Lairon Raid Guide



Lairon is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go. Lairon evolves into Aggron, a defensive behemoth that will have its mega evolution debut in the Test Your Mettle event.

Being a Steel and Rock type, it is weak to the Fighting, Ground and Water types. It is worth noting that Lairon is double weak to the Fighting and Ground types in Pokémon Go.

Lairon can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1110 – 1174 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1388 – 1468 CP at Level 25 with Snow or Partly Cloudy weather boost

High-level trainers can solo Lairon. But in general, 2-3 trainers can take down Liaron without much effort.

Lairon Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Lairon are the following:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 67.60s 1.25
2. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 72.34s 1.75
3. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 76.97s 1.50
4. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 82.40s 1.25
5. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 87.74s 1.25
6. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 93.37s 1.00
7. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 92.11s 1.75
8. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 95.83s 1.25
9. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 92.27s 1.75
10. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 97.17s 1.25
11. Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Focus Blast Fighting 92.57s 2.25
12. Cobalion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 102.78s 0.75
13. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 99.10s 1.25
14. Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 92.42s 2.50
15. Zapdos (Galarian) Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 96.40s 1.75
16. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 98.43s 1.38
17. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 95.56s 2.13
18. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 96.52s 2.00
19. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 99.63s 1.63
20. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 102.63s 1.25
21. Virizion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 102.36s 1.25
22. Pheromosa Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 84.86s 4.25
23. Buzzwole Counter Fighting Superpower Fighting 99.53s 1.75
24. Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 100.84s 1.88
25. Sirfetch'd Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 98.52s 2.38
26. Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 97.08s 2.63
27. Haxorus Counter Fighting Earthquake Ground 99.00s 2.63
28. Toxicroak Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 100.45s 2.38
29. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 111.76s 0.50
30. Kangaskhan (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Earthquake Ground 105.32s 1.75
31. Krookodile Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 104.45s 2.13
32. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 105.42s 2.13
33. Heracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 103.27s 2.50
34. Emboar Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 104.74s 2.38
35. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 106.14s 2.00

Stats and Max CP

Lairon SteelRock
Max CP at Level 40 2056 | Max CP at Level 50 2324
ATK 158 DEF 198 HP 155
Weak to Strong Against
Fighting Ground Water Bug Fairy Fire Flying Ice Rock

Lairon Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Heavy Slam Steel
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Rock Tomb Rock
  • Body Slam Normal

All the best, trainers!

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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