Tips for Using a Kartana Pokemon GO Raid, how to make the most of Premier Balls and Berries, and what to do with Kartana once it's caughtit

Tips for Using a Kartana Pokemon GO Raid, how to make the most of Premier Balls and Berries, and wha

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Raids'' appearing:September 13, 2022, from 10:00 to September 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time (Northern Hemisphere)

Kartana is a Grass- and Steel-type Ultra Beast established in another world. Its paper-thin body is like a sharpened sword. Learn which Pokemon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Kartana, how to catch Kartana following a Raid Battle, and how to use the Ultra Beast best after it.

Kartana is sensitive to fire- and Fighting-type attacks when selecting Pokemon for your Kartana Raid Battle lineup. If you want to deal as much damage as possible, you should choose one Pokemon that has a Fast Attack and a Charged Attack. However, a Pokemon that has a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

Choose the Pokemon with the highest CP and highest overall stats if you have multiple Pokemon. Fire-type attacks will result in greatest damage, and Pokemon with Fast Attacks and Charged Attacks should be prioritized. Remember that the speed of victory will affect how many Premier Balls you will receive at the conclusion of a successful Raid Battle, so make sure you have the most of your strongest Pokemon and defeat Kartana as quickly as you can.

  • Mega Charizard Y (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack:Air Slash (Flying), Ember (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire), Wing Attack (Flying)

    • Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

  • Arcanine / Shadow Arcanine (Fire)

    • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

    • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

  • Moltres / Shadow Moltres (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack:Fire Spin (Fire)

    • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Heat Wave (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

  • Typhlosion / Shadow Typhlosion (Fire)

    • Fast Attack:Ember (Fire), Incinerate (Fire)

    • Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

  • Houndoom / Mega Houndoom (Dark/Fire)

    • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

    • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

  • Entei / Shadow Entei (Fire)

    • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire)

    • Charged Attack:Flame Charge (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

  • Ho-Oh / Shadow Ho-Oh (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack:Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel)

    • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Sacred Fire (Fire)

  • Reshiram (Dragon/Fire)

    • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

    • Charged Attack:Overheat (Fire)

Mega Charizard Y (Fire/Flying)

  • Fast Attack:Air Slash (Flying), Ember (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire), Wing Attack (Flying)

  • Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fast Attack:Air Slash (Flying), Ember (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire), Wing Attack (Flying)

Burns of Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Shadow Arcanine / Arcanine (Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Fang:Fire (Fire) Fast Attack

Blast in Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Moltres / Shadow Moltres (Fire/Flying)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Spin (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Heat Wave (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Spin on Fast Attack:Fire (Fire)

Blast from the Charged Attack:Fire (Fire), Heat Wave (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Shadow Typhlosion (Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Ember (Fire), Incinerate (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Ember (Fire), Incinerate (Fire) Fast Attack

Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire) in Charged Attack

Mega Houndoom / Houndoom (Dark/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Fang:FireFang (Fire)

Blast in Charged Attack:FireBlast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Shadow Entei / Entei (Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Flame Charge (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fang:Fire Fang (Fire) and Fire Spin (Fire)

Charged Attack: Fame Charge (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Shadow Ho-Oh (Fire/Flying)

  • Fast Attack:Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Sacred Fire (Fire)

Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel) Fast Attack:Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel)

Blast of Charged Attack:Fire (Fire) and Sacred Fire (Fire)

Reshiram (Dragon/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Overheat (Fire)

Fang:FireFang (Fire)

Attack on the Charged: Overheat (Fire)

Mega Charizard Y (Fire/Flying)

  • Fast Attack:Air Slash (Flying), Ember (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire), Wing Attack (Flying)

  • Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fast Attack:Air Slash (Flying), Ember (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire), Wing Attack (Flying)

Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fast Attack:Air Slash (Flying), Ember (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire), Wing Attack (Flying)

Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Shadow Arcanine / Arcanine (Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Fang:Fire (Fire) Fast Attack

Blast in a Charged Attack:Fire (Fire) and Flamethrower (Fire)

Fang:Fang in a Fast Attack (Fire)

Blast on Charged Attack:Fire (Fire) and Flamethrower (Fire)

Shadow Moltres/Flying: Moltres

  • Fast Attack:Fire Spin (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Heat Wave (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Spin of Fast Attack:Fire (Fire)

Blast (Fire), Heat Wave (Fire), Overheat (Fire) of a Charged Attack

Spin in Fast Attack:Fire

Blast (Fire), Heat Wave (Fire), Overheat (Fire) Charged Attack

Shadow Typhlosion (Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Ember (Fire), Incinerate (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fast Attack:Ember (Fire), Incinerate (Fire)

Burning a Charged Attack:Blast (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fast Attack:Ember (Fire), Incinerate (Fire)

Attack:Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast Burn (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Mega Houndoom / Houndoom (Dark/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Fang:Fire Fang (Fire)

Blast from the Charged Attack:Fire (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Fang:Fang for Fast Attack (Fire)

Blast of Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

Shadow Entei / Entei (Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Flame Charge (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fang:Fire Fang (Fire) and Fire Spin (Fire)

Charged Attack: Flame Charge (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Fang in Fast Attack:Fire (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire)

Charged Attack:Flame Charge (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

Shadow Ho-Oh (Fire/Flying)

  • Fast Attack:Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel)

  • Charged Attack:Fire Blast (Fire), Sacred Fire (Fire)

Fast Attack:Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel)

Blast on Charged Attack:Fire (Fire) and Sacred Fire (Fire)

Fast Attack:Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel)

Blast on Charged Attack:Fire (Fire), Sacred Fire (Fire)

Reshiram (Dragon/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Fire Fang (Fire)

  • Charged Attack:Overheat (Fire)

Fang:Fire Fang (Fire) in Fast Attack

Overheat in a tastier manner (Fire)

Fang:Fang (Fire) Fast Attack

Overheat and Charged Attack (Fire)

  • Machamp / Shadow Machamp (Fighting)

    • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting), Karate Chop (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Submission (Fighting)

  • Hariyama / Shadow Hariyama (Fighting)

    • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting)

  • Mega Lopunny (Normal/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack:Low Kick (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack:Focus Blast (Fighting)

  • Lucario (Fighting/Steel)

    • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack:Aura Sphere (Fighting), Close Combat (Fighting), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

  • Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack:Low Kick (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting)

  • Conkeldurr (Fighting)

    • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack:Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Focus Blast (Fighting)

Shadow Machamp (Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting), Karate Chop (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Submission (Fighting)

Karate Chop (Fighting) Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

Fighting in Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Submission (Fighting)

Shadow Hariyama (Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting)

Counter (Fighting): Fast Attack

Close Combat (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting) in Charged Attack

Mega Lopunny (Normal/Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Low Kick (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Focus Blast (Fighting)

Low Kick: Fast Attack (Fighting)

Blast of Charged Attack:Focus (Fighting)

Lucario (Fighting/Steel)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Aura Sphere (Fighting), Close Combat (Fighting), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

Counter for Fast Attack (Fighting)

Aura Sphere (Fighting), Close Combat (Fighting), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Low Kick (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting)

Small Kick (Fighting) in Fast Attack

Close Combat (Fighting) in Charged Attack

Conkeldurr (Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Focus Blast (Fighting)

Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

The Charged Attack:Dynamic Punch (Fighting) and Focus Blast (Fighting)

Shadow Machamp (Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting), Karate Chop (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Submission (Fighting)

Karate Chop (Fighting) Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

Combat in Charged: Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Submission (Fighting)

Karate Chop (Fighting): Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

Clever Attack: Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Submission (Fighting)

Shadow Hariyama (Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting)

Countering a Quick (Fighting)

Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting)

Quick Attack:Counter (Fighting)

Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting)

Mega Lopunny (Normal/Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Low Kick (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Focus Blast (Fighting)

Low Kick (Fighting): Fast Attack

Blast on Charged Attack:Focus (Fighting)

Fast Attack:Low Kick (Fighting)

Blast of Charged Attack:Focus (Fighting)

Lucario (Fighting/Steel)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Aura Sphere (Fighting), Close Combat (Fighting), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

Counter for Fast Attack (Fighting)

Attack on a Charged Universe:Aura Sphere (Fighting), Close Combat (Fighting), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

Counter (Fighting) Fast Attack

Attack on the Charged Aura Sphere (Fighting), Close Combat (Fighting), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Low Kick (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Close Combat (Fighting)

Low Kick (Fighting) in a Fast Attack

Clever Combat for the Charged Attack (Fighting)

Low Kick (Fighting): Fast Attack

Close Combat (Fighting) in Charged Attack

Conkeldurr (Fighting)

  • Fast Attack:Counter (Fighting)

  • Charged Attack:Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Focus Blast (Fighting)

Counter in Quick Attack (Fighting)

Dynamic Punch (Fighting) for Charged Attack:Dynamic Punch (Fighting)

Quick Attack:Counter (Fighting)

Punch for Charged Attack:Dynamic Punch (Fighting) and Focus Blast (Fighting)

After a successful Kartana raid, you will have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch Kartana, so make each one count. You can also win extra Premier Balls by fighting with friends and defeating Kartana more quickly.

When your target ring is small enough for you to score Excellent Throws, your chances of winning is greatest. Curveball Throws can even boost your chances. If you don''t think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk losing the target ring completely.

Kartana intends to make it easier for you by sitting still while you''re trying to catch it. Don''t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while itsmoving around. Watch the Ultra Beast to get an idea of its movement and the pauses between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait until the target ring starts to fade, giving you greater chances of making a great throw or an excellent throw.

Berries can assist you catch Kartana. A Razz Berry will be easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will be easier to catch. Kartana, by making movements less erratic, and giving you extra candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokemon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher has the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokemoneven an Ultra Beast deflects a Poke Ball, your buddy may bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!

Kalanais is tricky to catch, so don''t be discouraged if it escapes. Try again by stocking up on useful items like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berriesand.

Initial CP Range for Kartanas:1,5561,632

Kartanas Initial CP Range with Weather Boost:1,9462,041

Fast Attacks:Hidden Power (Normal), Water Gun (Water)

Attacks on Hydro Pump (Water), Ice Beam (Ice), Moonblast (Fairy), Surf (Water)

Kartana is resistant to Normal-, Water-, Grass-, Electric-, Poison-, Rock-, Dragon-, Steel-, and Fairy-type attacks. Because Kartana has yet to establish itself in the GO Battle League, it is difficult to anticipate how it will perform. While Fire- and Fighting-type Pokemon are prominent in the game, it is also difficult to overlook an Ultra Beast with ten different types of attacks.

Luck with your next Raid Battle, and keep an eye onPokemon.com/Strategy for more Pokemon GO, video game, and Pokemon TCG tips.

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