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All Zekrom weaknesses and best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

Zekrom is coming out for a fight.

Zekrom is a hefty Pokémon to battle against and is considered one of the best, if not better, Dragon-type choices you can use in Pokémon Go. Capturing it will prove challenging, but with the correct team and friends helping you, you should be able to catch it. Here’s what you need to know about all of Zekrom’s weaknesses and the best Pokémon counters to it in Pokémon Go.

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All Zekrom weaknesses

Zekrom is a Dragon and Electric-type Pokémon. It’s weak to other Dragon-types, along with Fairy, Ground, and Ice-type Pokémon. It is resistant to Electric, Fire, Flying, Grass, Steel, and Water-type attacks. You primarily want to lean into using Fairy-type Pokémon on your team, along with anything in your roster that uses Ground and Ice-type attacks.

Related: Can you catch a shiny Zekrom in Pokémon Go?

Best Pokémon counters to Zekrom

The best Pokémon counters to Zekrom will be Mamoswine, Garchomp, and Groudon.

Mamoswine is a Ground and Ice-type Pokémon. It has both of Zekrom’s weaknesses, making it a great choice regardless of where you place it in your line-up. Ideally, you want to use it somewhere in the middle, mainly because it has more attack power than defense power, meaning it won’t take long for Zekrom to take it down, but it can do a good amount of damage. The best moves you can teach Mamoswine is the fast move Mud Slap and the charged attacks Avalanche and High Horsepower.

Garchomp is a powerful Ground and Dragon-type Pokémon. The downside to using it against Zekrom is that any Dragon-type moves Zekrom uses during these battles will be super-effective. Despite this downside, Garchomp is still a recommended choice, and it has plenty of Ground-type moves it can use in this battle, similar to Mamoswine. The best moveset to teach Garchomp is the fast move Dragon Tail and the charged attacks Outrage and Earth Power.

The last optimal choice we recommend is the legendary Pokémon, Groudon. It’s purely a Ground-type, making it resilient to Zekrom’s Electric-type attacks. On top of using multiple Ground-type moves, Groudon also has access to the fast move Dragon Tail, meaning it uses this Dragon-type move and won’t be weak to any Dragon attacks that Zekrom uses. The best moveset to teach Groudon is the fast move Dragon Tail and the charged attacks Earthquake and Fire Punch.

You’ll need to use a full team of six Pokémon against ZekromYou can select these other choices to fill up the rest of your roster.

  • Dragonite
  • Excadrill
  • Galarian Darmanitan
  • Gardevoir
  • Landorus
  • Latios
  • Salamence
  • Togekiss
  • Zacian

You will have a chance to catch Zekrom after completing the five-star raid. You might encounter Zekrom’s shiny version if you’re lucky.


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