Pokémon GO Fest Wind Hour: Latias Raid Guide Mini

The road to GO Fest 2021 has begun. On Sunday, July 18th, 2021, the second day of GO Fest in Pokémon GO, every Legendary Pokémon that has ever been in raids will return for a block of battles during the day. As we count down the days until the event launches, Bleeding Cool will host a series of mini raid guides that offers the top 10 overall counters and then the top 10 non-Shadow and non-Mega counters. In addition to this, these guides will point out species with shared weaknesses so that you can create raid squads with multiple uses. Finally, each guide ends with a breakdown of the raid schedule for GO Fest 2021: Day Two. This guide will focus on Wind Hour: Latias.

Latias and Latios in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Latias and Latios in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Top 10 Counters

Note that Latias has very similar weaknesses to Latios, but that the top ten counters don't match up exactly. Each can essentially be taken on with a similar team, though.

Overall:

  1. Mega Gengar: Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball
  2. Shadow Salamence: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  3. Shadow Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor
  4. Shadow Weavile: Snarl, Avalanche
  5. Shadow Mamoswine: Powder Snow, Avalanche
  6. Mega Houndoom: Snarl, Foul Play
  7. Shadow Tyranitar: Bite, Crunch
  8. Rayquaza: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  9. Shadow Gardevoir: Charm, Dazzling Gleam
  10. Palkia: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor

Non-Shadow & non-Mega:

  1. Rayquaza: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  2. Palkia: Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor
  3. Salamence: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  4. Dialga: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor
  5. Garchomp: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  6. Zekrom: Dragon Breath, Outrage
  7. Reshiram: Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor
  8. Haxorus: Dragon Tail, Dragon Claw
  9. Dragonite: Dragon Tail, Outrage
  10. Darkrai: Snarl, Shadow Ball

Minimum number of trainers needed: Three

Other Legendary Pokémon with shared weaknesses

Ghost- and Dark-types should be used on

  • Latias
  • Cresselia
  • Lugia
  • Azelf
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Metwo

Dragon-types and Ice-types should be used on:

  • Latias
  • Rayquaza
  • Giratina
  • Dialga
  • Zekrom

Complete GO Fest 2021 raid schedule in Pokémon GO

During Wind Hour, occurring from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time, Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Latias, Latios, Regigigas, Altered Forme Giratina, Cresselia, Virizion, and Therian Forme Tornadus will be appearing in five-star raids.

During Lava Hour, occurring from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Moltres, Entei, Regirock, Groudon, Heatran, Reshiram, Terrakion, Therian Forme Landorus, and Yveltal will be appearing in five-star raids.

During Frost Hour, occurring from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Articuno, Suicune, Lugia, Regice, Kyogre, Palkia, and Kyurem will be appearing in five-star raids. Plus, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will be appearing in five-star raids in the regions that they normally appear in!

During Thunder Hour, occurring from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, Zapdos, Raikou, Registeel, Rayquaza, Dialga, Cobalion, Therian Forme Thundurus, Zekrom, and Xerneas will be appearing in five-star raids.

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