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Mega Gyarados Raid Guide for Pokemon GO: Best Counters & Weaknesses

If you need to defeat Mega Gyarados in Pokemon GO Raids, we’ve got the best Pokemon you can use to counter it!

Beating Mega Pokemon in Raids is always difficult and Mega Gyarados is one of the toughest. However, if you want to get some Gyarados Mega Energy, you’ll have to beat it!

Out of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO, Mega Gyarados is one of the most powerful. Plus, it looks really cool too!

Here’s everything you need to know about Mega Gyarados so you can counter and beat it in battle.

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Mega Gyarados Raid Guide

When is Mega Gyarados in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Gyarados is in Pokemon GO Raids from October 8 – October 23, 2022. This gives players two weeks to defeat it and earn loads of Gyarados Mega Energy.

Also during this time, a brand-new Ultra Beast is making its debut in 5-Star Raids!

Mega Gyarados Type

Mega Gyarados is a Water/Dark type Pokemon. This is unlike the standard Gyarados which is Water/Flying.

This means that there are plenty of weaknesses and resistances for players to consider when battling Mega Gyarados.

Read More: How to Get Raid Passes in Pokemon GO

Mega Gyarados Weaknesses

  • Bug
  • Electric
  • Fairy
  • Fighting
  • Grass

All of these attack types deal 160% damage against Mega Gyarados. Therefore, you’ll want to add Pokemon of these types to your battle team for Mega Gyarados Raids.

Mega Gyarados Resistances

  • Psychic (Double Resistant)
  • Dark
  • Fire
  • Ghost
  • Ice
  • Steel
  • Water

Mega Gyarados’ double resistance to Psychic means attacks of that type deal 39% damage. All of the other types Mega Gyarados resists deal 63% damage to it.

Before you find out the best Pokemon to counter Mega Gyarados, check out the top tips to win Raids in Pokemon GO!

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Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Gyarados in Raids

The best Pokemon to use in Mega Gyarados Raids include Mega Manectric, Terrakion, and Kartana.

However, more common Pokemon with strong, Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, or Grass attacks like Lucario and Conkeldurr will do well in battles against Mega Gyarados

Of course, to make the battle easier, you’ll want to bring a Mega Pokemon too. Here’s how to Mega Evolve Pokemon in Pokemon GO!

These are the 10 best Pokemon to use in Mega Gyarados Raids:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
KartanaKartana Pokemon GORazor LeafLeaf Blade
TerrakionTerrakionDouble KickSacred Sword
Mega ManectricMega Manectric Pokemon GOThunder FangWild Charge
XurkitreeXurkitree Pokemon GOThunder ShockDischarge
Mega VenusaurPokemon GO Mega VenusaurVine WhipFrenzy Plant
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
ZarudeZarude Pokemon GOVine WhipPower Whip
LucarioPokemon GO LucarioCounterAura Sphere
ConkeldurrPokemon GO ConkeldurrCounterDynamic Punch
Therian Forme ThundurusPokemon GO Therian Forme ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt

Before you take on Mega Gyarados, you’ll need to power up your Pokemon and give them the best attacks. Find out how to boost Candy earning in Pokemon GO so you can power up your Pokemon faster as well as how to earn Elite Fast and Charged TMs to change the attacks of your Pokemon.

Also, you need some more Raid Passes, you’ll need coins to buy some more. Here’s the fastest way to earn PokeCoins in Pokemon GO!

Is There a Shiny Gyarados in Pokemon GO?

Yes, there is a shiny Gyarados in Pokemon GO and it is available to catch. Instead of blue, shiny Gyarados is bright red.

After defeating Mega Gyarados Raid, you will be able to catch a standard Gyarados. If you are lucky, this Gyarados could be shiny!

Check out our Pokemon GO Shiny odds guide to find out the exact chances of catching shiny Pokemon.

Shiny Gyarados Pokemon GO

If you do encounter a shiny Pokemon, you’ll want to make sure you catch it. Find out every Berry bonus in Pokemon GO so you know which one to use.

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