Mega Garchomp has finally arrived in Pokemon GO, and defeating it in a 4-Star Raid can prove tricky if you are unprepared!
Firstly, if you want to stand a chance of taking down Mega Garchomp, you’ll need to battle it with at least three Pokemon trainers. These trainers should also be equipped with strong Ice-type Pokemon to exploit Mega Garchomp’s double weakness.
We’ve got a full rundown of all of Mega Garchomp’s weaknesses and resistances, as well as the best Pokemon to counter it, so you can win this battle with ease!
What Type is Mega Garchomp?
Mega Garchomp is a Dragon/Ground-type Pokemon.
This combination of types makes it fairly easy to counter, as it has just three weaknesses and four resistances to worry about!
Weaknesses & Resistances
Mega Garchomp has the following weaknesses and resistances in Pokemon GO:
|Dragon||Electric (Triple Resistance)|
|Ice (Double Weakness)||Poison|
Ice-type attacks deal 265% damage to Mega Garchomp, as it is double weak to them. Meanwhile, Fairy and Dragon attacks deal 160% damage to it.
In terms of weaknesses, Mega Garchomp resists Fire, Poison, and Rock-type attacks – they deal 65% damage to it. Additionally, it has a triple resistance to Electric, so this type only deals a measly 24% damage!
Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Garchomp
The best Pokemon to counter Mega Garchomp are powerful Ice-types like Galarian Darmanitan, Baxcalibur, Mamoswine, and Kyurem. This is because Ice-type attacks deal 256% damage to Mega Garchomp.
You can also use either Mega Glalie or Mega Abomasnow to boost the attack of your other Ice-type Pokemon for the Raid!
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Abomasnow||Powder Snow||Weather Ball|
|Mega Glalie||Frost Breath||Avalanche|
|Galarian Darmanitan||Ice Fang||Avalanche|
|Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Ice Beam|
|Aurorus||Frost Breath||Weather Ball|
After winning a Mega Garchomp Raid, you will get an encounter with Garchomp. If you are lucky, this may be the very rare shiny Garchomp!
When is Mega Garchomp in Raids?
Mega Garchomp is in Raids from 2 PM until 5 PM local time on November 11, 2023. This is during the Mega Garchomp Raid Day event, where this Mega Evolution is making its Pokemon GO debut!
Following this, it is not known when Mega Garchomp will return, so make sure to earn enough Mega Energy while you can!