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Pokémon Go Lickitung counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about Lickitung and its massive tongue in Pokémon Go.

Lickitung, the aptly categorised licking Pokémon, is once again appearing in raids in Pokémon Go.

Lickitung is one of the original 151 Pokémon and only received a second stage evolution in the form of Lickilicky upon the release of Gen 4.

In Pokémon Go, Lickitung is a four-star raid boss and, if you're lucky, you might get the opportunity to catch a shiny version of this long tongued Pokémon.

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Lickitung counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

If you're planning on battling Lickitung, then check out its counters and weaknesses:

  • Lickitung type: Normal-type
  • Lickitung is weak against: Fighting-type Pokémon
  • Lickitung counters: Primeape, Poliwrath, Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Lucario, Conkeldurr and Toxicroak
  • Other Lickitung notes: The best way to tackle a Lickitung is to go all in with your strongest fighting-type Pokémon; it won't be able to survive a series of powerful Machamp or Lucario.

Lickitung CP in Pokémon Go

Based upon Lickitung's previous appearance as a fourth star raid boss, it should have the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 14,386
  • Normal CP for catching Lickitung - 806
  • Weather Boost (Partly Cloudy) for catching Lickitung - 1,008

Lickitung Moveset in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the possible moves that Lickitung can always learn in Pokémon Go. If you caught one during its special raid event on February 15th 2020, however, it should have Body Slam as its charged attack.

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Lick (Ghost)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Hyper Beam (Normal)
  • Power Whip (Grass)
  • Stomp (Normal)

The Season of Adventures Abound is here! The Party Up! event is currently running and players who didn't earn a Master Ball via Timed Investigation: Master Ball can purchase the Special Research: Master Ball quest. Party Play - Pokémon Go's multiplayer feature - is here, along with the Welcome Party quest. Be sure to fight in the Go Battle League, compete in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Everything we know about Lickitung


Lickitung is proof of how weird Pokémon can be, because, somehow, it manages to fit its tongue, which is seven foot long, into its 3'11” body.

The Akaname, a yōkai from Japanese mythology, is a possible inspiration for Lickitung, due to how similar they are in appearance. Both the Akaname and Lickitung are depicted as having clawed feet and, of course, a very, very, very long tongue.

Lickitung gained a second stage evolution upon the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, where the Gen 4 Pokémon, Lickilicky, was introduced.

In the mainline Pokémon games, Lickitung has to know the move Rollout and then level up to evolve into Lickilicky. Meanwhile, in Pokémon Go, you must use a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Lickitung candy to begin this evolution.

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