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

Lucas Simons
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Pokemon Go has announced that Reshiram, one of Unova’s Trio of Legendary Dragons, is coming back to 5-Star Raids during the new season, Timeless Travels. So here’s how to beat Reshiram Raid in Pokemon Go, including weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability.

For Pokemon Go trainers trying to fill their ranks with the best Pokemon, Reshiram is one of the strongest Legendaries you can get. But beating and catching this Legendary Dragon will not be easy, so trainers are eager to know everything about its weaknesses and the best teams to face this challenge.

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With Timeless Travels being rolled out, trainers are eager to face the new challenges this season brings, including, of course, the re-introduction of Unova’s trio of Legendaries on the current Raid rotations.

So, here’s all you need to know to beat Reshiram in Pokemon Go, including its weaknesses, moveset, best counters, and if it can be shiny.

How to get Reshiram in Pokemon Go

You can get Reshiram in Pokemon Go by defeating it in 5-Star Raid battles from December 1, 2023, at 10 AM, to December 9, 2023, at 10 AM local time.

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Reshiram has made only two appearances in the Pokemon Anime.

Pokemon Go Reshiram weaknesses

Trainers looking to defeat Reshiram in Pokemon Go 5-Star Raids need to know that this Dragon/Fire-Pokemon is weak to Ground, Rock, and Dragon-type attacks.

Trainers should focus on building a consistent team of Dragon, Rock, and Ground-type heavy hitters to beat this Raid with ease.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Reshiram Raid

The best counter for Pokemon Go Reshiram Raid is Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail as a Fast Move and Outrage as Charged Move.

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Primal Groudon is the strongest Ground-type species in Pokemon Go.

But, as you need to fill your team with 6 Pokemon for this hard challenge, we recommend some of these picks to tackle Reshiram in 5-Star Raid battles:

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  • Primal Groudon: With Mudshot and Precipice Blades it will reach an incredible 1040 Total Damage Output, this Pokemon will cause serious damage to Reshiram.
  • Mega Garchomp: With Dragon Tail and Outrage. This Mega Evolution of the Dragon/Earth-type will also grant you a considerable advantage against the Legendary Pokemon.
  • Shadow Garchomp: With Dragon Tail and Outrage. A Good alternative if you run for another Mega to fill your team.
  • Shadow Salamence: With Dragon Tail and Outrage. Yet another good option with lots of damage.
  • Shadow Tyranitar: With Smack Down and Stone Edge. It is a good option too, but a little bit slow.

Other good options also include regular Garchomp, Rhyperior, and Mega Salamence.

All Reshiram moves in Pokemon Go

Here’s a list of all Reshiram moves in Pokemon Go:

Pokemon Go Reshiram Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath
  • Fire Fang

Pokemon Go Reshiram Charged Moves

  • Stone Edge
  • Overheat
  • Crunch
  • Draco Meteor
  • Fusion Flare*

Keep in mind that Legacy Moves (*) cannot be learned outside events. Otherwise, you need to use an Elite Charged TM.

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The Unova trio of Legendary Dragons, include Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem.

Is shiny Reshiram available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Reshiram is available in Pokemon Go. Trainers who beat Reshiram in 5-Star Raids and encounter a shiny variant of this Legendary Dragon can consider themselves lucky, as shiny Raid Pokemon have a 100 % catch rate.

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The odds of encountering a shiny Reshiram after its 5-Star Raid Battle is 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance.

And that’s all you need to know about Reshiram in Pokemon Go, now go out there and catch’em all. And if you are still in need of more Pokemon guides and pro-tips, you can consult our guide section below:

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About The Author

Lucas is a Game Writer and Game Reviewer with years of experience as a fiction author and Game Designer. He enjoys writing about Pokemon, RPGS, Nintendo, and all things Gaming Related.