Pokemon Go Special Raid Weekend : Lugia and Ho-Oh counters guide

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Dec 21, 2019 Gaming, News

Pokemon Go December events have already started as Virizion entered the raids on December 17, 2019. The Grass-Fighting type Legendary Pokemon will stay in raids until January 7, 2020, at 1 pm PST. Virizion Raid Boss CP is 39601, you can check its counters by heading here.

Well, now two more legendary Pokemon have entered into Raids – Lugia and Ho-Oh. Both of these Pokemon have entered under Special Raid Challenge Weekend on December 20, 2019, at 1 pm PST and will stay in Raids until December 23, 2019, at 1:00 pm PST.

Ho-oh

If you are lucky, you may encounter Shiny Lugia & Shiny Ho-Oh. Lugia is a Psychic & flying type Pokemon so it is weak against Dark-type and Electric-type Pokemon whereas Ho-Oh is a fire type & flying type Pokemon and is weak against Rock-type Pokemon. We have listed below all the counters for Lugia & Ho-Oh.

Lugia Counters

Darkrai

Darkrai Raid Counters

Moves

Snarl
Shadow Ball

Magnezone

Blanche’s Stardust Research Challenge Rewards

Moves

Spark
Wild Charge

Tyranitar

pogo_tyranitar

Moves

Bite
Stone Edge

Raikou

raikou

Moves

Thundershock
Wild Charge

Giratina

pogo_giratina

Moves

Shadow Claw
Shadow Ball

Weavile

Pokemon-Go-Rayquaza-Counters

Moves

Snarl
Avalanche

Ho-Oh Counters

Ho-oh

Rampardos

Moves

Smack Down
Rock Slide

Tyranitar

Moves

Smack Down
Stone Edge

Terrakion

Moves

Smack Down
Rock Slide

Rhyperior

Moves

Smack Down
Stone Edge

Aggron

Moves

Smack Down
Stone Edge

Aerodactyl

Moves

Rock Throw
Rock Slide

Omastar

Moves

Rock Throw
Rock Slide

Golem

Moves

Rock Throw
Stone Edge

Regirock

Moves

Rock Throw
Stone Edge

Rayquaza

Pokemon-Go-Rayquaza-Counters

Moves

Dragon Tail
Ancient Power

Apart from this, Niantic has also rolled out a new update for the game 0.163.2 which has fixed the issue of the game getting stuck at loading screen on Android 5 and Android 6 devices. Well, this issue affected a wide range of players and it almost affected players for 24 hours. You can get more details on it by heading here.

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Also, a special winter event will also go live for players on December 28, 2019, from 11 am to 7 pm in your local timezone. The event will bring in a lot of bonuses for players. Have a look at all the features of the Winter event down below.

* Two-hour Glacial Lure Module duration: Glacial Lure Modules will last two hours for the duration of the event. Pokémon such as Lapras, Delibird, Cubchoo, and more will be drawn to Glacial Lure Modules during this time!
* Glaceon with Last Resort: Use a Glacial Lure Module to evolve Eevee during the event, and you’ll get a Glaceon that knows the Charged Attack Last Resort.
* Regice returns to raids! Did you miss out on catching a Regice the last time it was available in raids? This is your chance to catch the Iceberg Pokémon!
* Two additional Raid Passes: Receive up to two additional Raid Passes during the special event time period when you spin a Photo Disc at a Gym. These Raid Passes will not be available after the event period is over. You cannot hold more than one Raid Pass at once.

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Vaibhav Chawla

An avid follower of the latest technology & gaming trends. Looks for positivity & happiness around. Follows the mantra "Work Hard & Play Hard." A sports enthusiast, and Federer fan. I believe in myself & currently enjoying the journey of life.