Landorus (Incarnate Forme) Raid Guide

Master the Landorus Incarnate Form Raid with our comprehensive guide! Discover the best counters, strategies, and tips to secure a victory in Pokémon GO. Unleash your team's full potential and capture this legendary Ground/Flying-type Pokémon today!

Landorus (Incarnate)

Landorus is a T5 Raid boss in Pokémon GO and is the trio master of the Forces of Nature legendary Pokémon from the Unova Region. The best counters for this Abundance Pokémon include only two types in Ice and Water. Landorus is a Ground and Flying type and has two forms: the (Normal) Incarnate Forme and the Therian forme.

Landorus can be caught with the following Combat Power values:

  • 1965 – 2050 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2456 – 2563 CP at Level 25 with Windy and Sunny weather boost

Landorus can be beaten by trainers under extremely ideal conditions. In all other cases, it is recommended to form a group of 3-5 high-level trainers or 6-8 lower level trainers to take out this beast without breaking much sweat.

The aim of this guide is to give you detailed coverage regarding the best Landorus counters, the best strategy for successfully taking it down, and the CPs at which you can catch it.

Best Landorus Counters in Pokémon GO

A comprehensive list of best Pokémon to use in a fight with Landorus (Incarnate form). As you can see, most of the list is comprised of Ice-type Pokémon, followed by Water-types.

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Mamoswine (Shadow) Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 20 289s
2. Weavile (Shadow) Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 33 307s
3. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 28 321s
4. Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 24 342s
5. Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice 19 357s
6. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 21 353s
7. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice 14 396s
8. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 26 352s
9. Mr. Rime (Shadow) Ice Shard Ice Triple Axel Ice 27 356s
10. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 21 373s
11. Cetitan Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 22 380s
12. Gardevoir (Mega) Magical Leaf Grass Triple Axel Ice 15 416s
13. Articuno (Shadow) Frost Breath Ice Triple Axel Ice 23 386s
14. Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 28 384s
15. Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 34 373s
16. Piloswine (Shadow) Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 31 386s
17. Abomasnow (Shadow) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 32 396s
18. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 16 448s
19. Walrein (Shadow) Frost Breath Ice Icicle Spear Ice 28 405s
20. Kyogre (Shadow) Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice 21 427s
21. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice 20 434s
22. Porygon-Z (Shadow) Lock-On Normal Blizzard Ice 33 402s
23. Jynx Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 34 405s
24. Cloyster (Shadow) Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 34 414s
25. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Glaciate Ice 28 429s
26. Mr. Rime Ice Shard Ice Triple Axel Ice 28 432s
27. Aurorus Frost Breath Ice Weather Ball Ice 31 425s
28. Avalugg Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 22 451s
29. Ninetales (Alola Shadow) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 30 434s
30. Ursaluna (Shadow) Tackle Normal Ice Punch Ice 22 459s

Landorus Stats and Typing

Landorus

Landorus is a Ground and Flying type and it’s weak to 2x Ice, 1x Water. Landorus stats are as follows:

  • Max CP 3588
  • ATK 261
  • DEF 182
  • HP 205

Landorus only has two weaknesses, and one of them is a 4x weakness. Accordingly, the Ice type moves totally dominates the choice of moveset and Pokémon alike. Even if you are not an Ice type Pokémon, the very fact that you possess a powerful Ice type move and excellent stats to power it up, makes you a worthy counter to take down this legendary raid boss. Both the forms have just decent DEF stats. So, the usage of the cold icy moves would be sufficient.

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Incarnate Forme Landorus Shiny Incarnate Forme Landorus

Landorus Moveset Analysis

Both the Incarnate and the Therian forms of Landorus have the same moves in Pokémon Go:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Rock Throw Rock
 

  • Earth Power Ground
  • Outrage Dragon
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Focus Blast Fighting

The combination of Mud Shot and Earth Power makes Landorus Therian form the best Ground type Pokémon in the meta at the time of this writing. Regardless of the form, however, this is a deadly moveset and will surely hit you like a truck.

  • Mud Shot is the best fast move in the game in terms of energy gain. Three of Landorus’ charge moves are 2-bar. So you need to use some immaculate dodging techniques to make your counters last longer.
  • Outrage is another move to fear due to its widespread neutral coverage and immense power.
  • Rock Throw is a hard-hitting fast move and sports good DPS in combination with any charge move.
  • Rock Slide does decent damage but is super-effective against pure ice-types.
  • Focus Blast can be deadly as it hits many of the counters for super-effective damage.
  • In short, dodging should definitely be included when you do this raid.

Without any weather or friendship boosts, our simulator has a TTW with (non-shadow) Mamoswine and Weavile with just 353s and 373s respectively. Accordingly, a trio is more than possible and under ideal conditions, either form of Landorus can be duod.

Conclusion

Landorus comes with an incredible moveset, great stats, and a legendary status to occupy the throne of the Ground type meta. Countering it is not that much of a challenge since both of its weaknesses (one of them being 2x) boast of Pokémon with exceptional stats. However, Landorus has a good set of moves that even offer coverage against some of its best counters. As such, dodging is a must for a potion-efficient performance.

The Ground type meta has long been devoid of exceptional Pokémon with an exceptional moveset. Gen V has brought in a legendary magic lamp, out of which comes a Genie with the crown for the king of the Ground types.

Author & tags

MeteorAsh15
MeteorAsh15
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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