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Pokemon GO: Mega Charizard X Raid Guide – Counters & Weaknesses

Read on to know how to beat this form of Mega Charizard, as well as the moves it has after being caught!

Charizard is easily one of the most sought-after Pokemon and for good reason – its mega evolution has 2 variations! In this guide, we’ll be covering Mega Charizard X.

Don’t worry though! We also have a raid guide for Mega Charizard Y below! Charizard is joining the raid lineup alongside Mega Venusaur & Mega Blastoise from 16 June – 1 July.

Check out this week’s raid guides below:

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Best Counters To Mega Charizard X

Mega Charizard X Type Weakness

Upon mega evolving into Mega Charizard X, this Pokemon’s type changes from Fire/Flying to Fire/Dragon. There are 3 types that are super-effective against this combination. These are:

  • Ground
  • Rock
  • Dragon

Moves using any of these types will deal 160% damage to the raid boss! However, there are 5 types that Mega Charizard X is resistant to! These are;

  • Bug
  • Steel
  • Electric
  • Fire
  • Grass

Bug, Steel and, Electric type moves will deal 63% damage to Mega Charizard whilst Fire and Grass type moves will only deal 39% damage. Be sure to stay away from those move types in order to take the boss down easily!

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Best Pokemon To Use In Mega Charizard X Raids

Below is a list of 5 great Pokemon to use in the raid!

All of these Pokemon make great counters due to having access to moves that are super-effective against the raid boss.

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Stats And Moves

Mega Charizard X is a great mega Pokemon for shiny hunters as it does have the potential to be shiny! Furthermore, its stats are pretty good too! Its stats are:

  • Defense: 213
  • Stamina: 186
  • Attack: 273

As you can see it does have an incredibly high attack, making it a great unit to bring to raids or gym battles!

It also has access to the following moves:

Fast Moves:

  • Air Slash (Flying)
  • Fire Spin (Fire)*
  • Ember (Fire) (Can be taught through an Elite TM)*
  • Wing Attack (Flying) (Can be taught through an Elite TM)
  • Dragon Breath (Dragon) (Can be taught through an Elite TM)*

Charged Moves:

  • Dragon Claw (Dragon)*
  • Fire Blast (Fire)*
  • Overheat (Fire)*
  • Flamethrower (Fire) (Can be taught through an Elite TM)*
  • Blast Burn (Fire) (Can be taught through an Elite TM)*

Moves marked with * will benefit from a 20% attack bonus. This is due to STAB (same type attack bonus)

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