Conquer the Legendary Pokemon Lugia in this Pokemon GO raid battle strategy guide. Get tips on how to defeat it, recommended Pokemon & moves, CP to get 100% IV, and more!
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Recommended Pokemon Vs. Lugia
This recommended Pokemon list is based on the combo DPS and durability of the Pokemon, including strength & ease-of-use of their recommended moves.
|Rank||Pokemon||Recommended Moves||Combo DPS|
|1||Gengar|| Shadow Claw (*)|
|2||Gengar|| Lick (*)|
|4||Tyranitar|| Bite |
|5||Electivire|| Thunder Shock|
|6||Zapdos|| Thunder Shock (*)|
|7||Raikou|| Thunder Shock|
|8||Mewtwo|| Psycho Cut|
Shadow Ball (*)
|9||Tyranitar|| Bite |
|10||Weavile|| Feint Attack|
|11||Tyranitar|| Smack Down (*) |
|12||Rhyperior|| Smack Down |
|13||Banette|| Shadow Claw |
|14||Jolteon|| Thunder Shock|
|15||Jynx|| Frost Breath|
*These are Legacy Moves and are currently not available to learn in the game.
Battle Strategy Against Lugia
Best Pokemon To Use Vs. Lugia (Gengar)
A Gengar that is equipped with Legacy Moves such as Shadow Claw or Lick can be very powerful against Lugia. However, stay cautious as Gengar can easily be knocked out by Psychic attacks.
If Tyranitar Is In Recommended Pokemon, Lugia Has Psychic Moves
Check the recommended Pokemon list when your first enter the raid lobby. If Tyranitar is part of the list, don't bring your Gengar as Lugia will have Psychic attacks that will instantly take it down.
Use Tyranitar To Counter Psychic Type Moves
Tyranitar doesn't receive that much damage when hit with Psychic attacks, making it a great counter for Lugia's moves. Always include a Tyranitar in your party when challenging Lugia in a raid battle.
Bring Electric Types To Battle Lugia
Since Lugia is also a Flying Type Pokemon, it is weak to Electric attacks. Strong Pokemon such as Raikou, Zapdos, Electivire, and even Jolteon can use this advantage to bring down Lugia's health.
CP To Get 100% IV Lugia
CP 2115 Lugia Has 100% Individual Value (IV)
After defeating Lugia in the raid battle, you'll encounter it in a bonus capture challenge. If the Lugia appears with a CP of 2115, it has 100% Individual Value (IV).
100% IV Lugia Has CP 2645 When Its Windy
|CP On Normal Weather||Weather||Weather Boosted CP|
The Lugia you encounter will have a higher CP when the weather is windy. At CP 2645, it will have a 100% Individual Value or IV.
Individual Value (IV) Per CP Chart
You can also check Lugia's Individual Value (IV) beyond it being 100% value. You just need to check its CP once it appears after defeating it in the raid.
IV & CP Quick Reference Chart (98%)
Depending on the Individual Value, two Pokemon can still have the same CP.
Weather Boosted CP
Weather Boosted CP
Lugia's Type & Weakness Chart
Lugia Is Psychic/Flying With Many Weaknesses
Lugia's duality in Type makes it have many weaknesses. Though strong against Ground Pokemon, Lugia can receive high damage from Electric, Ghost, Dark, Ice, and Rock Type attacks.
Weakness & Damage Chart Against Lugia