Pokémon GO Fest Thunder Hour: Dialga Raid Guide Mini

The road to GO Fest 2021 has begun. On Sunday, July 18th, 2021, the second day of GO Fest in Pokémon GO, every Legendary Pokémon that has ever been in raids will return for a block of battles during the day. As we count down the days until the event launches, Bleeding Cool will host a series of mini raid guides that offers the top 10 overall counters and then the top 10 non-Shadow and non-Mega counters. In addition to this, these guides will point out species with shared weaknesses so that you can create raid squads with multiple uses. Finally, each guide ends with a breakdown of the raid schedule for GO Fest 2021: Day Two. This guide will focus on Frost Hour: Articuno.

Dialga in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Dialga in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Top 10 Counters

Overall:

  1. Lucario: Counter, Aura Sphere
  2. Shadow Machamp: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  3. Conkeldurr: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  4. Excadrill: Mud-Slap, Drill Run
  5. Shadow Hariyama: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  6. Groudon: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  7. Machamp: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  8. Therian Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  9. Incarnate Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  10. Hariyama: Counter, Dynamic Punch

Non-Shadow & non-Mega:

  1. Lucario: Counter, Aura Sphere
  2. Conkeldurr: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  3. Excadrill: Mud-Slap, Drill Run
  4. Groudon: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  5. Machamp: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  6. Therian Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  7. Incarnate Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  8. Hariyama: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  9. Rhyperior: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  10. Breloom: Counter, Dynamic Punch

Minimum number of trainers needed: Three

Other Legendary Pokémon with shared weaknesses

  • Heatran
  • Cobalion
  • Entei

Complete GO Fest 2021 raid schedule in Pokémon GO

During Wind Hour, occurring from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time, Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Latias, Latios, Regigigas, Altered Forme Giratina, Cresselia, Virizion, and Therian Forme Tornadus will be appearing in five-star raids.

During Lava Hour, occurring from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Moltres, Entei, Regirock, Groudon, Heatran, Reshiram, Terrakion, Therian Forme Landorus, and Yveltal will be appearing in five-star raids.

During Frost Hour, occurring from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Articuno, Suicune, Lugia, Regice, Kyogre, Palkia, and Kyurem will be appearing in five-star raids. Plus, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will be appearing in five-star raids in the regions that they normally appear in!

During Thunder Hour, occurring from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Zapdos, Raikou, Registeel, Rayquaza, Dialga, Cobalion, Therian Forme Thundurus, Zekrom, and Xerneas will be appearing in five-star raids.

 

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