Pokemon GO Mega Blastoise Raid Guide: Best Counters & Weaknesses

Find out the best tactics to bring down Mega Blastoise in the newest Pokemon GO Mega Raid!

by Shaun Cichacki


If you’re looking to challenge yourself to a top-tier raid battle, and hopefully get your hands on a great new Pokemon for your team in Pokemon GO, look no further than Mega Blastoise. Garnering a spot on our list Best Attackers and Movesets list, you’ll find a very capable and powerful Pokemon on your hands with this one.

However, if you’re looking to add them to your team, you’re going to need to make sure that you’re prepared to bring them down, as well. That’s where we come into play, as we are going to give you some tips and tricks as to who you should put your team to make sure you can counter, defeat, and capture this tubular tortoise and catch them afterward!

Best Raid Tactics for Mega Blastoise in Pokemon GO


Mega Blastoise is not only one of the coolest looking Mega Evolutions, but it’s also one of the most powerful. Since this Pokemon is a straight-up Water-type, you’ll need to make sure that your team can capitalize on its weaknesses.

Mega Blastoise: Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Against – Only 63% Damage Taken

  • Steel
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Ice

Weak Against – 160% Damage Taken

  • Grass
  • Electric

Since it only has two main weaknesses, you’ll want to find a Pokemon that can take advantage of that. Finding Pokemon that offer strong Grass or Electric attacks will help make this raid a breeze. If you’re looking to bring down this mega-powerful Pokemon, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a team that has some of these Pokemon on it:

  • Thundurus (Therian Form)
    • Fast Attack – Thunder Shock or Volt Switch
    • Charged Attack – Thunderbolt
  • Zekrom
    • Fast Attack – Charge Beam
    • Charged Attack – Wild Charge
  • Deoxys (Attack)
    • Fast Attack – Zen Headbutt
    • Charged Attack – Zap Cannon
  • Shadow Raikou
    • Fast Attack – Thunder Shock
    • Charged Attack – Wild Charge
  • Mega Venusaur
    • Fast Attack – Vine Whip
    • Charged Attack – Frenzy Plant
  • Zarude
    • Fast Attack – Vine Whip
    • Charged Attack – Power Whip
  • Roserade
    • Fast Attack – Razor Leaf
    • Charged Attack – Grass Knot
  • Sceptile
    • Fast Attack – Bullet Seed
    • Charged Attack – Frenzy Plant
  • Electivire
    • Fast Attack – Thunder Shock
    • Charged Move – Wild Charge

Bringing any of these Pokemon to this Raid should ensure victory, as long as you are prepared for a long and difficult battle ahead. This is one that we strongly recommend bringing some friends along for, as it can be a tough battle to win, but following along with us can help you succeed!

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