Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Mega Salamence

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

Mega Salamence is a Mega Raid Boss which is red and blue and has a dragon-like appearance. It also has huge red wings and eyebrows along with large blue ears and it’s a big enough Pokémon to carry its trainer on its back. This is a very tough opponent and it can be terrifying to fight against if the players don’t have the right counters at the right time for it. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters to defeat Mega Salamence with as much ease as possible.

Mega Salamence in Pokémon Go 

Mega Salamence is a dual-type Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon which has a maximum boss CP of 48378 which is a pretty huge number. It is vulnerable to Dragon, Fairy, and Rock-type attacks along with a 2x weakness towards Ice-type counters especially. Even high-level experienced players need to go in groups of 3 to 5 trainers to stand a chance against it while having the right counters which means inexperienced players will need even more manpower to have a decent chance against this Pokémon. 

Mega Salamence Movesets

Pokémon Go Mega Salamence
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The best moves from the moves of Mega Salamence are Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor. Both of them have a combined DPS of 66.4 and are also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and during PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Outrage, Bite, Fire Fang, and Fire Blast amongst other powerful moves.

Best counters against Mega Salamence in Pokémon Go 

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

  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball 
  • Glalie (Mega): Frost Breath/Avalanche 
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow/Avalanche 
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw 
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide 
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Ice Beam
  • Charizard (Mega X): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw 
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage 
  • Glaceon: Frost Breath/Avalanche 
  • Kyurem: Dragon Breath/Blizzard 
  • Aurorus: Frost Breath/Weather Ball 
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Ampharos (Mega): Charge Beam/Dragon Pulse
  • Avalugg: Ice Fang/Avalanche 
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Ice Beam 
  • Avalugg (Hisuian): Powder Snow/Blizzard
  • Walrein: Frost Breath/Icicle Spear
  • Meloetta (Pirouette): Quick Attack/Ice Punch 
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide 
  • Articuno: Frost Breath/Blizzard 
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor 
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche 
  • Altaria (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dazzling Gleam
  • Cloyster: Frost Breath/Avalanche 
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail/Outrage 
  • Beartic: Powder Snow/Ice Punch 
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Dazzling Gleam 
  • Dialga: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor 
  • Weavile: Ice Shard/Avalanche 
  • Salamence: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor 
  • Reshiram: Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor 
  • Dragonite: Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor 
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Dragon Claw
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw 
  • Aggron (Mega): Dragon Tail/Meteor Beam
Pokémon Go Mega Salamence
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Mega Salamence is one of the toughest opponents out there and even skilled players are not confident enough to against it all by themselves. So having the right counters is essential to have a chance to have some upper hand against this Pokémon. 

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