How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Tyranitar Raid: Best counters

Niladri Sarkar
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Mega Tyranitar storms into Pokemon Go Raids and players are on the edge of their seats to catch this powerful species. They are not just excited about the return of this monster but also curious about its shiny availability. So here are all the details you need for Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go is going to bring back Mega Tyranitar to Raid Battles. Players will now have another chance to add this monster to their team as it is the Mega-evolved form of a Pseudo-Legendary Pokemon like Salamence, and its considered one of the best ‘tanks’ in the game.

That said, players know how challenging Mega Raid Battles can be, so they need to know the weaknesses and best counters to beat the Raid Boss. In addition, everyone wants to know about the availability of shiny Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go.

Here’s all you need to know to prepare for Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go.

How to get Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go

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Mega Tyranitar is one of the only three mega-evolved Pseudo-Legendary Pokemon.

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

By participating in multiple Raids, players can collect the required Mega Energy to get Mega Tyranitar. Players are asking when does Mega Tyranitar come to Pokemon Go.

This Raid Boss will appear in Pokemon Go Raid Battles from March 14 at 10 AM local time to March 21, 2024 at 8 PM local time. So, you’ll have a lot of time to gather enough Mega Energy for Mega Tyranitar.

Is shiny Mega Tyranitar available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Mega Tyranitar is available in Pokemon Go.

Lucky players can get a shiny Tyranitar as an encounter after a Raid Battle and then get a shiny Mega Tyranitar by Mega-evolving it.

Mega Tyranitar type and weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Mega Tyranitar is a Rock/Fighting-type Pokemon. In Pokemon Go, it is mainly used as a Dark-type though it is also a good Rock-type Pokemon.

Due to its type combination, Mega Tyranitar has a host of weaknesses in Pokemon Go, including the Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water-types. Pokemon Go players will be glad to know that Mega Tyranitar has a double weakness to Fighting-type Pokemon, so we recommend using these Pokemon as leads in the Raid Battle.

Best counters for Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go

The overall best counter for Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go is Terrakion with Double Kick and Sacred Sword. This combo causes a massive damage, plus, Terrakion resists Dark and Rock-type attacks, which renders Mega Tyranitar moveset almost useless against it.

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Terrakion is the perfect combination of raw power and defense for this raid.

While Terrakion deals the highest DPS (Damage Per Second), Mega Tyranitar is extremely bulky and players would need other counters to beat the Raid Boss easily.

Here are the best counters for Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go:

  • Lucario: Aura Sphere is the best Fighting-type move in Pokemon Go and Lucario takes advantage of STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) to dish out high damage to Mega Tyranitar.
  • Conkeldurr: While Conkeldurr is narrowly behind Lucario when it comes to damage output in Raid Battles, it is bulkier. Count on this Pokemon for better TDO (Total Damage Output) in the Raid.
  • Machamp: This Gen 1 Pokemon is still one of the most dependable Pokemon for Raids due to its impressive stats and moveset.
  • Mega Blaziken: Mega Blaziken has a decent Fighting-type moveset with Focus Blast, but it helps boost Fighting-type attacks of other Pokemon when it is on the battlefield.
  • Primal Kyogre: The undisputed king of Water-types, Primal Kyogre can deal enough damage to decrease the Raid Boss’ health to a great extent.

Pokemon Go players can also use other counters such as Primal Groudon, Garchomp, Mega Sceptile, and Shadow Kyogre.

Mega Tyranitar Pokemon Go moveset

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Mega Tyranitar has Mega Energy flowing through the gaps in its body.

Here’s the Mega Tyranitar moveset in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Bite
  • Smack Down
  • Iron Tail

Charged Moves

  • Brutal Swing
  • Crunch
  • Stone Edge
  • Fire Blast

That’s all you need to know about Mega Tyranitar in Pokemon Go. For more content on Pokemon Go, be sure to check out our other guides:

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