The Pokemon Go Crackling Voltage and Team GO Rocket Takeover event is currently underway in Pokemon Go.
From February 1st to 5th, Pokemon Go trainers can participate in the Crackling Voltage and the Team Go Rocket Takeover Event. During the event, there will be an abundance of Poison and Electric-type Pokemon. Keep an eye out for the Mega Gengar raid and Special Research Registeel Quest
The Crackling Voltage Event introduced the Shiny Variation of Tapu Koko and Helioptile. From February 1st to 5th, the Team GO Rocket Takeover event will take place, the special research task will give trainers the opportunity to battle against Giovani now featuring Shadow Registeel. For Team GO Rocket Takeover event details, click here.
Registeel and Mega Gengar are the first raids in February and will be available from February 1st to February 8th, 2023. Many trainers will most likely try to shiny hunt Gengar since its mega evolution changes colors. With new releases in Pokemon Go since the last time we covered the Registeel and Gengar raid, we will share with you some of the new counters available.
With that in mind, let’s dive into the best Mega Gengar raid counters:
Best Mega Gengar raid counters in Pokemon Go
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 a team of Pokemon with type effective moves, well-rounded Pokemon, or high defensive stats. Overall, Mega Gengar is a heavy hitting Ghost-type Mega Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and low HP stats.
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 burn through it making a better completionist bonus.
Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, Mega Swampert, Mega Steelix, or Mega Latios/Latias 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.
Primary Ghost Types:
- Mega Gengar – Lick/Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Gengar – Lick & Shadow Ball
- Chandelure – Hex & Shadow Ball
- Dusknoir – Astonish & Psychic
- Drifblim – Hex & Ominous Wind
- Cofagrigus – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
Primary Ground Types:
- Mega Swampert – Mud Shot & Earth Quake
- Excadrill – Mud-Slap & Drill Run
- Landorus (Therian) – Mud Shot & Earthquake
- Mamoswine – Mud-Slap & High Horsepower
- Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earth Power
Alternate Ground Types:
- Mega Steelix – Iron Tail & Earthquake
- Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
- Golem – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Ursuluna – Tackle High & Horsepower
- Landorus – Mud Shot & Earthquake
- Golurk – Mud-Slap & Earth Power
- Golurk – Mud-Slap & Earth Power
- Krookidile – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Donphan – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Rhydon – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
Primary Dark Types
- Giratina (Origin Forme) – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Tyranitar – Bite & Crunch
- Darkrai – Snarl & Shadow Ball/Dark Pulse
- Mega Houndoom – Snarl & Foul Play
- Weavile – Snarl & Foul Play
- (Mega) Absol – Snarl & Dark Pulse
Alternate Dark Types
- Mega Banette – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Hydreigon – Bite & Dark Pulse
- Krookodile – Snarl & Earthquake
- Yveltal – Snarl & Dark Pulse
- Honchkrow – Snarl & Psychic
- Mismagius – Sucker Punch & Dark Pulse
Primary Psychic Types
- Mewtwo – Confusion/Psycho Cut & Psystrike
- Metagross – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
- Mega Latios – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
- Alakazam – Confusion & Psychic / Future Sight
- Exeggutor – Confusion & Psychic
- Espeon – Confusion & Psychic
Alternate Psychic Types
- Gallade – Confusion & Psychic
- Gardevoir – Confusion & Psychic
- Hoopa – Confusion & Psychic
- Azlef – Confusion & Future Sight
- Deoxys (Attack) – Zen Headbutt & Dark Pulse
- Lugia – Extrasensory & Futuresight
Remember Shadow Bonuses
Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.
Let Us Know!
Make sure to get your Mega Gengar while you can. You have until February 8th to defeat Registeel and Mega Gengar; these two raids will be replaced by Tapu Lele and Mega Gardevoir on February 8th.
Which of these two will you shiny hunt?
For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.
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