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Pokemon GO Mega Sceptile Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses

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

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.

Pokemon GO Mega Swampert Blaziken 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

  • Bug
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Flying
  • Ice (Double Weakness)
  • Poison

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)
  • Ground
  • Water (Double Resistance)

Mega Sceptile is double resistant to Electric, Grass, and Water and also resists Ground-type attacks.

Pokemon GO Hoenn Mega Raid Day

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:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega AbomasnowMega Abomasnow Pokemon GOPowder SnowWeather Ball
Mamoswine Pokemon GO MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
Galarian DarmanitanPokemon GO Galarian DarmanitanIce FangAvalanche
GlaceonPokemon GO GlaceonFrost BreathAvalanche
WeavileWeavile Pokemon GOIce ShardAvalanche
Mewtwo Pokemon GO MewtwoPsycho CutIce Beam
AvaluggPokemon GO AvaluggIce FangAvalanche
AurorusAurorus Pokemon GOFrost BreathWeather Ball
KyuremKyurem Pokemon GODragon BreathBlizzard
ArticunoArticuno Pokemon GOFrost BreathIce 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:

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.

Shiny Sceptile Pokemon GO

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 AttacksCharged 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.

StatSceptileMega Sceptile
Attack223320
Defense169186
Stamina172172
Max CP 31174585

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