From September 1, popular Gen II Legendary Lugia will be available in Pokemon Go’s five-star raids. If you wish to defeat it, you’ll need to understand its moveset, vulnerabilities, and counters. The Season of Mischief begins on September 1st, immediately following the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword & Shield event. It not only includes new Research, spawns, and Hoopa’s long-awaited arrival, but it also includes the return of Lugia.
With the Aeroblast move, the beloved Psychic/Flying-type will be in five-star raids for a limited time. Here’s all you need to know about defeating it, including its vulnerabilities, counters, and moveset, among other things.
How to get Lugia in Pokemon Go
Lugia can only be obtained through five-star raids in Pokemon Go. You must destroy the Legendary and then catch it using the restricted number of Premier Balls allotted to you based on your performance in the raid; if you fail, try again.
From September 1 at 10 a.m. local time to September 14, at 10 a.m. local time, Lugia will be available. It is currently unknown who will take its place.
When a Johto ‘mon is caught, it will already know the Aeroblast Flying move, which is effective against Fighting, Bug, and Grass types.
Because Lugia is a dual Psychic/Flying-type Pokemon, it is vulnerable to Rock, Ghost, Electric, Ice, and Dark techniques, therefore players should bring their best Pokemon from these types into battle if they wish to win. The Legendary ‘mon, on the other hand, is particularly strong against Grass, Psychic, Ground, and Fighting types, so avoid them unless you want your butt given to you on a plate.
|Pokemon||Fast Move||Charged Attack|
|Galarian Darmanitan||Ice Fang||Avalanche|
|Thunderus (Therian Forme)||Thunder Shock||Thunderbolt|
Lugia has two possible Fast Moves and three possible Charged Attacks under its sleeve, and you won’t know which one it’ll use until it throws them at you, so expect a tough fight.
In Pokemon Go, here are all of Lugia’s possible moves:
- Dragon Tail (Dragon)
- Extrasensory (Psychic)
- Hydro Pump (Water)
- Sky Attack (Flying)
- Future Sight (Psychic)
Keep an eye out for Hydro Pump, as it will destroy any Rock and Ground counters you bring into battle. If you’re caught off surprise, Dragon Tail can be devastating.
At level 20, the Psychic/Flying-type has a CP range of 2,063 to 2,115, which increases to 2,579 to 2,645 when Weather Boosted with Windy weather.
Is Shiny Lugia in Pokemon Go?
Players, rejoice: Shiny Lugia has arrived in Pokemon Go. It can only be obtained through participating in five-star raids, with a slight possibility of receiving the rare variant.
If the Legendary ‘mon you beat isn’t Shiny, you’ll have to fight another until you find one that is. Best wishes!
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