Reshiram Raid Counters

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.

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.

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.


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 counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 645.45s 22.25
2. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Tail Outrage 697.23s 18.00
3. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Wrecker 682.19s 19.88
4. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 610.95s 29.38
5. Palkia Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 652.21s 25.00
6. Groudon Dragon Tail Earthquake 702.35s 21.88
7. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 629.62s 30.25
8. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 711.74s 21.38
9. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 669.32s 26.38
10. Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 686.11s 28.43
11. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 639.74s 30.50
12. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 686.84s 25.75
13. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 624.85s 33.75
14. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 673.03s 28.38
15. Dragonite Dragon Tail Outrage 676.20s 28.50
16. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 747.62s 20.75
17. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 679.10s 29.13
18. Excadrill Mud-Slap Earthquake 718.31s 30.57
19. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earthquake 703.73s 31.25
20. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 695.70s 32.25
21. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Earth Power 734.48s 31.50
22. Landorus Rock Throw Earth Power 736.33s 31.50
23. Latias Dragon Breath Outrage 769.31s 30.14
24. Kyurem Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 730.87s 34.75
25. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Slide 806.36s 27.75
26. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dragon Pulse 780.52s 31.50
27. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Dragon Pulse 795.02s 25.83
28. Golem Rock Throw Earthquake 822.71s 27.25
29. Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Dragon Pulse 809.95s 29.13
30. Golurk Mud-Slap Earth Power 814.20s 39.60
31. Gyarados Dragon Breath Outrage 847.59s 28.75
32. Krookodile Mud-Slap Earthquake 819.58s 34.38
33. Goodra Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 845.48s 29.75
34. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Bulldoze 817.23s 38.14
35. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psystrike 811.17s 35.63

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

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 Overheat is a solid move-set and will make Reshiram the best fire type attacker in the game, but is not something to be worried about, as it’s actually the second easiest move-set to counter.

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.