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Pokemon GO Mega Banette Raid Guide

Mega Banette can be tough to beat in Pokemon GO Raids if you don’t know which Pokemon to use. Don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need to defeat this new Mega Evolution!

Banette is definitely one of the most creepy Pokemon but its Mega Evolution might be even more spooky. Plus, it is also way more powerful!

Here’s how you can defeat Mega Banette in Pokemon GO so you can earn some Banette Mega Energy!

Mega Banette Pokemon GO

How to Beat Mega Banette in Pokemon GO Raids

To beat Mega Banette Raids you will need to target its weaknesses with optimal Pokemon. Mega Banette is a Tier 4 Mega Raid, which means you will need a team of at least 4 Pokemon trainers to win.

Mega Banette Weaknesses

  • Dark
  • Ghost

Both Dark and Ghost-type attacks deal 160% damage to Mega Banette as it is a Ghost-type Pokemon.

Mega Banette Resistances

  • Fighting (Double Resistant)
  • Normal (Double Resistant)
  • Bug
  • Poison

Mega Banette is double resistant to Fighting and Normal attacks, so they only deal 39% damage to it. Meanwhile, it also resists Bug and Poison attacks, which only deal 63% damage.

Additionally, you will want to find out the best tips and tricks to win in Pokemon GO Raids and use some of the best Pokemon to counter Mega Banette.

Mega Banette Pokemon GO Pokedex

Best Pokemon to Use in Mega Banette Raids

The best Pokemon to use in Mega Banette Raids are Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, and Mega Gyarados, but any Pokemon with strong Dark or Ghost-type attacks will be effective.

Here are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Mega Banette:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarShadow ClawShadow Ball
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play
Mega GyaradosMega Gyarados Pokemon GOBiteCrunch
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GOBiteBrutal Swing
Giratina Origin FormeGiratina Pokemon GO (Origin)Shadow ClawShadow Ball
YveltalYveltal Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse
Hoopa UnboundHoopa Pokemon GO (Unbound)AstonishDark Pulse
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOBiteCrunch
WeavileWeavile Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play

Find out the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can power up all of your Pokemon before the battle!

How to Get Mega Banette in Pokemon GO

The only way to get Mega Banette in Pokemon GO is by Mega Evolving Banette. It costs 100 Mega Energy to Mega Evolve Banette for the first time.

Check out our Pokemon GO Mega Evolution guide to find out how to Mega Evolve Pokemon and more!

When is Mega Banette in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Banette is in Pokemon GO Raids from October 20 – 27 as part of the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween event.

This is the first time Mega Banette has appeared in Pokemon GO.

Read More: All Mega Pokemon Available in Pokemon GO – Full List

Is There Shiny Banette in Pokemon GO?

There is a shiny teal version of Banette in Pokemon GO and, if you are lucky, you can encounter one after winning a Mega Banette Raid.

Alternatively, you can evolve a shiny Shuppet into a shiny Banette using 50 Shuppet Candy. You can then Mega Evolve this into Shiny Mega Banette.

Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chances of encountering shinies.

Shiny Shuppet Banette Mega Banette

Mega Banette Attacks

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Shadow Claw (Ghost)
Hex (Ghost)
Shadow Ball (Ghost)
Thunder (Electric)
Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
Frustration ( Normal, Shadow Pokemon only)
Return (Normal, Purified Pokemon only)

The best attacks for Mega Banette are Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball. If you want to teach your Banette these moves, find out how to get Elite Charged and Fast TMs in Pokemon GO.

Mega Banette Stats

Mega Banette has a huge attack, making it great for Raid battles, but its defense and stamina stats are nothing special.

StatValue
Attack312
Defense160
Stamina162
Max CP 3594

Of course, also remember to use the Pokemon GO IV search filter to find your most powerful version of each Pokemon!

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