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Pokemon GO Mega Scizor Raid Guide: Best Counters & Weaknesses

Here are the best counters and weaknesses you should exploit to easily beat Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO Raids!

Pokemon GO players are always excited to see which new Pokemon will be making their way into the game – and this includes Mega Evolutions.

The Bug Out event in Pokemon GO added new Bug-type Pokemon and shinies to the game, in addition to the long-awaited Mega Scizor.

Although, if you want to defeat Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO Raids and get Mega Energy to evolve your Scizor, there are a few things you’ll need to know first.

Pokemon GO Mega Scizor

How to Beat Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO – Full Raid Guide

To beat Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO, you’ll first need to know when Mega Scizor Raids are taking place. Then, you should find out its weaknesses and the best Pokemon to counter Mega Scizor.

We’ve got all of this information for you below in our handy Mega Scizor Raid guide.

When is Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Scizor last appeared in Raids from August 10 to August 16, 2022, to coincide with the Bug Out event.

It’s pretty difficult to defeat Mega Scizor so you’ll need to team up with other Pokemon trainers and learn its weaknesses and best counters to defeat it.

Read More: All Mega Pokemon Available in Pokemon GO – Full List

Pokemon GO Mega Scizor Raid Time


Mega Scizor only has one weakness in Pokemon GO – Fire. However, it is super weak to Fire-type attacks which do 265% damage against it!


Meanwhile, Mega Scizor is resistant to a whopping 9 different types. These are all of Scizor’s resistances and how much damage it takes from attacks of these type:

  • Bug (62.5%)
  • Dragon (62.5%)
  • Fairy (62.5%)
  • Grass (39.1%)
  • Ice (62.5%)
  • Normal (62.5%)
  • Poison (39.1%)
  • Psychic (62.5%)
  • Steel (62.5%)

Read More: Pokemon GO Update Makes Remote Raid Passes Much Harder to Get

Best Counters For Mega Scizor & Moves

Any strong Fire-type Pokemon is a good counter for Mega Scizor, but these are our top 5 picks for the best Pokemon to use in Mega Scizor Raids.

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Reshiram Pokemon GO ReshiramFire FangOverheat
DarmanitanPokemon GO DarmanitanFire FangOverheat
ChandelurePokemon GO ChandelureFire SpinOverheat
MoltresPokemon GO MoltresFire SpinOverheat
BlazikenPokemon GO BlazikenFire SpinBlast Burn

If you haven’t got a Moltres to fight Mega Scizor with, check out our guide on how to catch Galarian Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno in Pokemon GO.

Also, here’s the fastest way to earn PokeCoins in Pokemon GO! This will let you buy plenty of Remote Raid Passes.

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