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Pokemon Go: How to Beat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo (October 2020)

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Pokemon Go: How to Beat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo (October 2020)

Once you collect enough Mysterious Components to build the Rocket Radar you’ll be able to track down Team Go Rocket Leaders. They’re tough, but this guide will help you learn how to beat Arlo in Pokemon Go.

How to Beat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokemon Go

First, we need to look at what ‘mons Arlo has in his team. The first one is always the same, but opponents two and three can vary considerably. Here are all of Arlo’s possible Pokemon:

  • Pokemon 1
    • Growlithe (Fire)
  • Pokemon 2
    • Charizard (Fire/Flying)
    • Steelix (Steel/Ground)
    • Blastoise (Water)
  • Pokemon 3
    • Scizor (Bug/Steel)
    • Salamence (Dragon/Flying)
    • Dragonite (Dragon/Flying)

Battle 1

Growlithe
Arlo’s new starter is an improvement over his last one (Pineco). Now he starts out with the more powerful Growlithe. Mono-type Fire Pokemon are usually not too much of a pain because they’re weak to types that are extremely common like Water, Rock, and Ground.

Best Picks: Tyranitar, Kyogre, Regirock, Swampert, Mega Blastoise

Battle 2

Steelix
If you get lucky, then you’ll face Steelix with a Ground Pokemon still in the battle. If you need to switch, then go with a Water-, or Fire-type Pokemon. Don’t overthink it, and remember to save a charge move going into the final matchup if you can.

Best Picks: Reshiram, Excadrill, Kyogre, Mega Charizard X, Mega Blastoise

Charizard
He might as well be the second Pokemon mascot after Pikachu at this point. Everyone knows Charizard and everyone knows how to KO it. Toss some Rock Pokemon out there, tap away, then watch Charizard drop like a fly. Again, it’s entirely possible that you’ll be able to keep your first Pokemon in.

Best Picks: Golem (Alolan or Standard), Regirock, Tyranitar, Rhyperior, Mega Blastoise

Blastoise
Arlo’s Blastoise is a powerful opponent and a solid Pokemon in general. You’re going to need a strong Grass-type in order to knock out this starter from the land of Kanto. Maybe even another starter from Kanto (or its Mega form) will be your best option for taking out Blastoise.

Best Picks: Roserade, Ludicolo, Venusaur, Leafeon, Mega Venusaur

Battle 3

Scizor
If you saved up that charged Fire-type attack, then Scizor can easily be taken out by a single attack. If you didn’t have a Fire-type Pokemon in before, then you’ll want to switch to one as soon as you see Scizor. Any Fire Pokemon will make short work of this Steel/Bug mon.

Best Picks: Reshiram, Heatran, Entei, Darmanitan, Mega Charizard Y

Salamence/Dragonite
Your best picks for both of these matchups will be exactly the same, so we might as well bunch them together. Both of these very strong Pokemon get absolutely embarrassed by Fairies and Ice mons. The latter being the biggest weakness to hit since both of these Dragons are doubly weak to Ice. Worst case, Rock-types can also do some damage.

Best Picks: Togekiss, Gardevoir, Regice, Clefable, Suicune

Best Pokemon Team to Beat Arlo

Ice hits Salamence and Dragonite hard, but if you run into Blastoise, then you’ll want to have a powerful Grass-type on your side.

My ideal team for beating Arlo is:

  1. Rhyperior (Smack Down|Rock Wrecker)
  2. Darmanitan (Fire Fang|Overheat)
  3. Ludicolo (Razor Leaf|Energy Ball)

Secondary Team:

  1. Swampert (Mud Shot|Hydro Cannon)
  2. Mega Venusaur (Razor Leaf|Frenzy Plant)
  3. Suicune (Ice Fang|Ice Beam)

If you don’t have these Pokemon, then any combination of other strong Rock-, Ground-, Fairy-, Ice-, Electric-, and Fire-types that I mentioned may do the trick.

That’s all there is to know about how to beat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo in Pokemon Go. Now it’s time to take on Cliff and Sierra so you can face Giovanni.

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