Pokemon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokemon Mega Latios

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

Mega Latios is a Mega Legendary Raid Boss which is purple in color and is a bit larger than Latias in size. It has a white teardrop which is placed upside down in the center of its blue face. It also has a red triangle in the middle of its chest. It is a Tier 6 raid boss and it is one of the toughest opponents a player will ever face in the whole game. So in this Pokemon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters to defeat Mega Latios with the best set of teams one can come up with.

Mega Latios in Pokemon Go

Mega Latios is a dual-type Dragon and Psychic Pokémon and has a huge boss CP of 84000. It is weak towards Ice, Bug, Dark, Ghost, Fairy, and Dragon attacks so players should try to include their best heavy-hitting megas from these counter types in their teams. Experienced players should go into battle with a team of about 6 to 8 trainers to have a fair chance at winning while lower-level players need an even greater number of trainers to stand a chance against Mega Latios.

Mega Latios Movesets

Pokémon Go Mega Latios Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Latios are Dragon Breath and Psychic. Both of them have a combined DPS of 53 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include  Zen Headbutt, Dragon Claw, Solar Beam, and Luster Purge.

Best counters against Mega Latios in Pokemon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Mega Latios and have a fair chance at winning.

  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Salamence: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Dialga: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Zekrom: Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Shadow Ball
  • Reshiram: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Dragonite: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Force
  • Groudon (Primal): Dragon Tail/Earthquake
  • Zacian: Snarl/Play Rough
  • Zacian (Hero): Snarl/Play Rough
  • Weavile: Snarl/Avalanche
  • Haxorus: Dragon Tail/Dragon Claw
  • Latios: Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Gengar: Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse
  • Lunala: Air Slash/Shadow Ball
  • Guzzlord: Snarl/Brutal Swing
  • Exeggutor (Alola): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Kyurem: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Genesect (Normal): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Genesect (Douse): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor

Mega Counters

  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Dragon Claw
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Charizard (Mega X): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Crunch
Pokémon Go Mega Latios
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As Mega Latios is part Dragon, Dragon-type counters will be very effective against it. Good options against it include the likes of Reshiram, Zacian, Haxorus, and Palkia to make a few.

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