Lugia is a classic Legendary Pokemon that initially appeared in Gen 2. If you want to catch one in Pokemon GO, you must first defeat Lugia in a Tier 5 Raid.

To beat Lugia Raids in Pokemon GO, you will want to have a team of at least five high-level Pokemon trainers to battle it.

All of these trainers should also have strong Pokemon to counter Lugia if you want to stand a chance of winning!

Also, for some extra help, find out the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids!

What Type is Lugia?

Lugia is a Psychic/Flying-type Pokemon. This combination of types means that it is weak to five different types of attacks but also resists four types.

This number of weaknesses makes Lugia pretty easy to counter, which is handy for players who are after the ultra-rare shiny Lugia and will have to win the Raid multiple times!

Pokemon GO Lugia

Lugia Weaknesses

Lugia is weak to the following five types of attacks in Pokemon GO:

  • Dark
  • Electric
  • Ghost
  • Ice
  • Rock

All of these attack types deal 160% damage to Lugia, so you’ll want to exploit these weaknesses when battling Lugia in Pokemon GO Raids.

Find out the strongest Pokemon of each of the types that Lugia is weak to:

Lugia Resistances

Lugia has four different resistances in Pokemon GO:

  • Fighting (Double Resistance)
  • Ground (Double Resistance)
  • Grass
  • Psychic

Fighting and Ground-type attacks deal just 39% damage to Lugia, while Grass and Psychic-type attacks deal 63% damage.

Lugia Phone Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Lugia in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Lugia in Pokemon GO Raids include Xurkitree, Zekrom, Darkrai, and Hydreigon.

For some additional firepower, as well as bonuses for Pokemon which share a type, we also suggest using a Mega Pokemon. Some of the best choices are Mega Gengar, Mega Manectric, and Mega Houndoom.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use in Lugia Raids and their strongest attacks:

Pokemon GO Mega GengarMega GengarLick
Shadow Ball
Mega Manectric Pokemon GOMega ManectricThunder Fang
Wild Charge
Mega Houndoom Pokemon GOMega HoundoomSnarl
Foul Play
Xurkitree Pokemon GOXurkitreeThunder Shock
Pokemon GO ZekromZekromCharge Beam
Fusion Beam
Darkrai Pokemon GODarkraiSnarl
Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Pokemon GOHydreigonBite
Brutal Swing
Giratina Pokemon GO (Origin)Giratina (Origin Forme)Shadow Claw
Shadow Force
Pokemon GO RampardosRampardosSmack Down
Rock Slide
Pokemon GO Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme Thundurus Volt Switch

To prepare yourself for this Legendary Raid battle, ensure you know the fastest ways to farm Candy and how to get Elite fast and Charged TMs. These will let you power up and teach your Pokemon attacks much easier!

Lugia Raid Pokemon GO

When is Lugia in Pokemon GO Raids?

Lugia is in Tier 5 Pokemon GO Raids from March 28 to April 10, 2023. The best time to catch one during this period is during the Pokemon GO Lugia Raid Hour!

Mega Alakazam will also be in Pokemon GO Raids on these dates. Find out the best Pokemon to counter Mega Alakazam so you can easily defeat this Pokemon too.

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