Pokemon Go has brought another fan favorite Legend back for a limited time. As part of the game’s anime-tied event, Lugia has been back in 5-star Raid battles until Nov. 16. The legendary Diving Pokemon has been around a number of times since its in-game debut. in 2017, but it’s well worth capturing even if you already have, as this time it knows the powerful Flying action Air explosion. If you need help conquering Legendary, we’ve put together a few tips to help you defeat and capture a Lugia below.
Lugia Raid Hours
Lugia will return to the Five Star Raid starting at 1pm PT / 4pm ET on November 5 and it will remain in-game until the same time on Monday, November 16 – Give you more than a week to fight and catch it. Since raids are not scheduled, Lugia Raids will periodically take place during Legendary’s time as a Raid boss, but you’ll get an in-game notification when a match is about to start at a nearby Gym there.
As usual, your best chance of meeting Lugia will happen during Niantic’s Weekly Raid Time event, which takes place every Wednesday night from 6-7pm local time. There will only be one Hour of Lugia Raid before the Legendary Pokemon leaves the game again; it happened on Wednesday, November 11So make sure you don’t miss that chance to get it.
Lugia’s weakness and counter
Even though it lives on the seabed in Pokemon lore, Lugia is actually a Psychic and Flying-type, which gives it some weaknesses you can exploit. Its Psychic entry means it’s prone to Dark and Ghost PokemonSo some great monsters to use against Tyranitar, Weavile, Darkrai, Giratina, Chandeliersand Gengar. However, keep in mind that Gengar is also part of Poison, which means it will take super effective damage if Lugia learns of a Psychic attack.
Lugia’s flying opens up some weaknesses, namely electricity, Iceand Pokemon rock. Electivire, Raikouand Zapdos is some great electricity; Mamoswine, Glaceonand Articuno are good options when it comes to Ice Pokemon; and Rhyperior, Terracionand Gigalith are some of the game’s most powerful rock Pokemon. Alolan Golem is a good choice to use as it has both Rock and Electric.
Types to avoid
While Bug Pokemon usually have an advantage over Psychic types, you’ll want to avoid using most of them against Lugia; not only do they take super effective damage from the Aeroblast, their Bug attacks will only deal neutral damage to Lugia thanks to its Flying move. Combat Pokemon are also weak for Flying moves, while Poison Pokemon will take super effective damage from any Psychic attack Lugia has.
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