Mega Gyarados Raid Pokemon Go: Stats, Counters and Weaknesses

The third evolution of Magikarp is available in the Gyms and it does more than just splash around. Mega Gyarados Raid in Pokemon Go will span from August 4 to August 16 probably in celebration of the Go Fest 2023 in Osaka due to its similarities with the mythical Japanese dragon, Ryu.

Mega Gyarados is Cresselia’s anti-thesis, who will be a part of the Tier 5 Raids for the next two weeks. It boasts a powerful Dark-type moveset with access to Bite and Crunch along with Dragon- and Water-type attacks. As such, Gyarados is a great counter to the likes of Dragonite, Swampert, and Charizard in the Ultra League.

Here is everything to know about the Mega Gyarados Raid in Pokemon Go.

Mega Gyarados Raid Boss counters and weaknesses

Super effective raid counters for Mega Gyarados include powerful Electric-, Grass, Fighting-, Bug- and Fairy-type attacks. Keep in mind that the Raid Boss has access to Water, Dragon, and Dark-type moves. A minimum of 5 trainers with the best countering Pokemon is recommended.

  • Mega Alakazam – Counter (Fighting) with Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
  • Mega Altaria – Dragon Breath (Dragon) with Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
  • Mega Sceptile – Fury Cutter (Bug) with Frenzy Plant (GMega rass)
  • Mega Gengar – Lick (Ghost) with Sludge Bomb (Poison)
  • Mega Abomasnow – Leafage (Grass) with Energy Ball (Grass)
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Obtainable Gyarados stats in Pokemon Go

Trainers who are able to defeat the Mega Gyarados will encounter the normal version and also get 200 Mega Energy. Gyarados can be obtained from the raids in the following CP ranges:-

  • Level 20 without Weather boost – 1855 to 1937 CP
  • Level 25 with Raniy or Fog weather boost – 2319 to 2422 CP

In order to unlock the next form of Gyarados, trainers will need 200 Mega Energy for the initial evolution, then 40 Mega Energy to evolve it again in the future. It will be available for free once the cooldown ends.

Gyrados is one of the water-type metas in the Ultra League although it easily falls prey to any Grass-type. The fearsome dragon boasts a staggering attack of over 290 and sports a huge bulk, besides giving coverage with Charged Moves like Dragon Pulse, Twister, and Crunch.

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Is there a Shiny Gyarados in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Gyarados is a prized possession in Pokemon Go.  It can be obtained via Raids or in the wild although the spawn rates of the beast are considerably low. The odds of getting a shiny in the Raids are usually 5% or 1 in every 20 chances.

If Magikarp’s evolution wasn’t ghastly enough, Shiny Gyarados has been given a red skin that substantially separates it from the original blue one. Its light blue mustache also changes to white to complement its similar-colored scales.

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