Pokémon Go Fest 2021 – Day 2 (Part 4: Frost Hour)

Hello fellow Trainers, and welcome to the third themed hour during day 2 of Go Fest 2021, here I will try to cover what you need to know to make this hour as easy as possible along with the stats you need to look out for! If you did miss the previous article, you can find it here.

The third hour will be Frost Hour, which will be between the hours of 12:00pm-1:00pm and 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Articuno

Whether you’re after the shiny, need for your dex or just wanting to represent Team Mystic, there are many reasons you should go after this Pokémon.

What will you need?

Articuno is a Ice and Flying type. So Rock is going to be your best option. However, Electric and Fire will also have an impact.

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Manectric (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) or Houndoom (Fire Fang and Flamethrower) will be your better options if you want to bring a Mega. You can choose either of the Charizards (Fire Spin with either Blast Burn or Overheat) or Ampharos (Volt Switch or Charge Beam with Power Gem), but they are vulnerable to Ice type moves.

Me and My Shadow

As far as Shadow Pokémon go, it’ll be the usual suspects of either Shadow Tyranitar (Smack Down and Stone Edge), Omastar (Rock Throw and either Rock Slide or Ancient Power) and even Machamp (Bullet Punch and Rock Slide).

Shadowless

It’ll be a case of the usual Rock types again with Rampardos (Smack Down and Rock Slide), Rhyperior (Smack Down and Rock Wrecker), Terrakion (Smack Down and Rock Slide) and Tyranitar (Smack Down and Stone Edge). However, Pokémon such as Darmanitan (Fire Fang and Rock Slide) and Melmetal (Thunder Shock and Rock Slide) are also viable choices.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Articuno can be caught at:

  • 1665 – 1743 CP (raid catch with no weather boost, level 20)
  • 2082 – 2179 CP (raid catch with Snow or Windy weather boost, level 25)

Finally, according to PvPoke, Articuno ranks #41 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy. It ranks best in the Ultra League at #15 (1/15/15).

Suicune

One of the Legendary Trio of Dogs, Suicune is only a Water type and can be taken down pretty easily. It also has a shiny available

What will you need?

Electric and Grass types are going to be your best options with this one and can be one of the Raid Bosses you could possibly double up with the likes of Kyogre if you are making your Raid Parties in advance.

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Manectric (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) will be your best option for a Mega, however you can use either Ampharos (Volt Switch and Zap Cannon), Venusaur (Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant) or Abomasnow (Razor Leaf and Energy Ball). Just watch out for it’s Ice type attacks.

Me and My Shadow

Most Electric Shadow Pokémon will be useful. Electivire (Thunder Shock and Wild Charge), Raikou (Thunder Shock and Wild Charge), Zapdos (either Thunder Shock or Charge Beam with Thunderbolt), and Magnezone (Spark and Wild Charge) to name a few. Shadow Venusaur (Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant) and Exeggutor (Bullet Seed and Solar Beam) are also good Grass types.

Shadowless

Zekrom (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) is top of the list, followed by non-Shadow versions of the above Pokémon.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Suicune can be caught at:

  • 1627 – 1704 CP at level 20
  • 2033 – 2130 CP at level 25 with Rainy weather

Finally, according to PvPoke, Suicune ranks best in the Ultra League at #47 (2/15/14). It ranks at #86 (15/15/15 ) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Lugia

What else can I say? A must have for the Master League as well as a shiny variant.

What will you need?

As a Flying and Psychic type, Lugia can be taken down with Electric, Rock, Dark, and Ghost types.

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While Abomasnow is an option for a Mega, it is recommended you don’t use it due to it’s weakness against Flying type moves. Instead, look towards Manectric (Charge Beam and Wild Charge), Ampharos (Volt Switch and Zap Cannon), Gengar (Lick or Shadow Claw with Shadow Ball) and Houndoom (Snarl and Foul Play).

Me and My Shadow

Much like Suicune, Electric Shadow Pokémon are your best choice. Electivire (Thunder Shock and Wild Charge), Raikou (Thunder Shock and Wild Charge), Zapdos (either Thunder Shock or Charge Beam with Thunderbolt), and Magnezone (Spark and Wild Charge) with the addition to Shadow Weavile (Snarl with either Avalanche or Foul Play).

Shadowless

Again, Zekrom (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) will be the top Electric type to use. However, Darkrai (Snarl with either Shadow Ball or Dark Pulse), Weavile (Snarl and Avalanche) and Giratina (Origin Forme) (Shadow Claw with Shadow Ball) are also good options.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Lugia can be caught at:

  • 2028 – 2115 – perfect IV Lugia, LVL 20, no weather boost
  • 2535 – 2645 – perfect IV Lugia, LVL 25, Windy weather boosted

Finally, according to PvPoke, Lugia ranks #1 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy. It also ranks #27 (1/13/13) in the Ultra League.

Regice

While this Pokémon has been around recently, there may still be reason for you to catch one.

What will you need?

Regice is a pure Ice type. This means that Fighting, Rock, Fire and Steel type moves are going to be most effective.

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If you are looking to Mega, then either of the Charizards (Fire Spin and Blast Burn) are likely to be your best option. However, Houndoom (Fire Fang and Flamethrower) and Lopunny (Low Kick and Focus Blast) are also available options.

Me and My Shadow

If you wish to use a Shadow, then Machamp (Counter and Close Combat) is likely to be your best choice.

Shadowless

There are plenty of great Fire types to use in this one. Reshiram (Fire Fang and Overheat), Moltres (Fire Spin and Overheat), Chandelure (Fire Spin and Overheat) as well as Darmanitan (Fire Fang and Overheat) to name a few. You could also consider Metagross (Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash) or Conkeldurr (Counter and Dynamic Punch).

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs to catch Regice are as follows:

  • 1703 – 1784 CP (No weather boost, L20, 100% IV)
  • 2129 – 2230 CP (Snow weather boost, L25, 100% IV)

Finally, according to PvPoke, Regice ranks best in the Ultra League at #21 (1/14/15). It also ranks at #46 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Kyogre

Another beast of a Pokémon, coming in handy for a lot of raids and the Go Battle League. There is, of course, a shiny you might like.

What will you need?

Being a pure Water type, it is going to be weak against Grass and Electric types.

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Manectric (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) will be your best option for a Mega, however you can use either Ampharos (Volt Switch and Zap Cannon), Venusaur (Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant) or Abomasnow (Razor Leaf and Energy Ball). Just watch out for it’s Ice type attacks.

Me and My Shadow

Most Electric Shadow Pokémon will be useful. Electivire (Thunder Shock and Wild Charge), Raikou (Thunder Shock and Wild Charge), Zapdos (either Thunder Shock or Charge Beam with Thunderbolt), and Magnezone (Spark and Wild Charge) to name a few. Shadow Venusaur (Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant) and Exeggutor (Bullet Seed and Solar Beam) are also good Grass types.

Shadowless

Zekrom (Charge Beam and Wild Charge) is top of the list, followed by non-Shadow versions of the above Pokémon.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Kyogre can be caught at:

  • 2260-2351 at Lvl 20, no weather boost
  • 2825-2939 at Lvl 25 with Rainy weather

Finally, according to PvPoke, Kyogre ranks best in the Master League at #31 (15/15/15) requiring XL candy.

Palkia

This Water Dragon type is a must have for the heavy raiders. While there is not a shiny available yet, it might soon be on the horizon. It is also worth noting that the Recommended Team will show Fairy and Steel types if Palkia will have Draco Meteor.

What will you need?

With a difficult typing, Dragon and Fairy type moves will be the only super effective moves available.

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This leads to only Altaria (Dragon Breath and Dazzling Gleam), Gyarados (Dragon Tail and Outrage) and Ampharos (Volt Switch and Dragon Pulse) being the most viable Megas to use.

Me and My Shadow

As far as Shadow Pokémon goes, Dragonite (Dragon Tail with either Outrage or Draco Meteor) will be ok if Palkia does not use Draco Meteor. Gardevoir (Charm and Dazzling Gleam) will also work.

Shadowless

Top tier Dragon types will work best if there is no Draco Meteor. Rayquaza (Dragon Tail and Outrage), Salamence (Dragon Tail and Outrage), Garchomp (Dragon Tail and Outrage), Palkia (Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor) and Dragonite (Dragon Tail with either Outrage or Draco Meteor) are the best options. You can throw Gyarados (Dragon Tail and Outrage) in to the mix too.

As far as Fairy types go, Gardevoir (Charm and Dazzling Gleam), Togekiss (either Hidden Power or Air Slash with Dazzling Gleam) and Granbull (Charm and Play Rough) are the better options out there.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Palkia can be caught at:

  • 2190 – 2280 CP in normal weather conditions
  • 2737 – 2850 CP in Windy and Rainy weather for weather boosts.

Finally, according to PvPoke, Palkia ranks #21 (15/15/15) in the Master League, requiring XL candy.

Kyurem

For many of you, the main reason to catch this Pokémon will be to stock up on candy for the future release of the Black and White Kyurem. Here is how you can tackle the Dragon/Ice type.

What will you need?

It’ll have a lot of weaknesses due to it’s typing. Dragon, Fairy, Fighting, Rock and Steel will all be super effective.

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Charizard (Mega Y) (Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw) will be the optimal Mega for this Raid. However, Gyarados (Dragon Tail and Outrage), Charizard (Mega X) (Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw), as well as Lopunny (Low Kick and Focus Blast) will also be available to you.

Me and My Shadow

The top Shadows to use will be Metagross (Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash), Machamp (Counter and Dynamic Punch) and Gardevoir (Charm and Dazzling Gleam).

Shadowless

Metagross (Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash), Lucario (Counter and Aura Sphere), Dialga (Metal Claw or Dragon Breath with either Iron Head or Draco Meteor respectively) are going to be the top choices.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, here are the following CPs Kyurem can be caught at:

  • 1791 – 2042 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2239 – 2553 CP at Level 25 with Snow or Windy weather boost

Finally, according to PvPoke, Kyurem ranks best in the Master League at #50 (15/15/15), requiring XL candy.

Thanks for reading another longer than usual article, I will tackle Thunder Hour next! Happy hunting!

Craig

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