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Pokemon GO: Mega Steelix Raid Guide – Counters & Weakness

Read on to know how to beat Mega Steelix Raid Battles in Pokemon GO, as well as the rundown on its stats!

Mega Steelix will be joining raids in Pokemon GO on June 1, right after the end of the Alola to Alola raids. This defensive Pokemon is a great addition to any team and can easily fulfill a ‘tank’ role.

Players should definitely try to catch Mega Steelix and as such we’ve prepared a guide below on some of the best counters, types to use, and this ‘Mon’s stats.

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Niantic

Best Counters To Mega Steelix in Pokemon GO

Mega Steelix Type Weakness

As a Steel/Ground type Pokemon there are only 4 move types that are super effective against Mega Steelix:

  • Fighting
  • Ground
  • Fire
  • Water

Moves of these types will deal 160% damage. Whereas, there are 10 types that Mega Steelix is resistant to:

  • Normal
  • Flying
  • Bug
  • Steel
  • Psychic
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Rock
  • Electric
  • Poison

Most of these types only deal 63% damage, however Rock & Electric type moves deal a reduced 39% alongside Poison type moves dealing an even further reduced 24%.

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Best Pokemon To Use in Mega Steelix Raids

Below is a list of the top 5 Pokemon we recommend using in order to take down Mega Steelix quickly and easily!

  • Lucario
  • Darmanitan (Standard)
  • Chandelure
  • Volcarona
  • Blaziken

Each of these Pokemon has access to moves that are super effective against Mega Steelix.

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Stats And Moves

Once caught players will be able to utilize this Pokemon’s extremely high defense for other battles. Its stats are:

  • Defense: 327
  • Attack: 212
  • Stamina: 181

As such, this ‘Mon excels in taking hits but can still dish out damage when needed!

Furthermore, it has access to these moves:

Quick Moves:

  • Dragon Tail (Dragon type)
  • Iron Tail (Steel type)*
  • Thunder Fang (Electric type)

Charged Moves:

  • Earthquake (Ground type)*
  • Heavy Slam (Steel type)*
  • Crunch (Dark type)

It can also be captured as a shadow Pokemon outside of raids gaining access to other charged moves:

  • Frustration (if encountered as a Shadow Pokemon)
  • Return (if it is a purified Shadow Pokemon)

Moves marked with * benefit from the same type attack bonus (STAB) and will deal 20% more damage.

Will you be adding Mega Steelix to your roster? Let us know below!

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