Best Mega Gengar Raid Counters in 2022

Mega Gengar Raid

Last month, Niantic unveiled the Pokemon Go July 2022 Roadmap. In the roadmap, Niantic unveiled the Legendary and Mega raids taking place during July. As July comes to a close, the final two raids of the month are now underway, so we prepped the Best Mega Gengar Raid Counters in 2022.

The Mega Gengar raid will be available from July 22nd to July 31st, 2022. Keep an eye out, because you might encounter a shiny Mega Gengar if you take down the Mega raid. Earlier today, we covered the best Dialga raid counters in Pokemon Go, now let’s discuss the best Mega Gengar raid counters.

Mega Gengar Raid Stats

  • Mega Gengar is a Ghost, Poison-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Ground, Ghost, Psychic, and Dark-type moves.
  • Mega Gengar’s Raid CP is 50516
  • Mega Gengar’s Base HP is 155
  • Its Attack is 349 and Defense is 199
  • The Base catch CP is between 1566 to 1644
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 1958 to 2055
  • It is Weather Boosted by cloudy weather
  • Its fast moves can be Sucker Punch, Shadow Claw, or Hex
  • Its Charged moves can be Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, or Focus Blast

Mega Gengar Raid Counters

Going into the Mega Gengar Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with a high defensive stat and type effective attacks. Overall, Mega Gengar is one of the hardest-hitting Mega Pokemon Actively in Pokemon Go due to its move set. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 2 to 5 trainers; a team of 4 to 6 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 6 to 20 trainers can shred through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar or Mega Houndoom will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Ground, Ghost, Psychic, or Dark-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Grass, Bug, Fighting, Poison, Normal, or Fairy-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 Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Mewtwo – Confusion/Psycho Cut & Psystrike
  • Metagross – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
  • Giratina (Origin Forme) – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Tyranitar – Bite & Crunch
  • Darkrai – Snarl & Shadow Ball/Dark Pulse


  • Mega Houndoom – Snarl & Foul Play
  • Latios – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
  • Alakazam – Confusion & Psychic / Future Sight
  • Exeggutor – Confusion & Psychic
  • Weavile – Snarl & Foul Play
  • Gallade – Confusion & Psychic
  • Gardevoir – Confusion & Psychic
  • Gengar – Lick & Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure – Hex & Shadow Ball
  • Banette – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
  • Absol – Snarl & Dark Pulse
  • Espeon – Confusion & Psychic
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Landorus (Incarnate Forme) – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Hoopa – Confusion & Psychic
  • Deoxys (Attack) – Zen Headbutt & Dark Pulse
  • Azlef – Confusion & Future Sight
  • Hydreigon – Bite & Dark Pulse
  • Excadril – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Krookodile – Snarl & Earthquake
  • Yveltal – Snarl & Dark Pulse
  • Honchkrow – Snarl & Psychic
  • Lugia – Extrasensory & Futuresight

Remember Shadow Bonuses

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

Let Us Know!

Will you grind out the Mega Gengar Mega Raid or the Dialga Raid? If not will you be waiting for the Mega Abomasnow or Palkia? 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.

Let us know if this information is helpful to you and look out for any raid invites from us in the future. Remember to follow the NicheGamer Twitter for a variety of Pop Culture news

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