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Legendary Pokemon Raid & EX Raid: Guide, Strategy, & Tips

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Read this Pokemon GO guide on the available legendary Pokemon to defeat in raids and EX raids! Learn about their weaknesses, recommended Pokemon and moves to bring to battle, & more.

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips

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Table of Contents

Latest Legendary Pokemon Info

Dialga Is New 5-Star Raid Boss

Pokemon GO Dialga Raid Battle Guide: Strategy & Tips
Raid Duration March 1, 2019 (Fri) - March 28, 2019 (Thurs)

Steel & Dragon Type Legendary Pokemon Dialga is making its way into 5-Star raids! Bring powerful Fighting Types to exploit its weaknesses.

Check Out Dialga Raid Guide Here!

Deoxys Attacks In EX Raids

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips

Starting Sep 21, 2018, Deoxys is the latest boss in the current EX raids available in Pokemon GO. It is a mythical Psychic Pokemon and it changes forms during its stay in the EX raids!

Deoxys Related Articles

Prepare For Other Legendary Pokemon To Appear

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips

Since there are still many legendary Pokemon that haven't appeared in Pokemon GO, it's best to keep them in mind and prepare to face them in the future. Think of their Types & weaknesses to prepare a strong roster to fight them.

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Best Pokemon Vs. Palkia & Deoxys

Past Legendary Pokemon Battles

Past Legendary Pokemon That Have Appeared

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Deoxys

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Deoxys's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
386 Psychic Icon None

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Tyranitar IconTyranitar [Bite / Crunch ]
- Skills and attacks are top tier
- Type is strong against Psychic Types
- IVs & max. CP limit is very high
Scizor IconScizor [Fury Cutter / X-Scissor]
- High attack power
- Psychic Types are weak against Bug Pokemon
Mewtwo IconMewtwo [Psycho Cut / Shadow Ball]
- Base stats are very high & powerful
- If Shadow Ball is learned, Psychic Types are weak against Ghost attacks
Check Out Deoxys's CP & IV Reference Chart

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Heatran

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Heatran's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
485 Fire Icon Steel Icon

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Groudon IconGroudon [Mud Shot / Earthquake
- Has high attack base stats & max. CP limit
- Ground Moves are very strong against Heatran
Rhyperior IconRhyperior [Mud-Slap / Earthquake]
- Ground Type moves can deal big damage to Heatran
- Top tier in HP and max. CP stats
Kyogre IconKyogre [Waterfall / Hydro Pump]
- Kyogre's Type is super effective against Heatran
- Has very strong Water moves
- Good HP stats & max. CP to last long in battle
Check Out Heatran Raid Battle Guide!

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Giratina

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Giratina's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
487 Ghost Icon Dragon Icon

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Rayquaza IconRayquaza [Dragon Tail / Outrage ]
- Dragon Type moves have high attack power
- Most moves are powerful
- Top tier in IVs & max. CP limit
Gengar IconGengar [Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball]
- Ghost Type moves are very strong
- Attack base stats are high
Dragonite IconDragonite [Dragon Tail / Outrage]
- Dragonite has excellent base stats
- Dragon Type moves have very high attack power
- Most of Dragonite's moves are extremely powerful
Check Out Giratina Raid Guide Here!

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Mewtwo

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Mewtwo's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
150 Psychic Icon None

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Tyranitar IconTyranitar [Bite / Crunch ]
- Skills and attacks are top tier
- Type is strong against Psychic Types
- IVs & max. CP limit is very high
Scizor IconScizor [Fury Cutter / X-Scissor]
- High attack power
- Psychic Types are weak against Bug Pokemon
Dragonite IconDragonite [Dragon Tail / Outrage]
- Dragonite has excellent base stats
- Move set is powerful & effective
Check Out Mewtwo Raid Battle Guide!

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Groudon

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Groudon's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
384 Ground Icon None

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Gyarados IconGyarados [Waterfall / Hydro Pump]
- Gyarados's moves are very strong
- Water attacks are super effective against Groudon
- Gyarados has high base attack stats
Exeggutor IconExeggutor [Bullet Seed / Solar Beam]
- Techniques are extremely powerful
- Exeggutor's base attack stats are very high
- Is weak against Groudon's "Fire Blast"
Ho-Oh IconHo-Oh [Extra Sensory / Solar Beam]
- Ho-Oh's Flying Type is resistant to Groudon's Type
- Has high HP to endure the battle
- "Solar Beam" becomes boosted in sunny weather
Check Out Giratina Raid Guide Here!

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Ho-Oh

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Ho-Oh's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
250 Fire Icon Flying Icon

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Tyranitar IconTyranitar [Bite / Stone Edge]
- Rock Type is strong against Fire & Flying
- IVs & max. CP limit is top tier
Golem IconGolem [Rock Throw / Stone Edge ]
- Golem's Rock Type moves are effective against both Ho-Oh's Types
- Fire attacks deal less damage to Golem
Omastar IconOmastar [Water Gun / Rock Blast]
- Water & Rock Type attacks are very effective
- Can resist Fire Type moves
Check Out Ho-Oh Raid Battle Guide!

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Entei

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Entei's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
244 Fire Icon None

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Rhydon IconRhydon [Mud-Slap / Stone Edge ]
- Rhydon's Ground Type moves are effective against Entei
- Rhydon's stats are powerful overall
- Due to its 2nd type, it can be vulnerable to Fire moves
Golem IconGolem [Rock Throw / Stone Edge ]
- Use Golem's Ground attacks to deal damage to Entei
- Has good defense for longer survivability
- Golem can be damaged by Entei's Fire Type moves
Vaporeon IconVaporeon [Water Gun / Hydro Pump]
- Use Vaporeon's Water Type moves to attack Entei
- Defense base stats are good for longer fight time
- Can be hurt by Entei's Fire damage

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Raikou

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Raikou's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
243 Electric Icon None

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Rhydon IconRhydon [Mud-Slap / Earthquake]
- Rhydon's Ground Type moves are powerful against Raikou
- Has high overall base statistics
- Electric moves deal less damage to Rhydon
Golem IconGolem [Mud-Slap / Earthquake]
- Golem's Ground attacks can deal strong damage to Electric Types
- Has good defense for longer survivability
- Electric attacks deal less damage
Dragonite IconDragonite [Dragon Tail / Outrage]
- Dragonite's base stats are top-tier and can be very powerful overall

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Suicune

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Suicune's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
245 Water Icon None

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Zapdos IconZapdos [Charge Beam / Zap Cannon]
- Zapdos's Electric attacks are super effective against Suicune
- Zapdos has high base attack statistics
Exeggutor IconExeggutor [Bullet Seed / Solar Beam]
- Use Exeggutor's Grass moves to attack Zapdos
- Exeggutor is not damaged much by Suicune's Water moves
- Has high overall base stats
Dragonite IconDragonite [Dragon Tail / Outrage]
- Dragonite's base stats are top-tier and can be very powerful overall

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Kyogre

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Kyogre's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
382 Water Icon None

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Raikou IconRaikou [Thunder Shock / Wild Charge]
- Raikou has one of the highest base stats in all Electric Types
- Techniques are easy to use
- Does not have a weak point against Kyogre
Exeggutor IconExeggutor [Bullet Seed / Solar Beam]
- Exeggutor's attack base stats are among the highest in its Type
- Solar Beam is extremely powerful against Kyogre
- Is weak against Kyogre's Blizzard move
Zapdos IconZapdos [Charge Beam / Zap Cannon]
- Has one of the strongest base stats in Electric Types
- Can fall when hit by Kyogre's Blizzard move
Check Out Kyogre Raid Guide Here!

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Latios

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Latios's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
381 Dragon Icon Psychic Icon

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Dragonite IconDragonite [Dragon Tail / Outrage]
- Dragonite has high base stats for attack
- Dragon Type moves are super effective against Latios
- Is also weak to fellow Dragon Type moves
Tyranitar IconTyranitar [Bite / Stone Edge]
- Dark Type attacks are powerful against Latios
- Has high HP & can survive longer in battle
- Is weak against Latios's Solar Beam
Scizor IconScizor [Fury Cutter / X-Scissor]
- Bug Type moves are very effective against Psychic Pokemon
- Can defend well against Psychic attacks
- Has lower defense & can faint fast

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Latias

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Latias's Moves & Stats Here!
Pokemon No. Type 1 Type 2
380 Dragon Icon Psychic Icon

Recommended Pokemon Line-Up

Pokemon [Normal Attack / Charge Attack]
Criteria For Recommendation
Dragonite IconDragonite [Dragon Tail / Outrage]
- Dragonite has high base stats for attack
- Dragon Type moves are super effective against Latias
- Is also weak to fellow Dragon Type moves
Tyranitar IconTyranitar [Bite / Stone Edge]
- Dark Type attacks are powerful against Latias
- Has high HP & can survive longer in battle
- Is weak against Latias's Solar Beam
Scizor IconScizor [Fury Cutter / X-Scissor]
- Bug Type moves are very effective against Psychic Pokemon
- Can defend well against Psychic attacks
- Has lower defense & can faint fast

Legendary Pokemon Raid Summary

Battle Duration Is 300 Seconds

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips

The entire battle takes place in 300 seconds. You need to defeat the legendary Pokemon within this time frame or you won't be able to capture it.

No Legendary Raid Pass Is Needed

Legendary Pokemon Raid EX Raid Guide Strategy Tips

You don't need to have a special raid pass to participate in legendary Pokemon battles. You just need the regular raid pass & the EX raid pass for their respective raids.

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