How to Beat Lickitung in Pokémon Go

Lits of Lickitung Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 15.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Bullet Punch
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Brick Break
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Brick Break
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Dragon Breath
Special Move:
Dragon Claw
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Confusion
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast



Lickitung is one of Normal Type Gym defenders in Pokémon Go.

Lickitung is Normal type Pokémon which makes it weak only against Fighting Type Attacks.

Lickitung can partially counter Fighting Type Pokémon by having Zen Headbutt as Quick Move. It might seem like a bit of problem but we assure You it isn't - just use Fighting Type Pokémon with both Fighting Type Attacks (which is basically most of the strongest Fighting Type Pokémon anyway) :)

As expected - Lickitung counters list is filled up with Fighting Type Pokémon, plus some of elite neutral Pokémon like Snorlax, Exeggutor, Dragonite, Charizard, etc...

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.