How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Alakazam Raid: Best counters

Lucas Simons
Levy's Mega Alakazam in the Pokemon Anime

Pokemon Go has plenty of Psychic-type species, but Mega Alakazam is one of the strongest. Here’s how to beat Mega Alakazam in Raids with details on the top counters to use.

Mega Alakazam is now available in Pokemon Go, and its powerful Psychic-type attacks can be really hard to go up against. So, you will need to grab some powerful Pokemon to beat this challenging Raid.

So, here’s everything you need to know to beat Mega Alakazam Raids in Pokemon Go, along with the best counters, weaknesses, and more.

How to get Mega Alakazam in Pokemon Go

To get Mega Alakazam in Pokemon Go, you need to evolve Alakazam by using 200 Mega Alakazam Energy.

You can get Alakazam Mega Energy by defeating it in Mega Raids running until June 19, 2024.

Pokemon Go Mega Alakazam weaknesses

Mega Alakazam is weak to Ghost, Dark, and Bug-type moves in Pokemon Go.

Its incredibly high Attack Stat (367) makes it the strongest Psychic-type nuker in the game, so you must bring powerful Ghost, Dark, or Bug-type counters to the battle. Still, it is important to build your team with considerably high HP, which will allow you to resist its attacks more efficiently.

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Mega Alakazam’s Pokemon Go stats are 367 ATK, 207 DEF, and 146 HP.

Best counters for Mega Alakazam Raid

The best counter for Mega Alakazam Raid is Mega Gengar with Lick and Shadow Ball, but here’s a list of good alternatives to defeat this Pokemon:

  • Mega Tyranitar with Bite and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Banette with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Hydreigon with Bite and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Houndoom with Snarl and Foul Play
  • Mega Gyarados with Bite and Crunch

Other good options include Darkrai, Giratina, Chandelure, Yveltal, and Zarude.

Complete Pokemon Go Mega Alakazam moveset

Here’s a list of all the moves Mega Alakazam can use in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)
  • Counter* (Fighting)

Charged Moves

  • Psychic* (Psychic)
  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
  • Fire Punch (Fire)
  • Dazzling Gleam* (Fairy)

Keep in mind that Legacy moves (*) can only be learned under special circumstances, like events, or by using an Elite Charge TM or Elite Fast TM.

Can Mega Alakazam be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Mega Alakazam can be shiny in Pokemon Go. You can find a shiny Alakazam in the wild, or after defeating it in Raids, and capture it to evolve it into shiny Mega Alakazam.

The chances of finding a shiny Pokemon after a Mega Raid Battle are 1 in 64 (or 1.56% chance). Also, a shiny encounter from a Mega Raid battle has a 100% guaranteed catch success rate.

And that’s all you should know to defeat Mega Alakazam Raids in Pokemon Go. Check out how to get powerful Pseudo Legendary counters like Tyranitar and Hydreigon.