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

Ezequiel Leis
Mega Medicham in a Pokemon Go Background

Pokemon Go Mega Raids rotations are renewing, and players are eager to defeat and catch Mega Medicham. Here’s how to get one for your Mega Pokedex, alongside its weaknesses and best counters.

Pokemon Go players can get their hands on Mega Medicham thanks to the Mega Raid rotation in January 2024. 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 sought-after.

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

How to get Mega Medicham in Pokemon Go

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Medicham evolves into Mega Medicham using Mega Energy.

To get Mega Medicham in Pokemon Go, you’ll need to defeat Mega Medicham in Raid Battles and collect Medicham Mega Energy. When you have enough, you can Mega-Evolve Medicham into Mega Medicham using 200 Mega Energy.

Once you Mega-Evolve Medicham or any other Pokemon, 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 is currently headlining Raid Battles in the Timeless Travels Season from January 10 to January 24, 2024.

Mega Medicham weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Mega Medicham is a Fighting/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.

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

Best counters for Pokemon Go Mega Medicham Raid

The best counter for Mega Medicham Raid in Pokemon Go is Mega Rayquaza with Air Slash and Dragon Ascent.

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Dragon Ascent is the strongest Flying-type Move in the game.

Other good counters for Mega Medicham Raid also include:

  • Mega Gengar with Lick and Shadow Ball.
  • Mega Gardevoir with Charm and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Mega Banette with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball.
  • Shadow Moltres with Wing Attack and Sky Attack.

Runner-ups in this category also include Rayquaza, Moltres, Ho-Oh, Lugia, and Chandelure.

Mega Medicham moveset in Pokemon Go

Here’s a list of all Mega Medicham moves in Pokemon Go, including Fast Moves and Charged Moves:

Fast Moves

  • Psycho Cut
  • Counter

Charged Moves

  • Ice Punch
  • Psychic
  • Dynamic Punch
  • Power-Up Punch

Can Mega Medicham be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Mega Medicham is available in Pokemon Go. Trainers can catch a shiny Medicham and Mega evolve it to get a shiny Mega Medicham.

Lucky trainers can encounter a shiny Medicham after defeating it in featured 4-Star Mega Raid Battles. Don’t worry if you find one after a successful Mega Raid since shiny Raid Pokemon have a 100% catch rate, and it is a secure capture.

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

The odds of encountering a shiny Mega Medicham after defeating it in 4-Star Raid Battles is 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance.

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

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