Do you own any of the best Latios and Latias Counters?
Latios and Latias are two of the rarest Raid Bosses you can get. The Legendary Eon Duo are both Dragon and Psychic-types, so you should have Pokémon that counter those. You will need your best team to even stand a chance to defeat and catch them. Fortunately, both of them are identical in terms of battle stats and types, so their counter will also be exactly the same.
If you happen to find those two as Raid Bosses, check out our detailed guide on the best Latios and Latias counters in Pokémon GO.
Latios and Latias
Latios and Latias are a pair of Legendary Pokémon from Generation III in the Hoenn region. You will rarely find each on its own as the Duo always stays together. While there is only one of each in the classic Pokémon games, each trainer can catch one in Pokémon GO. Latios will always be male, and Latias will always be female.
Unfortunately, Latios and Latias do not come as a pair in Raids. Each will be the Boss of their own Raid, but they will usually appear during the same day or week. So if you form a team good enough to defeat one of them, you should just use that same team against the other one right away.
The Eon Duo may not be the strongest Legendary Pokémon in the game, but they certainly are two of the coolest. They are both shaped like jet planes with no legs and only arms that serve as wings. Latios has blue detailing to complement the white body color, while Latias has the same in red.
Best Counters for Latios or Latias
Because they are both Dragon and Psychic-types, they are vulnerable to types that counter both of those. For Dragon-type Pokémon, you can use Fairy, Ice, or even fellow Dragon-type moves to counter it. Psychic-types, on the other hand, are weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type moves.
Latios and Latias will also only show up as Bosses for tier five Raids so that they will be fairly strong. Don’t miss it when you get the chance because tier five Raids are very hard to come by.
You have a wide range of choices for these Raids, so we have narrowed it down for you. Some of the top Pokémon you can use against Latios and Latias are Weavile, Salamence, Kyogre, Yveltal, Slurpuff. Complement these Pokémon with other similar types to form a strong team.
Weavile is a Generation IV Pokémon that evolves from Sneasel. It is both a Dark and Ice-type Pokémon, which is the perfect combination to use against Latios and Latias. Dark-types counter Psychic-types and Ice-types counter Dragon-types, so Weavile is Latios and Latias’ worst nightmare.
With a maximum Combat Power of 3397, Weavile is very strong for a non-Legendary Pokémon. It also has good base stats with 243 Attack, 171 Defense, and 172 Stamina. This Sinnoh Pokémon is not too hard to find in Pokémon GO, so you might have one already.
It can learn Feint Attack, which is a strong Dark-type move. Avalanche is also its most powerful Ice-type move.
Salamence is the final evolution form of Bagon and Shelgon. This Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon is so strong that it is often considered a pseudo-legendary Pokémon by fans. Shelgon doesn’t evolve into Salamence until level 50 in the classic Pokémon video games. In Pokémon GO, you need 25 Candy to evolve Bagon to Shelgon and another 100 Candy to Salamence.
It has a very high maximum Combat Power of 4239, which is in league with most Legendary Pokémon. Salamence also has very high base stats with 277 Attack, 168 Defense, and 216 Stamina.
Its best moves are Dragon-type, which are great counters for Latios and Latias. Dragon Tail and Outrage can deal 17.55 damage per second.
Our first real Legendary Pokémon on the list, Kyogre comes from Generation III. The Sea Basin Pokémon is the ancient rival of the Groudon. This Water-type Legendary is said to have the ability to expand the oceans anytime it wants. Like all Legendaries, Kyogre does not evolve.
Kyogre has a maximum Combat Power of 4652, which is very high. It also has solid and fairly balanced base stats in Pokémon GO with 270 Attack, 228 Defense, and 205 Stamina.
It can learn Waterfall and Surf, which are solid Water-type moves. Blizzard is its most powerful Ice-type Charge move, and it is super effective against Latios and Latias.
Yveltal is easily one of the coolest-ooking Pokémon from Generation VI. This Dark and Flying-type Legendary was one of the first few Pokémon of its Generation to be revealed to fans and players. It is part of the Legendary Aura Trio together with Xemeas and Zygarde. It has been a fan favorite since it first appeared in video games.
Nicknamed the Destruction Pokémon for a reason, it has a high maximum Combat Power of 4275 in Pokémon GO. Yveltal also has 250 Attack, 185 Defense, and 246 Stamina. It is also boosted by Fog or Windy weather, so look out for that.
This Pokémon can learn Sucker Punch or Snarl, which are powerful Dark-type moves. Latios and Latias are vulnerable to these moves and will take a lot of damage.
Another Generation VI Pokémon, Slurpuff is the final form evolution of Swirlix. It is also another fan favorite because of how cute it is. Being a Fairy-type, it is super effective against the Dragon-types Latios and Latias.
Slurpuff has a decent maximum Combat Power of 2486. Its base stats are above average at 168 Attack, 163 Defense, and 193 Stamina. It may not look like it, but Slurpuff can be quite the damage dealer against the right types.
Latios and Latias are weak against Fairy-type moves, and Slurpuff can learn Charm and Play Rough. Include this Pokémon to make a formidable team against the Legendary Eon Duo.