‘Pokémon Go’ Lugia Moveset: The best moves for the Gen 2 psychic legendary

‘Pokémon Go’ Lugia Moveset: The best moves for the Gen 2 psychic legendary
Lugia is the first Gen 2 legendary to debut in ‘Pokémon Go.’
Source: Bulbapedia
Lugia is the first Gen 2 legendary to debut in ‘Pokémon Go.’
Source: Bulbapedia

In the wake of the Pokémon Go live event in Chicago, there’s a lot to get fans excited about. Legendaries have been released and both Gen 1’s Articuno and Gen 2’s Lugia are appearing in raids worldwide.

If you’re wondering what moves you can expect from your Lugia, we’ve got the answers.

Pokémon Go Lugia moveset: It excels with a dragon-type quick move, even though it’s a psychic powerhouse

Prima Games broke down the different move combinations Lugia can have and came to some interesting conclusions. Although the diving Pokémon is very strong with an Extrasensory/Future Sight combo — unsurprising given its psychic typing — the absolute strongest damage-per-second the legendary bird can have comes from Dragon Tail/Future Sight.

According to Prima Games, the Dragon Tail move is enough to bump its DPS to 29 without losing a single point of same-type attack bonus DPS.

Lugia’s different movesets and their DPS ratings
Source: Prima Games

This is a disappointment for those who hoped Lugia might be a strong flying-type Pokémon. Without a fast flying-type move, however, you’re best off using your charged technical machines until you get Future Sight. This is all assuming you can catch one, of course. Good luck!

More Pokémon Go news, updates, tips and tricks

Raids are here! See why they may be the key to legendary Pokémon. Find out how to determine how long it will take you to reach level 40, and see what we think of the Gen 2 Pokémon added to the game. Here are the kinds of Pokémon you get from 10-kilometer eggs, and here’s where you can check out what you missed during the Water Festival and Solstice events.