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Pokemon Go: How to Beat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo (March 2021)

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Pokemon Go: How to Beat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo (March 2021)

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
    • Beldum (Steel/Psychic)
  • Pokemon 2
    • Gardevoir (Psychic/Fairy)
    • Infernape (Fire/Fighting)
    • Aggron (Steel/Rock)
  • Pokemon 3
    • Scizor (Bug/Steel)
    • Salamence (Dragon/Flying)
    • Armaldo (Bug/Rock)

Arlo Battle 1

Beldum
Arlo’s new starter is a bit of a step down from his last one (Growlithe). It didn’t put up much of a fight, but Beldum is even more pathetic. Its movest of Take Down and struggle hardly give it a chance to succeed.

Best Picks: Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, Mega Gyarados, Rhyperior, Golurk

Arlo Battle 2

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

Best Picks: Lucario, Excadrill, Mega Gyarados, Galarian Stunfisk, Swampert

Gardevoir
If you had a Dark-type Pokemon in to take on Beldum, then you’ll want to switch asap. Shadow Gardevoir’s Charm attack is deadly to Dark ‘mons. Mega Gyarados is the one exception since it hits hard and fast. Otherwise, focus on using Steel- and Ghost-type attacks here.

Best Picks: Metagross, Mega Gyarados, Origin Forme Giratina, Mega Gengar, Ho-Oh

Infernape
With the most recent update, Arlo loses one Fire starter (Charizard) and gains another. It’s has an easier time against Rock-types than Charizard, but its Fighting-typing gives it two new weaknesses to Flying and Psychic-types. And of course, Water-type attacks are always a solid option too.

Best Picks: Lugia, Origin Forme Giratina, Mega Charizard Y, Gyarados, Kyogre

Arlo Battle 3

Scizor
If you have a Fire-type ‘mon in your lineup, then Scizor can easily be taken out by a single charge attack. If you didn’t have a Fire-type Pokemon in your lineup, then you’ll just have to tough it out with the team you brought to the battle. Just make sure you don’t use anything that’s weak to Bug, Steel, or Dark attacks.

Best Picks: Ho-Oh, Heatran, Entei, Reshiram, Mega Charizard Y

Salamence
This Dragon-type is a very strong Pokemon that gets absolutely embarrassed by Fairy and Ice ‘mons. The latter being the biggest weakness to hit since Salamence is doubly weak to Ice. Rock- and Dragon-type moves are also fantastic for dealing massive damage.

Best Picks: Mega Gyarados, Tyranitar, Terrakion, Mega Charizard Y, Regirock

Armaldo
This Rock and Bug Pokemon takes the place of Dragonite in Arlo’s lineup. It’s certainly not as strong, but it makes the player think more when creating their team. Rock and Steel ‘mons work great here along with Mega Blastoise.

Best Picks: Dialga, Aggron, Terrakion, Cobalion, Mega Blastoise

Best Pokemon Team to Beat Arlo

Armaldo at the end makes building your team a little more difficult this time around, but don’t let that discourage you. Arlo is still very beatable.

My ideal team for beating Arlo is:

  1. Rhyperior (Mud Slap|Earthquake)
  2. Mega Blastoise (Water Gun|Hydro Cannon)
  3. Terrakion (Smack Down|Rock Slide)

Secondary Team:

  1. Swampert (Mud Shot|Hydro Cannon)
  2. Origin Forme Giratina (Shadow Claw|Shadow Ball)
  3. Heatran (Fire Spin|Flamethrower)

If you don’t have these Pokemon, then any combination of other strong Rock-, Ground-, Fairy-, Ice-, and Fire-types 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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