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How to Beat Articuno in Pokemon Go Kanto Tour: strategy & best counters

Published: 12/Feb/2021 5:33

by Brad Norton


The powerful Articuno is soon arriving in Pokemon Go’s raids and while it’s sure to be difficult, we’ve got everything you need to topple the Kanto Tour challenge.

As the festivities continue in Pokemon Go, the next leg of the 2021 event takes us to the Kanto Tour. Kicking off on February 20, players will be able to find Kanto-specific Pokemon in the wild more than ever before.

Not only that, but some of the most elusive Pokemon will also be making a splash in the game’s tougher activities. Nothing quite competes with the challenge of a raid and that’s exactly where the Articuno will be appearing throughout the event.

If you’re jumping into the Legendary raid, you’ll need to be well prepared. Here’s a complete rundown on how you can come out victorious.

How to defeat Articuno in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go gameplay
Articuno will be a tough challenge for everyone in Pokemon Go.

While the Articuno might be a formidable opponent, all Pokemon are the same in one regard: they all have a weakness. Naturally, you’ll want to head into this battle prepared to take advantage of their downside.

They’re a flying ice-type Pokemon which means they’re highly susceptible to rock-based attacks. Additionally, fire, steel, and electric type damage can also be extremely powerful here.

It’s not going to be a quick fight but using these traits to your advantage is your best path to success. Below is a look at some of the best counters to help you succeed.

Best counters for Articuno in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go gameplay
Rock-type Pokemon are your best bet in this raid.
  • Rampardos: When it comes to rock damage, Rampardos is always at the top of the pack. This Pokemon is a must-pick for the raid and using the Smack Down + Rock Slide attacks will be your key to victory.
  • Rhyperior: Another strong rock-type Pokemon, Rhyperior features many of the same attributes as Rampardos. The Smack Down + Rock Wrecker moves will deal extraordinary damage in this raid.
  • Gigalith: One of the bigger Pokemon in the game, the Gigalith will keep you sturdy throughout this challenge. Once again, using the Smack Down + Rock Slide moves are your best bet here.
  • Aggron: For a cheaper option, bringing Aggron into the raid could certainly come in handy. This Pokemon features many of the same moves as the more expensive rock-types including Smack Down + Stone Edge.

Obviously, there are plenty of ways to deal damage and take down Articuno. Though with these particular Pokemon, you’ll be cruising on your way to victory.

If your collection is thriving, you can always rely on shadow versions of certain Pokemon too. Though you can definitely get the job done with your regular allies.

Use the attacks suggested above and you’ll be well on your way to victory in one of Pokemon Go’s toughest battles yet.

Call of Duty

All Warzone Season 2 map changes: New Ship POI, Weapon Silos, closed-off locations

Published: 25/Feb/2021 8:24

by Albert Petrosyan


Warzone Season Two has arrived, and along with all the new content that Raven Software have added, there are several major changes to the Verdansk map.

There’s no denying that many Warzone players were looking forward to possibly getting a new map in Season 2, and while there isn’t one just yet, the community will have to make do with several notable changes made to Verdansk.

Headlining the map changes is the new Ship POI that’s brought Zombies back into Warzone. In addition, there are three new massive Weapon Silos that contain lots of valuable loot.

To round off the list, the devs have opted to close off a few locations as well, including the Subway and six different bunkers. You can find a full breakdown of this below.

Warzone Season 2: new Shipwreck POI

Warzone Season 2 ship POIThe cargo tanker has crashed into the shore of Verdansk in Warzone Season 2.

“The doomed cargo tanker known as the Vodianoy has run aground in the low estuary of swamp ground less than a klick west of the Zordaya Prison Complex.”

The cargo tanker that was getting closer and closer to Verdansk has finally made port, and by that we mean it’s crashed entirely into the shore near Prison. Officially called Shipwreck, this new POI is pretty massive in size, featuring a fully-accessible exterior area and several floors of interior space.

The most important thing to know about the ship is that it’s infested with Zombies, as part of the new Outbreak Event going on in Cold War and Warzone. Killing these Zombies will earn you score to unlock new rewards in the event, and if you slay enough, you can get a yellow key card that unlocks crates with lots of high-tier loot.

Warzone Season 2: new Weapon Silos

“A team of Operators discovered Missile Silos hidden underneath the city’s three war monuments.”

Also new to Verdansk are three Weapon Silos that contain lots of valuable weapons and items for players to loot. These Silos are actually pretty big, so you should definitely consider exploring through them if you have the chance.

Where to find the Weapon Silos in Warzone Season 2:

  • Jarvdinsk Spomenik above the Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Zoszni Spomenik southeast of the Novi Grazna Hills
  • Styor Spomenik in Tavorsk Park
Weapon Silo locations in Warzone Season 2.Locations of the three new Weapon Silos in Warzone Season 2.

Here are walkthroughs of all three Silos:




Warzone Season 2: Closed-off locations

“Due to the contamination, security protocol mandates a complete shut down of the following locations.”

Raven Software giveth and Raven Software taketh away. Balancing out all of the new additions to Verdansk are several areas that the devs have decided to restrict access to.

These include the Subway system, Stadium Garage, and Bunkers 00, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11. At this point it’s not clear whether or not any of these POIs will be re-enabled, although that could be a moot point if Verdansk does end up getting destroyed during Season 2.

That wraps up everything you need to know about the major map changes to Verdansk in Warzone Season 2; make sure to check out the following links for the rest of the Season 2 info in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War: