Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Mega Altaria

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

Mega Altaria is a Mega Raid Boss and is a blue dragon-like Pokémon with a long and slender neck. It has two long distinctive feathers on its head along with white cloud-like feathers covering its whole body. In its mega-evolution form, the cloud-like feathers can be seen on its head, back, and wings too. The breast area of the Pokémon is exposed and the tail feathers are longer than usual. It’s not an easy opponent to fight against as it is a Mega evolution. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Mega Altaria with ease.

Mega Altaria in Pokémon Go

Mega Altaria is a dual-type Dragon and Fairy Pokémon and has a maximum CP of 3576 at level 40. It is vulnerable to Steel, Poison, Ice, and Fairy type attacks. Even though players have several options to choose from while counter-attacking Mega Altaria, they will still need to go in groups of 3 to 4 players even if they are high-level players and will need even more trainers on their side if they have lower-level counters.

Mega Altaria Movesets

Pokémon Go Mega Altaria counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Altaria include Dragon Breath and Sky Attack. Both of them have a combined DPS of 54.4 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Peck, Dazzling Gleam, Moonblast, and Dragon Pulse.

Best counters against Mega Altaria in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Mega Altaria and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Sludge Bomb
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Scizor (Mega): Bullet Punch/Iron Head
  • Aggron (Mega): Iron Tail/Heavy Slam
  • Glalie (Mega): Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Metagross: Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Dazzling Gleam
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Steelix (Mega): Iron Tail/Heavy Slam
  • Zacian: Metal Claw/Play Rough
  • Nihilego: Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Dazzling Gleam
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Sludge Bomb
  • Kyurem: Steel Wing/Glaciate
  • Dialga: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Zacian (Hero): Metal Claw/Play Rough
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Steel Wing/Brave Bird
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Steel Wing/Iron Head
  • Altaria (Mega): Peck/Dazzling Gleam
  • Xurkitree: Spark/Dazzling Gleam
  • Excadrill: Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Melmetal: Thunder Shock/Double Iron Bash
  • Roserade: Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Genesect (Douse): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Latias (Mega): Charm/Psychic
  • Genesect (Burn): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Genesect (Normal): Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Gardevoir: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Jirachi: Confusion/Doom Desire
  • Togekiss: Charm/Dazzling Gleam
Pokémon Go Mega Altaria counters
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Due to being a dual-type Pokémon, the combinations of counters against Mega Altaria increase and help players bring up a strong team while going into battle with it. Strong Pokémon to include in one’s team ranges from the likes of Metqgross, Gengar, Beedrill, and Mamoswine amongst other good options.

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