Pokemon Go: How To Beat and Catch Lickitung, Best Movesets, Counters, Strategy Guide

Lickitung is one of Pokémon GO’s funniest characters. It’s a regular type with a large tail and the appearance of a pink animal. Its most distinguishing physical feature is a large tongue that protrudes from its mouth, thus its name.

How to get Lickitung?

  • Normal Lickitung can spawn anywhere on the map with a 34% chance of spawning.
  • Most common in:
    • Residential Areas
    • Universities
    • University Campuses
    • Parking Lots
  • 5km Eggs
  • You have a very slim chance of getting a shiny Lickitung.



Lickitung evolves into Lickilicky.

  • Requirement: Sinnoh Stone

Best Moveset

When attacking Pokémon in Gyms, Lickitung’s best moves are Hyper Beam and Lick. This moveset has the highest total DPS and is also the most effective in PVP battles.

  • Hyper Beam
    • DPS: 47.4
  • Lick
    • DPS: 10
  • Zen Headbutt
    • DPS: 10.9
  • Power Whip
    • DPS: 34.6

Counters and Strategy

  • Type: Normal-type Pokémon
  • Vulnerable to: Fighting-type moves
  • Strong against: Fire, Grass, Ice, Steel-type Pokemon
  • Resistant to: Fairy, Fire, Bug-type moves
  • Top 5 Pokemon Counters:
    • Lucario
      • Counter / Aura Sphere
    • Conkeldurr
      • Counter / Dynamic Punch
    • Breloom
      • Counter / Dynamic Punch
    • Machamp
      • Counter / Dynamic Punch
    • Blaziken
      • Counter / Focus Blast

Pokemon Lickitung Trivia

  • Lickitung is a bipedal Pokémon with a thick, powerful tail and a round body. Its skin is soft and pink, with curved yellow lines on the belly and a yellow ring on each knee. Each hand has a thumb-like claw, and each foot has a single large nail.

  • On the palms of its hands and the soles of its feet, it has a yellow spot. It has a long, prehensile tongue and beady eyes. When the tongue is pulled, it is likely connected to the tail, which twitches.
  • First Anime Appearance: During the Queen of the Princess Festival, Jessie caught a Lickitung and used it against Misty in Princess Versus Princess. In Tricks Of The Trade, Jessie accidentally traded her Lickitung for Benny’s Wobbuffet.

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