Articuno is level 5 or Legendary Level Raid Boss. It is one of the Legendary Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. As it is Legendary level, it can not be defeated solo. Number of minimum trainers needed is still doubtful, few on Reddit clams it can be defeated by as few as 10 players, but we recommend at least 12 trainers  to take it down.

As Lugia is a  ICE and FLYING type, and it’s got a few very strong counters.

CP of Lugia Raid Boss is 37603 CP and it can have Max Capture CP of 1676.


Articuno Raid Counters

Articuno

 Articuno

 Weakness

ROCK – 2X
FIRE
STEEL
ELECTRIC
 Omastar

Omastar

 Rock Throw – ROCK  Rock Slide – ROCK
Flareon

Flareon

Fire Spin – FIRE Overheat – FIRE
 Arcanine

Arcanine

 Fire Fang – FIRE  Fire Blast – FIRE
Typhlosion

Typhlosion

Ember – FIRE Overheat – FIRE
Blissey
Blissey
Pound – NORMAL Hyper Beam – NORMAL
Tyranitar

Tyranitar

Bite – DARK Stone Edge-  ROCK
Scizor

Scizor

Bullet Punch – STEEL Iron Head – STEEL

 

Useful Tips

Please remember Legendary Raids and not meant to fought alone, so do not try to solo it, go with a group. Other thing is always use Pokemon which are strong against the Legendary and have the right movesets.

Articuno is week against ELECTRIC, STEEL,  and ROCK type moves and takes Super Effective damage from them, due to its dual ICE and FLYING type. Best Pokemon to use against Articuno is Omastar with Rock Throw/ Rock Slide moveset.




In addition, other STEELICEWATER and FIRE type Pokemon are interesting as they take reduced damage from ICE type moves.

Other usable Counters

These Pokemon are weaker than the counters mentioned above, but they are still viable, especially in large raid groups:

  • Lanturn with Charge Beam/ Thunderbolt
  • Charizard with Fire Spin/ Overheat
  • Typhlosion with Ember/ Overheat
  • Kabutops with Rock Smash/ Ancient Power
  • Aerodactyl with Bite/ Ancient Power
  • Houndoom with Fire Fang/ Fire Blast

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:

  • Steelix with Iron Tail/ Heavy Slam
  • Magcargo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
  • Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
  • Jolteon with Thunder Shock/ Thunderbolt
  • Magneton with Thunder Shock/ Zap Cannon
  • Ampharos with Charge Beam/ Zap Cannon

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