Pokémon Go events are a great way to give certain Pokémon some more attention. Niantic is highlighting the many pink-colored Pokémon this year by having the spawn more frequently over Valentine’s Day weekend in their seasonal event, which runs from February 14th to February 17th. On February 15th, you have a chance to encounter a special Lickitung that you can battle in four-star raids. Here are the best tips for catching Lickitung in Pokémon Go, as well as some other details.
The special raids will only be available from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on February 15th in your local time. You will only get three hours to find a Luckitung raid and take it down along with your group of friends, capturing the Pokémon after you defeat it. You will want to obtain this Lickitung from this exclusive raid as this will know the move body slam. Additionally, the Lickitung spawning in these raids have a much higher chance of being the shiny version, which is always sought after by all trainers.
Lickitung is a Normal-type Pokémon, so it is weak to Fighting-type Pokémon. It has an attack of 108, a defense of 137, stamina of 207 and a max CP of 1411. While, it is not a great Pokémon in general, a Lickitung that knows body slam can be reasonably useful, especially if you want to use it during the Great League player versus player battles.
You will only have a limited time to capture this Lickitung, so plan it accordingly. You don’t need to find them in four-star raids, which means you can wander around locations with several gyms to increase your chances of catching one.
Strong Fighting Types like Lucario and Machamp make effective counters. As for moves Counter, Focus Blast and Dynamic Punch are your best options here for dealing raw damage. This makes Mewtwo another strong option in this fight. Lickitung in Pokémon Go is not an easy fight, so you better come prepared.
As a Tier 4 Raid Boss, Lickitung is pretty beefy. but there are some positives to taking it down. Lickitung caught from Raids can learn the move Bodyslam, and there’s even a 10% chance of the Lickitung being a shiny as well.