Best Lugia Raid Counters for Johto Event 2022

Lugia Raid

Best Lugia Raid Counters for Johto Event 2022

The Pokemon Go Johto tour event will take place this weekend on February 26th from 9 AM to 9 PM local time. During the event, both trainers who purchase an event ticket and those who are playing on Saturday will have the opportunity to catch Pokemon first found in the Johto region. During the event, trainers will have a higher chance to encounter shiny versions of the Johto Pokemon. Johto tour event ticket holders will have an increased chance beyond the normal amount based on the side they choose (Gold/Silver). During the event, trainers will receive additional raid passes. While the event is ongoing,  Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Ho-OH, and Lugia raids will spawn.

Lugia Raid Stats

  • Lugia is a Psychic, Flying-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Rock, Ghost Electric, Ice, and Dark-type moves.
  • Lugia’s Raid CP is 45925
  • Lugia’s Base HP is 235
  • Its Attack is 193 and Defense is 310
  • The Base catch CP is between 2028 – 2115
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2535- 2645
  • It is Weather Boosted by Windy weather
  • Its fast moves can be  Dragon Tail or Extrasensory
  • Its Charged moves can be Hydro Pump, Sky Attack, or Future Sight.

Lugia’ Raid Counters

Going into the Lugia Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with stat or attacks. Overall, Lugia is the easier of the two flying Johto  Legendary Bird Pokemon to take down in Pokemon Go. The Lugia raid can be easily completed by a team of 2 to 4 high-level trainers; a team of 5 to 20 trainers can be a bit of an overkill but is necessary to earn additional balls. Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar or Mega Aerodactyl will make trainer’s lives easier. Ultimately, you will want to use rock, electric, ice dark, ghost-type Pokemon or moves. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Grass, Psychic, Fighting, or Ground-type Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the Lugia raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.


  • Mega Gengar – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Thundurus – Volt Switch & Thunderbolt
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam & Wild Charge
  • Rampardos – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Darkrai – Snarl & Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure – Hex & Shadow Ball


  • Mega Manectric – Thunder Fang & Wild Charge
  • Mega Houndoom – Snarl & Foul Play
  • Mega Aerodactyl – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Mega Absol – Snarl & Payback
  • Mega Gyarados – Bite & Crunch
  • Mega Ampharos – Volt Switch & Zap Cannon
  • Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow & Weather Ball
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down & Rock Wrecker
  • Weavile – Snarl & Avalanche
  • Hoopa – Astonish & Shadow Ball
  • Giratina – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang & Avalanche
  • Electivire – Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
  • Yveltal – Snarl & Dark Pulse
  • Raikou – Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
  • Zapdos – Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt
  • Terrakion – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Electrode – Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
  • Walrein – Powder Snow & Blizzard
  • Aggron – Smack Down & Rock Tomb
  • Sudowoodo – Rock Throw & Rock Tomb
  • Regice – Frost Breath & Thunder
  • Gigalith – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Regirock – Rock Throw & Stone Edge

Remember, all base versions of the Mega Pokemon listed above can be useful in order to take down the Lugia raid. The Lugia raid provides trainers with a variety of options to take it down. If lucky, you could encounter a shiny Lugia. Remember, Shadow Apex Lugia will be available during the Johto event. Once the event is over, the Speed forme Deoxys raid will return.

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