The 30 BEST Apex Shadow Lugia Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Apex Shadow Lugia counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Apex Shadow Lugia Pokémon GO counters are Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Tyranitar, Tyranitar, Shadow Magnezone, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Rhyperior, and Shadow Raikou. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 5 - 12 Trainers to defeat Apex Shadow Lugia in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #2
          Official artwork of TyranitarTyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MagnezoneShadow Magnezone
          Spark / Wild Charge
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 18.72481.531926s36.1
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 19.50323.846955s34.4
          3.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 16.07318.6471122s29.4
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 16.84285.5521102s29.0
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 17.93259.4571068s28.3
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *18.74237.5631054s27.1
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 18.25241.3621071s27.0
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 14.85295.1501214s26.9
          9.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricWild Charge 16.01263.7561165s26.2
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 18.26231.4641081s25.9
          11.Thumbnail image of GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 15.07268.5551219s25.4
          12.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *16.96240.3621135s25.3
          13.Thumbnail image of MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 13.98282.5531286s24.9
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 15.67251.6591196s24.8
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 17.82224.6661109s24.7
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 22.22191.978988s24.6
          17.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme GiratinaGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *15.51249.4601208s24.4
          18.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 18.62212.1701089s24.1
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 16.33234.9631174s24.1
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 17.47215.1691138s23.3
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 13.91257.7581312s23.0
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 21.79166.8891049s23.0
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *18.31204.8731113s22.9
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 11.89301.2491462s22.8
          25.Thumbnail image of GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 14.84240.4621261s22.8
          26.Thumbnail image of RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 15.02237.3631252s22.7
          27.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *15.20230.3651248s22.3
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam GhostShadow Ball 15.71222.1671225s22.1
          29.Thumbnail image of LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 14.17241.0621308s22.0
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 20.19169.7881097s21.7
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          Group size

          You need at least 5 Trainers to defeat a Apex Shadow Lugia in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 5 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 7 - 12 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 13+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 5 Trainers

          Apex Shadow Lugia CP range from Raids

          Apex Shadow Lugia can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1959 CP to 2115 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2450 CP to 2645 CP with Windy weather boost

          Apex Shadow Lugia weaknesses

          Apex Shadow Lugia type chart

          When fighting Apex Shadow Lugia, keep in mind the that Psychic and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Grass, Psychic, Fighting, and Ground type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          DarkDark160.0%
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting39.1%
          GroundGround39.1%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Apex Shadow Lugia Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Electric88.0%
          • rainRain
          Dark80.0%
          • fogFog
          Ghost80.0%
          • fogFog
          Rock70.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ice44.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon14.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Poison4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Water2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Apex Shadow Lugia in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Apex Shadow Lugia down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.