Pokémon Go Fest 2020 is on its final legs and the event has been taken over by Team Go Rocket who have brought their very own confetti. Aside from being able to confront grunts, Giovanni, and the mesmerising Sierra, you can also encounter Arlo and Cliff. And here you’ll discover how to beat the two of them by using appropriate counters for their line-ups.

While the first stretch of Pokémon Go Fest 2020 was largely ruled by Niantic’s habitats schedule, day 2 has been infiltrated by Team Go Rocket who can be found in the sky via balloons and at PokéStops. There are special conditions and rewards for helping Professor Willow rid the event of Team Go Rocket, with the most basic including twice the Stardust and Mysterious Components for simply defeating grunts.

However, aside from grunts, you can also encounter its leaders, and here you’ll discover a bunch of suitable counters to use against Arlo and Cliff.

How to beat Arlo and Cliff during Pokémon Go Fest 2020

You beat Arlo and Cliff during Pokémon Go Fest 2020 day 2 by beating their respective line-ups.

Appropriate counters will be needed for both Team Go Rocket representatives, and you’ll find the line-ups for Arlo and Cliff just below:


  • Mawile
  • Scizor
  • Moltres


  • Pinsir
  • Tyranitar
  • Articuno

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 Arlo counters

The first Pokémon for Arlo during Go Fest 2020 is Mawile, and possible counters for this Steel and Fairy-type include Entei and Regice.

With weaknesses to Fire and Ground attacks, other possible counters for Arlo’s Mawile are Infernape, Heatran, Groudon, and Chandelure.

Next up is Scizor, and this Pokémon is a Bug and Steel-type with a weakness to Fire. Use the likes of Chandelure, Entei, and Heatran again, or go with the likes of Reshiram or Darmanitan.

Lastly, there’s Moltres and this a Fire, Flying creature with vulnerabilities to Rock, Electric, and Water.

Possible counters for Arlo’s Moltres include Rhyperior, Golem, Omastar, and Regirock.

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 Cliff counters

Cliff’s first Pokémon for Go Fest 2020 is Pinsir, and counters for this creature include Giratina and Chandelure.

As a Bug-type with weaknesses to Fire, Flying, and Rock, other suitable counters for Pinsir are Rhyperior, Entei, Charizard, Togekiss, and Lugia.

Second wall of defence for Cliff is Tyranitar. To topple this Rock and Dark-type, exploit its major weakness to Fighting attacks with Lucario, Machamp, or Conkeldurr.

In regard to the final opponent Articuno, this is an Ice and Flying-type Pokémon with vulnerabilities to Rock, Fire, Electric, and Steel.

Articuno is mainly weak to Rock, so best counters include Rhyperior, Rampardos, and Terrakion.

Weaknesses and counters for all of the aforementioned Pokémon come courtesy of Pokémon Go Info.

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