How to get Landorus in Pokemon Go: Can it be shiny & best counters for 5-Star Raid

Ezequiel Leis
Incarnate Form Landorus in Pokemon Go

Landorus is back in Pokemon Go with new 5-Star Raids, so here’s everything you need to know, including dates, weaknesses, and best counters.

Pokemon Go players have a new Legendary Pokemon to keep an eye on this week with the return of Landorus to 5-Star Raids. The last member of the Forces of Nature trio is finally back in Pokemon Go for a limited time.

We’ll cover everything there’s to know about Landorus’ 5-Star Raids, including tips, counters, and shiny availability.

How to get Landorus in Pokemon Go

The only way to get Landorus in Pokemon Go is by defeating it in its 5-Star Raid and catching it afterward. This is a great chance for players that weren’t around when Landorus debuted in the mobile game.

The new 5-Star Raid will also help many players complete a Special Research quest that demands a snapshot of the Abundance Pokemon. Some Legendary Pokemon return to the game after a while with easier challenges or special events, but this is the only way to get Landorus at the moment.

The Landorus 5-Star Raids are taking place from April 11 to April 17 in Pokemon Go.

Landorus will headline 5-Star Pokemon Go Raids from April 11 to April 17, 2023.

Can Landorus be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Landorus is available in Pokemon Go. The shiny rate for this Legendary Pokemon is very low, so players might have to participate in many Raids to get one.

All Landorus weaknesses & best counters in Pokemon Go

Landorus is a dual Flying and Psychic-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Water and Ice-type moves. On the other hand, it can easily resist Fighting, Poison, Bug, Ground, and Electric-type attacks, so you should avoid those categories.

It’s recommended to face this 5-Star Raid with at least four high leveled trainers, but it can also be attainable with a group of 7 to 10 lower-level Pokemon Go players with the right counters.

Keep in mind that Landorus’ moveset can include Ground, Rock, Fighting, and Dragon-type attacks, so avoid bringing any Pokemon that’s weak against those categories, like pure Ice types.

Considering every factor, some of the best counters for this Raid include Kyogre, Mamoswine, Weavile, Glaceon, Jynx, Mewtwo, Swampert, Articuno, Feraligatr, Walrein, Lapras, and Regice.

You’re more than ready to face Landorus in a Raid. For more Pokemon content, check out our other guides:

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Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]