How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Pidgeot Raid: Best counters

Niladri Sarkar
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Mega Pidgeot has zoomed into Pokemon Go Raids and to defeat this Mega Evolution, here are its weaknesses, best counters, shiny odds, and more.

Pokemon Go trainers can now challenge the fan-favorite Mega Pidgeot in Raids, a powerful Pokemon known for its stellar damage output.

So, here’s all you need to know to beat Mega Pidgeot Raids in Pokemon Go, including its moveset and shiny chances.

How to get Mega Pidgeot in Pokemon Go

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

Mega Pidgeot will appear in Raids until June 1, 2024, so you have plenty of time to collect the required Mega Energy.

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Mega Pidgeot is a Normal/Flying-type Pokemon.

Mega Pidgeot weaknesses in Pokemon Go

As a Normal/Flying-type, Mega Pidgeot is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-type attacks in Pokemon Go.

Mega Pidgeot’s bulk isn’t too impressive, so using high-level counters with STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) damage can help get the job done without much effort.

Best counters for Mega Pidgeot Raids in Pokemon Go

The overall best counter for beating Mega Pidgeot Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Diancie with Rock Throw and Rock Slide.

Here are all the top counters for Mega Pidgeot Raids:

  • Mega Diancie – Rock Throw and Rock Slide
  • Xurkitree – Thunder Shock and Discharge
  • Mega Tyranitar – Smack Down and Stone Edge
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam and Fusion Bolt
  • Thundurus Therian – Volt Switch and Wildbolt Storm

Other good options include Mega Manectric, Rampardos, Mega Aerodactyl, and Rhyperior.

Complete Mega Pidgeot Pokemon Go moveset

Here are all the moves that Mega Pidgeot can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Air Slash (Flying)
  • Wing Attack* (Flying)
  • Gust* (Flying)
  • Steel Wing (Steel)

Wing Attack and Gust can be taught to Mega Pidgeot only by using Elite Fast TMs.

Charged Moves

  • Aerial Ace (Flying)
  • Brave Bird (Flying)
  • Feather Dance (Flying)
  • Hurricane (Flying)
  • Air Cutter* (Flying)

Air Cutter can be taught to Mega Pidgeot only by using an Elite Charged TM.

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Mega Pidgeot’s stats in Pokemon Go are 280 Attack, 175 Defense, and 195 HP.

Can Mega Pidgeot be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Mega Pidgeot is available in Pokemon Go.

If you’re lucky, you can encounter shiny Pidgeot after the Raid Battle and then Mega-evolve it into a shiny Mega Pidgeot. The odds of finding a shiny Pokemon from a Mega Raid Battle is 1 in 64 or 1.56% chance.

That’s not all, as a shiny encounter from a Mega Raid battle is a guaranteed catch.

That’s all about beating Mega Pidgeot Raids in Pokemon Go. While you’re at it, have a look at other Raid Bosses, including Ultra Beasts such as Stakataka (Eastern Hemisphere) and Blacephalon (Western Hemisphere), that can be found by finding Ultra Wormholes above Gyms.

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