Lugia Raid guide


Lugia is a legendary pokemon from the Johto region. According to Pokemon Go “Lugia’s wings pack devastating power – a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokemon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea”

Lugia is appearing in 5* raids from September 1st 2021 to September 14th 2021 at 10am Local time. This is not the first time Lugia has been in 5* raids.

It has:

HP 235

Defence 310

Attack 193

Lugia is number 249 in the Pokedex. It is a dual Psychic and Flying type Pokemon. It has five weaknesses. These are Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice and Rock.

Its Raid boss CP is 45.925

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 2028-2115
  • Weather boosted: 2535- 2645

Lugia is weather boosted by Windy weather



Lugia has a decent moveset. It has 2 fast moves and 4 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Extrasensory (Psychic)
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon)

Its charge moves are:

  • Futuresight (Psychic)
  • Sky Attack (Flying)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Aeroblast (Flying, Legacy move)

Counters to Lugia

Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice and Rock are the types that Lugia is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:


  • Charge Beam (fast move)
  • Wild Charge (Charge move)

Mega Gengar

  • Lick (Fast move – Legacy move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Snarl (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)

Giratina (Origin)

  • Shadow Claw (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Smack Down (Fast move)
  • Rock Slide (Charge move)

Thundurus (Therian form)

  • Volt Switch (Fast move)
  • Thunderbolt (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include Rhyperior, Gyarados (Mega), Houndoom (Mega), Manectric (Mega), Chandelure and Weavile

How many Lugia will you be raiding?!

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