All of Zekrom's weaknesses and the best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

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Zekrom is a powerful Pokémon to fight against and is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, Dragon-type choices you can use in Pokémon Go. Capturing it will prove to be a challenge, but with the right team and friends to help you, you should be able to catch it. In this guide, we'll cover all of Zekrom's weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter it in Pokémon Go.



All the weaknesses of Zekrom

Zekrom is a Dragon and Electric type Pokémon. It is weak to other Dragon-types, along with Fairy-type, Ground, and Ice-type Pokémon. It is resistant to Electric, Fire, Flying, Grass, Steel, and Water-type moves. You want to lean on Fairy-type Pokémon, along with anything on your list that uses Ground-type and Ice-type attacks.

The best Pokémon against Zekrom

The best Pokémon to counter Zekrom include Mamoswine, Groudon, and Rhyperior.

Mamoswine is a Ground and Ice type Pokémon. It has both of Zekrom's weaknesses, which makes it a great choice no matter where you place it in your lineup. Ideally, you should use it somewhere in between, mainly because it focuses more on being used for damage than defense. The best moves you can teach Mamoswine are the quick moving mud smack and stone edge loaded moves and bulldoze.

Groudon is one of the high-level Ground-type Pokémon you can hope to have on your roster. Although it is a Legendary Pokémon, it is extremely likely that Trainers have it on their list to use. It's incredibly powerful and it's pretty sturdy, which makes it a great tank. The best moveset to teach Groudon is the dragon tail swift movement and the earthquake and fire fist charged moves.



The last optimal choice is Rhyperior, an excellent Ground and Rock-type Pokémon. If Zekrom has Electric-based moves, they'll barely scratch Rhyperior and you'll be able to hit him with a variety of type-focused attacks, and all are STAB-based, allowing you to deal even more damage to him. The best move set to teach Rhyperior is the fast moving mud smack and the rock crushing and earthquake loaded move.

You will need to use a full team of six Pokémon against Zekrom. These are the other choices you can select to fill the rest of your list.

  • Dragonite
  • excadrill
  • Darmanitan in Galar
  • Garchomp
  • gardevoir
  • Landorus
  • Latios
  • Salamence
  • Togekiss
  • Zacian

After completing the five-star raid and succeeding, you will have a chance to try and catch Zekrom. You may come across the bright version of Zekrom if you're lucky.



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