Best Mega Alakazam Raid Counters in 2022

Mega Alakazam Raid Guide

Welcome to the Season of Light Pokemon Trainers – we prepped up the best Mega Alakazam raid counters to get you ready. The first event of the Season of Light welcomes back a popular Psychic event to Pokemon Go, the Psychic Spectacular.

During the event, Psychic Pokemon will spawn in abundance. Additionally, Mega Alakazam will make its debut. The Mega Alakazam raid will be available from September 6th to September, 16th 2022; it will run alongside the various Deoxys raids (Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed). Keep an eye out, because you might encounter a shiny Alakazam if you take down the Mega raid.

Earlier today, we revisited the best Deoxys raid counters in Pokemon Go, now let’s discuss the best Mega Alakazam raid counters. Without further ado, here’s our guide:


Mega Alakazam Raid Stats

  • Mega Alakazam is a Psychic-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Bug, Ghost, or Dark-type moves.
  • Mega Alakazam’s Raid CP is 53995
  • Mega Alakazam’s Base HP is 146
  • Its Attack is 367 and Defense is 1193
  • The Base catch CP is between 1,666 to 1,747
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2,083 to 2,184
  • It is Weather Boosted by Windy weather 
  • Its Fast moves can be Confusion or Psycho Cut
  • Its Charged moves can be Focus Blast, Future Sight, Shadow Ball, or Fire Punch

Mega Alakazam Raid Counters

Going into the Mega Alakazam Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with high attack stats, Defensive tanks, or a well-rounded team. Overall, Mega Alakazam is a bit of a glass cannon; it has a high attack stat but rather low HP stats making it easy to defeat. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 6 trainers; a team of 4 to 8 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar, Mega Gyarados, Mega Absol, Mega Houndoom, and Mega Beedrill will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Fighting and Psychic-type Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.


  • Mega Gengar – Lick & Shadow Ball
  • Darkrai – Snarl & Shadow Ball
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut & Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure – Hex & Shadow Ball
  • Giratina – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa – Astonish & Shadow Ball


  • Mega Beedrill – Infestation & Fell Stinger
  • Haunter – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Mega Gyarados – Bite & Crunch
  • Banette – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Tyranitar – Bite & Crunch
  • Pheromosa – Bug Bite & Bug Buzz
  • Deoxys (Attack) – Poison Jab & Dark Pulse
  • Zacian – Snarl & Play Rough
  • Honchkrow – Snarl & Dark Pulse
  • Vikavolt – Bug Bite & X-Scissor
  • Hydreigon – Bite & Dark Pulse
  • Zoroark – Snarl & Foul Play
  • Weavile – Snarl/Feint Attack & Foul Play
  • Luxray – Snarl & Wild Charge
  • Mega Absol – Snarl & Payback
  • Pheromosa – Bug Bite & Bug Buzz
  • Mega Houndoom – Snarl & Foul Play
  • Bisharp – Snarl & Dark Pulse
  • Genesect – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
  • Escavalier – Bug Bite & Megahorn
  • Zarude – Bite & Dark Pulse
  • Pinsir – Bug Bite & X-Scissor
  • Sharpedo – Bite & Crunch
  • Yveltal – Snarl & Dark Pulse

Remember Shadow Bonuses

Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.

Let Us Know!

Will you grind out the Mega Alakazam Raid or focus more on the Deoxys Raids? If not, will you be waiting for the next Mega or Legendary Pokemon? For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.

If you want to add me on Pokemon Go, my trainer code is 3979-2857-6892. If you want to be invited to a raid throughout July, follow me on Twitter at KillerKDemons.

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