Ludicolo Raid Guide

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Ludicolo is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Secrets of the Jungle event. This fun pineapple-esque dancing Water/Grass type Pokémon was popularly featured in the Detective Pikachu film, appearing in one of its funniest scenes!

Ludicolo can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1259- 1327 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1574- 1659 CP at Level 25 with Rainy or Sunny weather boost

With its unique Water and Grass typing and Tier 3, it is weak to the Bug, Flying and Poison types. High-level trainers can solo Ludicolo with the right counters while others would need 2-3 trainers for ease. 

Ludicolo Raid Counters

The best counters for Ludicolo are the following Pokémon:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 1 71s
2. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 2 92s
3. Moltres (Shadow) Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 3 100s
4. Salamence (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Fly Flying 3 101s
5. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 3 104s
6. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Fly Flying 2 113s
7. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 3 105s
8. Staraptor (Shadow) Gust Flying Fly Flying 5 100s
9. Heracross (Mega) Struggle Bug Bug Megahorn Bug 2 113s
10. Yveltal Gust Flying Oblivion Wing Flying 3 112s
11. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 3 110s
12. Honchkrow (Shadow) Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 5 102s
13. Pinsir (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 3 117s
14. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 6 104s
15. Zapdos (Shadow) Thunder Shock Electric Drill Peck Flying 4 113s
16. Enamorus (Incarnate) Fairy Wind Fairy Fly Flying 4 113s
17. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 2 129s
18. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 3 120s
19. Naganadel Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 3 120s
20. Gengar (Shadow) Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 5 112s
21. Unfezant (Shadow) Air Slash Flying Sky Attack Flying 5 113s
22. Volcarona Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 3 124s
23. Nihilego Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 3 122s
24. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Fly Flying 3 122s
25. Scizor (Shadow) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 3 125s
26. Staraptor Gust Flying Fly Flying 5 120s
27. Sneasler (Shadow) Poison Jab Poison X-Scissor Bug 5 122s
28. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Brave Bird Flying 4 124s
29. Toxicroak (Shadow) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 5 120s
30. Pinsir (Shadow) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 5 122s

Stats and Max CP

Ludicolo WaterGrass
Max CP at Level 40 2323 | Max CP at Level 50 2626
ATK 173 DEF 176 HP 190
Weak to Strong Against
Bug Flying Poison  Fire Ground Rock Water


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bubble Water
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Leaf Storm Grass
  • Energy Ball Grass
  • Solar Beam Grass
  • Blizzard Ice
  • Ice Beam Ice

What a stacked set of charged moves!

Ludicolo’s powerful Ice charged moves can trouble your Flying types. Hydro Pump, Leaf Storm and Solar Beam are all heavy damage moves. So dodging is recommended to beat Luducolo easily.

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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