As a player who is obsessed with completing their Pokédex, trying to catch a Landorus has been a daunting experience for me. Landorus is among the most annoying 😤Pokémon I have come across.
Whenever it spots me trying to catch it, it uses its power to render my efforts fruitless. However, considering its impressive stats, I willingly tolerate this to have Landorus in my team in battle.
I just need to capitalize on its weaknesses; ice and water. 🤷With that in mind, join me to learn how to defeat, catch, and trade Landorus in Pokémon GO.
How to Counter and Catch Landorus in Pokémon GO
You can counter Landorus by capitalizing on its two weaknesses: ice and water. That means your best bet at countering Landorus is having water- and ice-type Pokémon in your team for the battle😏.
This limits your scope for choosing strong Pokémon for the attack. Since Landorus is of flying and ground types, water and ice will limit its mobility and strength.
However, it has a tolerance for certain Pokémon: poison, fighting, ground, electric, and bug types. Hence, avoid having these Pokémon types in your team when battling Landorus. When you win the battle, you can catch it.
That would require extra moves and initiatives to protect yourself, like the Mud Short and Rock Slide.
Where to Find Landorus in Pokémon GO
Landorus is a legendary Pokémon, which means it is unlikely for a player to encounter it in the wild, unlike regular Pokémon.
The only way to catch this Pokémon is to defeat it in a raid, specifically its 5-Star Raid. Once you have defeated it, you can successfully catch it.
Unfortunately, catching Landorus in a raid is an intricate endeavor 😔as its occurrence is rare. The rarity makes it harder for players to complete some Special Research tasks that involve catching Landorus.
How Do You Take Snapshots of Landorus in Pokémon GO?
The first step is to get the Landorus by trading or waiting for it to appear in a raid. The next step is to take a snapshot.
To do this, go to the Menu and then select Items. Next, scroll down the menu until you find the Camera 📷 and select it. You will then be prompted to identify the Pokémon whose photo you would like to take.
The photo’s background will be the location where the player places the Camera. Once you have taken the photo, the game will notify you that you have completed a task, for which you will receive a reward.
Can You Trade Landorus in Pokémon GO?
Like most Pokémon, you can trade Landorus. However, since Landorus is a legendary Pokémon, it is among the rarest Pokémon. It is hard to find a Legendary Pokémon since their availability is restricted to a few periods. That makes it even harder for a player to complete their Pokédex.
Fortunately, trading them with friends makes this easier. The downside to this is that trading legendary Pokémon is quite expensive as it requires a significantly large amount of stardust.
The amounts are often so high that many players struggle to raise the requisite amount of stardust to acquire a given Pokémon.
How Much Stardust Do You Need to Trade Landorus in Pokémon GO?
While there is no specific quotation of how much stardust you would require trading a Landorus, you can easily estimate it. As this is a legendary Pokémon, you can anticipate that Landorus has a base cost of 1,000,000 stardust. This price is too high.
Fortunately, there are tips you can leverage to reduce the price significantly. You would need to satisfy two primary conditions.
First, the player with whom you are trading Pokémon should be one with whom you have a high friendship level.
Secondly, you could reduce the price further if you, as the player receiving the Landorus, already have this Pokémon in your Pokédex.
Having registered the Landorus in your Pokédex, you can reduce its trading price to 20,000 stardust.
The table below shows how friendship levels and Pokédex registration status drive the price downwards:
Registered in Pokédex:
New (Not Registered on Pokédex:
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