How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Venusaur Raid: Best counters

Niladri Sarkar
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The powerful Mega Venusaur is taking over Pokemon Go Raids, and players are desperate to catch this iconic species. So, here’s all you need to know to beat Mega Venusaur Raids in Pokemon Go, with details on its weaknesses, best counters, and shiny chances.

Mega Evolutions are some of the strongest additions to Pokemon Go, as most of these Pokemon boast incredible stats and offer helpful boosts to damage output during Raid battles, making them excellent counters.

With the iconic Mega Venusaur storming into Raids, players are eager to catch this popular species and add it to their PvE teams.

So, here’s everything you need to know about Mega Venusaur Raids in Pokemon Go and if its shiny version is available.

How to get Mega Venusaur in Pokemon Go

You can get Mega Venusaur in Pokemon Go by catching regular Venusaur after beating its Raid Battle and then using 200 Mega Energy.

Mega Venusaur is appearing in Pokemon Go Raid Battles from March 21, 2024, until April 4, 2024. So, you have plenty of time to collect the required Mega Energy from these Raids.

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Mega Venusaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Mega Venusaur weaknesses

Mega Venusaur is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-type attacks in Pokemon Go.

You should ideally use high-level counters that dish out STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-type damage to defeat Mega Venusaur easily.

Be sure to avoid using Pokemon types that this Raid Boss resists, such as Grass, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Water.

Best counters for Mega Venusaur Raid in Pokemon Go

The overall best counter for defeating Mega Venusaur Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Rayquaza with Air Slash and Dragon Ascent.

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Mega Rayquaza has the highest DPS (Damage Per Second) in Pokemon Go.

Here are the top counters and their recommended moveset for Mega Venusaur Raids in Pokemon Go:

  • Mega Rayquaza: Air Slash and Dragon Ascent.
  • Mega Charizard Y: Fire Spin and Blast Burn.
  • Mega Blaziken: Fire Spin and Blast Burn.
  • Mega Alakazam: Confusion and Psychic.
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut and Psystrike.

Other good counters include Mega Latios, Mega Charizard X, Reshiram, Heatran, and Moltres.

Mega Venusaur Pokemon Go moveset

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

Fast Moves

  • Vine Whip (Grass)
  • Razor Leaf (Grass)

Charged Moves

  • Petal Blizzard (Grass)
  • Solar Beam (Grass)
  • Frenzy Plant* (Grass)
  • Sludge Bomb (Poison)

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

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Mega Venusaur’s stats in Pokemon Go are 241 Attack, 246 Defense, and 190 HP.

Can Mega Venusaur be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Mega Venusaur is available in Pokemon Go.

If you’re lucky, you can encounter shiny Venusaur after the Raid Battle and get a shiny Mega Venusaur by Mega-evolving it. You should know that the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon from a Mega Raid is 1 in 64 or 1.56% chance.

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

And there you have it! That’s all you need to know about Mega Venusaur Raids in Pokemon Go. For more content on the game, check out our other guides:

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