Is Lugia Good in Pokemon GO?

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Lugia, the ruler of the Legendary bird Trio Pokémon from Generation I, in Pokémon GO can be a fierce opponent to face, particularly in Raids, but how much is it worth it to use it in battle?

Coming in at numeber #249 in the Pokédex, this Pokémon comes from the Generation II games released in 1999, set in Jhoto. Lugia is a Psychic- and Flying-type box legendary Pokémon for Pokémon Silver version.

Lugia was one of four of the first legendary Pokémon released in Pokémon GO, coming to the app in 2017 with the legendary bird trio, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. But how does it rank when compared to a lot of other potential Pokémon trainers can use in their battles?

Is Lugia Good in Pokemon GO?

Whether a Pokémon is good is entirely subjective. So, here is the most important information on Lugia as it relates to battling in Pokémon GO for you to make your own decision.

Lugia can have a max CP of up to 4186, with Attack and Defense being 193 and 310 respectively. Finally, for Stamina, players can expect their Lugia to have a stat of 235.

For Lugia's moveset, these are the moves it has access to:

  • Fast Attacks - Dragon Tail and Extrasensory
  • Charged Attacks - Future Sight, Hydro Pump and Sky Attack (Special Lugia have access to Aeroblast as well!)

A lot of these moves have excellent potential in battle, particularly Dragon Tail and Aeroblast, which will give it a DPS of 12.68.

Lugia's typing, as mentioned previously, is Psychic- and Flying-type. These types give it a boost in the Windy weather condition and make it effective against a wide range of Pokémon types, including, but not limited to: Grass-, Fighting- and Poison-type.

However, this typing does it leave it open to super-effective damage from Ghost- and Electric-types, to name a few.

Essentially, it is up to players if they want to use this Pokémon, but in terms of legendary Pokémon, it fares pretty well according to some of the aforementioned factors.