How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Altaria Raid: Weaknesses, counters & can it be shiny?

Lucas Simons
Mega Altaria in Pokemon Go

Mega Altaria Raids in Pokemon Go are live across the world, and trainers want to know how to defeat this Dragon/Fairy-type Mega Pokemon. Here’s all you need to know about the Mega Altaria Raid in Pokemon Go, including its weaknesses, best counters, and if it can be shiny.

For Pokemon Go players, getting the strongest Mega Pokemon in the game is a big challenge that they cannot avoid if they want to become stronger. But even the most skillful and prepared of trainers have trouble against Mega Altaria, as it is one of the most challenging Mega Raids in the game.

We’ll cover everything you need to know about Mega Altaria Raids, including the best strategies you can use to defeat this Dragon/Fairy-type Pokemon with ease.

Here’s everything you need to know about Mega Altaria Raids in Pokemon Go, including weaknesses, counters, moveset, and more.

How to get Mega Altaria in Pokemon Go

To get Mega Altaria in Pokemon Go, trainers need to catch Altaria, or evolve Swablu into Altaria by feeding it 400 Swablu Candy. Then, evolve Altaria into Mega Altaria by using 200 Mega Altaria Energy.

Trainers can get Mega Altaria energy by beating it in 4-Star Mega Raids, which will be live until December 16, 2023.

You can consult this guide for more information about the current Raid Rotations.

pokemon go great league altaria feature
Altaria is one of the few Dragon Pokemon that looks like a bird.

Pokemon Go Mega Altaria weaknesses

In Pokemon Go, Mega Altaria is a Dragon/Fairy-type Pokemon, so it is weak to Fairy, Ice, Poison, and Steel-type moves. Be sure to send these types to battle when you assemble your team for the 4-Star Mega Altaria Raids.

It is also important to note that Mega Altaria is resistant to Bug, Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fighting, Fire, Grass, and Water types.

Best counters for Mega Altaria Raid in Pokemon Go

The best counter for the Mega Altaria Raid in Pokemon Go is Shadow Metagross. This Steel/Psychic-type Pokemon can do lots of damage to Mega Altaria, especially if it is equipped with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash.

Metagross is one of the strongest Steel-type Pokemon.

To beat Mega Altaria with ease, you can also build your team with the following Pokemon:

  • Mega Gardevoir with Charm and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Shadow Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche.
  • Shadow Excadrill with Metal Claw and Iron Head.
  • Mega Beedrill with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb.
  • Mega Aggron with Iron Tail and Heavy Slam.

Runner-ups in this category also include Metagross, Gardevoir, Excadrill, Aggron, Melmetal, and Mega Scizor.

Complete Mega Altaria Pokemon Go moveset

This is a list of all of Mega Altaria’s moves in Pokemon Go, including Fast Moves and Charged Moves:

Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath
  • Peck

Charged Moves

  • Dragon Pulse
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Moonblast*
  • Sky Attack

Remember that Legacy Moves (*) can only be learned through the use of an Elite Charge TM, or in special occasions like Community Day events.

Can Mega Altaria be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Mega Altaria
Shiny Mega Altaria boasts a mild yellow color instead of the regular’s light blue.

Yes, shiny Mega Altaria is available in Pokemon Go. Trainers can catch and evolve shiny Altaria into Shiny Mega Altaria.

Lucky players can encounter shiny Altaria after defeating it in the Mega Raid Battles. The odds of encountering a shiny Pokemon from a Mega Raid Battle are 1 in 64 or 1.56% chance.

Shiny Raid Pokemon have a 100% chance of being caught, so you cannot miss that chance.

That’s all you need to know about Mega Altaria in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon content and guides, you can also check the following links:

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