Pokémon Go: Mega Gyarados Guide: Mega Raid Weaknesses, Counters, and Tips

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Mega Gyarados is back in Pokémon Go Mega Raid battles, and we've got the best counters to take advantage of your weaknesses and defeat you in the blink of an eye.

The powerful Mega gyarados made its long-awaited debut as part of the annual Lunar New Year celebrations in February 2021, and now this dual Dark/Water-type creature is returning to Mega Raids.



Trainers will be able to fight Mega Gyarados in Raids from farm - Friday, June 17, 2021 at 10 am to Friday, July 2, 2021 at 10 am, local time. It is a Mega Raid Boss suitable for the ongoing Discovery Season.

If you're struggling to take down Mega gyarados, or just want tips on how to beat him as quickly as possible, we've put together a list of the best counters you can use below.

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Mega Gyarados is finally coming to Pokémon Go.

Mega Gyarados' weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Fortunately, Mega Gyarados is weak to many types thanks to its Water/Dark typing. Coaches must bring Electric, Grass, Fighting, Bug ou Fairy-types into battle to have the best chance of winning.

Gyarados is an iconic creature from Generation 1 that first appeared in Pokémon Red and Green on the Game Boy in 1996. It has always been one of the strongest Pokémon that trainers can have on their team, but its Mega Evolution makes it ridiculously powerful.



Players looking to take down Mega Gyarados in Mega Raids will have an uphill battle ahead. We don't know what his Boss CP is right now, but he is expected to have one of the highest possible CPs in the game.

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Raikou is a great counter to take down Mega Gyarados.

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Best counters for Mega Gyarados

The absolute best accountants would be Mega venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant, or Shadow Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge, but many players won't have access to them, so the list below should be more than enough:


  • Zekrom: This popular Gen 5 Legendary can take advantage of Mega Gyarados' weakness to Electric-type moves with Charge Beam e Wild charge .
  • Raikou: Another fan-favorite Legendary that can turn Mega Gyarados' electrical weakness to its advantage. use the moves Thunder shock e Wild charge to get the best effect.
  • Lucario: This Fighting/Steel-type is more than just a cool Pokemon, with Counter e Aura sphere delivering a big blow against Mega Gyarados.
  • Breloom: Being a Grass/Fighting type, Breloom is an ideal counter against Mega Gyarados using the moves Counter e Dynamic punch .
  • Conkeldurr: Timburr's final evolution is a strong Fighting type that can take on Mega Gyarados using Counter e Dynamic punch .

Some contra- attacks The most common ones that are yet to be effective are machamp com Karate Chop e Dynamic Punch; roserade com Razor Leaf e Grass Knot; tangrowth with vine whip and electric whip; and luxray com Spark e Wild Charge.



It's important to remember that Mega Evolutions cannot be captured, but completing Mega Raids will help players save enough resources to temporarily Mega Evolve their own Gyarados, which will be a powerful resource in the future.

Mega Gyarados moveset

Mega Gyarados is capable of performing four fast moves and six charged moves, ranging from Water-Type to Dark-Type and Dragon-Type. They are listed below:

fast moves

  • To bite
  • Cascata
  • dragon breath
  • dragon tail

Charged movements

  • Hydropump
  • Insult
  • Crunch
  • Twister
  • dragon pulse
  • Aqua tail

Can Mega Gyarados be brilliant?

Yes, Mega Gyarados can be a cute red Shiny in Pokémon Go. Since you can't catch Mega Pokémon, you'll need to be lucky enough to find a Shiny Gyarados and gain Mega Energy to Mega Evolve it.

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