Reshiram Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players: December 2021

December 2021 will see the release of Shiny Zekrom, Shiny Reshiram, and Shiny Kyurem. In the first half of the month, we will see Zekrom and Reshiram available starting today at 10 AM local time. Let's take a look at what Trainers will need to bring into raids to defeat the Fire/Dragon-type Reshiram. Using this Raid Guide, you can prepare a team of the best Pokémon with the top counters to defeat Reshiram and also learn about its Shiny rate and IVs. Let's get into the details.

Reshiram. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Reshiram. Credit: Pokémon TCG

Top Reshiram Counters

Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top 10 Reshiram counters as such:

  • Shadow Salamence: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Shadow Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Dragon Claw
  • Shadow Tyranitar: Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap, Rock Wrecker
  • Rampardos: Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Haxorus: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Dialga: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor
  • Salamence: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Mega Gyarados: Dragon Tail, Outrage

It is recommended to power up your counters as much as possible, but creating that amount of strong Shadow Pokémon with their moves unlocked is a tall order for even the most practiced players. Here are ten additional non-Shadow and non-Mega counters that can help take down Reshiram with efficiency.

  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Zekrom: Dragon Breath, Outrage
  • Terrakion: Smack Down, Rick Slide
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor
  • Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Groudon: Dragon Tail, Earthquake
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Latios: Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw
  • Reshiram: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor
  • Incarnate Forme Landorus: Rock Throw, Earth Power

How Many Trainers Are Needed?

Reshiram can be defeated with three trainers, but if you cannot guarantee the top counters with maxed-out CP and the best moves, your best bet is to make sure you have four or five players.

Using the Circle Lock Technique to guarantee Great or Excellent throws, along with Golden Razz Berries, is the best way to catch Pokémon. Note that Reshiram has a relatively far circle, so may need a powerful throw.

Shiny Odds & 100% IVs

The Shiny rate for Legendary Pokémon is approximately one in 20.

When looking for a Pokémon with the best stats, the 100% IV Reshiram will have a CP of 2307 in normal weather conditions and 2884 in boosted conditions.

Happy raiding, fellow trainers!

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