Super strong fire dragon? Yes, please!! 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.
|Max CP 4038|
|ATK 275||DEF 211||HP 205|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Dragon Ground Rock||Dragon Grass Ice Bug Steel|
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
|WEAKNESS Dragon Ground Rock||BOOSTED BY Windy Sunny|
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.
Reshiram Moveset Analysis
Reshiram can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
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 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. Simulator data provided by pokebattler.com
|#||Pokémon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Dialga||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||724.9s||30|
|3.||Rampardos||Smack Down||Rock Slide||726.0s||48|
|4.||Haxourus||Dragon Tail||Dragon Claw||733.1s||41|
|6.||Rhyperior||Mud Slap||Rock Wrecker||756.2s||26|
|7.||Palkia||Dragon Tail||Draco Meteor||772.6s||41|
|8.||Dragonite||Dragon Tail||Dragon Claw||772.0s||43|
|9.||Terrakion||Smack Down||Rock Slide||778.9s||28|
|10.||Reshiram||Dragon Breath||Draco Meteor||804.8s||43|
|11.||Tyranitar||Smack Down||Stone Edge||839.3s||30|
|12.||Latios||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||843.9s||51|
|14.||Hydreigon||Dragon Breath||Dragon Pulse||897.1s||47|
|16.||Giratina Origin||Dragon Tail||Dragon Pulse||921.8s||45|
|19.||Golem||Rock Throw||Stone Edge||957.8s||42|
|21.||Aerodactyl||Rock Throw||Rock Slide||941.9s||59|
|22.||Golem – Alola||Rock Throw||Stone Edge||966.8s||46|
|23.||Omastar||Rock Throw||Rock Slide||976.1s||46|
|24.||Flygon||Dragon Tail||Dragon Claw||975.1s||53|
|25.||Exeggutor – Alola||Dragon Tail||Dragon Pulse||983.8s||66|
|26.||Giratina – Altered||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw||1048.6s||38|
|29.||Aggron||Smack Down||Stone Edge||1080.8s||40|
|30.||Mew||Dragon Tail||Dragon Claw||1074.0s||46|