You’ll need to know its weaknesses and the best counters if you want to win a Mega Sceptile Raid in Pokemon GO!
Mega Raids are always a challenge and, if you want to succeed, you’ll need to take a powerful team of Pokemon that is well-suited to counter the Raid boss.
Luckily, Mega Sceptile has quite a few weaknesses that players can exploit to deal some huge damage and take it down!
- How to Beat Mega Sceptile in Pokemon GO Raids
- When is Mega Sceptile in Pokemon GO Raids?
- Is There Shiny Sceptile in Pokemon GO?
- Best Sceptile Attacks & Moveset
- Sceptile & Mega Sceptile Stats
How to Beat Mega Sceptile in Pokemon GO Raids
To beat Mega Sceptile in Tier 4 Pokemon GO Raids, you will want to have a total of at least 4 Pokemon trainers taking part to ensure you win.
Additionally, all of these players should have strong counters to Mega Sceptile.
Once you’ve found out the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids, read on to find out the weaknesses and best counters to beta Mega Sceptile.
What Type is Mega Sceptile?
Mega Sceptile is a Grass/Dragon-type Pokemon. It is one of a few Mega Evolutions that gains a secondary typing.
Its typing means there are 5 weaknesses and 4 resistances to consider when fighting Mega Sceptile.
Mega Sceptile Weaknesses
- Ice (Double Weakness)
Mega Sceptile is weak to all 5 of the types above. It takes 160% damage from attacks of all of these types, apart from Ice, which deals a whopping 256% damage!
Mega Sceptile Resistances
- Electric (Double Resistance)
- Grass (Double Resistance)
- Water (Double Resistance)
Mega Sceptile is double resistant to Electric, Grass, and Water and also resists Ground-type attacks.
Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Sceptile in Raids
The best counters to use in Mega Sceptile Raids are Mega Abomasnow, Mamoswine, Galarian Darmanitan, and Glaceon.
Additionally, any Pokemon with strong Ice-type attacks will be effective to use against Mega Sceptile in Raids as it is double weak to Ice.
These are the top 10 counters and their most powerful attacks:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Abomasnow||Powder Snow||Weather Ball|
|Galarian Darmanitan||Ice Fang||Avalanche|
|Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Ice Beam|
|Aurorus||Frost Breath||Weather Ball|
|Articuno||Frost Breath||Ice Beam|
Now that you know the best Pokemon to take down Mega Sceptile, you may also want to find out the best counters to take down the other Gen 3 starter Mega Evolutions:
- Mega Blaziken Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses
- Mega Swampert Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses
When is Mega Sceptile in Pokemon GO Raids?
Mega Sceptile is in Pokemon GO Raids from 2 PM to 5 PM local time on December 3 as part of the Hoenn Mega Raid Day event.
This is Mega Sceptile’s Pokemon GO debut so plenty of players will be trying to beat it in Raids.
Is There Shiny Sceptile in Pokemon GO?
Yes, the shiny version of Sceptile is in Pokemon GO and it is possible to encounter one after beating a Mega Sceptile Raid.
Instead of bright green, the shiny version of Sceptile is a light aqua color, making it a great one for shiny hunters to catch!
Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chances of catching a shiny Sceptile.
Best Sceptile Attacks & Moveset
The best moveset for Sceptile in Pokemon GO is Fury Cutter and Frenzy Plant. This gives it a Bug and a Grass-type attack.
If you want to teach Sceptile another charged attack then Leaf Blade or Earthquake are also great options.
Sceptile can learn all of the following attacks in Pokemon GO:
|Fast Attacks||Charged Attacks|
|Fury Cutter (Bug)||Earthquake (Ground)|
|Bullet Seed (Grass)||Aerial Ace (Flying)|
|Leaf Blade (Grass)|
|Frenzy Plant (Grass – Exclusive)|
|Dragon Claw (Dragon)|
As Frenzy Plant is an event learned exclusively from events, you will need to use an Elite TM to teach it to your Sceptile. Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO here.
Sceptile & Mega Sceptile Stats
Sceptile has high attack but reasonably low defense and stamina. Of course, Mega Evolving Sceptile boosts the attack and defense significantly.
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