Lotad Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Lotad 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 Lotad Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Rayquaza, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Gengar, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Staraptor, and Yveltal. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Lotad in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega PidgeotMega Pidgeot
          Gust / Brave Bird
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Sludge Bomb
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MoltresShadow Moltres
          Wing Attack / Sky Attack
          #5
          #6
          Official artwork of YveltalYveltal
          Gust / Oblivion Wing
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 101.0013474.0037s272.6
          2.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 77.478312.1049s200.0
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 69.574710.8055s163.4
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 70.924312.9055s162.9
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *74.013611.4053s162.5
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 73.973593.2153s162.3
          7.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *65.415758.5058s162.1
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 70.853933.1055s159.7
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 62.864970.6061s152.4
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 70.202986.0157s149.9
          11.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 64.583794.8060s147.3
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 63.334037.1061s146.9
          13.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 71.692439.5157s146.3
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *55.336642.7068s146.1
          15.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme TornadusTherian Forme TornadusFlyingGust FlyingBleakwind Storm *60.304200.4064s142.4
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow UnfezantShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 64.773135.1161s142.0
          17.Thumbnail image of RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 56.914852.2067s140.1
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LugiaShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *54.085909.6070s140.1
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 56.494990.2067s140.1
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DragoniteShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FlyingHurricane 54.685569.6069s139.6
          21.Thumbnail image of MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *61.403536.4163s139.5
          22.Thumbnail image of StaraptorStaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 61.363516.6163s139.3
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 65.642679.3161s139.0
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VictreebelShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 58.694057.8065s138.4
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VileplumeShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 57.104459.8067s138.1
          26.Thumbnail image of NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 59.713751.7065s138.1
          27.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme EnamorusTherian Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 57.564026.9067s136.1
          28.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 59.803426.4165s135.7
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerPoisonPoison Jab BugX-Scissor 61.063154.9164s135.7
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dBugFury Cutter FlyingBrave Bird 63.192604.8163s134.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Lotad in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Lotad CP range from Raids

          Lotad can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 307 CP to 342 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 384 CP to 427 CP with Rain and Sunny weather boost

          Lotad weaknesses

          Lotad type chart

          When fighting Lotad, keep in mind the that Water and Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Flying, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Ground, Steel, and Water type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          PoisonPoison160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          WaterWater39.1%
          GroundGround62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Lotad Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Flying122.0%
          • windyWindy
          Bug94.0%
          • rainRain
          Poison84.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Psychic28.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dragon28.0%
          • windyWindy
          Grass8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fire8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting8.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost6.0%
          • fogFog
          Fairy4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Lotad in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Lotad 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.