Best Mega Venusaur Counters in 2023

Mega Venusaur raid counters

The Pokemon Go Let’s Go event is currently underway in Pokemon Go. During the event, trainers will be able to open Meltan boxes more frequently and get a chance to encounter a shiny Meltan; trainers will be able to find extra x-small and extra x-large Meltan. Additionally, trainers will notice that ditto will be spawning more frequently in the wild as different Pokemon; Ditto can appear as Diglet, Grimer, Snubbull, Corphish, Startly, Roggenrola, Tytmpole, or Litleo.

The Let’s Go event will take place from March 21st to March 29th at 8 PM. Additionally, Mega Venusaur and Incarnate Forme Thunderus will appear in Mega and Legendary raids. Lucky trainers will have a chance to encounter their shiny variations.

With that in mind, let’s dive into the best Mega Venusaur raid counters:


Best Mega Venusaur raid counters in Pokemon Go

Mega Venusaur Raid Stats

  • Mega Venusaur is a Poison Grass-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to fire, ice, flying, psychic-type moves.
  • Mega Venusaur’s Raid CP is 50653
  • Mega Venusaur’s Base HP is 190
  • Its Attack is 246 and Defense is 241
  • The Base catch CP is between 1480 – 1554
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 1851-1943
  • It is Weather Boosted by Sunny and Cloudy weather
  • Its fast moves can be Razor Leaf & Vine Whip
  • Its Charged moves can be Sludge Bomb, Solar Beam, or Petal Blizzard

Mega Venusaur Raid Counters

Going into the Mega Venusaur raid, trainers will need a team of Pokemon with type effective moves, well-rounded Pokemon, or high defensive stats. Overall, Mega Venusaur is a heavy hitting Poison, Grass-type Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and average health stat.

The raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 6 trainers; a team of 6 to 12 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 Charizard Y, Mega Abomasnow, Mega Pidgeot, or Mega Houndoom will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Fire, Flying, Ice, or Psychic-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Fighting, Water, Electric, Fairy, or Grass-Types.

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.

Primary Fire Types:
  • Mega Charizard X/Y – Fire Spin & Blast Burn
  • Chandelure – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Moltres – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Heatran – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
Alternate Fire Types:
  • Mega Houndoom – Fire Fang & Flamethrower
  • Magmortar – Fire Spin & Fire Punch
  • Arcanine – Fire Fang & Flamethrower
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin & Blast Burn/Blaze Kick
  • Entei – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Flareon – Fire Spin & Overheat
Primary Flying Types:
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust & Brave Bird
  • Lugia – Extrasensory & Sky Attack
  • Honchkrow – Peck & Sky Attack
  • Moltres – Wing Attack & Sky Attack
  • Rayquazza – Air Slash & Hurricane
  • Yveltal – Gust & Hurricane
Alternate Flying types
  • Staraptor – Wing Attack & Brave Bird
  • Tornadus – Gust & Hurricane
  • Braviary – Air Slash & Brave Bird
  • Galarian Articuno – Psycho Cut & Brave Bird
  • Unfezant – Air Slash & Sky Attack
  • Kartana – Air Slash & Aerial Ace
  • Toucannon – Peck & Drill Peck
  • Ho-OH – Incinerate & Brave Bird
  • Togekiss – Air Slash & Aerial Ace
Primary Ice Types
  • Mega Abomasnow – Powder & Weather Ball
  • Weavile – Ice Shard & Avalanche
  • Galarian Damanitan – Avalanche & Ice Fang
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow & Avalanche
  • Glaceon – Frost Breath & Avalanche
  • Avalugg – Ice Fang & Avalanche
Alternate Ice Types
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut & Ice Beam
  • Beartic – Powder Snow & Ice Punch
  • Articuno – Frost Breath & Ice Beam
  • Kyurem – Dragon Breath & Blizzard
  • Walrein – Powder Snow & Icicle Spear
  • Cloyster – Ice Shard & Avalanche
Primary Psychic Types
  • Metagross – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
  • Mewtwo – Confusion & Psystrike
  • Mega Latios – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
  • Jirachi – Confusion & Psychic
Remember Shadow Bonuses

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

Let Us Know!

Trainers will be able to participate in the Mega Venusaur and Incarnate Forme Thundurus raids until March 28th. On March 28th, Mega Alakazam and Lugia will replace Mega Venusaur and Thundurus.

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 the month, 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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