Mega Latias raid battle guide

Mega Latias and Latios

Mega Latias is a legendary mega pokemon. Alongside its counter part Mega Latios, these are the first legendary mega Pokemon to debut in Pokemon GO.

There is a chance that Mega Latias can be shiny

Mega Latias caught during this period will know the legacy move Mist ball. This is a Psychic type attack that deals 105 power in gyms and raids and 120 power in PvP with the chance to lower your opponent’s attack

Its Mega energy costs are :

  • First evolution – 300 mega energy
  • Subsequent evolutions – 60 mega energy
  • Mega energy earned per candy while buddy – 100 mega energy

Stats

It has mega stats of:

HP 190

Defence 297

Attack 289

Mega Latias is a dual Dragon and Psychic type Pokemon. It has several weaknesses. These are Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost and Ice

Its raid boss CP is 50941

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1921-2006
  • Weather boosted: 2402-2507

Mega Latias is weather boosted by Windy weather

Movesets.

Mega Latias 3 fast moves and 3 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Charm (Fairy)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)

Its charge moves are:

  • Psychic (Psychic)
  • Outrage (Dragon)
  • Thunder (Electric)

Counters to Mega Latias

Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost and Ice are the types that Mega Latias is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

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

PokemonFast moveCharged move
Mega GengarShadow CLawShadow Ball
ZekromDragon BreathOutrage
DialgaDragon BreathDraco Meteor
GarchompDragon TailOutrage
Shadow DragoniteDragon TailDragon Claw
Shadow MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche

Some other effective options would also include: Rayquaza, Darkrai, Mega Houndoom, Shadow Weaville and Dragonite

Thoughts on Mega Latias

This is the first time a legendary mega has been released in Pokemon GO

Mega Latias has some solid fast moves but most of its charged moves are quite expensive to use

The introduction of its legacy move gives it a 4th charge move option

Whilst it wont be the greatest mega to grace Pokemon GO it is a solid option when looking for some Dragon/Psychic coverage

How many Mega Latias will you be raiding?!

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