The Mega Abomasnow Raid returns to Pokemon Go – so we prepped up the best raid counters for trainers.
The Pokemon Go Hoenn Mega Raid Day event welcomed the Hoenn trio’s Mega Pokemon to Pokemon Go. Prior to the event, the Legendary and Mega Raids changed in Pokemon Go.
Starting on December 1st, Nihlego and Mega Houndoom were replaced by Virizion and Mega Abomasnow. We have previously covered the Mega Abomasnow raid before but with new updates to Pokemon Go, the best counters for Abomasnow have changed. Remember, you can catch a shiny Abomashow potentially.
Now let’s dive into the best Mega Abomasnow raid counters.
Best Mega Abomasnow raid counters in Pokemon Go
Mega Abomasnow Raid Stats
- Mega Abomasnow is a Grass, Ice-Type Pokemon
- It is weak to Bug, Fighting, Flying, Poison, Rock, and Steel-type moves
- It is extremely weak to Fire-type moves (2x)
- Mega Abomasnow’s Raid CP is 44824
- Mega Abomasnow’s Base HP is 207
- Its Attack is 240 and Defense is 191
- The base catch CP is between 1,281 – 1,349
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 1,601 – 1,687
- It is weather boosted by either sunny, cloudy, windy, or snowy weather
- Mega Abomasnow’s fast moves are Powder Snow & Razor Leaf
- Its charged moves are Weather Ball, Energy Ball, Blizzard, and Outrage
Mega Abomasnow Raid Counters
Going into the Mega Abomasnow raid, trainers will need a team of Pokemon with type effective moves or well-rounded stats. Overall, Mega Abomasnow is one of the easiest Mega Pokemon to defeat. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities.
The raid can be easily completed by a team of 2 to 4 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 Pidgeot, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Blazakin will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers.
Ultimately, you will want to use Fairy, Flying, Poison, Fire, Psychic, and Ice-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Ground, Rock, Water, Grass, Electric, or Dark-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 Flying Types:
- Mega Pidgeot – Gust & Brave Bird
- Moltres – Wing Attack & Sky Attack
- Rayquazza – Air Slash & Hurricane
- Yveltal – Gust & Hurricane
- Honchkrow – Peck & Sky Attack
- Staraptor – Wing Attack & Brave Bird
Alternative Flying Types:
- 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 Fire Types:
- Mega Blazakin – Fire Spin & Brave Bird
- Charizard – Airslash & Overheat
- Moltres – Wing Attack & Fire Blast
- Chandelure – Fire Spin & Overheat
- Darmanitan – Fire Fang & Overheat
- Flareon – Fire Spin & Overheat
Alternate Fire Types:
- Mega Charizard Y – Fire Spin & Blast Burn
- Reshiram – Fire Fang & Overheat
- Entei – Fire Fang & Overheat
- Mega Houndoom – Fire Fang & Fire Blast
- Heatran – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
- Infernape – Fire Spin – Blast Burn
- Emboar – Ember & Blast Burn
- Ho-Oh – Incinerate & Sacred Fire
- Typhlosion – Ember & Blast Burn
- Salamance – Fire Fang & Blast Burn
- Arcanine – Fire Fang & Flamethrower
- Ninetails – Fire Spin & Weather Ball
- Solgaleo – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
Remember Shadow Bonuses
Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.
Let Us Know!
Did you enjoy the Hoenn Mega Raid event? Which Mega Hoenn starter was your favorite? Now that the Hoenn Raid day is over, will you battle and catch Virizion or Abomasnow? Will you be looking for a shiny Mega Abomasnow?
For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.
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