Best Pokemon GO Reshiram Raid Counters in 2023

Pokemon Go Reshiram Raid and Zekrom Raid

The Reshiram raid returns to Pokemon Go but with a new move. The holiday season is finally over but Niantic does not seem to be ending the holiday cheer.

Before the Twinkling Fantasy event starts, trainers have the opportunity to battle against Reshiram in Legendary raids. From January 1st to January 10th, the Reshiram raid will be available to battle.

Trainers who successfully take down the Reshiram raid will have the chance to capture a Reshiram with the special charge move Fusion Flare. Reshiram’s shiny variation is available to some lucky trainers who take down the raid.

Now let’s dive into the best Reshiram raid counters.


Best Reshiram raid counters in Pokemon Go

Reshiram Raid Stats

  • Reshiram is a Dragon, Fire-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Dragon, Rock, and Ground-type moves.
  • The Reshiram Raid CP is 53394
  • Reshiram’s Base HP is 205
  • Its Attack is 275 and its Defense is 211
  • The Base catch CP is between 2,217 to 2,307
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2,771 to 2,884
  • It is Weather Boosted by Windy or Sunny weather
  • Its Fast moves can be Fire Fang or Dragon Breath
  • Its Charged moves can be Stone Edge, Draco Meteor, Overheat, or Crunch.
  • Knows Fusion Flare.

Reshiram Raid Counters

Going into the Reshiram raid, trainers will need a team of Pokemon with type effective moves, well-rounded Pokemon, or high defensive stats. Overall, Reshiram is a averagely balanced Legendary Pokemon with a high attack stat. Thankfully, with enough trainers it can be easy to take down.

The raid can be easily completed by a team of 4 to 6 trainers; a team of 6 to 10 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Latios, Mega Latias, Mega Steelix, or Mega Aerodactyl will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Rock, Ground, and Dragon-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Steel, Grass, Bug, Electric, or Fire-type Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.

Primary Dragon Types:
  • Mega Latios – Dragon Breath & Dragon Claw
  • Kyurem – Dragon Tail & Outrage
  • Dialga – Dragon Breath & Draco Meteor
  • Rayquazza – Dragon Tail & Outrage
  • Haxorus – Dragon Tail & Dragon Claw
  • Palkia – Dragon Tail & Draco Meteor
Alternate Dragon Types:
  • Mega Latias – Dragon Breath & Outrage
  • Dragonite – Dragon Tail & Draco Meteor
  • Salamence – Dragon Tail & Draco Meteor
  • Garchomp – Dragon Rail & Outrage
  • Zekrom – Dragon Breath & Outrage
Primary Rock Types:
  • Mega Aerodactyl – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Golem – Rock Throw & Stone Edge
  • Tyranitar – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Terrakion – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Rampardos – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Gigalith – Smackdown & Meteor Beam
Primary Ground Types:
  • Mega Steelix – Iron Tail & Earthquake
  • Excadrill – Mud-Slap & Drill Run
  • Landorus (Therian) – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake or Rock Wrecker
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Golurk – Mud-Slap & Earth Power
Remember Shadow Bonuses

Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.

Let Us Know!

Make sure to get your shiny Reshiram and Steelix while you can. Mega Steelix and Reshiram leave raids on January 10th and will be replaced by Mega Salamence and Zekrom. Will you try and hunt for their shinnies or save your passes for the upcoming raids?

For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.

If you want to add me on Pokemon Go, my trainer code is 3979-2857-6892. If you want to be invited to a raid throughout the month, follow me on Twitter at KillerKDemons.

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