Articuno, the ice-type Legendary bird Pokémon, is one of Pokémon Go’s rotating five-star raid targets.
The ice-type bird Pokémon appears in raids every now and then and it’s definitely worth collecting.
To take on Articuno, we recommend using rock-type Pokémon. Consider bringing any of the following counters:
- Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
- Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
- Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge
- Darmanitan with Fire Fang and Rock Slide
Articuno is also weak against fire- and electric-type moves, though rock-types will do four times the usual damage. If you have Mega Evolutions of Charizard or Amphardos, you should definitely take them. Fire-type starter Pokémon with their Community Day move, Blast Burn, will also help deal some good damage to Articuno.
If you’re lucky, you may find it Shiny. Remember that if you find a Shiny Pokémon in a raid, you will catch it guaranteed, so use a Pinap Berry on it rather than a Razz Berry.
Articuno unfortunately isn’t super good for raiding, but if you still want to set it up with some good moves, give it Frost Breath and Blizzard.
For more information on raids, check out our guide here.