Latios Raid Boss

Latios Pokemon GO Raid

Latios is a level 5 Legendary Raid boss in Pokemon GO, with 49323 Raid Boss CP and Dragon and Psychic typing. Latios is the blue colored part of the Eon Duo. Latios’ max capture combat power is as follows:

  • 2082 CP (no weather boost, lvl 20, 100% IV)
  • 2603 CP (Windy weather, lvl 25, 100% IV)

We recommend 4 – 5 players for a solid Latios raiding experience. Latios has a number of easily exploitable weaknesses, but Latios counters fall into two categories: Latios counters vs Solar Beam (non-Tyranitar) and Latios counters vs Dragon Claw (non-Dragons).

Latios counters, weaknesses and weather influence
Latios raid countersLatios
Weakness Dark Dragon
Bug Ghost
Fairy Ice
Boosted by Windy
Best Latios counters with moves
Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon
Articuno Frost Breath Ice Ice Beam Ice
Gardevoir Confusion Psychic Dazling Gleam Fairy
Scizor Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug
Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost

Latios is one of the most difficult fights we ever had to write a guide about. With its dual Dragon and Psychic typing, it seemed really simple to pick counters initially, right? No, not really, as its Attack stat is devastating, its move pool is complex and your counter selection will heavily depend on the opposing Latios’ moves.

Latios has access to the following moves:

  • Dragon Breath dragon (fast)
  • Zen Headbutt psychic (fast)
  • Psychic psychic (charge, 1 bar)
  • Dragon Claw dragon (charge, 3 bar)
  • Solar Beam grass (charge, 1 bar)

With that being said, the following setup is recommended to counter it:

  • vs Solar Beam: Rayquaza > Dragonite > Salamence > Latios > Scizor > Articuno
  • vs Dragon Claw: Tyranitar > Dragonite > Mewtwo > Latios > Gardevoir
  • vs Psychic: Rayquaza > Tyranitar > Dragonite > Latios > Mewtwo > Scizor

The obvious choice is always to pack a Rayquaza, a Dragonite, another Latios and whatever else you have that deals a lot of DPS. Be careful not to bring a Tyranitar to a Solar Beam Latios fight, and keep in mind that Dragon type counters will take super-effective damage if the opposing Latios has Dragon Breath and/or Dragon Claw.

Additional Latios Counters

  • Mew with Dragon Tail/Dazzling Gleam
  • Banette with Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Lugia with Dragon Tail/Sky Attack
  • Slowbro with Confusion/Ice Beam
  • Lapras with Ice moveset
  • Jynx with Ice moveset
  • Cloyster with Frost Breath/Blizzard
  • Kingdra with Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Granbull with any move combination that does not include Close Combat