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Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters: How to defeat the legendary duo in raids

Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters
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The best Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters will help you take down the Eon duo raids. Fortunatly, while they look different – Latias is red and Latios is blue – the raid counters for both legendaries are the same in Pokemon Go. And, if you want to finally catch one, or more likley both, here are the best Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters, to win raids and increase your chances of finding a shiny, along with possible movesets you may face.

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Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters

Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters

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Both Latias and Latios are Dragon/Psychic dual-types, which means that while there's no type with a 4x advantage, there are a number of types that deal double damage. Dragon-type moves are mainly the way forward, just be wary if the Latias or Latios you're against knows Dragon-type moves. Here are the best Latias and Latios counters in Pokemon Go.

PokemonMoves
Mega GengarShadow Claw/Shadow Ball
DialgaDragon Breath/Draco Meteor
Mega HoundoomSnarl/Foul Play
RayquazaDragon Tail/Outrage
ZekromDragon Breath/Outrage
DarkraiSnarl/Shadow Ball
SalamenceDragon Tail/Draco Meteor
GarchompDragon Tail/Outrage
ReshiramDragon Breath/Draco Meteor
PalkiaDragon Tail/Draco Meteor
DragoniteDragon Breath/Draco Meteor
Giratina (Origin)Dragon Tail/Shadow Ball
Mega Charizard (X or Y)Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
GengarShadow Claw/Shadow Ball
ChandelureHex/Shadow Ball

Pokemon Go Latias and Latios moveset

Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters

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Latias and Latios share some moves in their moveset, but not all. The main difference is that Latias can know Thunder, while Latios can know Solar Beam, which means countering Latias with Dragon/Flying-types can prove dangerous. The table below shows the complete Latias and Latios moveset, with the Pokemon name in brackets next to specific moves that are held by that Pokemon only.

FastCharged
Dragon BreathOutrage
Zen HeadbuttPsychic
Charm (Latias)Thunder (Latias)
Solar Beam (Latios)
Dragon Claw (Latios)

How to catch a shiny Latias and Latios in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Latias and Latios counters

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Shiny Latias trades the red for yellow, while shiny Latios ditches the blue for green. So the pair are equally different in shiny form, and when you complete each raid, you have a 1 in 20 chance of encountering a shiny one, which is the equivalent of 5%. What's even better is that shiny legendaries, including Latias and Latios, have a 100% catch rate, so use a Pinap Berry for maximum candy gains.

Ford James

Give me a game and I will write every "how to" I possibly can or die trying. When I'm not knee-deep in a game to write guides on, you'll find me hurtling round the track in F1, flinging balls on my phone in Pokemon Go, pretending to know what I'm doing in Football Manager, or clicking on heads in Valorant.