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

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

Mega Pokemon are still as popular as ever in Pokemon GO, with lots of different Megas released in-game! The newest Mega ‘Mon to hit raids is the formidable Mega Blastoise!

While Blastoise may be one of the most famous Pokemon in the series, its Mega Form debuted with Pokemon X and Y in 2013. It’s a huge upgrade to the original form, boosting its attack and defense stats to new heights.

To catch Mega Blastoise, 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 Blastoise is a difficult Pokemon to catch!

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

Best Mega Blastoise Raid Counters

A Mega Blastoise stands in a stadium, its arm cannons retracted.

As with all Mega Raid Pokemon, Mega Blastoise is impossible to defeat alone. We recommend that you bring at least 3 other friends to the battle.

While Mega Blastoise is a difficult raid boss, we have everything you need to know in order to win the raid. Read on to find out how to counter this powerful beast!

Mega Blastoise Stats and Type

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

  • Max CP: 4455
  • Attack: 264
  • Defense: 237
  • Stamina: 188

Additionally, it is a Water-type. This means Mega Blastoise resists attacks from the following types:

  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Steel
  • Water

This means you shouldn’t go into battle using attacks of these types. Let’s take a look at Mega Blastoise’s weaknesses!

  • Grass
  • Electric

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

Mega Blastoise Attacks and Moves

A Blastoise is roaring, launching water from its cannons.

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

Mega Blastoise Fast Moves

  • Bite (Dark)
  • Water Gun (Water)

Mega Blastoise Charged Moves

  • Flash Cannon (Steel)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Ice Beam (Ice)
  • Skull Bash (Normal)
  • Hydro Cannon (Water) (Legacy)
  • Return (Normal) (Exclusive to Purified Blastoise)

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

  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Ghost
  • Grass
  • Ground
  • Ice
  • Psychic
  • Rock

Because of this, you need to pick your Pokemon carefully to ensure Mega Blastoise cannot defeat them. Thankfully, we’ve picked out the best Mega Blastoise raid counters to choose!

Best Pokemon To Defeat Mega Blastoise Raid

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Mega Blastoise is a difficult Pokemon to face because of its high stamina and powerful, varied moves. Because of this, the best Pokemon to bring to a Mega Blastoise Raid are strong Electric and Grass-type Pokemon.

Since Mega Blastoise only has two weaknesses, it makes sense to use Pokemon that can exploit them. If you chose Mega Venusaur in the Mega Moment event, why not bring it along?

Read on to find out all the best Pokemon to choose to take on a Mega Blastoise raid!

Top 10 Pokemon For Mega Blastoise Raid

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

  1. Zarude
  2. Zekrom
  3. Thundurus (Therian Form)
  4. Raikou
  5. Zapdos
  6. Tapu Bulu
  7. Venusaur
  8. Magnezone
  9. Roserade
  10. Chesnaught

Additionally, the best three Mega Pokemon to use in a Mega Blastoise raid are as follows:

  1. Venusaur
  2. Manectric
  3. Ampharos

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

Here are some other good Pokemon that you can use!

  • Electric: Electivire, Luxray, Tapu Koko
  • Grass: Sceptile, Victreebel, Leafeon

Read our full list of raid boss Pokemon that are spawning at the moment in Pokemon GO. There are lots of rare ‘Mon out there – which is your favorite?

Don’t forget to check out our full Water Festival event guide to find out all-new Pokemon and rare spawns!

And make sure you check out our other Pokemon GO raid guides below:

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