How to get Mega Medicham in Pokemon Go: Can it be shiny & best counters for Mega Raid

Mega Medicham in a Pokemon Go Background

Pokemon Go is keeping its Mega Raids interesting with a new debut and players are eager to defeat and catch Mega Medicham. Here’s how to get one for your Pokedex alongside its shiny chances and best counters for Raids.

Pokemon Go players can get their hands on debuting Mega Medicham with the next Mega Raid scheduled for March. This Pokemon is very popular among competitive players and can be very useful to tackle other Raids in the mobile game, so its Mega evolution is very promising.

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Here’s how to get a Mega Medicham alongside its weaknesses and best counters to win its Raids.

How to get Mega Medicham in Pokemon Go

Although you can’t catch Mega Medicham after defeating it in a Raid Battle in Pokemon Go, you can catch regular Medicham and Mega-Evolve it on your own. For that, you’ll need to defeat many more Mega Medicham in Raid Battles and collect Medicham Mega Energy. When you have enough, you can Mega-Evolve it for a limited time.

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Lucky players might catch a shiny Medicham that can Mega-Evolve into a shiny Mega Medicham.

Once you Mega-Evolve Medicham or any other Pokemon once, you won’t need more Mega Energy to do it again. Instead, you’ll only have to wait for the cooldown to end.

Mega Medicham will appear in Raid Battles during the Rising Heroes season from March 8 to March 21, 2023, so you’ll have plenty of time to gather Mega Energy.

Players can catch a shiny Medicham in the new Mega Raids.

Mega Medicham weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Mega Medicham is a dual Fighting and Psychic-type Pokemon, so it’s weak against Flying, Ghost, and Fairy-type moves. Players looking to defeat and catch this Raid boss should focus on those categories and avoid any dual Dark-type Pokemon since it could have a hard time against Medicham’s Fighting-type moves.

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Mega Medicham can resist Fighting and Rock-type attacks, so players should also avoid that approach completely.

Best Mega Medicham counters in Pokemon Go

Here are some of the best counters to defeat Mega Medicham in Pokemon Go Raids:

CounterBest moveset
GengarShadow Claw and Shadow Ball
GardevoirCharm and Dazzling Gleam
BanetteShadow Claw and Shadow Ball
AlakazamPsycho Cut and Shadow Ball
PidgeotGust and Brave Bird
ChandelureHex and Shadow Ball
GiratinaShadow Claw and Shadow Force
MoltresWing Attack and Sky Attack
CharizardAir Slash and Blast Burn
LunalaAir Slash and Shadow Ball
HoopaAstonish and Shadow Ball
BlazikenFire Spin and Brave Bird
MewtwoPsycho Cut and Shadow Ball
Ho-OhHidden Power and Brave Bird
MismagiusHex and Shadow Ball

You can still defeat Mega Medicham if you don’t have any of these Pokemon, just make sure you exploit its weaknesses with Flying, Fairy, and Ghost-type attacks. If you can Mega-Evolve some of the Pokemon from the list you’ll be one step closer to victory.

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That’s all you need to know about Mega Medicham’s Raids in Pokemon Go. For more, check our other guides:

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Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company

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