Preparing to tackle Mega Gyarados? Here are the key weaknesses and counters you’ll need to power up.
For the first time since Mega Evolutions launched in the middle of last year, Mega Gyarados is available in Pokemon GO. The Atrocious Pokemon, as it’s known, is available as part of the Lunar New Year event. It is in raids from February 9 until February 20, so won’t be sticking around for too long. That mean’s you’ll need to take on enough raids to earn all the Mega Candy it’ll require for evolution. But what is Mega Gyarados’ Weakness in Pokemon GO and what are the best counters? Let’s take a look.
Mega Gyarados’ Weakness in Pokemon GO
Mega Gyarados is a Water and Dark-type Pokemon, instead of Water and Flying like regular Gyarados. This still leaves it with a variety of weaknesses, albeit a handful of different ones. The Pokemon’s typing now means that Fairy, Electric, Fighting, Bug and Grass-type moves are all super effective against it. This ensures there is an abundance of good counters to Mega Gyarados in Pokemon GO, but what are they?
Here’s some more lucky news, Trainers! As a part of our Lunar New Year event, Gyarados will be able to Mega Evolve for the first time in Pokémon GO! pic.twitter.com/eGMr4Pe0MH
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 4, 2021
Best Counters For Mega Gyarados
There are a few top counters to Mega Gyarados in the game, let’s take a look at them.
Mega Venusaur is the undisputed king of Mega Gyarados Raids. Mega Beedrill is another effective Mega Pokemon.
In terms of Electric Pokemon, there are a few solid choices. Zekrom is the cream of the crop here. Magnezone, Zapdos and Raikou are also strong counters. Another solid counter is Electivire.
Alongside the Electric-types, there are a few good Fighting Pokemon. Lucario, Conkeldurr, Machamp and Breloom all shine here.
Mega Venusaur – Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
Mega Beedrill – Bug Bite/X-Scissor
Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
Magnezone – Spark/Wild Charge
Zapdos – Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
Raikou – Volt Switch/Wild Charge
Electivire – Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
Machamp – Karate Chop/Dynamic Punch
Breloom – Counter/Dynamic Punch
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