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How to Beat Mega Gengar Raids in Pokemon GO & Best Counters

To beat Mega Gengar in Pokemon GO Raids, you will want to have a Raid party of at least four high-level Pokemon trainers. This is the same amount as any other Tier 4 Raid.

Additionally, each trainer should have strong counters to Mega Gengar to deal as much damage to it as possible!

Remember to also use the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids! They will come in handy no matter what boss you’re battling!

What Type is Mega Gengar?

Mega Gengar is a Ghost/Poison-type Pokemon. This gives it four weaknesses but a number of strong resistance that you should consider before fighting it.

Mega Gengar Pokemon GO Night

Mega Gengar Weaknesses

Mega Gengar has four different weaknesses in Pokemon GO:

  • Dark
  • Ghost
  • Ground
  • Psychic

Attacks of these types deal 160% damage to Mega Gengar, so you will want to pick Pokemon with strong Dark, Ghost, Ground, or Psychic attacks when battling it!

Here are the most powerful Pokemon of each of the types that Mega Gengar is weak to:

Mega Gengar Resistances

Mega Gengar has six different weaknesses in Pokemon GO, including three double resistances and a triple resistance:

  • Bug (Double Resistance)
  • Fairy
  • Fighting (Triple Resistance)
  • Grass
  • Normal (Double Resistance)
  • Poison (Double Resistance)

Fairy and Grass attacks deal 63% damage to Mega Gengar. Meanwhile Bug, Normal, and Poison deal 39% damage, and Fighting-type attacks deal just 24% damage!

Mega Gengar Close Up Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Gengar in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Mega Gengar in Pokemon GO Raids include Mewtwo, Hoopa, Lunala, and Giratina.

Meanwhile, if you want to use Mega Pokemon for some extra power in this Raid, then Mega Alakazam and Mega Banette, as well as the other best Psychic-type Mega Pokemon are all great options.

These are the top 10 best Pokemon to use in Mega Gengar Raids and their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickShadow Ball
Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam Pokemon GOConfusionPsychic
Mega BanetteMega Banette Pokemon GOShadow ClawShadow Ball
MewtwoPokemon GO MewtwoPsycho CutPsystrike
Hoopa UnboundHoopa Pokemon GO (Unbound)ConfusionPsychic
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GOBiteBrutal Swing
LunalaLunala Pokemon GOConfusionShadow Ball
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina Pokemon GO (Origin)Shadow ClawShadow Force
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse
YveltalYveltal Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse
Mega Gengar Sticker Pokemon GO

When is Mega Gengar in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Gengar is in Pokemon GO Raids from February 1 to February 8, 2023, as part of the Crackling Voltage event.

Also, during this week, Registeel will finally be returning to Raids. Check out our Pokemon GO Registeel Raid guide to find out how to beat this Legendary!

Best Gengar Attacks & Moveset in Pokemon GO

The best moveset for Gengar and Mega Gengar in Pokemon GO is Lick and Shadow Ball as it has the highest damage output.

Additionally, if you want to teach your Gengar another charged attack, Sludge Bomb is a powerful choice and has a different type too!

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

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Sucker Punch (Dark)Shadow Ball (Ghost)
Shadow Claw (Ghost)Sludge Bomb (Poison)
Hex (Ghost)Focus Blast (Fighting)
Lick (Ghost, Exclusive Attack)Dark Pulse (Dark, Exclusive Attack)
Shadow Punch (Ghost, Exclusive Attack)
Sludge Wave (Poison, Exclusive Attack)
Psychic (Psychic, Exclusive Attack)

Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Gengar any of these attacks!

Gengar & Mega Gengar Stats

Mega Gengar has one of the highest attack stats in the game. However, this is balanced out by its low defense.

StatGengarMega Gengar
Max CP 32544902

Check out the list of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO so you can find out which other Pokemon you still need to Mega Evolve!

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