Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against legendary Pokémon Mega Rayquaza

Guide for the best counters against Mega Rayquaza during Battle Raids!

Mega Rayquaza is a Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go who will be making its debut as part of the 2023 Go Fest events. It is a serpentine Pokémon which is green in color and has yellow eyes. It has a pink lining in its mouth and yellow linked markings on its whole body. In its mega form, it is more aggressive and powerful than normal and is quite a tough opponent to fight against. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one will have the best chance at defeating Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon Go.

Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon

It is a dual-type Dragon and Flying Pokémon with a maximum boss CP of 49808. It is vulnerable to Fairy, Rock, Ice, and Dragon-type attacks. It also has a 2x weakness towards Ice-type attacks and Rock and Fairy-type Pokémon can deflect most of Mega Rayquaza’s attacks. Even high-level trainers will need to go in teams of seven to eight players even with optimal counters as it is an incredibly strong opponent. So low-level players should most likely try to sit this one out.

Mega Rayquaza Movesets

Pokémon Go Mega Rayquaza Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Rayquaza are Dragon Tail and Outrage. Both of them have a combined DPS of 50.2 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include the likes of Air Slash, Aerial Ace, and Ancient Power amongst other options.

Best counters against Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Mega Rayquaza in order to increase their chances of winning.

  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Glalie (Mega): Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Avalugg: Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Kyurem: Dragon Breath/Glaciate
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Ice Beam
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Aurorus: Frost Breath/Weather Ball
  • Avalugg (Hisuian): Powder Snow/Blizzard
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Articuno: Frost Breath/Ice Beam
  • Charizard (Mega X): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Genesect (Chill): Fury Cutter/Ice Beam
  • Jynx: Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Meloetta: Quick Attack/Ice Punch
  • Gyarados (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Dialga: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Walrein: Frost Breath/Icicle Spear
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Dragon Pulse
  • Zekrom: Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Regice: Frost Breath/Blizzard
  • Weavile: Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Ursaluna: Tackle/Ice Punch
  • Meloetta (Pirouette): Quick Attack/Ice Punch
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Blizzard
  • Lapras: Ice Shard/Ice Beam
  • Froslass: Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Tyrantrum: Dragon Tail/Meteor Beam
  • Glaceon: Frost Breath/Avalanche
Pokémon Go Mega Rayquaza Counters
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Players should try to form a diverse team against Mega Rayquaza with their best counters as it is a very powerful opponent. They should include Ice counters because they provide a 2x weakness advantage over Mega Rayquaza. One should also include Rock and Fairy type Pokémon to be able to resist the attacks from Mega Rayquaza.

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