Pokémon Go Reshiram counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Tips on defeating Reshiram in Pokémon Go. 

Reshiram, the mascot for Pokémon Black, has joined the ranks of legendaries in Pokémon Go.

You need to have a good understanding of the Vast White Pokémon's weaknesses and counters if you want to add it to your Pokédex.

Like the previous legendary Pokémon, Reshiram will be available in five-star Raids, so, if you want to add it to your Pokédex, you'll need a team of fellow trainers. Though, thanks to Remote Raiding, you can now join raid battles from the comfort of your home.

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Reshiram counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find Reshiram's weaknesses and recommendation on the best counter Pokémon to use against it in Pokémon Go:

  • Reshiram type: Dragon and Fire-type
  • Reshiram is weak against: Dragon, Ground and Rock-type Pokémon
  • Reshiram counters: Salamence, Goundon, Rayquaza, Rampardos, Dialga, Palkia, Rhyperior, Haxorus, Garchomp, Terrakion
  • Other Reshiram notes: Start this raid by using your most powerful dragon-type Pokémon and ensure that you have a party of strong ground-types as backup.

Reshiram CP in Pokémon Go

Reshiram will have the following CP ranges when you battle and, hopefully, catch it in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 53,394 CP
  • CP range when being caught - 2217 to 2307 CP
  • Weather boosted CP range (Clear day and windy) when being caught - 2771 to 2884 CP

Thank you to anthonyhui from reddit for the help with this information.


Reshiram Moveset in Pokémon Go

Reshiram can use a variety of different Fast and Charged moves in Pokémon Go, including:


Possible Fast Moves:

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Fire Fang (Fire)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Draco Meteor (Dragon)
  • Overheat (Fire)
  • Stone Edge (Rock)

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Everything we know about Reshiram

Reshiram is a legendary Pokémon from the fifth generation and had its first game debuts in Pokémon Black and White.

Alongside Zekrom and Kyurem, Reshiram is a member of the Tao trio, which refers to the three legendary dragons that make their home in the Unova region.

The other members of the Tao tri - Zekrom and Kyurem.

As the trio's name suggests, these three Pokémon are heavily inspired by the concept of yin and yang from Taoism. Reshiram is the representation of yang in this trio, which is why it's coloured white and has fire as one of its types. Both of these features are two of the main characteristics of yang.

This connection to yin and yang is furthered when you explore the Pokémon mythology surrounding Reshiram.

Originally Reshiram and Zekrom were one whole dragon-type Pokémon, which was partnered with two brothers. Yet, the conflicting ideals of these brothers led to this dragon Pokémon being split into Reshiram and Zekrom, with the natures and appearances of these new Pokémon contrasting one and other.

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