Reshiram Raid Counters 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, Pokémon, with a wide variety of counters available.

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 3-5 high-level trainers or 5-9 lower level trainers when taking on this legendary raid boss.

Reshiram counters

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 24 501s
2. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 18 527s
3. Garchomp (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 22 541s
4. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 27 602s
5. Diancie (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 27 610s
6. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 31 617s
7. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 28 661s
8. Tyranitar (Mega) Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 21 675s
9. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 40 676s
10. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 41 690s
11. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 34 693s
12. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 34 694s
13. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 31 696s
14. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Breaking Swipe Dragon 44 707s
15. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 47 711s
16. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 33 707s
17. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 33 709s
18. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker Rock 27 719s
19. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 39 720s
20. Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 35 733s
21. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 26 746s
22. Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 36 737s
23. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 28 744s
24. Baxcalibur Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 49 750s
25. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 38 746s
26. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 42 763s
27. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 32 767s
28. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Scorching Sands Ground 53 759s
29. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Dragon Claw Dragon 53 760s
30. Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 43 777s

There are plenty of great Mega Pokémon here to choose from to boost your team, and your fellow raiders! Options like Terrakion, Rampardos, Excadrill, Groudon and Rhyperior are great options for Reshiram regardless of its moveset.

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. If your recommend party is full of dragons, it’s safe to safe Reshiram probably doesn’t have Dragon type moves. For every move combination, with the exception of Fire Fang/Overheat, Dialga is a great option option.

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.

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

*Denotes a Legacy Move only available via Elite TM.

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 a fantastic fire type attacker in the game, so it is definitely worth using an Elite TM on Reshiram if you get an amazing IV one.

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.

Reshiram Sprites

Shiny Reshiram is available in Pokémon GO. It is a fairly subtle change, with the silver detailing and hoops on Reshiram changing to a gold colour.

Reshiram Sprite Shiny Reshiram Sprite

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I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.

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