Updated Best Mega Manectric Raid Counters in 2022 – Evolving Stars Event

Mega Manectric Raid counter

An electrifying Mega raid is returning to Pokemon Go; in preparation for its return, we have prepared the best Mega Manectric raid counters to date in 2022.

Starting on October 5th, the Evolving Stars event will start in Pokemon Go. The Evolving Stars event will run until October 11th, at 8 P.M. During the event, Cosmoem will make its Pokemon Go debut. Additionally, Mega Gyarados will have a special raid day on October 8th.

During the Evolving Stars event, Mega Manectric and Xerneas will appear in raids. Both raids will run from October 8th to October 20th. Manectric and Xerneas’ shiny variations will be available as a possible reward for taking down the raid.

Now let’s dive into the best Mega Manectric raid counters.


Mega Manectric Raid Stats

  • Mega Manectric is an Electric-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Ground-type moves.
  • The Mega Manectric Raid CP is 51346
  • Mega Manectric’s Base HP is 172
  • Its Attack is 286 and its Defense is 179
  • The Base catch CP is between 1,267 to 1,337
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 1,585 to 1,672
  • It is Weather Boosted by Sunny, Foggy, Rainy, or Cloudy weather
  • Its Fast moves can be Snarl, Thunder Fang, or Charge Beam
  • Its Charged moves can be Flame Burst, Thunder, or Wild Charge

Mega Manectric Raid Counters

Going into the Mega Manectric raid, trainers will need a heavy-hitting team of Pokemon with type effective moves or high defensive stats. Overall, Mega Manectric is a heavy-hitting Mega Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and low HP Stat.

The raid can be easily completed by a team of 2 to 5 trainers; a team of 4 to 8 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 Steelix or Mega Aerodactyl will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use ground-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using water, flying, or steel-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 & Earth Power
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Excadrill – Mud-Slap & Drill Run
  • Landorus – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake

Alternative Ground–Types

  • Mega Steelix – Thunder Fang & Earthquake
  • Krookodile – Mud-slap & Earthquake
  • Golurk – Mud-Slap & Earth Power
  • Mamoswine – Mud-Slap & Bulldoze
  • Donphan – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Golem – Mud-slap & Earthquake
  • Flygon – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Rhydon – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Nidoking – Fury Cutter & Earth Power
  • Seismitoad – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Dugtrio – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Alolan Dugtrio – Mud-Slap & Mud-Bomb
  • Swampert – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Regirock – Rock Smash & Focus Blast

Remember Shadow Bonuses

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

Let Us Know!

Will you try to grind out the Mega Lopunny and Yveltal Raids one last time? Both the legendary and mega raids will change on October 8th. Mega Manectric raid will run until October 20th. Will you participate in this Mega raid or will you focus on Mega Gyarados and Xerneas?

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.

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