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Pokemon GO Arlo Counters April 2021: How To Beat The Team Rocket Leader And The Best Pokemon To Use

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Facing off against Arlo in Pokemon GO this April? You'll need to know the best counters!

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If you're new to Pokemon Go's dastardly Team Rocket leaders, you'll need to defeat Rocket Grunts and earn six Mysterious Components.

Once you have those, you'll be able to find the Rocket Leaders - Cliff, Sierra, Arlo, or Giovanni.

But defeating each of these Rocket Leaders is far more challenging, especially when you're not familiar with their Pokemon line-up. Even then, a leader's lineup is randomly selected out of a small selection of possible Pokemon.

Defeating each of the Rocket Leaders can be difficult when you're not familiar with the counters. Therefore, it's important to know the best counters and strategies for each potential encounter you face.

Not least If you need to defeat the leaders to get hold of the 12km Strange Eggs or complete the Inter-Egg-Sting Development Quests.

Keep reading for tips and counters on how to defeat Team Rocket leader Arlo.

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Team Rocket Arlo Pokemon Line-Up & Counters

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Arlo will always use Beldum as his first Pokemon.

For Arlo's second Pokemon, he will either use Gardevoir, Infernape or Aggron

For his Third Pokemon, it will be Armaldo, Salamence or Scizor.

Below is a list of counters and the most effective moves against each of Arlo's Pokemon, as of April 2021.

Beldum Counters

Beldum is weak to Ground, Ghost, Fire or Dark-type Pokemon.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Beldum.

  • Giratina (Altered) - Shadow Claw (Fast Move) + Dragon Claw or Shadow Sneak (Charge Move)
  • Giratina (Origin) - Shadow Claw (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball or Ominous Wind (Charge Move)
  • Golurk - Mud Shot (Fast Move) + Shadow Punch or Earth Power (Charge Move)
  • Heatran - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Flamethrower or Iron Head (Charge Move)
  • Chandelure - Incinerate (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball or Flame Charge (Charge Move)
  • Rhyperior - Mud Slap (Fast Move) + Rock Wrecker or Surf (Charge Move)
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Gardevoir Counters

Gardevoir is weak to Poison, Ghost or Steel-type Pokemon.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that can counter Gardevoir.

  • Heatran - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Flamethrower or Iron Head (Charge Move)
  • Registeel - Lock On (Fast Move) + Focus Blast or Earthquake (Charge Move)
  • Metagross - Bullet Punch (Fast Move) + Meteor Mash or Earthquake (Charge Move)
  • Jirachi - Confusion (Fast Move) + Doom Desire or Psychic (Charge Move)
  • Venusaur - Vine Whip ( Fast Move) + Frenzy Plant or Sludge Bomb (Charge Move)
  • Magnezone - Spark (Fast Move) + Wild Charge or Mirror Shot (Charge Move)
  • Melmetal - Thunder Shock (Fast Move) + Super Power or Rock Slide (Charge Move)
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Infernape Counters

Infernape is weak to Flying, Ground, Water and Psychic-type attacks.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that can counter Infernape.

  • Relicanth - Water Gun (Fast Move) + Aqua Tail or Ancient Power (Charge Move)
  • Kyogre - Waterfall ( Fast Move) + Surf or Blizzard (Charge Move)
  • Reshiram - Dragon Breath (Fast Move) + Crunch or Overheat (Charge Move)
  • Palkia - Dragon Breath (Fast Move) + Aqua Tail or Draco Meteor (Charge Move)
  • Victini - Confusion (Fast Move) + V-Create or Psychic
  • Giratina (Origin) - Shadow Claw (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball or Ominous Wind (Charge Move)
  • Swampert - Mud Shot (Fast Move) + Hydro Cannon or Earthquake
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Aggron Counters

Aggron is weak to Fighting, Ground and Water-type attacks.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that can counter Aggron.

  • Excadrill - Mud Shot (Fast Move) + Drill Run or Rock Slide (Charge Move)
  • Steelix - Dragon Tail ( Fast Move) + Earthquake or Crunch (Charge Move)
  • Melmetal - Thunder Shock (Fast Move) + Super Power or Rock Slide (Charge Move)
  • Stunfisk - Mud Shot (Fast Move) + Rock Slide or Earthquake (Charge Move)
  • Lucario - Counter (Fast Move) + Power-Up Punch or Shadow Ball (Charge Move)
  • Rhyperior - Mud Slap (Fast Move) + Rock Wrecker or Surf (Charge Move)
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Scizor Counters

Scizor is weak to double to Fire-type attacks.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that can counter Scizor.

  • Blaziken - Counter (Fast Move) + Blaze Kick or Flamethrower (Charge Move)
  • Charizard - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Blast Burn or Flame Charge (Charge Move)
  • Entei - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Flame Charge or Overheat (Charge Move)
  • Typhlosion - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Blast Burn or Flame Charge (Charge Move)
  • Chandelure - Incinerate (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball or Flame Charge (Charge Move)
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Armaldo Counters

Armaldo is weak to Rock, Steel and Water-type attacks.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that can counter Armaldo.

  • Terrakion - Smack Down (Fast Move) + Close Combat or Rock Slide (Charge Move)
  • Kyogre - Water (Fast Move) + Surf or Blizzard (Charge Move)
  • Giratina (Altered) - Shadow Claw (Fast Move) + Dragon Claw or Shadow Sneak (Charge Move)
  • Tyranitar - Smack Down (Fast Move) + Crunch or Stone Edge (Charge Move)
  • Rampardos - Smack Down (Fast Move) + Smack Down or Flamethrower (Charge Move)
  • Aggron - Smack Down (Fast Move) + Heavy Slam or Stone Edge (Charge Move)
  • Cobalion - Metal Claw (Fast Move) + Sacred Sword or Stone Edge (Charge Move)
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Salamence Counters

Salamence is weak to Rock, Ice, Dragon and Fairy-type attacks.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that can counter Salamence

  • Tyranitar - Smack Down (Fast Move) + Crunch or Stone Edge (Charge Move)
  • Togekiss - Charm (Fast Move) + Ancient Power or Flamethrower (Charge Move)
  • Gardevoir - Charm (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball and Synchronoise (Charge Move)
  • Celfable - Charm (Fast Move) + Moonblast or Meteor Mash (Charge Move)
  • Aggron - Smack Down (Fast Move) + Heavy Slam or Stone Edge (Charge Move)
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Hopefully, this helps you defeat and takedown Team Rocket Leader Arlo. Best of luck!

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