Pokémon Go Landorus counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Meet the Abundance Pokémon in Pokémon Go!

Landorus, the final member of the legendary Forces of Nature trio from Gen 5, can now be found in Pokémon Go.

Like Thundurus and Tornadus before it, Landorus has two formes - Incarnate Forme and Therian Forme. This page focuses on how to capture the Incarnate Forme of Landorus in Pokémon Go.

Like other legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Landorus will be in five-star raids. There's also a chance that you'll encounter Landorus as a reward for battling in the Go Battle League.

On this page:

Landorus counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here are the counters and weaknesses for Landorus, which will help you add it to your Pokédex in Pokémon Go:

  • Landorus type: Flying and ground-type
  • Landorus is weak against: Ice and water-type
  • Landorus counters: Gyarados, Lapras, Swampert, Kyogre, Mamoswine, Weavile and Glaceon
  • Other Landorus notes: It's best to begin the battle with a strong ice-type Pokémon as they will cause more damage and use strong water-type Pokémon as backups.
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Landorus CP in Pokémon Go

When battling, and attempting to catch, Landorus in raids, you can expect the following CP levels:

  • Raid Boss CP - 46,044
  • Normal CP for catching Landorus - 1911
  • Weather Boost CP (Clear) for catching Landorus - 2389

Landorus Moveset in Pokémon Go

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Therian Forme Landorus

Landorus can use a variety of charged and fast moves in Pokémon Go, including:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Mud Shot (Ground)
  • Rock Throw (Rock)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Earth Power (Ground)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Outrage (Dragon)
  • Rock Slide (Rock)

2020 has seen several new features in Pokémon Go - Mega Evolutions, the A Mega Discovery Special Research, the arrival of Rocket Balloons, the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day.


Everything we know about Landorus

Landorus acts as the trio master for the Forces of Nature, which also includes Tornadus and Thundurus.

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Tornadus and Thundurus are the other members of the Forces of Nature trio.

As the trio master, its Landorus' duty to ensure that Tornadus and Thundurus don't wreak havoc on the Unova region. This led the humans of this land to construct a shrine for Landorus in thanks for its protection.

Like Tornadus and Thundurus, Landorus represents a different physical domain of the world. Landorus, unsurprisingly, represents the land we walk upon, which is why it's the one who protects it from the other members of the trio.

Landorus also takes inspiration from the kami, a holy being from Shinto mythology, Inari Ōkami, who was the kami of foxes, agriculture, rice and fertility just to name a few.

The Therian Forme for Landorus was released alongside Pokémon Dream Radar, which was an app for the Nintendo 3DS.

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