Here is everything you need to know to defeat Mega Blaziken in Pokemon GO Raids, including the best Pokemon to counter it!

If you want to earn Mega Energy in Pokemon GO, the best way to do that is by winning Mega Raids. However, that’s a lot easier said than done.

Luckily, beating Mega Blaziken is a lot easier once you know its weaknesses and the best Pokemon to use when battling it.

How to Beat Mega Blaziken in Pokemon GO Raids

You will want to have a team of at least 4 powerful Pokemon trainers with strong counters to take down Mega Blaziken in Pokemon GO Raids.

It is possible to beat it with 3 or fewer trainers but it will be pretty tough and you may run out of time!

To have an easier time beating Mega Blaziken, also read our guide on how to win Raids in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO Hoenn Mega Raid Day

What Type is Mega Blaziken?

Mega Blaziken is a Fire/Fighting-type Pokemon so there is plenty for players to consider before they fight it.

Because of its typing, it has 4 weaknesses as well as 6 resistances.

Mega Blaziken Weaknesses

  • Flying
  • Ground
  • Psychic
  • Water

Mega Blaziken is weak to all 4 of the above attack types. They each deal 160% damage against this Mega Pokemon.

Mega Blaziken Resistances

  • Bug (Double Resistance)
  • Dark
  • Fire
  • Grass
  • Ice
  • Steel

Bug-type attacks deal just 39% damage to Mega Blaziken while the other types it resists deal 62.5% damage.

Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Blaziken in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Mega Blaziken are Mega Latios, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Gyarados.

Other Pokemon like Mewtwo, Hoopa, and Metagross are also very effective against Mega Blaziken, so you don’t need to Mega Evolve Pokemon to take this battle on!

These are our top 10 counters:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega LatiosMega Latios Pokemon GOZen HeadbuttPsychic
Mega BlastoisePokemon GO Mega BlastoiseWater GunHydro Cannon
Mega GyaradosMega Gyarados Pokemon GOWaterfallHydro Pump
MewtwoPokemon GO MewtwoPsycho CutPsystrike
LunalaLunala Pokemon GOConfusionPsychic
HoopaHoopa Confined Pokemon GOConfusionPsychic
MoltresPokemon GO MoltresWing AttackSky Attack
KyogreKyogre Pokemon GOWaterfallSurf
MetagrossMetagross Pokemon GOZen HeadbuttPsychic
SwampertSwampert Pokemon GOWater GunHydro Cannon

Find out the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can power up your best Mega Blaziken counters!

Also, make sure you know how to easily beat the other Gen 4 starter Mega Evolutions:

When is Mega Blaziken in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Blaziken is in Pokemon GO Raids on December 3 from 2 PM to 5 PM local time as part of the Hoenn Mega Raid Day event.

This is the first time that Mega Blaziken has appeared in Pokemon GO and it is not known when it will return as a Raid boss.

Is There Shiny Blaziken in Pokemon GO?

Yes, there is a shiny version of Blaziken in Pokemon GO. What’s more, after winning Mega Blaziken Raids, there is a small chance of the Blaziken you encounter being shiny.

Shiny Blaziken looks quite similar to the standard version but it has a white head and the red and orange colors are more vibrant.

Our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide reveals the exact odds of catching shiny Pokemon!

Shiny Blaziken Pokemon GO Storage

Best Blaziken Attacks & Moveset

The best attacks for Blaziken in Pokemon GO are Counter and Blast Burn as they give you the highest DPS.

Brave Bird is also a good choice of move if you want to teach your Blaziken a second charged attack.

These are all of the attacks that you can teach Blaziken in Pokemon GO:

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Counter (Fighting)Focus Blast (Fighting)
Fire Spin (Fire)Brave Bird (Flying)
Overheat (Fire)
Blaze Kick (Fire)
Stone Edge (Rock – Exclusive)
Blast Burn (Fire – Exclusive)
Frustration (Normal – Shadow)
Return (Normal – Purified)

If you want to teach your Blaziken Stone Edge or Blast Burn, you’ll need an Elite TM. Here’s how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO.

Blaziken & Mega Blaziken Stats

Blaziken has a very high attack already and Mega Evolving it turns that into an extremely strong attack statistic.

However, its defense is pretty low, making both Blaziken and Mega Blaziken glass cannons.

StatBlazikenMega Blaziken
Max CP 33624904

Check out the list of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO to help you fill up your Mega Pokdex.

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