Landorus (Therian) Raid Counters Guide

Landorus (Therian)
Landorus (Therian)

Landorus Therian forme is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon Go and is the most powerful of the Genie Trio of the Unova Region. Brace yourselves because this legendary Pokémon is going to shake the meta, quite literally!

With a dual typing of Ground Flying and as such, it is boosted by Sunny or Windy weather and its counters include strong Ice and Water type Pokémon such as Galarian Darmanitan, Weavile, Mamoswine and mega evolutions like Mega Abomasnow and Mega Blastoise. Landorus-T might be the best of the Genie Trio but it is also the easiest raid of them, being able to be beaten by 2 trainers under ideal conditions and 3-5 trainers otherwise.

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Landorus Therian is the best Ground type Pokémon in the current meta (barring the inevitable Mega Garchomp and Primal Groudon) and a monster in both PvP and PvE. So it goes without saying that you absolutely need a Lando-T in your line-up! With that being said, let’s see how you can bring this amazing beast to your side!


Landorus Therian: Stats and Max CP

Landorus (Therian) GroundFlying
Max CP at Level 40 3922| Max CP at Level 50 4434
ATK 289 DEF 179 HP 205
Weak to Strong Against
Ice Water  Fire Electric Rock Poison Steel Bug Fighting Grass

Landorus Therian can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2151- 2241 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2688- 2801 CP at Level 25 with Sunny and Windy weather boost

Landorus Therian 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.

It should be noted that Landorus Therian has a 4x weakness to Ice

The best counters for Landorus Therian forme, based on the time required to win, are the following:

Landorus Therian Counters
The supreme Landorus Therian raid counters
Darmanitan (Galarian) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Great Landorus Therian raid counters
Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice
Jynx Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice
Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Ice Beam Ice
Articuno Frost Breath Ice Blizzard Ice
Kyogre Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice
Vanilluxe Frost Breath Ice Blizzard Ice
Beartic Powder Snow Ice Ice Punch Ice
Abomasnow Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice


Landorus Therian Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Extrasensory Rock
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Bulldoze Ground
  • Superpower Fighting

Mud Shot will charge up any of Lando-T’s charged moves super fast.

Extrasensory is a horrible move. Don’t worry about this one.

Earthquake is Lando-T’s strongest move and is devastating, complemented by its high ATK stat.

Bulldoze is not as powerful as Earthquake but can still do a number.

Stone Edge hits hard and will OHKO your Ice types.

Superpower can do severe damage to any of your Ice types and is Landorus-T’s cheapest chared move. If you are facing one with Mud Shot and Superpower, prepare yourself for a spam of Superpower!


Parting words

Landorus Therian is the most relevant raid boss since Reshiram and Zekrom and is going to be a must-have Pokémon to have, for both PvP and PvE. With a huge ATK stat and excellent moves, you shouldn’t miss out on the leader of the Genie Trio!

Let’s shake the meta with this groundbreaking beast!

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A 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. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.