There are multiple raid Pokémon you can find yourself battling against in Pokémon Go. Lampent is one such potential fighter, and you'll want to make sure you take advantage of his weaknesses and bring the best Pokémon with you. In this guide, we'll break down all of Lampent's weaknesses and the best Pokémon to use against it.
All Lampent weaknesses
Lampent is a Ghost and Fire type Pokémon. It will be weak against Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-type moves, but is resistant to Bug, Fighting, Normal, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, Poison, and Steel-type attacks. Due to the wide variety of resistances that Lampent possesses, we recommend that you continue to use Ghost, Rock, and Water-type Pokémon.
The best Pokémon against Lampent
The best Pokémon you can use to counter Lampent will be Rhyperior, Garchomp, and Gengar.
Rhyperior is a ground and rock type Pokémon, a hybrid idea to fight Lampent. It has a high degree of both attack and defense stats, which means it won't take too much damage during the raid, but should be able to deploy a lot of it on its own. The best move set to teach Rhyperior is the fast mud-slap movement and the rock-smashing and earthquake charged movement.
The next Pokémon we'll recommend is Garchomp, a Dragon and Ground-type Pokémon. Garchomp has become a little more common after Community Day in 2021 and we highly recommend using it against a Lampent you fight against in a raid. The best moveset Garchomp can use fast moving mud blast and charged earth power and outrage.
The last Pokémon we'll recommend is Gengar, a Ghost and Poison-type Pokémon. Gengar has far more offensive power than defensive power, making him a glass cannon. However, when you pair it with some solid defensive choices, it can do massive damage to Lampent in the raid. The best move set for Gengar is the quick lick move and the loaded moves Shadow Ball and Sludge Bomb.
You will need a full team of six Pokémon to take on Lampent. Here are some other tips to fill the rest of your team.
After defeating Lampent you will have a chance to catch him. Unfortunately, there is no glossy version available.