Here’s everything you need to know to beat Mega Salamence in Pokemon GO Raids, including the best counters to use and its weaknesses!

To beat Mega Salamence in Pokemon GO, you should ideally take it on with a team of at least four trainers. This is because Mega Salamence is a Tier 4 Raid boss.

Additionally, each of these players should have strong counters to exploit Mega Salamence’s weaknesses.

Mega Salamence Pokemon GO Pokedex

What Type is Mega Salamence?

Mega Salamence is a Dragon/Flying-type Pokemon, which is quite a rare type.

This means it has just four weaknesses but six resistances, including not one but two double resistances!

Mega Salamence Weaknesses & Resistances

WeaknessesResistances
Ice (Double Weakness)Bug
DragonGrass (Double Resistance)
FairyGround (Double Resistance)
RockFighting
Fire
Water

You’ll want to exploit Mega Salamence’s double weakness to Ice, as Ice-type attacks deal 256% damage to it. The other types it is weak to deal 160% damage, so are also good options.

Grass and Ground-type attacks deal just 39% damage to Mega Salamence, while the other types it resists deal just 63% damage.

Mega Salamence Pokemon GO Trainer

Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Salamence in Raids

The best Pokemon to beat Mega Salamence Raids in Pokemon GO are Mamoswine, Glaceon, Mewtwo, and Kyurem, as they all have strong Ice-type attacks.

Additionally, if you want to Mega Evolve some Pokemon of your own for this Raid, then Mega Abomasnow, Mega Glalie, and Mega Latios are also all great choices.

These are our top 10 picks and their best attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega AbomasnowMega Abomasnow Pokemon GOPowder SnowWeather Ball
Mega GlalieMega Glalie Pokemon GOFrost BreathAvalanche
Mamoswine Pokemon GO MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
Mega LatiosMega Latios Pokemon GODragon BreathDragon Claw
GlaceonPokemon GO GlaceonFrost BreathAvalanche
Mewtwo Pokemon GO MewtwoPsycho CutIce Beam
KyuremKyurem Pokemon GODragon BreathBlizzard
AvaluggPokemon GO AvaluggIce FangAvalanche
AurorusAurorus Pokemon GOFrost BreathWeather Ball
ArticunoArticuno Pokemon GOFrost BreathIce Beam

When is Mega Salamence in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Salamence is in Pokemon GO Raids from August 15 – August 23 and August 27 – September 1, 2023.

It will rotate in and out of the Pokemon GO Raid rotation at 10 AM local time on those days.

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