Pokémon GO Arlo February 2024: Lineup and Counters

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Guide on how to defeat Arlo and which Pokémon he has during the month of February 2024  in Pokémon GO. Includes current Arlo’s Pokémon line-up, best counters and teams to use, and rewards for defeating Rocket Leader Arlo.

Arlo is one of the Team GO Rocket Leaders in Pokémon GO, alongside Sierra, Cliff, and Giovanni. In this article, we’ll provide the best counters and tested strategies to defeat Arlo in Pokémon GO during February 2024. 

Last updated on January 26, 2024, with the start of Taken Treasures Event, which brought Shadow Kyogre, Ho-Oh, Varoom and more!

Arlo’s Pokémon Lineup and Effective Counters Team Rocket icon

Rocket Leader Arlo is currently using the following Shadow Pokémon:

  • Arlo’s first Pokémon is Shadow Bagon.
  • Arlo’s second Pokémon can be Shadow Charizard, Shadow Hypno, or Shadow Golurk.
  • Arlo’s third Pokémon can be Shadow Scizor, Shadow Dragonite, or Shadow Salamence

Optimal Team Selection for beating Arlo

The best team you can use against Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokémon GO is Mamoswine, followed by Tyranitar, and a strong Fire or Ice type. You want a strong Ice-type opener to defeat Bagon, followed by a Tyranitar to defeat anything Arlo throws at you, and a strong Fire or Ice type to counter Arlo’s last Pokémon.

  • A strong Dark and Rock-type attacker like Tyranitar (with Smack Down, Brutal Swing and Stone Edge) is able to counter Charizard, Hypno, Golurk, Dragonite and Salamence with little to no problems.
  • Tyranitar can do a lot of damage, but be careful against Scizor – Tyranitar is weak to Bug-type attacks.
  • Mamoswine’s utility against Arlo is surprising, as it is an excellent opponent to Bagon, Dragonite, and Salamence. Weavile is also a great option, and even Mewtwo with Ice Beam will do the trick.

💡 Note: In Trainer Battles, counters need not always be Pokémon that do super-effective damage. We include Pokémon that are more viable to defeat Arlo, rather than those who do maximum damage. Defeating Arlo rewards 3× Shadow Shards.


How to defeat Arlo’s Pokémon

Bagon counters

Bagon (Shadow)

We always like to start with a strong opener, like Mamoswine to deal as much damage as you can, while still burning through shields. Remember, Arlo will use shields, so it’s best to get rid of them as soon as possible. Bagon is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-type moves.

Attacker Fast Move Charge Move
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon
Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon


Effective Counters for Arlo’s Second Pokémon

Arlo’s second Pokémon can be one of these Shadow Pokémon:

Follow up with a Pokémon that is super effective, but be careful! Hypno and Golurk can be defeated with Dark types, while Charizard will need something different – Water or Rock-type Pokémon. Luckily, Tyranitar is a perfect match for both of these fights.

Your choice will heavily depend on the Pokémon Arlo uses.

Hypno counters

Hypno (Shadow)

Hypno is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic type moves.

Hypno Counters
Pokémon Moves
Hydreigon Dragon Breath, Brutal Swing, Flash Cannon
Latias Dragon Breath, Mist Ball, Outrage
Tyranitar Smack Down, Brutal Swing, Stone Edge
Obstagoon Counter, Night Slash, Obstruct
Gardevoir Charm, Synchronoise, Shadow Ball

Golurk counters

Golurk (Shadow)

Golurk is a Ghost and Ground-type Pokémon. Golurk is weak to Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water-type moves. Don’t be shy on your Dark counters.

Golurk Counters
Pokémon Moves
Hydreigon Dragon Breath, Brutal Swing, Flash Cannon
Guzzlord Dragon Tail, Brutal Swing, Dragon Calw
Tyranitar Smack Down, Brutal Swing, Stone Edge
Pangoro Snarl, Close Combat, Night Slash
Snorlax Lick, Body Slam, Superpower

Charizard counters

Charizard (Shadow)

Charizard is a Flying and Fire-type Pokémon. Charizard is weak to Rock, Electric, and Water-type moves. 

Charizard Counters
Pokémon Moves
Rampardos Smack Down, Rock Slide
Rhyperior Smack Down, Rock Wrecker
Terrakion Smack Down, Rock Slide
Tyranitar Smack Down, Stone Edge
Aerodactyl Rock Throw, Rock Slide

Defeating Arlo’s Final Pokémon

Arlo’s last Pokémon can be Shadow Scizor, Snorlax, or Magnezone:

Finish by dealing large amounts of super effective damage, depending on which Arlo’s Pokémon you are faced against. Good luck, let’s finish this!

Scizor Counters

Scizor (Shadow)

Scizor is a Bug and Steel-type Pokémon. It is weak to Fire type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Normal, Psychic, Steel, Grass, and Poison type moves.

Scizor Counters
Pokémon Moves
Heatran Fire Spin, Flamethrower, Iron Head
Charizard Fire Spin, Blast Burn, Dragon Claw
Ho-Oh Incinerate, Brave Bird, Sacred Fire
Entei Fire Spin, Flame Charge, Iron Head
Chandelure Incinerate, Shadow Ball, Flame Charge

Dragonite Counters

Dragonite (Shadow)

Dragonite is a Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon. Dragonite is weak to Ice, Dragon, Fairy, and Rock-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water, Grass, and Ground-type moves. Be careful, shield a lot, try to take it down as soon as possible

Attacker Fast Move Charge Move
Mamoswine (Shadow) Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Weavile (Shadow) Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice
Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice

Salamence Counters

Salamence (Shadow)

Salamence is a Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon. Dragonite is weak to Ice, Dragon, Fairy, and Rock-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water, Grass, and Ground-type moves. 

Attacker Fast Move Charge Move
Mamoswine (Shadow) Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Weavile (Shadow) Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice
Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice


How to battle Arlo

Arlo Counters
Arlo Counters

To fight with Arlo in Pokémon GO, you need to first defeat six Team GO Rocket Grunts to collect enough Mysterious Components to build a Rocket Radar.

Activate the Rocket Radar and you will be able to see the location of a Rocket Leader. The game will not tell you which Leader you are facing, but you have a 33% chance for it to be Arlo.

Fighting Arlo is more difficult than fighting Grunts, as Leaders use higher level Pokémon than Grunts. In order to defeat Arlo, we consider using good counters mandatory. 

You can rematch if you lose, and your Rocket Radar will only be consumed if you win.

Rewards for Beating Arlo

Trainers who manage to defeat Arlo – or any other Team GO Rocket Leader – will get a selection of rare rewards, including the chance to get a Team GO Rocket exclusive 12 km Strange Egg.

  • Trainers receive 1,000 Stardust when defeating a Rocket Leaders,
  • Trainers will receive two of the item bundles listed below when they defeat Team GO Rocket Leader like Arlo.
  • Trainers have the opportunity to catch a Shadow Pokémon used by the Leader. It is always the first Pokémon used by the Leader.
  • Shadow Pokémon from Rocket Leaders have a shiny chance of 1 in 64, if they are shiny eligible at the moment of defeating the Leader

Rewards breakdown

Defeating one of the Team GO Rocket Leader trio earns you two item bundles. If at least one of your Egg inventory slots is open, a 12km Strange Egg is guaranteed to replace one of those two bundles. A Strange Egg can be deposited into your normal Egg storage, or into your extra egg space if that is full.

Receiving a Strange Egg does not have an effect on which item bundle drops alongside the egg.

Guaranteed

Stardust icon 1000× Stardust

Random drop of two of these:

  • Revive icon 4× Revive
  • Max Revive icon 2× Max Revive
  • Hyper Potion icon 4× Hyper Potion
  • Max Potion icon 2× Max Potion
  • Unova Stone icon 1× Unova Stone
  • Egg 12 km icon 1× Egg 12 km

As an example, a typical reward drop might contain 4 Revives and 4 Hyper Potions. Similarly, a reward drop might contain 1 Strange Egg and 2 Max Revives, or 1 Unova Stone and 1 Strange Egg.

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