How to beat Pokemon Go Zekrom Raid: Weaknesses, counters & can it be shiny?

Lucas Simons
Zekrom Pokemon Go Timeless Travels

Pokemon Go’s current highlighted raid is Zekrom, and trainers are eager to know how to defeat this powerful legendary dragon. Here’s all the info you need to beat Zekrom in Pokemon Go 5-Star, including weaknesses, best counters, Raid hour, and more.

During Timeless Travels Season, trainers have a chance to catch Zekrom, one of the strongest Legendaries in Pokemon Go. Players are eager to challenge these 5-Star Raids and get one for their collection, however, defeating this Raid Pokemon will not be easy.

This Dragon/Electric Legendary Pokemon is quite challenging for unprepared trainers, plus, it boasts some of the strongest attacks in the chart. That’s why to be fully prepared trainers need to know everything about Zekrom, including its weaknesses and the best team to take down this 5-Star Raid in Pokemon Go.

So here’s all you need to know about Zekrom in Pokemon Go, including the best counters, weaknesses, moves, and finer details.

Zekrom in the Anime with Ash and Pikachu
Zekrom has made a couple of appearances in the Pokemon Anime.

How to get Zekrom in Pokemon Go

To get Zekrom in Pokemon Go trainers need to defeat it in 5-Star Raids, and then catch it after they beat it. Keep in mind that Zekrom Raids will run until December 16 at 10 AM Local Time.

A Zekrom Raid hour is scheduled to be held on December 13, from 6 to 7 PM Local Time. Zekrom Raid will be appearing more frequently in Gyms for 1 hour. So keep this in mind if you haven’t faced this Legendary yet.

Zekrom is a Dragon/Electric-type Legendary Pokemon that debuted in Generation 5 Games: Pokemon Black and White and has ever since become a fan favorite due to its incredible stats.

In Pokemon Go, Zekrom is one of the strongest Pokemon, with a whooping 275 ATK, 211 DEF, and 205 Stamina, making it one of the finest additions to every trainer’s team.

Pokemon Go Zekrom weaknesses

In Pokemon Go, Zekrom is weak to Dragon, Fairy, Ground, and Ice-type moves. So, consider taking Pokemon of these types to its 5-Star Raid.

However, it resists quite a lot of types, including Electric, Fire, Flying, Grass, Steel, and Water, so avoid these if you want to be successful.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Zekrom Raid

The best counter for Pokemon Go Zekrom Raid is Primal Groudon, as the strongest Earth Type Pokemon, Primal Groudon can make a quick count of Zekrom, reaching considerably high rates of damage before fainting.

pokemon go mega manectric raid best counter primal groudon
Primal Groudon is the best Ground-type in Pokemon Go.

Here’s a list of the best Pokemon you can use to counter Zekrom:

  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Outrage.
  • Mega Garchomp with Dragon Tail and Outrage.
  • Shadow Garchom with Dragon Tail and Outrage.
  • Shadow Excadrill with Mud Slap and Scorching Sands.

Runner-ups in this category also include Regular Rayquaza, Regular Garchomp, Shadow Salamence, Mega Salamence, and Rhyperior.

Pokemon Go Zekrom complete moveset

Here’s a complete list of Zekrom moves in Pokemon Go, including Fast Moves, and Charged Moves:

Pokemon Go Zekrom Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath
  • Charge Beam

Pokemon Go Zekrom Charged Moves

  • Flash Cannon
  • Wild Charge
  • Outrage
  • Crunch
  • Fusion Bolt*

Keep in mind that Legacy Moves (*) can only be learned during Special Events, or by using an Elite Charge TM.

Is shiny Zekorm available in Pokemon Go?

Zekrom and Reshiram
Zekrom and Reshiram have always competed against each other as the strongest dragon Pokemon.

Yes, shiny Zekrom is available in Pokemon Go. Trainers who challenge it in 5-Star Raids have higher chances of meeting a shiny variant of Zekrom, and like all shiny Pokemon, it has a 100% catch rate. So save your Golden Rasp Berries, and use Pinap Berries instead.

The odds of finding a shiny Zekrom after a successful Raid Battle are 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance.

And that’s all you need to know about Zekrom Raid in Pokemon Go. If you found this information useful, you can also check the following guides for more Pokemon Go content:

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