Here are the best Pokémon for defeating powerful Legendaries in 'Pokémon Go'

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Legendary Pokémon are been out in the “Pokémon Go” wild for more than a month now.

Legendaries such as Mewtwo are extremely rare and powerful Pokémon from the original game series. And until recently, they have been completely absent from “Pokémon Go,” even as the game has added more features and creatures from the second generation of Pokémon.

Now that Legendaries are an established part of the game’s collaborative Raid Battles, you might have been struggling to make any headway recently.

We’re here to help. Knowing exactly which Pokémon and moves are best effective against specific Legendaries is instrumental in taking down the ultra-powerful creatures.

We’ve examined data from The Silph Road and PokeBattler to find the top six fighters for each Legendary:

Tyranitar is simply the best all-around attacker for taking down most Legendaries.

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No other Pokémon comes close to matching the type and move combination effectiveness of this giant. The only two Legendaries that Tyranitar isn't super effective against are the beasts Raikou and Suicune.

Best moves: Bite/Stone Edge or Bite/Crunch

You'll also need assistance from Golem.

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Golem is particularly effective against the Legendary birds and the beasts Raikou and Entei.

Best move: Rock Throw/Stone Edge

Now on to Legendaries, starting with Articuno.

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  1. Omastar with Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  2. Tyranitar with Bite/Stone Edge
  3. Golem with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  4. Flareon with Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  5. Arcanine with Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  6. Scizor with Bullet Punch/Iron Head

Zapdos

  1. Golem with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  2. Tyranitar with Bite/Stone Edge
  3. Piloswine with Powder Snow/Avalanche
  4. Jynx with Frost Breath/Avalanche
  5. Dragonite with Dragon Breath/Outrage
  6. Omastar with Rock Throw/Rock Slide

Moltres

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  1. Omastar with Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  2. Golem with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  3. Tyranitar with Bite/Stone Edge
  4. Vaporeon with Water Gun/Hydro Pump
  5. Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  6. Jolteon with Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt

Lugia

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  1. Tyranitar with Bite/Stone Edge
  2. Jolteon with Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  3. Golem with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  4. Magneton with Spark/Discharge
  5. Omastar with Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  6. Gengar with Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball

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  1. Golem with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  2. Omastar with Rock Throw/Rock Blast
  3. Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  4. Dragonite with Dragon Tail/Outrage
  5. Jolteon with Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  6. Tyranitar with Bite/Stone Edge

Raikou

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  1. Rhydon with Mud Slap/Earthquake
  2. Golem with Mud Slap/Earthquake
  3. Dragonite with Dragon Tail/Outrage
  4. Donphan with Counter/Earthquake
  5. Nidoking with Furry Cutter/Earthquake
  6. Sandslash with Mud Shot/Earthquake

Entei

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  1. Omastar with Rock Throw/Hydro Pump
  2. Vapeoreon with Water Gun/Hydro Pump
  3. Tyranitar with Bite/Stone Edge
  4. Golem with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  5. Rhydon with Mud Slap/Stone Edge
  6. Dragonite with Dragon Tail/Outrage

Suicune

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  1. Exeggutor with Extrasensory/Solar Beam
  2. Venusaur with Vine Whip/Solar Beam
  3. Tangela with Vine Whip/Solar Beam
  4. Dragonite with Dragon Tail/Outrage
  5. Victreebel with Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  6. Vileplume with Razor Leaf/Solar Beam

Celebi

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  1. Scizor with Furry Cutter/X Scissor
  2. Pinsir with Bug Bite/X Scissor
  3. Flareon with Fire Spin/Overheat
  4. Tyranitar with Bite/Crunch
  5. Arcanine with Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  6. Charizard with Wing Attack/Flamethrower

Mew

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  1. Scizor with Furry Cutter/X Scissor
  2. Gengar with Sucker Punch/Shadow Ball
  3. Pinsir with Bug Bite/X Scissor
  4. Tyranitar with Bite/Crunch
  5. Dragonite with Dragon Tail/Outrage
  6. Gyarados with Bite/Hydro Pump

And finally, Mewtwo.

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  1. Tyranitar with Bite/Crunch
  2. Houndoum with Snarl/Foul Play
  3. Dragonite with Dragon Breath/Outrage
  4. Gyarados with Bite/Hydro Pump
  5. Snorlax with Lick/Hyper Beam
  6. Pinsir with Furry Cutter/X Scissor

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