Lugia, the legendary psychic and flying-type Pokémon, has returned to Pokémon Go.
Known as both the diving Pokémon and the guardian of the seas, Lugia hails from the Johto region. Alongside Ho-oh, it's also a member of the Tower duo.
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Lugia counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go
Here's a list of Lugia's counters and weaknesses to help you defeat it:
- Lugia type: Psychic and flying-type
- Lugia is weak against: Dark, electric, ghost, ice and rock-type
- Lugia counters: Gengar, Zapdos, Mewtwo Tyranitar, Raikou, Luxray, Weavile and Electrivire
- Other Lugia notes: It's a good idea to begin the battle with a strong Pokémon like Tyranitar, before moving to an electric type, such as Luxray, to finish the battle.
Lugia CP in Pokémon Go
Lugia should have the following CP ranges:
- Raid Boss CP - 45,925 CP
- Normal CP for catching Lugia - 2,115 CP
- Weather Boost CP (Windy) for catching Lugia - 2,645 CP
Lugia Moveset in Pokémon Go
There's a variety of fast and charged moves that Lugia can use in Pokémon Go, which are:
Possible Fast Moves:
- Dragon Tail (Dragon)
- Extrasensory (Psychic)
Possible Charged Moves:
- Future Sight (Psychic)
- Hydro Pump (Water)
- Sky Attack (Flying)
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Everything we know about Lugia
Lugia made its first appearance in Pokémon Gold and Silver. Alongside Ho-oh, Lugia is one of the first legendary Pokémon to be used as a mascot for a mainline Pokémon game, featuring on the box art for Pokémon Silver.
Unlike other legendary mascot Pokémon, it's possible to catch both Lugia and Ho-oh in Pokémon Gold and Silver. Lugia can be found deep below the Whirl Islands, though you need a Silver Wing to find it.
As a member of the Tower duo, it's partner being Ho-oh, Lugia is represents the guardian of the seas. It's also known as being the trio master of the legendary birds.
Lugia appears to be inspired by Ryūjin - a dragon from the Shinto religion, which was god of the sea. Ryūjin was said to live in Ryūgū-jō, which was an underwater palace built out of coral. Here Ryūjin would control the tides and currents of the sea, which is similar to Lugia's ability to control the weather.
Its design also resembles a dragon, which, considering it's counterpart Ho-oh resembles a phoenix, draws connotations to duality of yin and yang duality in Eastern mythology. Lugia is the water dragon, connected to yang, while Ho-oh is the firebird, linked to yin.