Best Mega Scizor Raid Counters in 2022

Mega Scizor Raid

Best Mega Scizor Raid Counters in 2022

Trainers, the Pokemon Go Bug Out! event is about to begin. The Bug Out! event will take place from August 10th to August 16th; during the event, three new bug-type Pokemon will debut (Grubbin, Charjabug, and Vikavolt.) This evolutionary line reaches its final evolution using a Magnetic Lure. During the event, bug Pokemon will spawn rampantly, giving players the chance to catch some Pokemon’s shiny variations. During the event, Mega Scizor and Chill Drive Genesect will be appearing in raids.

The Mega Scizor raid will be available from August 10th to August 18th, 2022. Keep an eye out, because you might encounter a shiny Scizor if you take down the Mega raid. Earlier today, we covered the best Chill Drive Genesect raid counters in Pokemon Go, now let’s discuss the best Mega Scizor raid counters.

Mega Scizor Raid Stats

  • Mega Scizor is a Bug, Steel-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to (2X) Fire-type moves.
  • Mega Scizor’s Raid CP is 45403
  • Mega Scizor’s Base HP is 172
  • Its Attack is 279 and Defense is 250
  • The Base catch CP is between 1636 to 1714
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2046 to 2143
  • It is Weather Boosted by Rainy or Snowy weather
  • Its fast moves can be Bullet Punch or Fury Cutter
  • Its Charged moves can be X-Scissor, Iron Head, or Night Slash

Mega Scizor Raid Counters

Going into the Mega Scizor Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with a high defensive stat or strong type effective attacks. Overall, Mega Scizor is one of the most average Mega Pokemon actively in Pokemon Go due to its stats and move set. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 1 to 5 trainers; a team of 4 to 6 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 6 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Fire-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Grass, Bug, Dragon, Poison, Psychic, Steel, Ice, 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 Charizard X/ Y – Fire Spin & Blastburn
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Chandelure – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Heatran – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
  • Blazakin – Fire Spin & Blastburn


  • Mega Houndoom – Fire Fang & Flamethrower
  • Moltres – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Ho-oh – Incinerate & Sacred Fire
  • Entei – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Magmortar – Fire Spin & Fire Punch
  • Arcanine – Fire Fang & Flamethrower
  • Flareon – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Rapidash – Fire Spin & Fire Blast
  • Heatmor – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
  • Simisear – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
  • Victini – Confusion & Overheat
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut & Flamethrower
  • Delphox – Fire Spin & Fire Blast Confusion & Overheat
  • Typhlosion – Ember & Blast Burn
  • Salamance – Fire Fang & Blast Burn
  • Infernape – Fire Spin – Blast Burn
  • Emboar – Ember & Blast Burn
  • Charizard – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Camerupt – Ember & Overheat
  • Incinerorar – Fire Fang & Fire Blast
  • Ninetails – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Torkal – Fire Spin & Overheat

Remember Shadow Bonuses

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

Let Us Know!

Will you grind out the Mega Scizor mega Raid or the Chill Drive Genesect Raid? If not will you be waiting for the Mega Slowbro or the Zacian & Zamazenta? 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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