Landorus Enters The Raids Of Pokemon Go, But Can It Outlast COVID-19?

Shake, rattle and roll! Here comes Landorus.

Hey, Trainers! How’s March treating you, so far?

Yeah. Little rough, right?

So, we have a new Legendary making its way into five star Raids. Landorus. Now, I want to make it clear that I’m in no way trying to convince people to go out in large groups and Raid right now – that would be ill advised all things considered. No Pokemon is worth jeopardizing your health and safety or the health and safety of others, after all. And, as Niantic does, we will probably have another chance to get this Pokemon at a later time either via recurring Raid cycles or via Research streaks. Try not to stress too much about missing out on this opportunity for now if you live in a place where you’re advised to stay home. You’ll get your chance, I’m sure.

It will be available in Raids from March 31st at 1:00pm till April 21st till 1:00pm.

Anyway, my job is to detail Pokemon for you guys, and I can at least do that much from the safety and comfort of my own home! So, let’s see what this Pokemon is all about.

Spotlight on Landorus

One of the Kami trio, Landorus was tasked with keeping Tornadus and Thundurus in line. Landorus was said to punish the other two whenever their battles would ravage the land. And there’s no Pokemon better suited to this role – it collects the energy of these battles and releases it through its tail to make the land fertile. The passing of Landorus over an area of land ensures that crops will grow magnificently, and so in folklore it’s known as the guardian of the fields.

It’s obtainable first in Black and White versions (Generation 5) at the Abundant Shrine. You may find only one, and you have to bring the other two members of the Kami trio with you for it to appear. You can also transfer one in from the Dream Radar mini game if you’re playing Black 2 or White 2. The Dream Radar was a cool concept that was almost a precursor to the AR features in Pokemon GO. It made use of the 3DS camera and allowed you to interact with certain Pokemon in the real world, allowing you to catch them and move them into your main series cartridge.

Like the other two, it has an Incarnate form and a Therian form. The Incarnate form is the one we’re encountering in these Raids. The Therian form looks like a big, orange tiger and is pretty neat.

So, how does this fella stack up in Pokemon GO?

Pretty well! It has a Max CP of 3588, Attack 261, Defense 182 and Stamina 205. So, a pretty good Attack and better than average bulk. It’s a Ground/Flying Type which means it only has two weaknesses – Water and Ice, with Ice being a double weakness. It has five resistances, Electric being the best of them, but also Bug, Fighting, Poison and Electric type Attacks won’t phase it much.

As for Attacks, it’s got Rock Throw and Mud Shot. The latter is STAB but Rock Throw’s damage is considerably more. Then for Charged Attacks you have Focus Blast, Outrage, Rock Slide and Earth Power. The last one is STAB, obviously, and will do the most damage.

As for countering this guy, you have a multitude of options.

Because it only has two weaknesses, you might be worried about your ability to take it on. Just pack in as many Ice Types as you can; Mamoswine, Glaceon, Articuno, Weavile, Regice and Abomasnow. If Landorus has Rock Type Attacks, these will all be knocked out in short order, though, so only go for these if your Raid group is large and you want to do as much damage in as short a time as possible. If you’re working with a smaller group and you want damage and a little more staying power, go for Water Types; Kyogre, Swampert, Blastoise, Vaporeon, Suicune, Gyarados, Empoleon.

And there you have it, Trainers. Hopefully this guide is useful to you if you’re able to go out Raiding. As always, I wish you the absolute best of luck. Stay safe out there!

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