How to Beat and Capture Zekrom in Pokémon Go: Weaknesses and Counters

As of 2019, Pokémon Go has over 500 species of Pokémon, but only 35 of them are Legendary, and only 32 of them are available via the normal Raid battles system in the game. Well, until recently, that is, as Niantic has finally made the Tao Trio, a group of Legendary Pokémon from the Unova region available in the game. Zekrom is one of the trios, and in this article, we’ll discuss how to beat and capture Zekrom in Pokémon Go with the aid of its weaknesses and counters.

One thing to note about Zekrom in Pokémon Go is that it’s only available in five-star raids in the game, for now, so you’d need 3 to 5 extra trainers to gain access.

How to Beat and Capture Zekrom in Pokémon Go

Zekrom Weaknesses – Beat & Capture Zekrom in Pokémon Go

Zekrom - Pokémon Go

Zekrom creates electricity in its tail and is very good at obscuring itself in lightning clouds. Although 3 to 5 skilled Trainers can take down Zekrom, it is still highly advisable that you have a group of five or more powerful trainers to take this one down without any hassles.

Zekrom has the best electric-type DPS, so you would want to avoid using other Electric-types against it along with Water-types, Fire, Yard, Steel, and Flying. Zekrom is vulnerable to Dragon, Fairy, Ground, and Ice-type moves. It doesn’t have notable weaknesses as such, so trying to maneuver them will be difficult; you need to make sure your group is prepared before the fight.


Counters for Zekrom in Pokémon Go

In legendary Raid battles, the best options available to you and your team are Mamoswine, Groudon, and Rhyperior

Mamoswine is preferably used someplace in the middle, primarily since it has a higher damage affinity than defense. It is a Ground and Ice-type Pokémon and has both of Zekrom’s weaknesses, which makes it a wonderful option for countering the legendary Pokémon.

The best moves you can use during the encounter are mud slap and avalanche, powder snow and avalanche, mud slap and bulldoze, and powder snow and bulldoze. All these moves are of the same attack-type bonus (STAB) moves, which means they will do extra damage.

Rhyperior, though more defensive than Mamoswine, has a similar attack power and an exceptional Ground and Rock-type Pokémon. Once Zekrom has any Electric-based moves, they will hardly scratch this Pokémon, and you can hit with STAB-based attacks, which will do great damage to it. The most optimum moves for your Rhyperior to know are mud slap and earthquake; however, if it understands mud slap and rock wrecker, or mud slap and stone edge, you can do some relatively substantial damage to it. 

Groudon is a very famous Pokémon because trainers are always likely to have it in their roster, and it is a top-ranking Ground-type Pokémon. It is very powerful as it has a range of moves for you to make use of, such as dragon tail and earthquake, or mud shot and earthquake. Be careful not to use a Groudon that’s susceptible to a Fire-type charge move, but even if yours does, you should be good to go for the battle against Zekrom.

The Tao Trio - Pokémon Go
The Tao Trio

With the aid of the counters for Zekrom and its weaknesses discussed above, you should be able to beat and capture Zekrom after finishing the 5-star raid in Pokémon Go.

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