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Pokemon Go: Latias and Latios Raid guide – Which is stronger?

Published: 12/Jun/2020 4:03

by Paul Cot

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Latias and Latios are coming back to Pokemon Go for a Special Raid Weekend event. Here are the differences between the two and what counters you’ll need to defeat them.

The Special Raid Weekend event will take place on Friday, June 12, 8am local time to Monday, June 15, 10pm local time. This will mark the first time they have featured in the mobile game since January.

Reshiram is currently featuring in five-star Raid Battles and it will continue to do so alongside Latias and Latios. So, don’t know ignore the powerful Vast White Pokemon as it is worth stocking up on it while you can.

What’s the difference between Latias and Latios?

Interestingly both Latias and Latios are a dual dragon and psychic-type. The most obvious difference between them is Latias is female and Latios is male. They are the first Legendary Pokemon to have genders.

In Pokemon Go Latias has the stronger defense while Latias wins out in attack. They share the same exact stamina stat, but when adding them all together Latios comes out on top just slightly.

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Latias has a superior defense to Latios…

Usually you’d think the Pokemon with the stronger defense would have the edge but in this case Latios is actually stronger, due to its superior moveset.

They both have Dragon Breath at their disposal and given the benefits of STAB, this is the best move choice here. Zen Headbutt is also available to both, but this is usually a very ineffective move. Latias does have the hard-hitting Charm, but there’s no point utilizing it as there are fairy-types that can gain greater benefit from it.

Now, this is where Latios has the advantage. It has the fast charging Dragon Claw which in the PvP format is a massive plus.

While Latias does have Outrage instead, the lack of any low energy Charge Moves definitely puts it at a disadvantage. Elsewhere, Latias has Thunder and Latios Solar Beam – the latter requires more energy but hits harder and has a better damage per energy.

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If choosing between the two, you should probably go with Latios…

Counters

The dual dragon and psychic-type means neither have any double weaknesses but there are six types in total that can exploit them. They are bug, dark, fairy, ghost, ice and fellow dragon-types.

There are slight variations as to which Pokemon are the best Raid counter for each of Latias and Latios but overall they are pretty similar. It won’t come as much surprise that dragon-types dominate the list.

Any of Dialga, Dragonite, Garchomp, Palkia, Rayquaza and Salamence are excellent choices. All must be using dragon-type moves, though.

In terms of maximum damage, Rayquaza is the best pick, but when taking deaths into account, it is Dialga that is the better choice.


The Eon duo are good additions to your roster but there are many options that will leave you better off – namely the Pokemon that counter them.

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10 Pokemon that players refuse to catch in Pokemon Go

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:20

by Daniel Megarry

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With four years since Pokemon Go released, gamers have had more than enough time to decide which Pokemon they love and which ones they hate – and there are some very strong opinions out there.

While players of Nintendo’s popular mobile game can probably all agree that stumbling across another Pidgey isn’t exactly the most thrilling encounter, there are some more unexpected choices that fans will do their best to avoid.

Despite the franchise’s Gotta Catch ‘Em All slogan, a recent thread on the Pokemon GO subreddit saw players share the Pokemon that they absolutely refuse to catch. The answers range from the “annoying bird” Murkrow to the “piece of garbage” Sunkern (ouch). User octropos sparked the debate and it’s fair to say some are unequivocal about their picks.

Check out 10 of the most disliked Pokemon in Pokemon Go below.

Bidoof

Bidoof Pokemon Go
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Bidoof may be cute but fans don’t rate it

Bidoof is one of the cutest Pokemon of all time, but not everyone is a fan. “For me it’s Bidoof,” wrote Reddit user octropos. “I can’t stand the noise it makes and I hate how stupid it looks.”

Poor Bidoof.

Cherrim

Cherrim in Pokemon GO
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Pokemon Go players aren’t sure Cherrim is worth the effort

Reddit user 47Dud3_ questioned the high frustration level of catching Cherrim when there isn’t much reward for doing so.

“They are annoying to catch because they even break out sometimes with a Golden Razz/Ultra Ball,” they complained. “Plus they can’t be shiny and have no meta relevance whatsoever. Gosh, I hate them so much.”

Zubat

Zubat in Pokemon Go
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Zubat definitely isn’t anyone’s favorite Pokemon

Zubat has largely been considered a filler Pokemon since the very first game dropped on the Gameboy back in 1996, and its reputation hasn’t been much different in Pokemon Go.

“I leave rocket battles when Zubat is gonna be the reward if I can avoid it,” admitted Reddit user immarlondait. “I can’t seem to hit it consistently and I’m too lazy to bring up the nanab berry to keep it still.”

Sunkern

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One Pokemon Go player called Sunkern a “piece of garbage”

The tiny Grass-type Sunkern is another Pokemon that hasn’t proven popular with players, and when compared to some of the most impressive and imposing creatures in the game, it’s not hard to see why.

“I was unlucky enough (in my opinion) to get a four-star Sunkern and I despise the little piece of garbage,” wrote Reddit user hitchicker42, while octropos joked, “that will be pokemon that would end up being eaten.”

Murkrow

Murkrow in Pokemon Go
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Murkrow is another Pokemon that doesn’t have many fans

Murkrow was bitterly reduced to the title of “the annoying bird” by Reddit user extreme39speed.

“I don’t care that I’ll never get its shiny,” they wrote. “I’ll get the delinquent medal platinum some other way. Cause since I got it gold, I steer away from the annoying bird.”

Exeggcute

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Exeggutor may be powerful, but Exeggcute doesn’t get much love

Exeggutor may be considered a powerful Pokemon in the game, but for some players, having to catch an Exeggcute and put the work in to evolve it almost isn’t worth the effort.

“Freaking Exeggcute. I hate how big it is and how little its catch circle is,” wrote Reddit user TheRobotYoshi. “I caught just enough to get a good Exeggutor and then I was done catching them forever.”

Gulpin

Gulpin in Pokemon Go
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Gulpin has been called “awful” by some players

The bizarre-looking Gulpin hasn’t received much love from players, with one calling it “so awful” and questioning how it was approved for the game.

“A couple [of] months back that’s all that was spawning for me. Hated. Every. Single. One,” Reddit user HiFraaands wrote. “Even worse I got a Hundo Gulpin. Great.”

Yanma

Yanma in Pokemon Go
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Yanma has been criticized for being too hard to catch

Bug and Flying-type Yanma has been criticized for being hard to catch by Reddit user Crafty_Leo, who wrote: “Yanma can not just stand still. Every time I throw a ball it’s either zooming around the screen or attacking me.”

Nosepass

Nosepass Pokemon Go
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Pokemon fans just don’t seem to like Nosepass

Nosepass has faced negativity from a number of players. Most of them didn’t give a reason, they just don’t like it. And that’s okay.

“My first red seal Pokemon was a Nosepass,” wrote Reddit user octropos. “Like, seriously? Out of all the Pokemon…”

Castform

Castform in Pokemon GO
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Castform has been cast aside by most Pokemon Go players

The Normal-type Castform is certainly a unique looking Pokemon, but that hasn’t won any favors with players, who aren’t quite sure what the point of having them around is.

“I wish they would evolve or something,” wrote Reddit user octropos. “They’re just so… whatever?”

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