Reshiram Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 30, 2021 10:21 GMT

Reshiram is a Legendary Pokémon of Dragon/Fire type that debuted in Generation V. It is the Pokémon Black mascot. Along with Zekrom and Kyurem, it is a member of the Tao Trio. There is no evidence that it can evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Using the DNA Splicers, Reshiram combines with Kyurem to form White Kyurem.


First appearance in animeOriginal Series
First appearance in gameBlack and White
Region Unova
Evolution No known evolution
Pokedex Entry643

Base stats



Reshiram is a draconic, avian, and mammalian-like white bipedal Pokémon. A long, wispy mane cascades from the snout's upper side and outwards from the animal's head. Two protrusions resembling ears protrude from the top. Reshiram's face has a tiny, pointed protrusion below the chin that is bordered with spiky characteristics. It has blue irises and black pupils in its eyes. When its mouth is open, one pair of sharp teeth in the upper jaw and one set in the lower jaw are visible.

Reshiram has a long, thin neck with a fluffy collar-like protrusion protruding from two gray, glass-like neck bands. Its arms start thin but gradually extend out into a more wing-like look, with four claws on the front edge that resemble hands. The bottom section of Reshiram's breast is feathery and protrudes outwards to a point. Its thighs have long feather-like protrusions. Large gray claws, three in front and one in the rear, like high heels, protrude from its feet. Reshiram's tail is a tangle of plumes and ribbon-like extensions encircled by two enormous bands that match those around its neck.


It enters Overdrive form when its emotions spike, and its tail flashes with a blazing glow. When flying at high speeds, Reshiram possesses a jet engine-like tail that it utilizes to accelerate itself. It can shoot flames from its tail into the air, incinerating everything in its path. Reshiram can move the world's atmosphere and change the weather by flaring its tail. When Reshiram is affected by either Fusion Bolt or Bolt Strike, this tail generator is triggered, which then powers up Reshiram's Fusion Flare or Blue Flare.

Strengths and Weaknesses:

Reshiram is the strongest against Fire and Grass-type Pokemon taking only a quarter of the normal damage against these moves. However, it is also strong against Electric, Bug, and Steel-type moves such that it takes only half the damage against these moves. Nonetheless, Reshiram is particularly weak against Dragon, Ground, and Rock-type moves taking twice the normal damage against these moves.

Shiny Reshiram:

You'll need to follow the list of current raid bosses if you want to capture a Shiny Reshiram. Once Reshiram returns as a fifth-tier raid boss, you'll need to team up with your favorite raiding buddies. Though you'll almost certainly encounter Reshiram after completing the raid, the chances of it being Shiny Reshiram are minimal. Compared to its regular version, a Shiny Reshiram comes with gold bands surrounding its body and breathes purple flames instead of red. Niantic loves fiddling with Pokémon drop rates during seasonal events, and it's possible that a new method of getting a Reshiram may be introduced, most likely through an event. Since Each encounter you have with Reshiram has the potential to be a Shiny encounter, so if the opportunity arises, you must seize it.

Best Moveset:

Fire FangOutrage
OverheatBlue Flare

With Fire Fang, Reshiram bites with flame-cloaked fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with a burn. Overheat can allow Reshiram to attack the target at full power, but the attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat. It has great power and low PP. Using Blue Flare, Reshiram attacks by engulfing the target in an intense, yet beautiful, blue flame.

This may also leave the target with a burn. It’s a super-strong STAB in the Sun, as it can 2KO full Special Defense and HP Lugia with Multi-scale. Blue Flare can also apply the Burn status effect to opponent Pokemon so that they lose a set amount of HP each turn. With Outrage, Reshiram rampages and attacks for two to three turns. However, Reshiram then becomes confused. It does a great amount of damage.

How to Reshiram catch in Pokémon Go?

To catch Reshiram, players must fight during a Raid Battle since Reshiram cannot be caught out in the wild, but instead, must Reshiram doesn't always appear during these battles, so players will need to wait until it is the featured battle. After that players will need to make sure that they have Raid Passes which can be acquired by either purchasing them from the store or picking them up from PokeStops. Reshiram is a very difficult Pokemon to face off against since it has access to both Dragon and Flying attacks.

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  1. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.
  2. Reshiram was first revealed simultaneously alongside Zekrom on both the official English and Japanese Pokémon websites on May 28, 2010. This makes them the first two Pokémon simultaneously revealed worldwide.


Who is stronger Zekrom or Reshiram?

The major difference between each of these Pokemon is Zekrom has better Attack and Defence statistics whereas Reshiram has better Special Attack and Stronger Special defense. Both Pokemon equal each other out since none of their attack boosts along with defense boosts gives either an edge.

What does Reshiram evolve into?

Reshiram does not know to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Is Reshiram a boy or girl?

It is a genderless Pokemon.