Rocket Leader Arlo Counters Guide

Arlo Pokemon GO
Arlo is a Team GO Rocket member in Pokemon GO

Arlo Pokémon GO counters are Pokémon that will help you defeat him with ease, regardless of which line-up Arlo uses. Remember that you can rematch Arlo if you lose the first time. Use this Arlo guide in combination with knowing Arlo’s Pokémon to ensure a victory. Be aware that many consider Arlo to be the most difficult GO Rocket leader.

Arlo’s Pokémon Line-Up

Arlo always uses a Mawile as his first Pokémon. Arlo’s second Pokémon can be Charizard, Blastoise or Steelix. His third Pokémon can be Scizor, Dragonite or Salamence.

Pokemon #1 Pokemon #2 Pokemon #3
Pokemon GO MawileMawile Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard Pokemon GO ScizorScizor
Pokemon GO BlastoiseBlastoise Pokemon GO DragoniteDragonite
Pokemon GO SteelixSteelix Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence

Countering Arlo’s Pokémon

Mawile

Pokemon GO MawileMawile

Bagon uses Fire, Dark, Ice or Ghost fast moves, and Fairy or Steel charge attack. Mawile is weak to Fire and Ground moves.

Recommended counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Fire Spin Overheat
Pokemon GO DarmanitanDarmanitan Fire Fang Overheat
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Fire Spin Blaze Kick
Pokemon GO VolcaronaVolcarona Fire Spin Overheat
Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres Fire Spin Overheat

Charizard

Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard

Charizard uses a Fire or Flying fast move, and Dragon or Fire charge attack. Charizard is double weak to Rock, but also weak to Electric and Water.

Recommended counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO RegirockRegirock Lock On Stone Edge
Pokemon GO GolemGolem Rock Throw Rock Blast
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Ancient Power
Pokemon GO Giratina (Altered)Giratina (Altered) Shadow Claw Ancient Power

Blastoise

Pokemon GO BlastoiseBlastoise

Blastoise uses Water or Dark fast moves, and a mix of Charge moves (Water, Ice, Normal, Steel). It’s quite tricky to counter, but luckily Grass types are excellent against it.

Recommended counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO VirizionVirizion Quick Attack Leaf Blade
Pokemon GO HydreigonHydreigon Dragon Breath Dark Pulse
Pokemon GO LeafeonLeafeon Quick Attack Leaf Blade
Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant
Pokemon GO SceptileSceptile Fury Cutter Leaf Blade

Steelix

Pokemon GO SteelixSteelix

Steelix is a scary opponent, as it has access to Electric, Dragon and Steel fast moves. Its charge moves can be Ground, Steel and Dark typed, which makes countering it quite difficult.

Recommended counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO HeatranHeatran Fire Spin Flamethrower
Pokemon GO ExcadrillExcadrill Mud Slap Drill Run
Pokemon GO EnteiEntei Fire Spin Flamethrower
Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Mud Shot Hydro Cannon
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Mud Slap Superpower

Scizor

Pokemon GO ScizorScizor

Scizor uses a Steel or Bug fast move, and Steel, Dark and Bug charge moves. Its double weak to Fire, which is exactly where Fire types come into play here.

Recommended counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Counter Blaze Kick
Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard Fire Spin Blast Burn
Pokemon GO EnteiEntei Fire Spin Flamethrower
Pokemon GO TyphlosionTyphlosion Fire Spin Blast Burn
Pokemon GO DialgaDialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor

Dragonite

Pokemon GO DragoniteDragonite

Dragonite uses a Dragon or Steel fast move, and Dragon, Flying or Normal charge move. Double weak to Ice and weak to Rock.

Recommended counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO DialgaDialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor
Pokemon GO RegiceRegice Lock on Blizzard
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Ice Beam
Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt

Salamence

Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence

Salamence has access to Fire, Dragon and Dark fast move, and Fire, Dragon and Water charge move. Countering it often requires mix and matching your Bagon counter with a supporting Pokemon.

Recommended counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down Crunch
Pokemon GO RegiceRegice Lock On Blizzard
Pokemon GO Giratina (Altered)Giratina (Altered) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw
Pokemon GO TogekissTogekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam
Pokemon GO SuicuneSuicune Ice Fang Bubble Beam