Pokemon Go Lickitung raids: Use your strongest fighting type Pokemon to beat it
As a part of Pokémon Go's Valentine's Day events, Lickitung, the licking Pokémon, is appearing in four-star raids. The Lickitung is one of the original 151 Pokémon and it received a second stage evolution in the form of Lickilicky when Gen 4 Pokémon released.
In the current Pokémon Go raids, the Lickitung is a four-star raid boss. If you're lucky, you also might get an opportunity to catch a shiny version of this Pokémon.
Lickitung counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go
If you're planning on battling Lickitung here's what you need to know:
Lickitung type is a normal-type Pokémon
Lickitung is weak against all fighting-type Pokémon
Lickitung counters you can use: Primeape, Poliwrath, Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Lucario, Conkeldurr and Toxicroak
The best way to tackle a Lickitung is to go all in with your strongest fighting-type Pokémon. If you line them up right it won't be able to survive a series of powerful Machamps or Lucarios.
Lickitung CP in Pokémon Go
Based upon Lickitung's previous appearances as a four-star raid boss, it should have the following CP ranges:
Raid Boss CP - 14,386
Normal CP for catching Lickitung - 806
Weather Boost (Partly Cloudy) for catching Lickitung - 1,008
Lickitung moves in Pokémon Go
The possible moves that Lickitung can always learn in Pokémon Go have been listed below. If you manage to catch one today (February 15) it should have Body Slam as its charged attack.
Possible Fast Moves:
Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
Possible Charged Moves:
Hyper Beam (Normal)
Power Whip (Grass)
Everything we know about Lickitung
Lickitung is proof of how weird Pokémon can be - it manages to fit its seven-foot-long tongue into its 3'11" body.
As Eurogamer reports, the Akaname, "a yōkai from Japanese mythology, is a possible inspiration for Lickitung, due to how similar they are in appearance. Both the Akaname and Lickitung are depicted as having clawed feet and, of course, a very, very, very long tongue".
Lickitung got a second stage evolution upon the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, where the Gen 4 Pokémon, Lickilicky, was introduced.
In the mainline Pokémon games, Lickitung has to know the move Rollout and then level up to evolve into Lickilicky. Meanwhile, in Pokémon Go, you must use a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Lickitung candy for it to evolve.