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Pokemon GO: Mega Altaria Raid Guide – Best Counters, Weaknesses

Find out how to defeat and catch Mega Altaria in raids! The best counters, weaknesses, and everything else you need to know!

Ever since the Mega Moment event dropped, Mega Pokemon have been more popular than ever. The most recent ‘Mon being added to Mega Raids is Mega Altaria!

In its base form, Altaria is a defensive Dragon/Flying ‘Mon. When it mega evolves, it becomes the only Pokemon in the game to become a Dragon/Fairy-type!

To catch Mega Altaria, trainers will need to first defeat it in a raid battle. This means you have to battle an incredibly strong Pokemon with other trainers.

Once the Pokemon is defeated, its CP will drop to a lower level, and trainers will have the opportunity to catch it. We recommend stocking up on Razz Berries and Golden Razz Berries, as Mega Altaria is a difficult Pokemon to catch!

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Of course, in order to catch Mega Altaria, you need to be able to defeat it. Here’s our expert guide to defeating Mega Altaria in a raid!

Best Mega Altaria Raid Counters

Mega Altaria has landed in a stadium, and is getting ready to unleash a powerful attack.
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Mega Altaria is a 4 star Mega raid Pokemon. This means that it’s impossible to take down alone, so ensure you bring at least one friend.

While Mega Altaria is a difficult raid boss, we have everything you need to know in order to win the raid. Let’s GO!

Mega Altaria Stats and Type

Mega Altaria is a powerful Pokemon with excellent attack and defense. Here are its stats in Pokemon GO:

  • Max CP: 3576
  • Attack: 222
  • Defense: 218
  • Stamina: 181

Additionally, it is the only Pokemon with the Dragon/Fairy-type. This means Mega Altaria resists attacks from the following types:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Electric
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Grass
  • Water

Furthermore, it has a double resistance to Dragon-type moves. If you’ve caught some powerful Dragon-type ‘Mon like Mega Charizard X, make sure you leave them at home!

Thankfully, Mega Altaria still has some weaknesses to exploit. Here’s a full list of moves that will do extra damage to Mega Altaria:

  • Fairy
  • Ice
  • Poison
  • Steel

This means that if you want to defeat Mega Altaria, make sure to use moves of these types. Because Mega Altaria has an excellent defense stat, you want to ensure you’re only using super-effective attacks.

Mega Altaria Attacks and Moves

Mega Altaria is using a Dazzling Gleam attack.
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In a Mega Altaria Raid, you need to choose Pokemon that can withstand its powerful attacks. Here are the fast and charged moves that Mega Altaria uses in raid battles!

Mega Altaria Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Peck (Flying)

Mega Altaria Charged Moves

  • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon)
  • Sky Attack (Flying)
  • Moonblast (Fairy) (Legacy)

This means that Mega Altaria can hit the following types for super-effective damage:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Fighting
  • Grass
  • Ground

Because of this, you need to pick your Pokemon carefully to ensure Mega Altaria cannot defeat them. 

Thankfully, we’ve picked out the best Mega Altaria raid counters to choose!

Best Pokemon To Defeat Mega Altaria Raid

Mega Altaria is stood in a stadium. It's sopping wet, its wings weighed down by water.
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Mega Altaria is a difficult Pokemon to face because of its high stats and great typing. Therefore, we recommend that you take Mega Altaria on with Poison and Steel-type Pokemon.

Not only can these types exploit Mega Altaria’s weaknesses, but they also resist most of Altaria’s powerful attacks. Since Mega Altaria has excellent defense, being able to withstand its attacks is key to victory!

If you’ve hatched some powerful Poison Pokemon in 12km eggs, why not bring one along?

Top 10 Pokemon For Mega Altaria Raid

While these are not the only Pokemon that can be useful, here are the 10 best Pokemon to use in a Mega Altaria raid. Make sure you equip them with powerful Poison and Steel-type moves!

  1. Metagross
  2. Dialga
  3. Roserade
  4. Excadrill
  5. Toxicroak
  6. Scizor
  7. Scolipede
  8. Victreebel
  9. Empoleon
  10. Skuntank

Of course, these aren’t the only powerful Pokemon you can use! Any Pokemon that can hit Mega Altaria on its weaknesses are worth using. 

Here are some other good Pokemon that you can use. We’ve sorted them by each type that can hit this ‘Mon super effectively!

  • Fairy: Togekiss, Gardevoir, Sylveon
  • Ice: Mamoswine, Weavile, Walrein
  • Poison: Skuntank, Salazzle, Muk
  • Steel: Bisharp, Aggron, Durant 
Mega Altaria is flying in a stadium, wings outstretched. It looks happy.
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While fans are excited at being able to catch Mega Altaria again, not everyone is happy with Pokemon GO at the moment. Fans have slammed Niantic over “rip off” prices over Elite Fast TMs!

Also, fans are considering a boycott of Pokemon GO Fest! Hopefully this will ensure Niantic listens to the playerbase’s concerns.

Hopefully the Alola To Alola event will satisfy fans and see the Season of Alola off on a positive note! Check out our event coverage.

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