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

Niladri Sarkar
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Mega Scizor is one of the best Bug types in Pokemon Go and fans now have an opportunity to catch it from Raid Battles. Here’s everything you need to know to beat Mega Scizor Raids in Pokemon Go, including details on its shiny chances.

Pokemon Go has kicked off December in style as the month’s first Raids host the powerful Bug/Steel-type Pokemon Mega Scizor. With an excellent type combination and high DPS (Damage Per Second), this species is an amazing Pokedex addition if you want to dominate in PvE.

While beating Mega Scizor is not as difficult as other Mega-evolved Pokemon, you will still have to prepare the top counters to take it down as this species also has impressive bulk to boot, making it important for you to pick

So here are all the details about the weaknesses and best counters to defeat Mega Scizor easily in Pokemon Go, and also its shiny availability in the Raids.

How to get Mega Scizor in Pokemon Go

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

Mega Scizor will appear in Pokemon Go Raid Battles until December 9, 2023. So, you have plenty of time to gather the required Mega Energy.

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Mega Scizor has a high Attack stat of 279 in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Mega Scizor weaknesses

Mega Scizor is only weak to Fire-type moves in Pokemon Go.

You should focus on building high-level Fire-type counters and preferably use them during sunny in-game weather to maximize damage to Mega Scizor.

Best counters for Mega Scizor Raid in Pokemon Go

The best counter for beating Mega Scizor Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Charizard Y with Fire Spin and Blast Burn.

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Mega Charizard Y resists Mega Scizor’s strongest attacks.

While Mega Scizor does a great job at sizing down Mega Scizor in the Raid Battle, you would need other counters to beat the Raid Boss successfully.

Here’s a list of the top Mega Scizor Raid counters in Pokemon Go:

  • Mega Charizard Y: A whopping Attack of 319, resistance to Bug and Steel-type attacks, and the best Fire-type moves in its arsenal make Mega Charizard Y the best Mega Scizor counter.
  • Mega Blaziken: This Gen 3 Mega has a higher Attack stat (329) than Mega Charizard Y, but is second best due to the latter having superior resistances. Still, Mega Blaziken is a top-notch counter.
  • Reshiram: The Legendary Reshiram is an exceptional Pokemon to beat Mega Scizor, courtesy of its powerful signature move Fusion Flare.
  • Heatran: Another Legendary that impresses with its signature move, Heatran with Magma Storm is a menace to Mega Scizor.
  • Darmanitan: This beloved Gen 5 Pokemon is a great choice to deal massive damage to the Raid Boss.

Other good Mega Scizor Raid counters in Pokemon Go are Volcarona, Chandelure, Mega Charizard X, Mega Houndoom, and Moltres.

All Mega Scizor Pokemon Go moves

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

Mega Scizor Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Fury Cutter
  • Bullet Punch

Mega Scizor Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • X-Scissor
  • Bullet Punch
  • Night Slash
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You can use Mega Scizor to quickly beat Fairy, Ice, Rock, Grass, Dark, and Psychic types.

Can Mega Scizor be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Mega Scizor is available in Pokemon Go.

Lucky players can encounter shiny Scizor after the Raid Battle and then get a shiny Mega Scizor by Mega-evolving it. You should note that 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 to beat Pokemon Go Mega Scizor Raids. For more content and guides on Pokemon Go, make sure to check out 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].