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Pokemon GO Mega Scizor Raid Guide: Best Counters & Weaknesses

Fire-type Pokemon are the key to defeating Mega Scizor!

To comfortably beat Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO, you should battle this 4-star Raid with a team of at least four high-level Pokemon trainers.

Additionally, all of these Pokemon trainers should have strong counters to exploit Mega Scizor’s single weakness.

What Type is Mega Scizor?

Mega Scizor is a Bug/Steel-type Pokemon, which gives it just one weakness. To make battling it even more difficult, it also resists nine types of attacks!

Therefore, you need to be very careful when selecting which Pokemon to fight Mega Scizor.

Find out the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids to make battling challenging bosses much easier!

Pokemon GO Mega Scizor

Mega Scizor Weaknesses & Resistances

Mega Scizor has the following weaknesses and resistances in Pokemon GO:

Fire (Double Weakness)Bug
Grass (Double Resistance)
Poison (Double Resistance)

Fire-type attacks deal a huge 256% damage to Mega Scizor. Therefore, it is almost essential to use Fire-type Pokemon to battle Mega Scizor, especially as it has no other weaknesses.

Find out the best Fire-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO so you can defeat Mega Scizor with ease!

Pokemon GO Mega Scizor Raid Time
Mega Scizor made its Pokemon GO debut on August 10, 2022

Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Scizor in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO Raids include Reshiram, Darmanitan, Chandelure, and Heatran. However, any Fire-type Pokemon will work very well for this Raid.

To boost the attack of your other Fire-type Pokemon, we suggest using a Fire-type Mega Pokemon too. The best choices are Mega Blaziken, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Houndoom.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use in Mega Scizor Raids and their strongest Fire-type attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken Pokemon GOFire SpinBlast Burn
Mega Charizard YPokemon GO Mega Charizard YFire SpinBlast burn
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOFire FangFlamethrower
ReshiramPokemon GO ReshiramFire FangFusion Flare
ChandelureChandelure Pokemon GOFire SpinOverheat
DarmanitanPokemon GO DarmanitanFire FangOverheat
HeatranHeatran Pokemon GOFire SpinFlamethrower
BlazikenPokemon GO BlazikenFire SpinBlast Burn
MoltresPokemon GO MoltresFire SpinOverheat
Ho-OhHo-Oh Pokemon GOIncinerateSacred Fire

Defeating Mega Scizor will give you plenty of Scizor Mega Energy that you can use to Mega Evolve your Scizor. Check out our Pokemon GO Mega Evolution guide for more information on how to do this!

Also, here’s a list of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO so you can find out which ones you are missing!

When is Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Scizor is in Pokemon GO Raids from May 2 to May 9, 2023, during the An Instinctive Hero event.

This is the first time that Mega Scizor has returned to Raids since it arrived in the game in August 2022.

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