Best Mega Charizard Y Raid Counters in 2022

Mega Charizard Y Raid

Niantic announced a new event for Pokemon Go, so we prepped the best Mega Charizard Y Raid Counters in 2022.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Niantic announced a new event coming to Pokemon Go this week. The new Pokemon Go event is called Lush Jungle and will welcome Fomantis, Lurantis, and Tapu Lele. The Mega Charizard Y raid will be available from March 22nd to April 5th, 2022. Keep an eye out, because you might encounter a shiny black Charizard if you beat this Mega raid. Earlier today, we covered the best Tapu Lele raid counters in Pokemon Go, now let’s discuss the best Mega Charizard Y raid counters.

Mega Charizard Y Raid Stats

  • Mega Charizard Y is a Fire/Flying-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Water, Electric, and (2X) Rock-type moves.
  • Mega Charizard Y’s Raid CP is 61631
  • Mega Charizard Y’s Base HP is 186
  • Its Attack is 319 and Defense is 212
  • The Base catch CP is between 1574 – 1651
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 1968 – 2064
  • It is Weather Boosted by Sunny or Windy weather
  • Its fast moves can be Air Slash or Fire Spin
  • Its Charged moves can be Fire Blast, Overheat, & Dragon Claw

Mega Charizard Y Raid Counters

Going into the Mega Charizard Y Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with a high defensive stat and type effective attacks. Overall, Mega Charizard Y is one of the easier Mega Raids to take down in Pokemon Go with a type advantage team. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 2 to 4 trainers; a team of 3 to 5 trainers can take it down and a team of 6 to 20 trainers will be overkill but makes for a better completionist bonus. Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Aerodactyl or Mega Blastoise will make trainers’ lives easier. Ultimately, you will want to use Rock, Water, or Electric-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Ground, Fire, Grass, Bug, Steel, Fighting, or Ice-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 Aerodactyl – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down & Rock Wrecker
  • Tyranitar – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Ramparados – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Golem – Rock Throw & Stone Edge
  • Landorus – Rock Throw & Rock Slide


  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Terrakion – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Gigalith – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Omastar – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Lunatone – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Aggron – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Solrock – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam & Wild Charge
  • Kyogre – Waterfall & Surf
  • Kingler – Bubble & Crabhammer
  • Swampert – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Raikou – Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
  • Feraligatr – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Zapdos – Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt
  • Gyarados – Waterfall & Hydro Pump
  • Regirock – Rock Throw & Rock Slide


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

For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section. Will you be taking on the Tornadus raid or the Mega Lopunny Raid before it leaves? Or will you wait until the release of Tapu Lele raid or Mega Charizard Y?

Pokemon Go is available now on iOS and Android.

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