Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Lugia

The ultimate guide to defeat Lugia in battle!

Lugia is a tier 5 legendary raid boss with a max raid CP of 45925. The Pokémon is quite distinctive as it appears to be a dragon-type with hand-like wings. Lugia is strongly associated with the sea and the element of water. Being a water-type Pokémon, the Pokémon is white with blue patches on its body.  Lugia possesses multiple psychic abilities, such as telepathy, and can fly, in addition to its water-based powers. All of this makes Lugia a difficult Pokémon to face in battle. In this Pokémon Go Lugia guide, we will try and list out all possible counters for Lugia in the game.

Lugia in Pokémon Go

Lugia is a Psychic water-based Pokémon that can also be categorized as a flying-based Pokémon too. Lugia can be defeated by 4+ Trainers with ideal counters and under favorable weather. The Pokemon as stated before is a tier 5 legendary raid boss with a max raid CP of 45925. Lugia has shown weakness to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Rock, and Ice-based Pokémon. While showing resistance to Psychic, Grass, Ground, and Fighting based Pokémon.

Lugia Movesets

Pokémon Go Lugia Counters, Pokémon Go
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It is important to know what moves Lugia has in its Arsenal that it can use when either captured or about to get defeated. As stated before, Lugia uses psychic abilities as its attacks, hence it uses Extrasensory and Dragon Tail attacks as part of its psychic attacks and uses Future Sight, Sky attack, Hydro attack, and Aeroblast as the other charged attacks.

Best Counters against Lugia in Pokémon Go

Following is the list of the best counters that one can use against Lugia and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Gengar(Mega): Lick/ Shadow Ball
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder fang/ Wild Charge
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire fang/ Foul Play
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/ Payback
  • Gigalith: Smackdown/Powerbeam
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/ Power Gem
  • Glalie (Mega): Frost Breath/ Avalanche
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Discharge
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather ball
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/ Psychic
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail/ Outrage
  • Giratina: Dragon Tail/ Shadow Force
  • Rampardos (Mega): Smack Down/ Rock Slide
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/ Hydro cannon
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Togekiss: Charm/ Dazzling Gleam
  • Darkrai: Snarl/ Shadowball
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire spin/ Blast Burn
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/ Shadow Ball
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Weavile: Snarl/ Avalanche
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/ Stone edge
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish/ Shadowball
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish/ Shadowball
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Electivire: Thundershock/ Wild Charge
  • Magnezone: Spark/ Wild Charge
Pokémon Go Lugia Counters, Pokémon Go
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If players are facing Lugia in a battle for glory, they should keep these counters of different Pokemons in the back of their minds so that they can land the counter moves and deal the maximum damage possible. Hence as long as players would be using these moves with their respective Pokémons in the battle they would do just fine.

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