Lugia

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
8.5
Lugia
216.00 kg Weight
5.21 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3598
ATK 193
DEF 323
STA 212
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Extrasensory is clearly Lugia’s best quick move. It has STAB and the majority of Lugia’s targets are Poison or Fighting-type.
  • Dragon Tail lags behind in usefulness, but it does provide neutral coverage for Lugia should you use it to take on Psychic-type Pokemon.
  • In a vacuum, Future Sight is on par with Sky Attack. However, Future Sight shares the same type as Extrasensory and therefore is slightly more useful.
  • Hydro Pump isn’t a bad charge move, but it's sub-par on Lugia. Many other Pokemon make better use of it as direct counters and have STAB to boot.
Rating Explanation:

Lugia is the much anticipated first released cover legendary species in Pokemon GO. In the main series games, cover legendaries are known for being an in-game win button. Does this apply for Lugia in Pokemon GO?

Relative to expectations, Lugia is somewhat disappointing. Its stats are heavily slanted towards defense, which is not ideal in the current raid-centered metagame. Because it is a legendary species, Lugia is also prevented from utilizing its bulk as a defender. So its role is primarily as a bulky Psychic-type attacker, which isn't the kind of niche worthy of a legendary.

That said, Lugia can play an important role in raids against bosses weak to the Psychic type, supplementing adequate attacking power with massive bulk. It runs through gyms without breaking a sweat and anchors teams far better than Snorlax and Blissey. By no means is Lugia bad, but it doesn't usurp Dragonite and Tyranitar as kings of the metagame.

Fast Moves
+ 13.09
12
True DPS:
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.10
0.20
10.91
10.91
13.64
+ 16.36
15
True DPS:
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.10
0.20
8.18
13.64
17.05
Charge Moves
+ 42.00
70
True DPS:
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Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.00
0.20
0.00
-50
35.00
43.75
+ 47.27
130
True DPS:
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.30
2.10
0.00
-100
39.39
49.24
+ 53.33
120
True DPS:
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.70
1.30
0.00
-100
44.44
55.56
Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.

Lugia can be tricky to counter well due to its variety of charge moves. Overall, Tyranitar and Zapdos are you best bets against all of Lugia’s movesets. For “Good” counters and “Tanks” (and to a slight extent “Glass”) their usefulness often alters with Lugia’s moveset. For example, against Hydro Pump Lugia, a level 35+ Gyarados moves from “Good” to “Supreme” but against all other iterations of Lugia it’s just “Good.”

You can “tell” what charge move Lugia might have through the game’s auto-select choices. If you have a powerful Tyranitar and it isn’t auto-selected, you’re likely up against a Hydro Pump Lugia. In this situation, Gyarados, Dragonite, and Lapras are more useful than usual and Golem becomes “Glass”. The below rankings are meant to reflect what’s good to use and how they rate against all Lugia sets, not just specific movesets. We would like to reiterate that even against Hydro Pump Lugia, Tyranitar and Zapdos are still “Supreme.”
Supreme Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Bite Stone EdgeCrunch
Good Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Bite CrunchHydro Pump
Glass Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Frost Breath Avalanche
Fast Move Charge Move
Snarl Foul Play
Tank Counters
Other
Flee Rate 4.0 %
Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Psychic/Flying

- 1.4x -
1.4x - .51x
- - 1.4x
.714x .51x 1.4x
- - .714x
1.4x - -

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Flying Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Psychic Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve
Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014450
2001.592105
2002139159
2002.5187213
4003235268
4003.5282322
4004330376
4004.5377431
6005425485
6005.5473539
6006520593
6006.5568648
8007615702
8007.5663756
8008711811
8008.5758865
10009806919
10009.5853974
1000109011028
100010.59461079
1300119911131
130011.510361182
13001210811234
130012.511261285
16001311711336
160013.512161388
16001412611439
160014.513061490
19001513511542
190015.513971593
19001614421645
190016.514871696
22001715321747
220017.515771799
22001816221850
220018.516671902
25001917121953
250019.517572004
25002018022056
250020.518472107
30002118922159
300021.519372210
30002219822261
300022.520272313
35002320722364
350023.521172416
35002421632467
350024.522082518
40002522532570
400025.522982621
40002623432673
400026.523882724
45002724332776
450027.524782827
45002825232878
450028.525682930
50002926132981
500029.526583033
50003027033084
500030.527263110
60003127483136
600031.527713161
60003227943187
600032.528163213
70003328393238
700033.528613264
70003428843290
700034.529063315
80003529293341
800035.529513367
80003629743392
800036.529963418
90003730193444
900037.530413470
90003830643495
900038.530863521
100003931093547
1000039.531313572
100004031543598
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