Turtonator is a heavily-armored dragon with a spiky shell that protects it from any would-be attackers. Turtonator is quite the beast, so we’ll show you how to take it down in our guide of all Turtonator weaknesses and counters in Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Go: Turtonator Weaknesses and Counters Strategy Guide
Turtonator is a dual-type Fire and Dragon-type Pokémon. It learns primarily Fire attacks, and one potential Dragon or Steel type attack. Here’s the full list of possible attacks Turtonator can know:
- Fast Attacks: Ember, Fire Spin, Incinerate
- Charged Attacks: Flamethrower, Overheat, Flash Cannon, Dragon Pulse
When battling against Turtonator, don’t bring any Pokémon that are weak to Fire or Dragon-type attacks, which includes Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice, and Dragon-type Pokémon. If your Pokémon has a weakness to Steel attacks, you should still be fine in the rare even in the rare event the Turtonator actually knows Flash Cannon.
If you’re trying to take down the most recent Raid spotlight Pokémon, then there’s no doubt you’ve also run into a Bombirdier. If you need help with that, be sure to check out our Bombirdier weaknesses and counters guide.
Since Turtonator is Fire and Dragon-type, that means its weaknesses include Ground, Rock, and Dragon-type attacks. Make sure to bring Pokémon that know these types of attacks in order to land super effective hits, dealing significantly more damage. The Pokémon doesn’t necessarily have to match the attack’s type, but matching types do get a slight boost in damage.
In terms of resistances, don’t use Fire, Grass, Bug, Electric, or Steel-type attacks against Turtonator, since they’re not very effective. Turtonator is especially resistant against Fire and Grass attacks, so don’t even try attacking with those!
If you’re having trouble coming up with the right Pokémon to counter Turtonator with, we’ve got some suggestions for you. The following is a list of Pokémon that are perfect counters against Turtonator, as they have advantageous offensive and defensive typing.
The majority of the top counters are all Dragon-type Pokémon, as the Dragon Pokémon tend to have better stats than other types. The sole exception to this is Groudon, who can take down Turtonator with Ground-type attacks.
If you don’t have a good Dragon-type Pokémon, feel free to use a Pokémon that knows Ground or Rock-type attacks, as they’ll do the trick as well. Don’t forget to mega evolve if you’ve got a compatible Pokémon and you have the energy for it—the stat boost is too good to pass up.
Now that you know all of Turtonator’s weaknesses and counters, we hope you take it down with relative ease. If you have any other effective battle strategies, let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go coverage.
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