Best Arlo Counters in Pokemon GO (February 2023): How to Beat Arlo Easily

Get ready to take down this Team GO Rocket Leader in Pokemon GO!

by Shaun Cichacki
Cover image from AOTF library of Pokemon Go images.

With Team GO Rocket taking a prominent focus during the Team GO Rocket Takeover, those hoping to challenge its fearless leader in Pokemon GO will need to tackle the main bosses first and foremost. Arlo is one of these leaders and is ready to show the player what makes them one of the most feared members of the crew.

However, with our help, Trainers will have no issues bringing this particular leader to their knees in defeat, so let’s strap in and find out what the best Pokemon to bring to the table against this fearsome foe in the battle of the century!

Pokemon GO Arlo Lineup For February 2023

Players hoping to test their luck against this fearless leader are going to need to prepare for quite the battle. Players will need to find out the perfect monsters to defeat for 3 different phases, and while the first phase may always stay the same, the other two can change. Here’s what players should prepare for when fighting against Arlo in Pokemon GO.

Arlo Phase 1 – Nidoran (Male)

Gamers hoping to bring Arlo down are first going to need to face off against his fearsome Nidoran (Male). While this may not be the most powerful Pokemon in the game, the fact that it has the power of Shadow running through it can be challenging. Bring these Pokemon to the fight to easily bring it down.

Pokemon NameFast AttackCharged Attack
Deoxys (Attack)Zen HeadbuttPsycho Boost

Arlo Phase 2 – Crobat, Steelix, or Cradily

For the second phase, Alro has a few different Pokemon that he can choose to send out. If players find themselves up against Crobat first, they should have one of these Pokemon on standby to take the wind out from beneath its wings.

Pokemon NameFast AttackCharged Attack
Deoxys (Attack)Zen HeadbuttZap Cannon
XuriktreeThunder ShockDischarge

If players find themselves up against Steelix, things may be a little more tricky than they were against Crobat. However, with the right Pokemon, gamers can take this rock snake out without much hassle.

Pokemon NameFast AttackCharged Attack
ReshiramFire FangFusion Flare
TerrakionDouble KickSacred Sword
PheromosaLow KickFocus Blast

The third and final Pokemon that Arlo may decide to use during this battle happens to be Cradily, and they may just so happen to be the easiest to defend against and defeat. Bring any of these Pokemon to the battle to ensure a quick and easy victory over this overgrown plant.

Pokemon NameFast AttackCharged Attack
PheromosaBug BiteFocus Blast
TerrakionDouble KickSacred Sword
MetagrossBullet PunchMeteor Mash

Arlo Phase 3 – Charizard, Scizor, Armaldo

If players have faced off against Arlo in the past, these final three may look familiar. Arlo has brought Charizard to the battlefield before, so players that have defeated him in the past should have this team memorized by now.

Pokemon NameFast AttackCharged Attack
RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
RhyperiorSmack DownRock Wrecker
TerrakionSmack DownRock Slide

Much like Charizard, Scizor is another familiar face to those that have fought Arlo off in the past. While this bug may look intimidating, there is a good chance that players will already have some of these monsters ready to go into battle.

Pokemon NameFast AttackCharged Attack
ChandelureFire SpinOverheat
Darmantian (Standard)Fire FangOverheat
ReshiramFire FangOverheat

The final Pokemon in this rotation is something new, however. Armaldo is a challenging foe, but if players have the right Pokemon to come into the battle with, this could be the easiest of the group. Bring these monsters to the fight and eliminate this pest with ease.

Pokemon NameFast AttackCharged Attack
MetagrossBullet PunchMeteor Mash
RampardosSmack DownRock Slide

Once players have defeated Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo enough times, they’ll be able to claim the Super Rocket Radar and challenge the boss of the organization. Prepare yourself for this challenging battle by prepping your Inventory Space to give players the chance to earn all of the amazing rewards.

Pokemon GO is available now on Mobile Devices.

- This article was updated on February 1st, 2023

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As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. Alongside an affection towards Metal Gear Solid, you can find him jumping into anything new and exciting. As a newer writer, Shaun has been working in the Games field for just over 1 year in total and is continuing to learn and grow with experience.