Landorus (Therian Forme) Raid Guide

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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!

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

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.

Landorus Therian is the best Ground type Pokémon in the current meta (barring 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 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:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 28 400s
2. Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 22 406s
3. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 22 412s
4. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 27 428s
5. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice 14 434s
6. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 20 431s
7. Cetitan Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 22 439s
8. Gardevoir (Mega) Magical Leaf Grass Triple Axel Ice 19 461s
9. Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 33 469s
10. Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 28 464s
11. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice 20 488s
12. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 18 492s
13. Jynx Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 34 502s
14. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Glaciate Ice 26 504s
15. Aurorus Frost Breath Ice Weather Ball Ice 33 512s
16. Mr. Rime Ice Shard Ice Triple Axel Ice 28 510s
17. Avalugg Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 22 513s
18. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 16 534s
19. Articuno Frost Breath Ice Triple Axel Ice 20 529s
20. Beartic Powder Snow Ice Ice Punch Ice 32 528s
21. Lopunny (Mega) Pound Normal Triple Axel Ice 28 528s
22. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 23 543s
23. Cryogonal Frost Breath Ice Triple Axel Ice 29 552s
24. Piloswine Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 33 561s
25. Crabominable Bubble Water Ice Punch Ice 35 565s
26. Kyogre Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice 23 574s
27. Abomasnow Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 31 571s
28. Meloetta (Pirouette) Quick Attack Normal Ice Punch Ice 26 572s
29. Porygon-Z Lock-On Normal Blizzard Ice 35 575s
30. Walrein Frost Breath Ice Icicle Spear Ice 29 573s

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


Shiny Therian Forme Landorus is available! It becomes a lighter more yellowy orange in the body, and the tail becomes darker, and the pinky accents become a true orange.

Therian Forme Landorus Shiny Therian Forme Landorus

Landorus Therian Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Extrasensory Psychic
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Bulldoze Ground
  • Superpower Fighting
  • Sandsear Storm* Ground

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.

Sandsear Storm is the signature move for Lando-T, and it will hit hard!

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!

Author & tags

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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