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Mega Ampharos Pokemon GO Guide

Mega Ampharos is one of the handful of Pokemon available in Mega Raids on Pokemon GO.
Mega Ampharos is one of the handful of Pokemon available in Mega Raids on Pokemon GO. / Niantic Labs

Mega Ampharos is one of the handful of Pokemon available in Mega Raids on Pokemon GO.

Niantic Labs opened up the floor for other mega-evolutions to join the raid circuit early in 2021. Among those chosen was Mega Ampharos, the amped-up form of the electric-sheep evolution family starting with Mareep.

Mega Ampharos Pokemon GO Guide

Mega Ampharos is an electric and dragon-type, adding a secondary twist on its typical pure electric base. Ice-types are primarily recommended as counters alongside fairy, ground, and other dragon-types. Like all Mega Raids, trainers should be in groups of six or more to have the best chance at taking it down.

In raids, its CP is 55,876 with a hitpoint pool of 15,000. It is usually a near-perfect IV spawn with a CP range of ~2350 when caught. However, its maximum CP is 4245. Its best moveset includes the quick move Volt Switch and the charged move Zap Cannon.

Its attack and defense raise sharply in Mega form, with attack at 294 and defense at 207 from a normal 211 and 169, respectively.

The best counters for Mega Ampharos are:

  • Therian Landorus with Mud Shot and Earth Power
  • Excadrill with Mud-Slap and Earthquake/Drill Run
  • Groudon with Mud Shot and Earthquake
  • Garchomp with Mud Shot and Earthquake

Trainers will need 200 Mega Energy to evolve their Ampharos the first time. After this, they’ll only need 40.