Lugia is level 5 or Legendary Level Raid Boss. It is one of the Legendary Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. As it is Legendary level, it can not be defeated solo. Number of minimum trainers needed is still doubtful, few on Reddit clams it can be defeated by as few as 10 players, but we recommend at least 12 trainers to take it down.
As Lugia is a PSYCHIC and type, and it’s got a few very strong counters.
CP of Lugia Raid Boss is 42753 CP and it can have Max Capture CP of 2056.
Lugia Raid Counters
|Bite – DARK||Crunch – DARK|
|Bite – DARK||Stone Edge – ROCK|
|Rock Throw – ROCK||Stone Edge – ROCK|
|Thunder Shock – ELECTRIC||Thunderbolt – ELECTRIC|
|Thunder Shock – ELECTRIC||Discharge – ELECTRIC|
|Frost Breath – ICE||Avalanche – ICE|
|Shadow Claw – GHOST||Shadow Ball – GHOST|
Please remember Legendary Raids and not meant to fought alone, so do not try to solo it, go with a group. Other thing is always use Pokemon which are strong against the Legendary and have the right movesets.
Lugia is week against ELECTRIC, DARK, ICE, GHOST and ROCK type moves and takes Super Effective damage from them, due to its dual PSYCHIC and FLYING type. Best Pokemon to use against Lugia is Tyrantar with Bite – Stone Edge/Crunch, then Golem with Rock Throw – Stone Edge.
Lugia Raid Boss with Hydro Pump will cause issues as most of it counters are weak against Hydro Pump, so it becomes there counter.
In addition, all STEEL and PSYCHIC type Pokemon take reduced damage from PSYCHIC type moves.
Also STEEL, ROCK and ELECTRIC type take reduced damage from FLYING type moves, so keep that in mind.
These Pokemon are weaker than the counters mentioned above, but they are still viable, especially in large raid groups:
- Steelix with Iron Tail/ Crunch
- Jynx with Frost Breath/ Avalanche
- Slowbro with Water Gun/ Ice Beam
- Slowking with Water Gun/ Blizzard
- Umbreon with Snarl/ Foul Play
- Houndoom with Snarl/ Foul Play
Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:
- Ampharos with Charge Beam/ Zap Cannon
- Magcargo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
- Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
- Granbull with Snarl/ Crunch
- Lantur with Charge Beam/ Thunderbolt
- Kabutops with Rock Smash/ Ancient Power