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How to Beat Mega Steelix in Pokemon GO Raid Guide, Weakness, Counters

Prepare yourself for a tough battle.

November 30, 2021

Pokemon GO has been gradually adding new Mega Evolution Pokemon since they were first introduced into the game a while ago and now Mega Steelix has arrived, which means you’re going to want to know the weaknesses and counters to help take it down.

Steelix was first introduced back in the second generation of games, Gold and Silver, as an evolution of the first generation Onix. Upon the introduction of Mega Evolutions later, Steelix then got an additional evolution with Mega Steelix.

Mega Steelix makes its debut in five star raids in Pokemon GO starting on Wednesday, December 1 at 10:00 am local time and will run through Thursday, December 23 at 10:00 am local time. This is part of the start for the Season of Heritage event that will be going on for the next four months in the game.

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Every Mega Steelix Weakness In Pokemon GO

Like Steelix itself, Mega Steelix is a Steel/Ground type Pokemon, which means it can be a bit of a defensive powerhouse against a lot of Pokemon types. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t also have some weaknesses of its own.

There are only four types of attacks that are extremely effective against Mega Steelix, which are Fire, Water, Fighting, and Ground. The two types you are going to want to especially avoid using are Poison and Electric, as Mega Steelix is especially resistant to them.

How to Beat Mega Steelix – Raid Guide and Best Counters

With four different move types that are effective against Mega Steelix, there are plenty of Pokemon to choose from to use against it. We are going to list a number of very helpful Pokemon below, with any of the ones we list obviously being better to use if they are the Mega Evolution or Shadow version of the respective Pokemon.

Having a Fire type like Charizard, Moltres, Entei, or Ho-Oh can be great options to use in battle. When it comes to Water type moves, Pokemon like Blastoise, Swampert, and Gyarados offer good options.

Fighting type Pokemon you can use are Machamp, Lucario, Hariyama, and Conkelduur. Lastly, Ground types are less useful outside of ones like Landorus Therian Form and Groudon.

Here arise a list of some of the best movesets to have to take down Mega Steelix according to PokeBattler that we have ordered by typing.

  • Charizard – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Moltres – Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Entei – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Ho-Oh – Incinerate/Fire Blast
  • Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Swampert – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Machamp – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Hariyama – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Conkelduur – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Landorus Therian Form – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Groudon – Mud Shot/Earthquake

How Many Trainers are Required to Beat it?

It is possible to take down Mega Steelix with four trainers if you are best friends and have the best counters, but you really would be better off with more than that. Having somewhere around five to seven would be the most ideal to take down this massive Pokemon.

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Dean (He/Him) has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got a SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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