How to beat Incarnate Forme Landorus in Pokémon Go – Weaknesses, counters, strategies

The ground quakes underneath Landorus.

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The Forces of Nature Pokémon are returning to Pokémon Go for a limited time. The first on the list is Incarnate Forme Landorus. It’s been nearly a year since the Forces of Nature Pokémon were initially announced, and you can battle this one in any of the five-star raids that appear in your area.

Incarnate Forme Landorus weaknesses

The Incarnate Forme Landorus is a Ground and Flying-type Pokémon. Because of this combination, it is only weak to Ice and Water-type moves, and it’s resistant to Bug, Electric, Fighting, Ground, and Poison-type attacks. You don’t have a lot of variety when battling this Pokémon, unfortunately.

Best Pokémon to counter Incarnate Forme Landorus

When you battle Incarnate Forme Landorus, the best Pokémon to counter it are Mamoswine, Kyogre, and shadow Articuno.

Mamoswine is a Ground and Ice-type Pokémon. It’s one of the most powerful Ice-type attackers in the game, is consistently used throughout the Master League by multiple trainers. Because of its outstanding stats, it’s praised by many players. But you need to be careful with it. Mamoswine doesn’t have the best defenses, and can easily be taken down by most opponents. Although, they’ll have a tough time beating it in raw damage. The best moveset for Mamoswine to use against Landorus will be powder snow for its fast move, and then avalanche and bulldoze for its charged moves.

Another powerful alternative to use against Landorus is Kyogre, a Water-type Pokémon. It’s a legendary Pokémon, so not too many trainers will have one or two Kyogre sitting in their roster. However, the Pokémon was recently featured in five-star raids in early 2021, so it’s likely plenty of trainers were able to grab it before it vanished. Like Mamoswine, Kyogre is one of the most powerful Water-type attacks in Pokémon Go, making it the perfect candidate to take on Landorus. The best moveset you can give Kyogre for this encounter will be waterfall for its fast move, and then surf and blizzard for its charged moves.

The final Pokémon we recommend you use against Landorus is shadow Articuno. The shadow version of Articuno can deal more damage than its original version, but to counteract that bonus it takes additional damage. Because of Articuno’s increased defensive stats, though, that additional damage isn’t too bad. You can battle your way through it, especially against the Flying and Ground-type legendary Pokémon, Landorus. The best moveset Articuno can use in this battle will be ice shard for its fast move, and then its charged moves need to be icy wind and hurricane.

Top Pokémon to counter Incarnate Forme Landorus

You need to take six Pokémon into battle against Landorus. While the three choices recommended above are excellent, there are a few other options you can consider to use against Landorus to give you and your friends the highest chance for success.

  • Abomasnow
  • Mega Abomasnow
  • Darmanitan
  • Jynx
  • Mewtwo
  • Weavile
  • Mega Blastoise
  • Glaceon
  • Mr. Rime
  • Regice
  • Lapras

After you’ve defeated Incarnate Forme Landorus, you can capture it. There is a chance that your Landorus could be shiny.