Pokémon GO Mega Gyarados Raid Guide - The Best Counters (February 2022)

The Lunar New Year event brings a lot of exciting things to Pokémon GO, but few are as anticipated as the arrival of Mega Gyarados. This awesome looking enemy can be yours (or at least the energy to create it) as long as you and a few friends know how to beat it. To help you out, here's our Pokémon GO Mega Gyarados raid guide with the best counters in February 2022.

The best Mega Gyarados counters in February 2022

Our complete Mega Gyarados raid guide is further down below, where we answer all relevant questions about his raids and how to beat Mega Gyarados. But before those matters count, you need to have a strong counter team against Mega Gyarados. As a tough water and dark attacker, there are a few counterattack options, so we've listed a few below.

Pokémon fast attack Charged Attack
Zekrom charging beam Wild Charge
Lucario Speedometer aura sphere
Competition durr Speedometer Dynamic punch
Breloom Speedometer Dynamic Punch
machamp Karate Chop Dynamic Punch
Raikou Volt switch Wild Charge
magnetone Spark Wild Charge
Electivire thunder clap Wild Charge

But what if you want to go Mega Pokémon vs. Mega Pokémon? For that, we recommend Mega Venusaur as the best counter option. And if you collect Shadow Pokémon with Frustration removed, you can use the above in Shadow form with the same moveset, or Shadow Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt. Now let's move on to the complete Mega Gyarados raid guide below.

Pokémon GO Mega Gyarados Raid Guide

Here are some frequently asked questions and important tips about Mega Gyarados raids in Pokémon GO for the Lunar New Year event.

When Mega Gyarados Raids Start and End in February 2022

Mega Gyarados will begin appearing in five-star raids in Pokémon GO on Tuesday, February 9 at 10 a.m. local time, the same time the Lunar New Year event begins. While this celebration ends on February 14, Mega Gyarados is expected to stick around a bit longer, leaving raids on Saturday, February 20 at 9 a.m. local time.

How many players are needed

Mega Gyarados can be beaten with a small team, probably as low as three players if you all have good counters and are best friends. However, since your Mega Energy reward is determined by how quickly you defeat him, we recommend that you always play with as many players as possible. 5-6 should win fairly easily and quickly, but the more the better for these fights.

What time stimulates mega gyarados and counters

Mega Gyarados has some complicated elements to its weather, so here's a breakdown...

  • Cloudy weather increases fairy and combat counters
  • Sunny/clear weather increases grass counters
  • Rain stimulates the Mega Gyarados' water movements and electric and bug counters
  • Wind empowers Mega Gyarados dragon attacks
  • Fog empowers Mega Gyarados dark attacks

Can Mega Gyarados be brilliant in February 2022, how to catch

Pending confirmation, there's every reason to believe that Mega Gyarados can be brilliant during the Lunar New Year event and beyond. Mega Pokémon often appear in the game and have been so brilliant since the beginning. And once you have the energy, you can Mega evolve your own shard. So it's a good way to catch a shiny new Gyarados which can then be transformed into Mega Gyarados at will.

And that's our Mega Gyarados Raid Guide for February 2022, with all the best Pokémon GO counters.

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