Apex Shadow Lugia in Trainer Battles

IV Chart

Looking to dominate your competition in Pokémon GO Trainer Battles? You'll want to make sure your Apex Shadow Lugia has the right IVs for GO Battle League. We found the top IV combinations for each League in GO Battle League, helping you rise to the top of the ranks. Here are the best Apex Shadow Lugia IVs for each League in Pokémon GO:

Great League icon

Great League

  • 0ATK
  • 14DEF
  • 9STA
1500 CP @ LVL 15.5
Ultra League icon

Ultra League

  • 0ATK
  • 14DEF
  • 15STA
2499 CP @ LVL 25.5
Master League icon

Master League

  • 15ATK
  • 15DEF
  • 15STA
4186 CP @ LVL 50
InfoMore information

The best IVs for PvP are IVs which grant you the maximum amount of Defense and Stamina, and the least amount of Attack. Attack contributes to CP the most, which makes it not ideal for Trainer Battles, while high Stamina and Defense can get you through a lot more battles.

For Leagues with lower CP limits, such as the Great League, usually the best IVs you can have are 0 / 15 / 15, or something similar to that. The reasoning behind this is that we want to pack as much stats as possible in under 1500 CP, and low Attack IV allows us to do that.

For Ultra League, the situation is a bit different, as the CP cap is higher. Pokémon which top over 2500 CP will still prefer 0 / 15 / 15 and similar IVs, but Pokémon whose Max CP doesn't reach 2500 will prefer 15 / 15 / 15. Examples like Watchog whose Max CP is 2056 CP, should have 15 / 15 / 15 for Ultra League, while Scizor (3393 CP) should have 0 / 15 / 15 IVs which will result in 2499 CP, just under the cutoff point.

For Master League, where there is no CP cap, you want perfect Pokémon IVs - 15 / 15 / 15 - regardless of which Pokémon we are talking about.

In general, it is usually Pokémon with IVs you wouldn't use for Raids that are good for Trainer Battles. Also be aware that PvP IVs are important, but not as important as having correct moves and team composition.

For more guides on Pokémon GO Trainer Battles, check out our main website.

Fast Attacks

Name
DPT
EPT
PWR
ENG
CD
DragonDragon Tail Multipurpose4.333.001392s
PsychicExtrasensory General2.673.338102s

Fast moves create energy when used, which can later be used to fire off a Charge move. Unlike Charge moves, Fast moves don't have special status effects.

Ideally, for fast moves you're looking for a move that has both high EPT and high DPT, for example Dragon Breath which has 4 DPT and 3 EPT. It's widely considered that 3 DPT and 3 EPT is the rough baseline for fast moves in PvP.

InfoFast Move stats explained
  • PWR - Power, how much damage the move does
  • ENG - Energy, how much energy the move generates per use
  • CD - How long does it take to perform this move
  • DPT – Damage per turn
  • EPT – Energy per turn

Charged Attacks

Name
DPE 🔽
PWR
ENG
FlyingAeroblast *NukeBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Aeroblast has a 12.5% chance to:

  • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
2.2717075
FlyingAeroblast+ NukeBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Aeroblast+ has a 12.5% chance to:

  • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
2.2717075
PsychicFuture Sight Nuke1.8512065
WaterHydro Pump Nuke1.7313075
FlyingSky Attack General1.507550

Charge moves cost energy to use, deal a large amount of damage, and some of them even have Special Effects that can change your or your Opponents stats.

Similar to Fast Moves, some Charge moves are strictly better than others. The main metric for comparing charge moves is DPE (Damage per Energy), which describes how much damage you output per Energy point spent.

InfoCharge Move stats explained
  • PWR - Power, how much damage the move does
  • ENG - Energy, how much energy it costs to use a move
  • DPE – Damage per Energy

Moveset analysis

Move set
Charge cycle info
Fast move
Charge move
Charge Time
DMG per cycle
DragonDragon Tail MultipurposeWaterHydro Pump Nuke14s (9)165
DragonDragon Tail MultipurposeFlyingSky Attack General9s (6)116
DragonDragon Tail MultipurposePsychicFuture Sight Nuke12s (8)162
DragonDragon Tail MultipurposeFlyingAeroblast *NukeBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Aeroblast has a 12.5% chance to:

  • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
14s (9)217
DragonDragon Tail MultipurposeFlyingAeroblast+ NukeBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Aeroblast+ has a 12.5% chance to:

  • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
14s (9)232
PsychicExtrasensory GeneralWaterHydro Pump Nuke12s (8)154
PsychicExtrasensory GeneralFlyingSky Attack General8s (5)109
PsychicExtrasensory GeneralPsychicFuture Sight Nuke11s (7)153
PsychicExtrasensory GeneralFlyingAeroblast *NukeBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Aeroblast has a 12.5% chance to:

  • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
12s (8)206
PsychicExtrasensory GeneralFlyingAeroblast+ NukeBoost
Special effectsSpecial

Aeroblast+ has a 12.5% chance to:

  • Increase User's Attack by 50.0%
12s (8)221

Apex Shadow Lugia PvP IVs rank checker

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