Latios and Latias are back in Pokemon Go for a limited time. The Eon Pokemon are once again appearing in five-star Raids as part of the game’s Lunar New Year event, giving you another chance to catch the Legendaries if you’ve previously missed them. If you need a bit of help, we’ve rounded up some tips on how to beat and catch Latios and Latias.
Latios And Latias Raid Schedule
Latios and Latias are both appearing as five-star Raid bosses from February 9-20, giving you a little over a week to catch them. To participate in one of these Raids, you’ll need to have either a standard Raid Pass (to join the battle in-person) or a Remote Raid Pass (to join remotely). You can receive a free Raid Pass by spinning the Photo Disc at a PokeStop, but you can only hold one of these free passes at a time.
Your best chance to catch the Legendaries will come on Wednesday, February 17, when Niantic hosts its weekly Raid Hour event. From 6-7 PM local time that evening, Latios and Latias Raids will be occurring at more Gyms, giving you extra chances to battle and catch the Legendaries.
Latios And Latias Weaknesses And Counters
Both Latios and Latias are Psychic and Dragon Pokemon, which means they have the same weaknesses. The Legendaries are vulnerable to Dark, Bug, Ghost, Ice, Fairy, and other Dragon types, giving you plenty of options to use in battle against them.
Dark and Fairy Pokemon in particular are great counters as they resist Psychic and Dragon attacks, respectively, but Pokemon of any of the aforementioned types will be helpful when battling Latios and Latias. Here are some solid choices for each type:
- Dark: Mega Houndoom, Tyranitar, Weavile, Darkrai
- Bug: Scizor, Mega Beedrill, Genesect, Pinsir
- Ghost: Mega Gengar, Giratina, Chandelure, Mismagius
- Ice: Mamoswine, Mega Abomasnow, Galarian Darmanitan, Glaceon
- Fairy: Clefable, Granbull, Gardevoir, Togekiss, Alolan Ninetales
- Dragon: Garchomp, Salamence, Rayquaza, Dragonite
Types To Avoid
As Psychic Pokemon, Latios and Latias have an advantage over Poison and Fighting types, so you’ll want to avoid using any of those kinds of Pokemon before jumping into a Raid. As previously mentioned, Dragon Pokemon are also weak against their own type, so any Dragon monsters you use against Latios and Latias will take super-effective damage in return if the Legendaries know a Dragon-type attack. Keep these tips in mind and you should have little trouble defeating the Eon Pokemon.
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