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.
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
|Ice (Double Weakness)||Bug|
|Dragon||Grass (Double Resistance)|
|Fairy||Ground (Double Resistance)|
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.
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:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Abomasnow||Powder Snow||Weather Ball|
|Mega Glalie||Frost Breath||Avalanche|
|Mega Latios||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw|
|Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Ice Beam|
|Aurorus||Frost Breath||Weather Ball|
|Articuno||Frost Breath||Ice 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.