for Ground or Partly Cloudy weather for Rock.

While Dialga isn’t the strongest Dragon-type in the mix, its steel typing does give it the advantage of not taking super-effective damage from dragon-type moves. Plus, it’s no slouch and can deal out its fair share of super-effective damage with the dragon-type moves it has access too. For every move combination, with the exception of Fire Fang/Overheat, Dialga is should be your #1 option.

Since Mega Gyarados was introduced in the game, it has proven to be a beast, as its appereance would tell. With pretty much high stats, stamina, and dragon type moves, Mega Gyarados stands tall against Reshiram. Don’t let it pass!

Rampardos is the best rock type attacker in the game currently, and it gets to shine here. Rampardos will do a solid amount of damage and should be one of your top picks.

If the Reshiram you’re facing has a dragon type fast move, or a dragon type charge move then you may want to consider bringing along a few Rock-Types or Ground-types to round out your team. If it has both, then bringing along 3 or 4 of these guys to supplement your dragons is a good idea. They even make for a decent Team B!

If Reshiram has the moves Fire fang and Overheat, Palkia is a solid option. Its Water typing will resist the fire moves, so it will stick around longer and be able to dish out super-effective damage with its Dragon-type moves.

Rhyperior with the Community Day Exclusive move Rock Wrecker, and the ground fast move Mud Slap is an excellent choice. Dealing tons of super-effective damage.

Reshiram stats and CPs

Reshiram Dragon Fire
Max CP 4038
ATK 275 DEF 211 HP 205
Weak to Strong Against
Dragon Ground Rock Dragon Grass Ice Bug Steel

Reshiram Moveset Analysis

Reshiram can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Draco Meteor Dragon
  • Overheat Fire
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Crunch Dark
  • Fusion Flare Fire

The combination of Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor should be a move-set that is super scary for the dragons you’re planning on using, but with the right mix of Dragon and Ground/Rock Pokémon, you should be ok.

Fire Fang and Fusion Flare is a solid move-set and will make Reshiram the best fire type attacker in the game, so it is definitely worth raiding a few of them for PVE. 

Reshiram will be able to learn this move guaranteed when caught, but after Reshiram is not in raids anymore, it will be only available via an Elite Charged TM, since it is a limited legacy move only available for a short period of time. 

Stone Edge will deal super-effective damage to any Dragon’s that you bring along that are also dual Flying types, I’m looking at you guys, Salamence & Dragonite.

Crunch isn’t a move you shouldn’t be concerned about.

The remaining three charge moves are all one-bar moves, which should make dodge strategies much easier.

With no weather boost and no friendship boosts the simulator has a TTW with Dialga of 724 seconds. This means that a duo is possible.


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