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How to beat the Team Rocket leaders: Pokemon Go Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo counters

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Tinkering around how to beat the team rocket leaders? The below-given guide has a list of Pokemon Go Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo counters.

Pokemon Go Cliff counters

Pinsir counters

Pinsir, a Bug-type Pokemon, weak to Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type moves, however, it can still deal some serious damage with its Fighting-type moves, so the following counters are the best against it.

PokemonCounter Moveset
MoltresFire Spin/Overheat
BlazikenFire Spin/Blaze Kick
ChandelureFire Spin/Overheat
VolcaronaFire Spin/Overheat

Tyranitar counters

Tyranitar, one of the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon Go PvP. It uses Dark- and Steel-type quick moves, with Fire-, Rock-, and Dark-type charge moves. Surprisingly, it is weak against Fighting-type moves, which makes Pokemon like Lucario and Machamp excellent choices.

PokemonCounter Moveset
Lucario
Counter/Power-Up Punch
MachampCounter/Cross Chop
ConkeldurrCounter/Dynamic Punch
Virizion QuickAttack/Close Combat

Articuno counters

Articuno is in the possession of Cliff, so it won’t be easy. It’s double weak to Rock-type moves though, along with having a standard weakness to Electric-, Fire-, and Steel- types. Avoid using use Ground-type Pokemon as it has a double resistance, while Grass- and Bug- types also not a good choice.
Beldum counters

PokemonCounter Moveset
HeatranFire Spin/Stone Edge
TyranitarSmack Down/Stone Edge
MelmetalThunder Shock/Rock Slide
AggronSmack Down/Stone Edge

Pokemon Go Sierra counters

Beldum counters

Beldum a dual Steel-/Psychic-type is weak to Fire-, Dark-, Ground-, and Ghost-type moves, but resistant to a staggering amount of other types. 

PokemonCounter Moveset
GiratinaShadow Claw/Shadow Sneak
GengarShadow Claw/Shadow Punch
DrifblimHex/Shadow Ball
GroudonMud Shot/Fire Punch

Houndoom counters

Groudon is useful against Houndoom. Using Fighting-, Ground-, Rock-, and Water-type Pokemon should do the job, avoid pretty everything else as Houndoom also has a lot of resistance.

PokemonCounter Moveset
SwampertMud Shot/Hydro Cannon
PoliwrathBubble/Dynamic Punc
HariyamaCounter/Superpower
HaxorusCounter/Surf

Zapdos counters

Zapdos Electric/Flying-type legendary is weak to only Ice- and Rock-type moves, and resistant to a lot of other types. 

PokemonCounter Moveset
MamoswinePowder Snow/Avalanche
RhyperiorSmack Down/Rock Wrecker
GolemRock Throw/Stone Edge
HippowdonIce Fang/Stone Edge

Pokemon Go Arlo counters

Mawile counters

Mawile has a lot of resistance. You would want to use Fire- or Ground-type moves with Mawile as the Steel-/Fairy-type is resistant to most other types.

PokemonCounter Moveset
MagmortarFire Spin/Fire Punch
EnteiFire Spin/Overhea
HeatranFire Spin/Stone Edge
ChandelureHex/Overheat

Scizor counters

Scizor is a Bug-/Steel-type, so Pokemon veterans will know there’s only one type for the job; Fire. Fire-type moves deal double damage, so you just want to throw out the strongest Fire-type Pokemon you have, as long as both the fast and charged move are Fire-type.

PokemonCounter Moveset
BlazikenFire Spin/Blaze Kick
ReshiramFire Fang/Overheat
MoltresFire Spin/Overheat
InfernapeFire Spin/Blast Burn

Moltres counters

Then there’s Moltres, the Fire-/Flying-type legendary bird from the first generation. While Moltres is weak to Electric- and Water-type Pokemon, you’ll want to use Rock-type moves because they deal double damage.

PokemonCounter Moveset
RhyperiorSmack Down/Stone Edge
GolemRock Throw/Rock Blast
OmastarRock Throw/Rock Slide
RegirockRock Throw/Stone Edge

After you are done beating all three Team Rocket leaders, you can take on Giovanni! 

Aaron writes guides and news related to the games at TheWestNews.com. Apart from his passion for writing and playing games he's exploring new places around the globe.

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