To beat Kartana in an Ultra Beast Raid, Pokémon GO Trainers must discover and use elemental-type Movesets that counter Grass and Steel.
The smallest Ultra Beast in Pokémon GO is Kartana, a tiny humanoid-esque origami that stands no more than 30 centimeters tall. However, such an extreme characteristic in size does not deter this Ultra Beast from slicing apart objects with its infinitely sharp blade appendages. According to lore, this pocket monster has been known to cut through steel with little effort. Nevertheless, the small and dangerous nature of Kartana was not rendered into Pokémon GO, as it stands possibly hundreds of times its size as an in-game Raid Boss. Still, this Ultra Beast is just as deadly and can make quick work of any Trainers who enter the Raid unprepared.
Kartana is a Grass- and Steel-type Ultra Beast in Pokémon GO and possesses resistance to many elemental types, including Poison, Normal, Rock, Steel, Water, Electric, Psychic, Dragon, Fairy, and Grass. Conversely, Kartana is weak to Fighting-type Moves and highly susceptible to Fire. This should be no surprise since the Ultra Beast is canonically made of paper, meaning flames will easily burn through its defenses. Therefore, Trainers are highly encouraged to assemble a Raid party of pocket monsters with Fire-type Movesets to face Kartana in a Pokémon GO Raid.
How To Counnter Kartana in Pokémon GO
Based on findings sourced from Pokebattler, the top counter picks for Kartana in Pokémon GO would be both Mega Charizard variations, Reshiram, Mega Houndoom, and Ho-Oh. As Legendaries, Reshiram and Ho-Oh are naturally harder to obtain, but Mega Charizard and Houndoom should not be too difficult to acquire if Trainers know how to procure their corresponding Mega Energy in Pokémon GO. There are also many other common pocket monsters that players can use to defeat Kartana that are not part of the rare pool of Megas and Legendaries.
|No.||Pokémon||Type||Evolution Requirement(s)||Best Moveset against Kartana|
|2||Chandelure||Fire & Ghost||
|3||Blaziken||Fire & Fighting||
|4||Emboar||Fire & Fighting||
|5||Charizard||Fire & Flying||
|6||Hisuian Arcanine||Fire & Rock||
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