Pokémon Go Mightyena Raid: Best Moveset, Counters, and Tips

Guide for the best counters against Mightyena during Battle Raid!

Mightyena is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. It is a mammalian Pokémon which looks similar to a hyena. Its fur is silver gray and it also has a long, sleek mane of black ruffled fur which goes all the way down to its tail. As it is a Tier 3 Raid Boss, it won’t be hard to fight against if you have the right counters with yourself. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which you’ll be able to fight against Mightyena in the best way possible.

Mightyena in Pokémon Go

Mightyena is a pure Dark-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2177 at level 50. It is weak towards Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type attacks. If you are a high-level player with the best counters on your side, you will be able to fight against Mightyena all by yourself easily. But if you are inexperienced or don’t have the ideal counters, having at least two other trainers on your team while fighting Mightyena will most likely be the smarter choice.

Mightyena Moveset

Pokémon Go Mightyena moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Mightyena are Bite and Play Rough. Both of them have a combined DPS of 45.4. It is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other good options from its movepool include Thunder Fang, Ice Fang, Crunch, Poison Fang, and Fire Fang.

Best counters against Mightyena in Pokémon Go

This is the list of the best counters that you can use against Mightyena and secure your victory.

  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Keldeo: Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Lucario: Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Volcarona: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Conkeldurr: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Cobalion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Xerneas: Geomancy/Moonblast
  • Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Dazzling Gleam
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Moonblast
  • Zapdos (Galarian): Counter/Close Combat
  • Togekiss: Charm/Aura Sphere
  • Buzzwole: Counter/Superpower
  • Blaziken: Counter/Focus Blast
  • Hariyama: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Virizion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Hawlucha: Low Kick/Flying Press
  • Zacian (Hero): Quick Attack/Play Rough
  • Genesect (Shock Drive): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Genesect (Normal Drive): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Genesect (Douse Drive): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Genesect (Chill Drive): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Genesect (Burn Drive): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
Pokémon Go Mightyena counters
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As long as you are using the counters mentioned above and have enough experience fighting against Pokémon, you will be able to defeat Mightyena all by yourself pretty easily. But if you are not confident enough, you should bring a friend or two along with you and you’ll be good to go.

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