Aeroblast Lugia Pokemon GO: Everything You Need to Know

Aeroblast Lugia Pokemon GO: How to catch this prolific legendary
Aeroblast Lugia Pokemon GO: How to catch this prolific legendary / Niantic Labs

Aeroblast Lugia Pokemon GO is the headliner of the game's newly announced Animation Week event.

A crossover event between Niantic Labs' mobile AR title, Pokemon GO, and the latest iteration of the long-running Pokemon anime was announced on Oct. 26, 2020 via the game's official Twitter account. Several film-featured Pokemon will be returning during the event, including Riolu, Cubone, Mantyke, Dratini, and World-Cap Pikachu.

Not to mention the anticipated debut of Aeroblast Lugia.

Aeroblast Lugia Pokemon GO

Trainers will be able to encounter Aeroblast Lugia in raids from Nov. 5 to Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. It will likely be a five-star raid with a CP ceiling of near 45,000, meaning trainers should seek to conquer it in teams.

As a psychic and flying-type, Lugia is weakest to dark, ice, rock, ghost, and electric moves. The best counter choices against it include Gengar, Zekrom, Darkrai, Galarian Zen Darmanitan, and Chandelure.

In Pokemon GO, Lugia has a CP ceiling of 3703. It has an attack stat of 193, defense of 310, and stamina of 235. Its hit point total can reach as high as 197. This Pokemon's best quick moves include Extrasensory and Dragon Tail.

Lugia is one of the most recognizable legendary Pokemon in the franchise. It originally starred in Pokemon the Movie 2000 (1999), moving on to take a leading role in Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (2005). Trainers in the mainstream games could first catch Lugia in Pokemon Gold and Silver. It is most commonly known as "The Guardian of the Sea."

This Pokemon originally hails from the Johto region with a PokeDex number of 249. Also known as the "Diving Pokemon," it is best known for is devastating wing power. A light flutter has the power to blow away full buildings. As a legendary, there are no evolutions for Lugia.

More information about Aeroblast Lugia and Animation Week can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.