Latios Weakness Pokemon GO — Raid Guide and Best Counters February 2021
Struggling with Latios counters? Here's your ultimate rundown.
February 9 sees a change in five-star raid bosses within Pokemon GO. Out goes the Legendary Beast Suicune and in come the Eon Pokemon, Latios and Latias. These Pokemon have been featured in raids multiple times before, however, with new Mega Evolutions and moves being released regularly, the meta often changes. With that in mind, let’s look at Latios’ Weakness in Pokemon GO and the best counters to take it down.
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Latios’ Weakness in Pokemon GO
Latios is a Psychic and Dragon-type Pokemon, leaving it with a variety of weaknesses. Its typing means that Dark, Bug, Fairy, Ice, Dragon and Ghost-type moves are all super effective against it. This ensures there is an abundance of good counters to Latios in Pokemon GO, but what are they?
Best Counters For Latios
There are a few top counters to Latios in the game, let’s take a look at them.
Mega Gengar is the king of Latios counters. Although it’s weak against Latios’ Psychic moves, it’s strong against many other attacks in its arsenal. Mega Houndoom is almost as equally effective as a Mega counter.
The next set of Pokemon to consider are your Dragons. Rayquaza is the cream of the crop in this area. Salamence and Dragonite are also both great counters providing you have their Community Day move Draco Meteor. Another great counter is Garchomp, who offers some good resistances to Latios’ moveset.
Alongside the Dragons, there are a couple of solid Ghosts. Both Darkrai and Origin Form Giratina are good picks.
Mega Gengar – Lick/Shadow Ball.
Mega Houndoom – Snarl/Foul Play
Rayquaza – Dragon Tail/Outrage
Salamence – Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
Dragonite – Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
Garchomp – Dragon Tail /Outrage
Darkrai – Snarl/Dark Pulse
Origin Form Giratina – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
Best Budget Counters for Latios
If you’ve not had the chance to do many Legendary or Mega Raids, Latios can be taken down with a range of budget counters. Some of the more popular ones are as follows:
Tyranitar – Bite/Crunch
Chandelure – Hex/Shadow Ball
Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
Weavile – Snarl/Avalance
Scizor – Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
Gardevoir – Charm/Dazzling Gleam
Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam
If you’re also looking for help with Latias raids – we also have a handy guide for that.