Best Moveset for Therian Landorus in Pokémon GO
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There’s still a couple of days left in Pokémon GO’s Rivals’ Week event, which means you still have time to encounter Landorus in his Therian forme in a five-star raid. Incarnate forme Landorus and Therian forme Landorus may technically be the same Pokémon with the same typing, but their kits are entirely different, and therefore require some additional consideration in order to maximize their potential. With that in mind, here’s the best moveset for Therian Landorus in Pokémon GO.

Just like Incarnate forme, Therian Landorus is a Ground/Flying type, which means its resistances break down like this:

  • Weak against: Ice (double weak), Water
  • Resistant to: Electric, Fighting, Bug, Poison, Ground

A good blend of resistances, and while that major Ice weakness is a potential concern, Landorus knows a couple of moves that could be used to counter Ice attacks. It doesn’t have anything for Water types, though, so bear that in mind when considering matchups.

Best Moveset for Therian Landorus in Pokémon GO

Therian Landorus has the following moves in his kit:

Quick Moves

  • Mud Shot (Ground)
  • Extrasensory (Psychic)

Main Moves

  • Earthquake (Ground)
  • Bulldoze (Ground)
  • Stone Edge (Rock)
  • Superpower (Fighting)

For Quick Moves, while Extrasensory has the greater flat damage rating, Mud Shot more than makes up the difference with a far superior energy recovery rate. You can just keep peppering a foe with Mud Shots to keep them on their toes while you build up juice for the headliners.

For Main Moves, Earthquake and Bulldoze aren’t really necessary, as you’ve got your Ground damage covered by Mud Shot. Ergo, it’s a toss-up between Stone Edge and Superpower. Superpower is a generally strong move, and since it’s Fighting-type, it’s got good coverage against potentially concerning types like Dark, Steel, and perhaps most importantly, Ice. Stone Edge can also work as a good safety pick, however, as it’s cheaper to use and still counters Therian Landorus’ dangerous Ice-type weakness. It’s mostly a matter of how long you’re willing to wait to bust out your good moves. If your patient, use Superpower, if you’re not, use Stone Edge.