Mega Gyarados raid guide

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Mega Gyarados is a Mega Pokemon recently released in Pokemon GO

Mega Gyarados is a dual Dark and Water typing transformed from its original Water and Flying typing when in its standard form

Shiny Gyarados and hence Mega Gyarados are available and it is one of the nicest shinies in the game

On the 8th October 2022 there is a Mega Gyarados raid day with increased shiny chance for anyone desperate to get the shiny form

It has:

  • HP: 247
  • Attack: 292
  • Defence: 216

Mega Gyarados is a dual Water and Dark type Pokemon. It has weakness to Electric, Fighting, Bug, Grass and Fairy

Its raid boss CP is 60,860

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1855-1937
  • Weather boosted 2319-2422

Mega Gyarados is weather boosted by Rainy and Windy weather

Moveset for Mega Gyarados

Mega Gyarados has wide range of moves with 4 Fast moves and 6 Charged moves

Its Fast moves are:

  • Bite (Dark)
  • Waterfall (Water)
  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon) (legacy)

Its Charged moves are:

  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Outrage (Dragon)
  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Twister (Dragon)
  • Aqua Tail (Water) (legacy)
  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon) (legacy)

Counters to Mega Gyarados

Electric, Bug, Grass, Fighting and Fairy are the types that Mega Gyarados is weak to therefore anything possessing this typing/moveset will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with

PokemonFast moveCharged move
ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
BreloomCounterDynamic Punch
LucarioCounterAura Sphere
RaikouThunder ShockWild Charge
MachampCounterDynamic Punch
ConkeldurrCounterDynamic Punch

Other effective counters you could use include: Xurkitree, Thundurus (Therian), Deoxys (Normal), Electivire, Zapdos and Tapu Koko

Thoughts on Mega Gyarados

Gyarados on its own is a very effective Pokemon and has a lot of play in all forms of Pvp. If Mega Pokemon were ever allowed back into PvP play, Mega Gyarados would be equally as effective

It has a large move pool giving it great variety of moves to choose from

It is one of the more expensive Pokemon to Mega requiring 300 candies to evolve for the first time

The shiny is one of the cooler shinies available in the game and one many players will be after

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