Mega Altaria Weakness Pokemon GO - Raid Guide and Best Counters May 2021

Mega Evolutions are still a relatively contentious matter since their addition to Pokemon GO last year.

Niantic has made a few changes to balance the way they work, however, many players still don’t think the cost/effort is worth the reward.

That being said, a huge portion of players still regularly raid Mega Pokemon, especially when there’s a brand new one in the mix, like the debuting Mega Altaria.

As is the case with all new Raid Bosses, it’s always best to seek the optimum team to take it down, so, here is every Mega Altaria weakness, resistance and the best counters to take it down in Pokemon GO.

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Mega Altaria Weakness Pokemon GO

While Altaria has a Dragon/Flying typing, Mega Altaria changes to become the only Pokemon with a dual Dragon/Fairy typing.

This means many of the regular counters you would use against regular Altaria won’t work.

While it retains its weakness to Ice and Fairy-type moves it loses the weaknesses it had to Dragon and Rock-type moves. On the other hand, Mega Altaria does gain weaknesses to Steel and Poison-types.

Alongside its four weaknesses, Mega Altaria does have a huge range of resistances. These are; Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Fighting, Bug, Dragon and Dark-type moves.

Best Counters For Mega Altaria’s Weaknesses

With Mega Altaria’s Dragon resistances, you’re mostly going to want to bring Ice-type Pokemon to the party.

The usual bunch of Galarian Darmanitan, Mamoswine, Weavile, Glaceon and Jynx are solid picks here.

You can consider Mega Abomasnow too. Although it suffers against Altaria’s Flying moves, it will provide a boost to all other Ice-type Pokemon.

Metagross and Dialga are two solid Steel-types, Togekiss is probably your best Fairy option and Mega Beedrill, Mega Gengar and Rosarade are solid Poison picks.

You can find the best movesets for all of the above Pokemon below:

  • Mega Gengar – Shadow Claw/Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Beedrill – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Weavile – Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Glaceon – Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Jynx – Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Metagross – Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Dialga – Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Roserade – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb

Seeing as you’re coming up against a Mega Pokemon, it’s probably best you ensure you come prepared with a range of top counters and at least 4 other trainers.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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