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Best Moveset for Lugia in Pokemon GO

Trainers heading into Lugia's extra Legendary Raid Hour later today, Wednesday, Sept. 1, would do well to learn the Pokemon's best moveset.
Trainers heading into Lugia's extra Legendary Raid Hour later today, Wednesday, Sept. 1, would do well to learn the Pokemon's best moveset. / Niantic Labs

Trainers heading into Lugia's extra Legendary Raid Hour later today, Wednesday, Sept. 1, would do well to learn the Pokemon's best moveset.

Lugia will be featured in five-star raids from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., local time. During that hour, the volume of five-star Raids will increase sharply, giving trainers the opportunity to encounter several Lugia's over the course of the event. While trainers may use this time to hunt for a shiny Lugia or Pokemon with the perfect IV, its moveset shouldn't be overlooked.

We've put together exactly what the best moveset for Lugia in Pokemon GO is and why.

Best Moveset for Lugia in Pokemon GO

The best moveset for Lugia in Pokemon GO contains the following moves:

Quick Move(s): Extrasensory
Charged Move(s): Aeroblast (Elite TM), Sky Attack

Aeroblast is, by far, the better choice. However, we recognize not all trainers may have access to Elite TM moves. This makes Sky Attack is a decent alternative.

Although its other quick move, Dragon Tail, does offer a higher standard of damage per second (DPS), it doesn't benefit from the Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) effect considering Lugia is a flying and psychic-type. Additionally, it doesn't generate as much Energy Per Second (EPS) and therefore won't proc its charged move as often—its 8 EPS to Extrasensory's 11 makes it a no-brainer.

Aeroblast only costs ~29 energy for a 180 damage turnout. Sky Attack costs 25 for an 80 damage turnout, giving trainers a higher amount of charged moves per battle when compared to Future Sight—37 cost to deal 120 damage.

It should be noted that charged move and charged move proc amount will always reign supreme over any other configuration—in that order. Aeroblast movesets will always rise above Sky Attack and Future Sight, regardless of quick move.