Pokémon Go Latios counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Latios, one of the Eon Duo, has flown into Pokémon Go.

Latios, one of the legendary Eon Pokémon, has appeared in Pokémon Go.

The male counterpart to Latias, Latios is a member of the legendary Eon Duo, which make their home in the Hoenn region.

Like all legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Latios is available in five-star raids, so, if you want to add this Gen 3 legendary Pokémon to your Pokédex, it's time to visit the nearest gym.

You might even catch a shiny Latios.

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Latios counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find a list of counters and weaknesses for Latios:

  • Latios type: Dragon and psychic-type
  • Latios is weak against: Bug, dark, dragon, fairy, ghost and ice-type
  • Latios counters: Gengar, Dragonite, Mewtwo, Tyranitar, Salamence, Rayquaza, Darkrai, Darkrai and Garchomp
  • Other Latios notes: Dragon is the type of choice when battling Latios. If you don't have many strong dragon-type Pokémon, then a range of ghost or ice-type Pokémon will also help you take Latios down.
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Latios CP in Pokémon Go

Latios will have the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 52,220
  • Normal CP for catching Latios - 2090 to 2178
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) for catching Latios - 2613 to 2723

Thank you to fabianfl111 from reddit for the help with this information.

Latios Moveset in Pokémon Go

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Latios can learn and use a variety of moves in Pokémon Go, including:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Dragonbreath (Dragon)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Dragon Claw (Dragon)
  • Psychic (Psychic)
  • Solar Beam (Grass)

Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League - which is currently highlighting the Master League - and soon, Clone Pokémon. We've also recently had the Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus evenings, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day, plus a new Giovanni counters quest - the latest being The Shadowy Threat Grows. There is also an upcoming paid in-game event, A Drive for Discovery.


Everything we know about Latios

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Latias - the other member of the Eon Duo.

Latios first appeared in Pokémon Go during April 2018 in Africa and the Americas. It could be fought in raids until May of that year, where it switched locations with Latias and became available in both Europe and Asia.

This legendary Pokémon has also been available through research task breakthroughs and special raid events.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are the first mainline Pokémon games that Latios appeared in While it was a roaming Pokémon in Ruby, Latios could only be found in Pokémon Sapphire if the player had an Eon Ticket. These tickets were only available at distribution events or by using the Eon Ticket e-Card with the e-Reader for the Game Boy Advance.

Latios shares its category, Eon, with Latias, which is how they got the nickname - the Eon Duo. It's possible that their category refers to the concept of aeons in Gnosticism. This is the idea that aeons are the immaterial beings of concepts that exist in pairs of males and females, which are emanated from God.

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Lottie Lynn is Eurogamer's guides writer. She likes exploring new games and still has nightmares about the moon from Majora's Mask.

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