How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Manectric Raid: Weaknesses, counters, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
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Mega Manectric zaps into Pokemon Go Mega Raids, and everyone is eager to catch this top-notch Electric-type species. So here’s everything you need to know about Mega Manectric Raids, including its weaknesses, the best counters, and its shiny availability in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go players are charged up for September as the strongest Electric-type Pokemon in the game returns to Mega Raids.

Mega Manectric is known for its incredible DPS (Damage Per Second) and the Pokemon Go community will need to know its weaknesses as well as the best counters to defeat the Raid Boss easily. That’s not all as they also want to know if shiny Mega Manectric is available.

Here are all the details on Mega Manectric Raids in Pokemon Go.

How to get Mega Manectric in Pokemon Go

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Mega Manectric’s body resembles a bolt of lightning.

You can get Mega Manectric in Pokemon Go by catching regular Manectric after the Raid Battle and then Mega-evolving it with 100 Mega Energy.

This Raid Boss will appear in Pokemon Go Raid Battles from September 1, 2023, until September 16, 2023. So, you’ll have plenty of time to gather the required Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Mega Manectric weaknesses

Mega Manectric is only weak to Ground-type attacks.

As it’s a pure Electric-type Pokemon, Ground-type attacks not only deal super-effective damage but also resist its moves. You should focus on building high-level counters with great damage potential so that you can beat the Raid quickly.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Mega Manectric

The overall best counter for Mega Manectric in Pokemon Go is Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Precipice Blades.

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Primal Groudon is the best Ground-type in Pokemon Go.

While Primal Groudon is your go-to Mega Manectric Raid counter, there are other species who can join the rest of your lineup.

Here are the best Mega Manectric counters in Pokemon Go:

  • Primal Groudon: When it comes to Ground-type DPS, no other Pokemon comes close to Primal Groudon. With a jaw-dropping Attack stat of 353 and its signature move Precipice Blades, this is the best counter without any doubt.
  • Garchomp: This powerful Pseudo Legendary not only has great stats and moveset but also boasts a triple resistance to Mega Manectric’s Electric-type moves.
  • Excadrill: It hits hard and hits fast as Excadrill’s Drill Run is one of the spammiest Ground-type moves in the game.
  • Mega Swampert: An excellent combination of offense and defense along with the Mega-boosts make Mega Swampert one of the most reliable species against Mega Manectric.
  • Landorus Therian: You can never count out this powerful Legendary Pokemon from a list of the best Ground-type counters.

Other good Mega Manectric Raid counters in Pokemon Go include Rhyperior, Mega Steelix, Krookodile, and Mamoswine.

Mega Manectric Pokemon Go moveset

Here’s the list of all moves that Mega Manectric can learn in Pokemon Go:

Mega Manectric Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Thunder Fang
  • Charge Beam
  • Snarl

Mega Manectric Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Thunder
  • Wild Charge
  • Flame Burst
  • Overheat
  • Psychic

Can Mega Manectric be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Mega Manectric is available in Pokemon Go.

Lucky players can get a shiny Manectric as an encounter after a Raid Battle and then get shiny Mega Manectric by Mega-evolving it.

The odds of encountering a shiny Pokemon from a Mega Raid Battle is 1 in 64 or 1.56% chance.

That’s all you need to know about Mega Manectric in Pokemon Go. If you’re looking for more content on Pokemon Go, be sure to check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].