Pokémon Go Zekrom counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Tips on how to catch and defeat Zekrom in Pokémon Go. 

Zekrom, the deep black Pokémon, has joined the rooster of legendary Pokémon that can be caught in Pokémon Go.

If you want to add Zekrom to your Pokédex, then you need to know which type it's weak against and which Pokémon will cause it the greatest amount of damage.

Like the previous legendary Pokémon, including its counterpart Reshiram, Zekrom will be available in five-star raids, so, if you want to add it to your Pokédex, you'll need the assistance of other trainers.

Thanks to the introduction of Remote Raiding, you now have the ability to battle Zekrom from the comfort of your own home.

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Zekrom counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here are the counters and weaknesses for Zekrom in Pokémon Go:

  • Zekrom type - Dragon and electric-type
  • Zekrom is weak against - Dragon, fairy, ground and ice-type
  • Zekrom counters - Gardevoir, Goudon, Rayquaza, Palkia, Weavile, Rhyperior, Mamoswine, Togekiss and Garchomp
  • Other Zekrom notes - Since Zekrom has a range of powerful counters for you to choose from, examine your Pokémon storage carefully and pick your most powerful specimens. It's a good idea to have a range of Pokémon types in your team!

Zekrom CP in Pokémon Go

Below you can find both the raid boss CP and catching CP, weather boosted and not, for Zekrom in Pokémon Go:

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

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

Zekrom Moveset in Pokémon Go

Zekrom has a variety of fast and charged moves at its disposal. These moves include:


Possible Fast Moves:

  • Charge Beam (Electric)
  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Flash Cannon (Steel)
  • Outrage (Dragon)
  • Wild Charge (Electric)

Pokemon Go has a busy summer ahead! Start by completing the Skill Go Fest challenges and catching newly released Gen 5 Pokémon. For new starters, the Jump-start Research has returned, too. 2020 has seen several new features - such the arrival of the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. There are also planned changes to PokéCoins on the way. Last year saw the release of new regional exclusive Pokémon and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day.

Everything we know about Zekrom

The founding myth of Unova claims that the region was created by two princes sharing a dragon type Pokémon. For a while, these brothers were able to work side by side, creating the country, yet their differing ideals caused them to quarrel and, in response, the dragon Pokémon split in two.

The older brother, who sought only truth, partnered with Reshiram, while Zekrom sided with the younger brother who placed ideals above everything else.


Yet, despite being opposing forces, the dragons were equally matched and, eventually, the brothers learnt to put aside their differences, deciding instead that there was no right side to their alignment.

Sadly, this argument would be renewed by their sons and the clash between the two dragons would bring Unova close to ruin.

Zekrom is a member of the tao trio, alongside Reshiram and Kyurem. This legendary trio takes its inspiration from the concept of yin and yang found in Taoism and Zekrom is the representation of yin.

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