Mega Manectric Pokemon GO Raid Guide: Moves, Weaknesses, Counters

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Mega Manectric is back in Pokémon GO! From Oct. 8 to Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10a.m. local time, Manectric will be appearing in raids, for the first time in its Mega Form, as a part of Pokémon GO’s Evolving Stars Event. Only having a limited-time to get your hands on this generation three Pokémon, it is best to go into raids prepared. Here is a guide on how to optimize your chances in battle against Mega Manectric. 

Just before Mega Manectric re-entered the game, trainers were able to go up againstMega Lopunny in raids. Additionally, in this second wave of raids, trainers are currently able to battle the generation six legendary Pokémon, Xerneas, in five-star raids.

Mega Manectric Raid Guide: Moves

Known as the Discharge Pokémon, Mega Manectric is a quick and powerful electric-type Pokémon. Before going into battles, the moves you can anticipate from Mega Manectric are its fast attack, Thunder Fang, and its charged attack, Wild Charge.

Mega Manectric Raid Guide: Weaknesses

When choosing which Pokémon to add to your team, keep in mind Mega Manectric is a pure electric-type Pokémon. This means its only weakness are ground-type moves. However, it is best to avoid using flying and water-typed Pokémon as they are susceptible to super-effective damage from Mega Manectric’s electric attacks. 

Mega Manectric Raid Guide: Counters

Knowing Mega Manectric’s weakness is imperative when coming up with the best Pokémon to counter this elective-type Pokémon. Here are some ground-type Pokémon that can prove to be strong, worthwhile assets to your team:

  • Krookodile: Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Groudon: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap, Bulldoze
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Golem: Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Landorus (Therian Frome): Mud Shot, Earthquake