Latias and Latios, the twin Pokemon known collectively as the Eon Duo, are highly intelligent, compassionate Pokemon that can communicate telepathically with humans. They don’t really like to fight (or at least Latias doesn’t), opting instead to scare foes away with loud noises and psychic pressure. If that doesn’t fly, then it comes down to a good ol’ fashioned punch-up, and while Latias may be a compassionate creature, that doesn’t mean it’s going to just sit there and take it from you. To put up a proper fight, here are Latias’s weaknesses and Raid counters in Pokemon GO.
Latias is a Dragon/Psychic type, a combination that affords it a good number of resistances, but also an equal number of weaknesses, which are as follows:
- Resistant to: Fighting, Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Psychic
- Weak against: Bug, Ghost, Ice, Dragon, Dark, Fairy
As a Legendary Pokemon, Latias is packing some surprising muscle beneath its skinny arms and weird, cone-shaped body, with an above-average base attack of 228 and an even higher base defense of 246. The only place Latias is average is, surprisingly, the speed department, with a base stamina of only 190 despite its reputation for flying faster than a jet. It does have a lot of room to grow, though, with a max Raid CP of 2,006, 2,507 boosted.
Meanwhile, these are the moves Latias has available in its kit:
- Dragon Breath (Dragon)
- Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
- Charm (Fairy)
- Thunder (Electric)
- Psychic (Psychic)
- Outrage (Dragon)
While Latias’s strength is intimidating, its particular typing leaves it vulnerable to many of the major DPS counterpicks. You’ve got no shortage of options for Pokemon who can either beat it in a DPS race or outlast it while exploiting its weaknesses.
List of Latias Counters
- Garchomp – Dragon Tail/Outrage
- Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
- Tyranitar – Bite/Crunch
- Dragonite – Dragon Tail/Outrage
- Chandelure – Hex/Shadow Ball
- Weavile – Snarl/Avalanche
- Salamence – Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
- Gengar – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
- Granbull – Charm/Play Rough
When it comes to counterpicking Dragon types, you can never go wrong with Ice types, which is why we once again call on our good friends Galarian Zen Darmanitan and Mamoswine. While these Pokemon are a bit low in the defense department, their base attacks both dwarf Latias’s attack and defense. With strong Ice moves like Avalanche in their arsenal, Latias should succumb long before either of them do.
Alternatively, you can opt to exploit Latias’s Psychic typing with a Ghost Pokemon like Chandelure or Gengar. Chandelure’s stats are a little more balanced than the Ice types while still packing plenty of offensive potential, and the same goes for Gengar. The only thing to be mindful of is that Gengar’s partial Poison typing does make it vulnerable to Psychic moves, of which Latias has several powerful options.
If you’d like to fight Legend-on-Legend, your best choices would be either Black Kyurem or Crowned Sword Zacian. Kyurem is your nuclear option for when you’re willing to gamble on its Dragon and Fairy weaknesses to beat Latias in a contest of pure strength. Zacian is the safer pick, as it’s resistant to everything in Latias’s kit while still providing ample muscle.
For more counters, guides, and lists, check out our Pokemon GO section.