Pokemon Go: How to Beat Arlo (November 2021) – Best Counters

Take down Arlo with these counters.

by Diego Perez

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Another month, another Team Rocket fight. Beating Arlo in November 2021 can be frustrating, but you can make the battle a breeze if you know what counters to bring and what weaknesses to capitalize on. Bringing the right team can make quick work of Arlo, letting you move on to the battles with Cliff and Sierra. His lineup remains mostly the same as it was in October, so you should be able to bring the same Pokemon and get through this fight without much effort. Here are the best Pokemon Go counters for Arlo in November 2021.

Best November 2021 Arlo Counters

The battle with Arlo is split into three phases. The first phase is always the same, but the second and third phases have a pool of Pokemon that he can choose from at random. It’s best to be prepared for his entire roster just in case he throws out something you weren’t expecting. Here’s Arlo’s November 2021 team lineup:

  • Phase 1: Venonat
  • Phase 2: Crobat, Manectric, Ursaring
  • Phase 3: Magnezone, Scizor, Vileplume

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Best Venonat Counters

This month, Arlo will always start the battle with a Venonat. Venonat is a Bug/Poison-type Pokemon, so Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-type Pokemon will make short work of it. These are the best counters for Venonat:

Pokemon Fast Attack Charged Attack
Heatran Fire Spin Fire Blast
Blaziken Fire Spin Blast Burn
Giratina (Altered Forme) Shadow Claw Dragon Claw
Lugia Extrasensory Sky Attack
Darmanitan Fire Fang Overheat
Honchkrow Peck Sky Attack

Best Crobat Counters

Crobat is a Poison/Flying-type Pokemon, making it weak against Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock-type attacks.

Pokemon Fast Attack Charged Attack
Tyranitar Smack Down Crunch
Regirock Lock-On Stone Edge
Rhyperior Smack Down Surf
Alolan Golem Volt Switch Rock Blast
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide
Aggron Smack Down Heavy Slam

Best Manectric Counters

Manectric is an Electric-type Pokemon, so you should bring a Pokemon with Ground-type moves to counter it.

Pokemon Fast Attack Charged Attack
Garchomp Mud Shot Sand Tomb
Groudon Mud Shot Fire Punch
Rhyperior Mud-Slap Rock Wrecker
Flygon Mud Shot Dragon Claw
Tyranitar Smack Down Crunch
Golem Mud-Slap Earthquake

Best Ursaring Counters

Ursaring is just a Normal-type Pokemon, so hit it with Fighting, Ghost, Rock, and Steel-type moves to capitalize on its weaknesses.

Pokemon Fast Attack Charged Attack
Ho-Oh Hidden Power Earthquake
Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail Ominous Wind
Dragonite Dragon Breath Dragon Claw
Lucario Counter Aura Sphere
Blaziken Counter Focus Blast
Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch

Best Magnezone Counters

Magnezone is an Electric/Steel-type Pokemon, so it is weak to Ground, Fire, and Fighting-type moves.

Pokemon Fast Attack Charged Attack
Garchomp Mud Shot Sand Tomb
Stunfisk Mud Shot Mud Bomb
Groudon Mud Shot Fire Punch
Excadrill Mud Shot Drill Run
Rhyperior Mud-Slap Rock Wrecker
Donphan Mud-Slap Earthquake

Best Scizor Counters

Scizor is a Bug/Steel-type Pokemon, so it’s weak to Fire-type attacks.

Pokemon Fast Attack Charged Attack
Blaziken Fire Spin Blast Burn
Darmanitan Fire Fang Overheat
Charizard Fire Spin Blast Burn
Heatran Fire Spin Iron Head
Ho-Oh Incinerate Brave Bird
Reshiram Fire Fang Overheat

Best Vileplume Counters

Vileplume is a Poison/Grass-type Pokemon, so it is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-type attacks.

Pokemon Fast Attack Charged Attack
Heatran Fire Spin Fire Blast
Charizard Wing Attack Blast Burn
Entei Fire Fang Overheat
Reshiram Fire Fang Overheat
Darmanitan Fire Fang Overheat
Ho-Oh Incinerate Brave Bird

How to Beat Arlo in Pokemon Go

Arlo’s major weakness this month is Fire-type attacks. The first phase is always Venonat, which is weak to Fire-type moves, and the entire Phase 3 lineup (Magnezone, Scizor, Vileplume) is weak to Fire as well. You should bring Pokemon like Heatran, Charizard, Ho-Oh, or Reshiram to capitalize on this weakness.

It’s also good to bring a Ground-type or Rock-type Pokemon like Rhyperior or Groudon to take care of the other Pokemon in Arlo’s roster. Check out our Pokemon Go type chart to coordinate your team and plan your strategy

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