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Pokemon GO Lampent Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses & More

Here’s everything you need to defeat a 4-Star Lampent Raid in Pokemon GO, including which Pokemon are best to counter it!

While Legendary and Mega Pokemon are the toughest to beat, 4-star Raid bosses can also prove to be a challenge if you aren’t prepared.

Lampent is appearing as a Tier 4 Raid boss during Litwick Community Day and many players might need some help on how to defeat it.

Here’s everything you need to know to beat Lampent Raids in Pokemon GO.

Lampent Pokemon GO Pokedex

How to Beat Lampent in Pokemon GO Raids

As Lampent is a Tier 4 Raid boss, you will need a team of at least 3 to 5 Pokemon trainers to defeat it. Additionally, you will want to use Pokemon that can counter it.

Before you find out more, be sure to learn the top tips for winning Pokemon GO Raids!

When is Lampent in Pokemon GO Raids?

Lampent is in Pokemon GO Raids from 5 PM – 10 PM local time on October 12, 2022. This is part of the Litwick Community Day!

As this is a Community Day Raid, you won’t be able to use Remote Raid Passes. Therefore, you’ll have to go to Gyms to take part in the battles.

Pokemon GO Litwick Community Day

Lampent Type

Lampent is a Ghost/Fire type Pokemon. This means it has 5 weaknesses and a whopping 9 resistances for players to consider before battling it.

Lampent Weaknesses

  • Dark
  • Ghost
  • Ground
  • Rock
  • Water

Attacks of the above types deal 160% damage to Lampent. Therefore, you’ll want to fill your battle team with Pokemon of these types.

Lampent Resistances

  • Bug (double resistance)
  • Fighting (double resistance)
  • Normal (double resistance)
  • Fairy
  • Fire
  • Grass
  • Ice
  • Poison
  • Steel

Bug, Fighting, and Normal attacks deal just 39% damage to Lampent. Meanwhile, the rest of the above types deal 63% damage.

Best Pokemon to Counter Lampent in Raids

The best Pokemon to use in Lampent Raids are Mega Gengar, Mega Aerodactyl, and Mega Blastoise.

Therefore, you’ll definitely want to know how to earn Mega Energy in Pokemon GO before you go into battle!

Additionally, there are other great options like Rampardos and Hydreigon that players can use. Here are our top 10 choices for Lampent Raids:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickSludge Bomb
Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl Pokemon GORock ThrowRock Slide
Mega BlastoisePokemon GO Mega BlastoiseWater GunHydro Cannon
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GOBite Brutal Swing
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse
Therian Forme LandorusLandorus Therian Forme Pokemon GOMud ShotEarthquake
RhyperiorRhyperior Pokemon GOMud-SlapRock Wrecker
KyogreKyogre Pokemon GOWaterfallSurf
KinglerKingler Pokemon GOBubbleCrabhammer

If you want to take part in more Raids, here’s how to get more Raid Passes in Pokemon GO!

Is There a Shiny Lampent in Pokemon GO?

There is a shiny Lampent in Pokemon GO but it cannot be obtained from Raid battles.

To get a shiny Lampent, you must first catch a shiny Litwick. You can then evolve it into a shiny Lampent with 25 Litwick Candy.

The shiny variant of Lampent has a pink flame and blue eyes instead of a blue flame and yellow eyes.

Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chances of catching shinies.

Shiny Lampent Pokemon GO Pokedex

Lampent Attacks

These are all of the attacks that Lampent can learn:

Fast Attacks

  • Astonish (Ghost)
  • Ember (Fire)

Charged Attacks

  • Heat Wave (Fire)
  • Flame Burst (Fire)
  • Energy Ball (Grass)

The best combination of attacks for Lampent is Ember and Flame Burst.

If you want to change the attacks your Pokemon know make sure to find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO!

Lampent Stats

StatValue
Attack169
Defense115
HP155
Maximum CP 1931

How to Evolve Lampent into Chandelure

To evolve Lampent into Chandelure in Pokemon GO, you need 100 Litwick Candy as well as an Unova Stone.

Check out the guides below for help if you need these items:

Litwick Lampent Chandelure Pokemon GO

If you need more coins to buy Raid Passes, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the fastest way to earn PokeCoins in Pokemon GO!

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