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

Niladri Sarkar
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With the powerful Mega Sceptile featured in the first Pokemon Go Raids of March 2024, players are eager to add it to their teams. So, here’s all you need to know about Mega Sceptile Raids in Pokemon Go, alongside its weaknesses, best counters, and shiny chances.

Pokemon Go players are ready to kick off March 2024 on a high note with some fan-favorite Pokemon making their debut, a new season, adventures with Poipole, an opportunity to catch Zarude, and so much more!

But perhaps the most exciting part of the month is the Raids, with Tapu Koko and Mega Sceptile as the first highlights of the month.

So here’s everything you need to about Mega Sceptile Raids in Pokemon Go, with details on how to beat it, weaknesses and best counters, and if its shiny version is up for grabs.

How to get Mega Sceptile in Pokemon Go

You can get Mega Sceptile in Pokemon Go by catching regular Sceptile after beating the Raid Battle and then Mega-evolving it with 200 Mega Energy.

Mega Sceptile will appear in Pokemon Go Raid Battles from March 1, 2024, until March 14, 2024. So, you have plenty of time to collect the required Mega Energy.

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Mega Sceptile is a Grass/Dragon-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Mega Sceptile weaknesses

Mega Sceptile is weak to Ice, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, and Poison-type attacks in Pokemon Go. You should know that Mega Sceptile is double-weak (4x) to Ice-type moves, so you should prioritize on using high-level Ice-type Pokemon as counters.

Additionally, Mega Sceptile resists Electric, Grass, Water, and Ground-type attacks, so make sure you don’t use these moves in the Raid battle.

Best counters for Mega Sceptile Raid in Pokemon Go

The overall best counter for Mega Sceptile Raids in Pokemon Go is Galarian Darmanitan with Ice Fang and Avalanche.

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Galarian Darmanitan has incredibly high Ice-type DPS (Damage Per Second).

Here’s a list of the best counters for Mega Sceptile Raids in Pokemon Go along with their recommended moveset:

  • Galarian Darmanitan: Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Mega Rayquaza: Dragon Tail and Dragon Ascent
  • Baxcalibur: Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Mega Glalie: Frost Breath and Avalanche

Other good counters include Mega Abomasnow, Mega Salamence, Mega Gardevoir, Cetitan, and Kyurem.

Mega Sceptile Pokemon Go moveset

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

Mega Sceptile Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Bullet Seed (Grass)
  • Fury Cutter (Bug)

Mega Sceptile Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Leaf Blade (Grass)
  • Frenzy Plant (Grass)
  • Dragon Claw (Dragon)
  • Breaking Swipe (Dragon)
  • Earthquake (Ground)
  • Aerial Ace (Flying)

You should note that Frenzy Plant is a Legacy Move that can only be taught to Mega Sceptile by using an Elite Charged TM.

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Mega Sceptile’s stats in Pokemon Go are 320 Attack, 186 Defense, and 172 HP.

Can Mega Sceptile be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can get shiny Mega Sceptile in Pokemon Go.

If you’re lucky, you can encounter a shiny Sceptile after the Raid Battle and then get a shiny Mega Sceptile 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 not all, as a shiny encounter from a Mega Raid battle is a guaranteed catch.

And there you have it! This was all you needed to know about Mega Sceptile Raids in Pokemon Go. For more content and guides like this, be sure to have a look at the following:

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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].