Pokemon GO: How to Beat Latias with the Best Counters

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The Legendary Pokemon Latias is back in Pokemon GO. After launching long ago as a raid opponent, the character has returned, and this time he can come in his shiny variant (see how to get one here). Of course, a lot has changed since the last time you tried to take on this particular psychic dragon, so you may wonder what sort of team you need to win. Here’s how to beat Latias with the best counters in Pokemon GO.

As I said, Latias is a dragon and psychic type character. This leaves her with a bunch of vulnerabilities that you can exploit with various teams. As far as counters go, here are the best ones for all occasions, with their ideal moveset as well…

Rayquaza – Dragon Tail and Outrage
Palkia – Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor (find out how to beat Palkia here, if you need one)
Dragonite – Dragon Tail or Dragon Breath and Outrage or Draco Meteor
Salamence – Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor
Mewtwo – Psycho Cut or Confusion and Shadow Ball
Latios – Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw
Mamoswine – Powder Snow and Avalanche

Due to the dual typing of Latias she has a number of good counters out there, especially with Gen 4 already added to Pokemon GO. Dragons are susceptible to other dragons, so that’s why you see so many dragon-type Pokemon as good counters. Of course, they’ll also be vulnerable to Latias’ attacks, so be ready to swap teams or revive them often. Ice and Dark are the other solid ones against Latias, which is where Mewtwo and Mamoswine fit in. A dark-type moveset on Tyranitar is also decent in a pinch.

As always, watch the weather to figure out if your characters of Latias will be boosted. Windy weather will give your own dragons as well as Latias a boost, so be careful. And you’ll still want to be sure to have a solid group all using decent counters against Latias. She can be taken down by three trainers, but it’ll be tough. Try to have five or more at a minimum if you don’t want to struggle too much.

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