Landorus Raid Counters Guide

Landorus

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 Form and the Therian form.

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.

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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.

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

Best Landorus Counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 443.6s 25
2. Weavile Ice Shard Avalanche 434.9s 30
3. Glaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 457.9s 29
4. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Ice Beam 505.0s 23
5. Jynx Frost Breath Avalanche 475.8s 34
6. Kyogre Waterfall Blizzard 581.1s 23
7. Porygon-Z Lock On Blizzard 557.6s 33
8. Swampert Water Gun Hydro Cannon 657.8s 27
9. Regice Frost Breath Blizzard 602.7s 24
10. Articuno Frost Breath Ice Beam 569.3s 23
11. Feraligatr Ice Fang Hydro Cannon 653.0s 31
12. Cloyster Frost Breath Avalanche 594.3s 36
13. Empoleon Waterfall Hydro Cannon 708.2s 33
14. Lapras Frost Breath Ice Beam 630.6s 29
15. Froslass Powder Snow Avalanche 593.6s 35
16. Sandslash (Alola) Powder Snow Blizzard 698.0s 38
17. Walrein Frost Breath Blizzard 608.1s 33
18. Suicune Ice Fang Ice Beam 740.3s 27
19. Glalie Ice Shard Avalanche 626.2s 39
20. Samurott Fury Cutter Blizzard 714.6s 35
21. Electivire Thunder Shock Ice Punch 719.2s 49
22. Milotic Waterfall Blizzard 790.4s 29
23. Ninetales (Alola) Powder Snow Ice Beam 666.5s 32
24. Abomasnow Powder Snow Blizzard 700.8s 39
25. Wailord Water Gun Blizzard 761.7s 39
26. Poliwrath Bubble Ice Punch 829.6s 35
27. Kingdra Water Gun Blizzard 760.4s 38
28. Kingler Bubble Crabhammer 657.8s 40
29. Slowbro Water Gun Ice Beam 789.1s 35
30. Golduck Water Gun Ice Beam 733.0s 39

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.

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 Mamoswine and Weavile with just 443s and 435s respectively. Accordingly, a trio is more than possible and under ideal conditions, either form of Landorus can be duod.

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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.

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A lvl 40 Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & an Ace Dragon Trainer on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown, where I particularly excel with Dragon types, Sandstorm and Rain teams. I love to apply my knowledge and experience of the competitive scene to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go. I also enjoy sarcasm and being a chef.