08 Apr 2021 8:44 AM +00:00

Pokemon Go Lugia Counters Raid Guide: Weaknesses, Best Moveset And How To Beat Raid Lugia

Get ready to take on another Mythical Pokemon.

Lugia is a tier 5 raid boss, so it's good to get yourself prepared beforehand.

You'll be able to catch one in a raid until November 16th, here's how to beat one!

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Lugia Counters

Lugia is a Physic and Flying-type that's boosted by Windy weather.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter it, but some aren't the easiest to come by.

  • Raikou - Thunder Shock (Fast Move) + Wild Charge (Charge Move)
  • Tyranitar - Bite (Fast Move) + Stone Edge (Charge Move)
  • Gengar (Mega) - Shadow Claw (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball (Charge Move)
  • Kyurem (Black)  - Shadow Claw (Fast Move) + Blizzard (Charge Move)
  • Zekrom - Charge Beam (Fast Move) + Wild Charge (Charge Move)

For backup, we recommend Steelix, Slowbro, Slowking, Umbreon or Houndoom.

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Best Moves for Lugia

Once you've got Lugia, you'll want Extrasensory and Sky Attack.

These give the highest DPS.

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Check them out below!

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