Lugia is returning to five-star raids in Pokémon Go for the start of Season of Evil. It will be the first Legendary Pokémon that players will be able to fight against in five-star raids, and if you missed Lugia last year, now is a great time to catch it as it will know its iconic air strike, making it a truly powerful Pokémon. These are all of Lugia's weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter it in Pokémon Go.
Lugia will be available in five-star raids from 1 to 14 September.
All the weaknesses of Lugia
Lugia is a Flying and Psychic-type Pokémon. Therefore, it will be weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice and Rock-type moves. However, it is resistant to Fighting, Ground, Grass, and Psychic-type attacks, so you should avoid using any Pokémon to have these attacks in their move set. Among the choices, we highly recommend using Dark, Electric, Ghost, and Rock-type Pokémon against it.
The best Pokémon to counter Lugia
The best Pokémon to counter Lugia in this five-star raid are Magnezone, Rampardos, and Mega Gengar.
Magnezone is a Steel and Electric-type Pokémon. It has a sturdy defense thanks to its Steel-type, but its Electric attacks take advantage of Lugia's weaknesses very well, making it a safe choice for combat. The best moves Magnezone can learn is sparkle for its fast move and wild charge and zap cannon for its charge moves.
The next Pokémon you may want to use will be Rampardos, a Rock-type Pokémon. Rampardos doesn't have the highest defense, and outside of five-star raids, you don't really want to use him in Pokémon battles against other trainers. If you have one, chances are you'll only use it for PvE battles. The best move set Rampardos can use against Lugia is the quick down stroke, and charged moves slip and indignation.
The last Pokémon you want to have on your team against Lugia is Mega Gengar. He is the best choice to take him down, given his strength, and he can easily hit many of Lugia's weaknesses. Also, it will increase the other Pokémon that other players are using in the same raid battle. The best moveset to know for this battle uses Shadow Claw for its fast move and Shadow Ball and Shadow Punch for its charge moves.
You will need to form a team of six Pokémon to defeat Lugia. These are some other choices to consider to add to your roster during the five-star raid.
- Galarain Darmanitan
- Mega gyarados
Once you defeat Lugia, you can catch him at the end of the raid.