Pokémon GO Kartana counter chart and weakness

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Looking for a Pokémon GO Kartana counter chart to help you pick out the best team for its weakness? You're in the right place. Our raid guide will get you completely ready to catch this new Ultra Beast in the hit AR mobile game. A strong Grass and Steel-type Pokémon, Kartana isn't the easiest to defeat, so our tips are bound to help.

In this Pokémon GO guide, we'll break down the main type weaknesses for Kartana raids, as well as a few specific Pokémon who provide the best counters and super effective moves. With all of that information, you'll be ready to tackle the boss in no time.


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Pokémon GO Kartana counter chart - What are the best Kartana counters?

Pokémon Fast Move Charged Move
BlazikenFire SpinBlast Burn
CharizardFire SpinBlast Burn
TyphlosionIncinerateBlast Burn
VictiniQuick AttackV-create
SalamenceFire FangFire Blast
MewtwoPsycho CutFlamethrower

Bearing those type matchups in mind, there are a few Pokémon who tower above and beyond the rest when it comes to choosing your roster for raid battles. We've compiled a select few to look out for here, including their best moves.


As you can see, we've mostly loaded our choices with some of the strongest Fire-types around. Aside from the odd outlier such as Mewtwo and Salamence, both of whom can perform Fire moves, it's full steam ahead with solely one type.

The two best moves to use are Fire Spin and Blast Burn, so make sure those are equipped before you head into the raid battle.

Pokémon GO Kartana weakness - 2x and 4x weaknesses

Since Kartana is a Grass and Steel-type Pokémon, there are a fair few weaknesses to line up. Those will ensure you land some super effective moves, whittling down its HP more quickly.


Namely, the types you'll want to focus on are Fire and Fighting. Those are in order of effectiveness as well. That's because Fire-type moves do a bumper 256% damage, while Fighting moves land at 160%.

Of course, that's nothing to sniff at, but loading your roster with Fire-type Pokémon is by far the best strategy to beating Kartana.

Can Kartana be shiny in Pokémon GO?

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that Kartana will be shiny upon its first introduction to Pokémon GO.


As a rule of thumb, most Pokémon don't tend to get a shiny when they first appear in raids. Therefore, you'll have to wait a little while until it leaves raids, and then returns again down the line with a shiny option.

What moves does Kartana use in Pokémon GO?

Fast move Charged move
Razor LeafLeaf Blade
Air SlashLeaf Blade
Razor LeafX-Scissor
Razor LeafAerial Ace
Razor LeafNight Slash

We've got an early look at the expected moveset for Kartana in Pokémon GO. Not only will that all you to anticipate its attacks, but can ensure you've got strong enough Pokémon to withstand that level of punishment. Check out the moves we know so far below:


Bearing those in mind, you should be able to defeat Kartana add it to your Pokédex in no time. Just remember to go full steam ahead with the Fire-type Pokémon, and it'll be much easier than most raid bosses.

That's it for our Pokémon GO Kartana raid guide. For even more on the game, check out the latest Pokémon GO codes, as well as our Oranguru raid guide for another new Pokémon.