Here’s everything you need to know to easily defeat Mega Swampert in Pokemon GO Raids!
Mega Raids are some of the toughest battles that Pokemon GO players can take part in. However, if you are well prepared, they shouldn’t be too difficult.
Once you know how to exploit Mega Swampert’s one glaring weakness, you’ll be able to take it down with relative ease!
- How to Beat Mega Swampert in Pokemon GO Raids
- When is Mega Swampert in Pokemon GO Raids?
- Is There Shiny Swampert in Pokemon GO?
- Best Swampert Attacks & Moveset
- Swampert & Mega Swampert Stats
How to Beat Mega Swampert in Pokemon GO Raids
To beat Mega Swampert in Pokemon GO Raids, you should have a team of 4 high-level Pokemon trainers battling it with strong counters.
It is possible to win with less than 4 Pokemon trainers but you will need extremely strong counters to stand a chance.
Also, make sure to use these top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids – they could give you the extra edge you need to defeat Mega Swampert.
What Type is Mega Swampert?
Mega Swampert is a Water/Ground-type Pokemon. This makes it pretty tricky to counter as it has just 1 weakness and 6 resistances.
Luckily, its only weakness also happens to be a double weakness!
Mega Swampert Weaknesses
- Grass (Double Weakness)
Mega Swampert’s only weakness is Grass. However, as it is a double weakness, Grass-type attacks deal 256% damage to it!
Mega Swampert Resistances
All of the above types only do 63% damage to Mega Swampert as it resists them.
Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Swampert in Raids
The best Pokemon to use in Mega Swampert Raids are Mega Venusaur, Kartana, Mega Abomasnow, and Zarude.
Additionally, any Pokemon with powerful Grass-type attacks will be super effective against Swampert as they will exploit its double weakness to this type.
These are the top 10 counters to use in Mega Swampert Raids:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Venusaur||Vine Whip||Frenzy Plant|
|Kartana||Razor Leaf||Leaf Blade|
|Mega Abomasnow||Razor Leaf||Energy Ball|
|Zarude||Vine Whip||Power Whip|
|Tapu Bulu||Bullet Seed||Grass Knot|
|Tangrowth||Vine Whip||Power Whip|
|Torterra||Razor Leaf||Frenzy Plant|
|Leafeon||Razor Leaf||Leaf Blade|
|Roserade||Razor Leaf||Grass Knot|
|Celebi||Magical Leaf||Leaf Storm|
Find out the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can power up your Pokemon before taking on Mega Swampert!
You might also want some help defeating the other Gen 4 starter Mega Evolutions:
- Mega Blaziken Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses
- Mega Sceptile Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses
When is Mega Swampert in Pokemon GO Raids?
Mega Swampert is in Pokemon GO Raids from 2 PM to 5 PM local time on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
This is part of the Hoenn Mega Raid Day event, where 3 new Mega Evolutions will be making their Pokemon GO debuts.
After this, it is not known when Mega Swampert will return to Raids.
Is There Shiny Swampert in Pokemon GO?
Yes, there is a shiny version of Swampert in Pokemon GO and, if you are lucky, you can encounter one after beating a Mega Swampert Raid.
Instead of the standard blue, shiny Swampert is bright pink. This makes it a great addition to any shiny hunter’s collection!
Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out your exact chances of catching a shiny Swampert.
Best Swampert Attacks & Moveset
The best moveset for Swampert in Pokemon GO is Water Gun and Hydro Cannon as it lets you deal damage the fastest.
If your Swampert doesn’t have the exclusive Hydro Cannon or you want to teach it another charged attack, we recommend Surf.
Here is every attack that Swampert can learn in Pokemon GO:
|Fast Attacks||Charged Attacks|
|Mud Shot (Ground)||Earthquake (Ground)|
|Water Gun (Water)||Sludge Wave (Poison)|
|Muddy Water (Water)|
|Hydro Cannon (Water – Exclusive Attack)|
|Frustration (Normal – Shadow)|
|Return (Normal – Purified)|
Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Swampert any of these attacks!
Swampert & Mega Swampert Stats
When you Mega Evolve Swampert in Pokemon GO, it greatly raises its attack stat while also increasing its defense too!
Check out the list of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO to see which other Pokemon you can Mega Evolve!