Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Mega Charizard Y

Guide for the best counters against Mega Charizard Y during Battle Raids!

Mega Charizard Y is Mega Raid Boss and is one of the first ever Mega Pokémon which was introduced in Pokémon Go. It is a large dragon-like Pokémon that differs greatly from its previous form. When its mouth is open, its fangs and a slender but long tongue can be seen. It reverts back to the original orange and yellow color of Charmander and the red color of Charmeleon is not visible anymore. It is a powerful Pokémon so in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and right counters using which Mega Charizard Y can be defeated.

Mega Charizard Y in Pokémon Go

Mega Charizard Y is a dual-type Fire and Flying-type Pokémon and has a max CP of 5037. It is vulnerable to Rock, Water, and Electric-type attacks and has a 2x weakness towards Rock-type counters which means players should most definitely try to include their best high-level Rock-type options in their teams.

Mega Charizard Y Movesets

Pokémon Go Mega Charizard Y Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Charizard Y are Fire Spin and Blast Burn. Both of them have a combined DPS of 55.3 and are also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Air Slash, Fire Blast, Wing Attack, and Ember amongst others.

Best counters against Mega Charizard Y in Pokémon Go

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

  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam 
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Power Gem
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Surf
  • Aerodactyl: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Omastar: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Golem (Alola): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Nihilego: Acid/Rock Slide
  • Lycanroc (Dusk): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Golem: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Aggron: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Aurorus: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Lycanroc (Midday): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Landorus: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Lycanroc: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Lycanroc (Midnight): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Arcanine (Hisuian): Snarl/Rock Slide
  • Archeops: Wing Attack/Ancient Power
  • Zekrom: Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Discharge
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Avalugg (Hisuian): Powder Snow/Rock Slide
Pokémon Go Mega Charizard Y
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Mega Charizard Y can be fought with a dual team if it consists of just all maxed Rock-type attacks. Players should use Rock-type counters against this Pokémon regardless of the weather as the 2x weakness is going to be highly beneficial.

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