Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Mega Tyranitar

Guide for the best counter against Mega Tyranitar during Battle Raids!

Mega Tyranitar is a Mega Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which is a dinosaur-like Pokémon that has extra large spikes on its back in its mega form. It grows so big that its back splits open and grows larger overall. The diamond-shaped scale on its belly also turns from blue to red in its mega form. It is a tough opponent to fight against as it is a Mega Raid and players will need both perfect counters and manpower to defeat it. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Mega Tyranitar in Pokémon Go in the best way possible.

Mega Tyranitar in Pokémon Go

Mega Tyranitar is a dual-type Rock and Dark Pokémon with a maximum Raid CP of 48540. It is vulnerable to Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, and Grass-type attacks. It also has a 2x weakness towards Fighting type attacks so players should use their best Fighting type counters against it. Even high-level players will need to go in groups of at least three to five players even with optimal counters. Lower-level players or players with not-so-great counters should not go into battle without being in a group of any less than eight people.

Mega Tyranitar Movesets

Pokémon Go Mega Tyranitar Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Tyranitar are Smack Down and Stone Edge. Both of them have a combined DPS of 68.2 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Iron Tail, Bite, Brutal Swing, Crunch, and Fire Blast.

Best counters against Mega Tyranitar in Pokémon Go

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

  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Keldeo (Ordinary): Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Keldeo: Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Lucario: Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Medicham (Mega): Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Zapdos (Galarian): Counter/Close Combat
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Pheromosa: Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Hariyama: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Breloom: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Meleotta (Pirouette): Low Kick/Close Combat
  • Virizion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Cobalion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Hawlucha: Low Kick/Flying Press
  • Buzzwole: Counter/Superpower
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot) Precipice Blades
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/Superpower
  • Blaziken: Counter/Focus Blast
  • Sirfetch’d: Counter/Close Combat
  • Bewear: Low Kick/Superpower
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Toxicroak: Counter/Close Combat
  • Emboar: Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Sneasler: Rock Smash/Close Combat
Pokémon Go Mega Tyranitar Counters
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Mega Tyranitar is a tough opponent to fight against, so players should not take it lightly at all even if they have the best counters. They should try including their best Fighting-type Pokémon in their team to utilize the 2x weakness and also go in groups of other trainers to seal their victory.

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