Therian Forme Landorus Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips: Which Pokémon to use in a Therian Forme Landorus Raid, how to make the most of Premier Balls and Berries, and what to do with Therian Forme Landorus once you’ve caught it

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Landorus Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Therian Forme Landorus Appearing in Raids: April 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to May 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Therian Forme Landorus Last Appeared in Raids: July 18, 2021

Landorus is a Ground- and Flying-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region. From the forces of lightning and wind, Landorus creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant. Landorus has two different formes: Incarnate Forme and Therian Forme. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Landorus, how to catch Landorus after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Abundance Pokémon after you’ve caught it.

Which Pokémon to Use in a Landorus Raid in Pokémon GO

As a Ground- and Flying-type Pokémon, Landorus is vulnerable to Water- and Ice-type attacks. When selecting Pokémon for your Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have a Fast Attack and Charged Attack of one of these types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. It’s not necessary to choose only Water- or Ice-type Pokémon, but a Pokémon that shares a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage. Landorus is particularly vulnerable to Ice-type attacks, so facing it with a team comprised entirely of Ice-type Pokémon is an excellent choice.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Water- and Ice-type attacks, choose the Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that speed of victory affects how many Premier Balls you will receive at the conclusion of a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Pokémon and defeat Landorus as quickly as you can.

Suggested Water-type Pokémon

  • Lapras / Shadow Lapras (Water/Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice), Water Gun (Water)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Hydro Pump (Water), Ice Beam (Ice), Surf (Water)

  • Feraligatr / Shadow Feraligatr (Water)

    • Fast Attack: Waterfall (Water), Water Gun (Water)

    • Charged Attack: Hydro Cannon (Water), Hydro Pump (Water)

  • Swampert (Water/Ground)

    • Fast Attack: Water Gun (Water)

    • Charged Attack: Hydro Cannon (Water), Muddy Water (Water), Surf (Water)

  • Kyogre (Water)

    • Fast Attack: Waterfall (Water)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Hydro Pump (Water), Surf (Water)

Suggested Ice-type Pokémon

  • Jynx (Ice/Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Frost Breath (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Punch (Ice)

  • Articuno (Ice/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Ice Beam (Ice), Icy Wind (Ice)

  • Walrein (Ice/Water)

    • Fast Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Powder Snow (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Icicle Spear (Ice)

  • Abomasnow / Mega Abomasnow / Shadow Abomasnow (Grass/Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Powder Snow (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Weather Ball (Ice)

  • Weavile / Shadow Weavile (Dark/Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice)

  • Glaceon (Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Beam (Ice), Icy Wind (Ice)

  • Mamoswine / Shadow Mamoswine (Ice/Ground)

    • Fast Attack: Powder Snow (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice)

  • Galarian Darmanitan (Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Ice Fang (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Punch (Ice)

Make the Most of Premier Balls and Berries

After a successful Landorus raid, you’ll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch Landorus, so make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls by battling with friends and defeating Landorus more quickly.

In an encounter with Landorus, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you to score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don’t think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk missing the target ring completely.

Landorus isn’t going to make it easy on you by sitting still while you’re trying to catch it. Don’t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while it’s moving around. Watch the Pokémon to get a feel for its cycle of movement and the pauses in between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts to grow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Landorus. A Razz Berry will make Landorus easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm Landorus, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Landorus Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make Landorus easier to catch and grant you extra Candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher have the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokémon—even a Legendary Pokémon—deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy might bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Landorus is tricky to catch, so don’t be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.

What to Do with Landorus Once You’ve Caught It

Therian Forme Landorus’s Initial CP Range: 2,151–2,241

Therian Forme Landorus’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 2,688–2,801

Available Fast Attacks: Extrasensory (Psychic), Mud Shot (Ground)

Available Charged Attacks: Bulldoze (Ground), Earthquake (Ground), Stone Edge (Rock), Superpower (Fighting)

As a Ground- and Flying-type Pokémon, Landorus is resistant to Electric-, Fighting-, Poison-, Ground-, and Bug-type attacks. Therian Forme Landorus is an excellent counter to the many prominent Steel-type Pokémon in the Master League. It boasts an impressively high maximum CP and can learn the Fast Attack Mud Shot, which benefits from a same-type attack bonus and generates an extreme amount of energy per second. All of these factors make Landorus a GO Battle League asset.

In addition to being highly effective in the GO Battle League, Landorus is an excellent choice against Steel-type Raid Bosses such as Mega Steelix, Metagross, Dialga, and Heatran, all of which are vulnerable to Landorus’s Ground-type attacks.

To make the most of Landorus’s potential, you’ll want to teach it a second Charged Attack. A Ground-type Charged Attack is highly recommended—Earthquake is an almost guaranteed knockout against a Pokémon without any Protect Shields. A second Charged Attack with a different type can increase Landorus’s effectiveness against an even broader range of opponents. Teaching Landorus a second Charged Attack and raising its CP to its maximum requires a lot of Landorus Candy and Stardust, so try to catch as many Landorus as you can. If you use a Star Piece, you will receive extra Stardust after you catch a Pokémon—so try using one before a raid!

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.


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