Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Luxio

Guide for the best counters against Luxio during Battle Raids!

Luxio is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which has a black mane that covers most of the parts on its head. Its front legs have two yellow band-like markings and its black triangular marking moves down to its front leg too. It is not a very difficult opponent to fight against. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Luxio in the best way possible.

Luxio in Pokémon Go

Luxio is a pure-type Electric Pokémon with a maximum Raid Boss CP of 10949. It is vulnerable to Grass, Water, Fighting, Ground, Ice, and Steel-type attacks. It also has 2x weakness towards Water-type attacks. High-level players with ideal counters will be able to defeat it easily while level players and those who have no optimal counters will need to form duos in order to have a chance at winning.

Luxio Movesets

Pokémon Go Luxio Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Luxio are Spark and Wild Charge. Both of them have a combined DPS of 51.8 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Bite and Crunch.

Best counters against Luxio in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Luxio and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot) Earthquake
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power 
  • Rhyperior; Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Charizard (Mega X): Dragon Breath/Blast Burn
  • Steelix (Mega): Thunder Fang/Earthquake
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Lopunny (Mega): Pound/Hyper Beam
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire Fang/Foul Play
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump 
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Kangaskhan (Mega): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
Pokémon Go Luxio
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Luxio doesn’t have too many good moves in its moveset and it also has a 2x weakness towards Water. Apart from that it is also weak towards several other counter types too. All of these factors add up and make it quite an easy opponent to fight against with the right set of counters.

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