Pokemon GO Mega Alakazam Raid Guide

In Short
  • The Mega Alakazam in Pokemon GO is one formidable opponent.
  • While this Pokemon is resistant to fighting and psychic-type Pokemon, its weaknesses include bug, dark, and ghost Pokemon.
  • Mega Alakazam has a lot of good counter Pokemon, including Gengar, Houndoom, Beedril, and more.

As Pokemon GO commences the mega raids as part of its May 2024 roadmap, players have chances to catch special Pokemon throughout these raids. One of them is Mega Alakazam, an elusive yet strong Pokemon that is the evolution form of a standard Alakazam. Returning to Pokemon GO as a Mega Raid boss, Mega Alakazam will all but stop you dead in your tracks with its psychic powers. Want to avoid that? Well, keep reading as we show you just how through our dedicated raid guide below!

Mega Alakazam Strengths and Weaknesses

Mega Alakazam Pokemon GO
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With defeating Mega Pokemons comes learning about them. As Mega Alakazam is the ultimate version of this creature, we will need to know its strengths and weaknesses. Let’s start with its strengths first.

Unsurprisingly, Mega Alakazam is quite powerful against many Pokemon types. However, its main strengths are being effective and resistant against fighting and psychic-type Pokemon.

Thankfully, this pesky Pokemon also comes with some weaknesses too. This Pokemon primarily belongs to the Psychic element type, and as such, most of its attacks use confusion as the focal point. Fortunately, in the case of Mega Alakazam, it is weak towards Bug, Dark, and Ghost Pokemon.

Mega Alakazam Counters

Mega Alakazam Counter

Now that we know what makes Mega Alakazam tick let’s have a look at some of its best counters. Given below are the Mega Alakazam counters, along with their best moveset.

  • Shadow Mewtwo: (Psycho Cut and Shadow Ball)
  • Mega Gengar: (Lick and Shadow Ball)
  • Mega Tyranitar: (Bite and Brutal Swing)
  • Houndoom: (Snarl and Foul Play)
  • Beedril: (Bug Bite, X-Scissors)
  • Heracross: (Struggle Bug, Megahorn)

The best course of action here is to bring over the shadow variant of Mewto and the mega variants of Tyranitar and Gengar. These three Pokemon are the best counters to a Mega Alakazam and will be a formidable opponent against him.

How to Add Mega Alakazam to Your Team

If you don’t have an Alakazam in your Pokedex, you’ll get a bonus battle where you catch one. Once you have an Alakazam in your inventory, you’ll get rewarded with Mega Energy. Once you collect 200 Mega Energy, use the item and evolve your Alakazam to a Mega Alakazam.

Let us know if you’ve encountered this Pokemon in-game in the comments below. Remember, as of today, the Pokemon appears during the raid hours, i.e. between 6 PM and 7 PM local time. Furthermore, Mega Alakazam will leave the Mega Raid rotation on May 16, 2024. Hence, you only have a few more days.

Can you encounter a shiny Mega Alakazam in-game?

This month, shiny Mega Alakazam is available in the rotation as part of the Mega Raids. The spawn rate is low, and adding them to your party is even tougher than one might expect. However, they will spawn with better rates during the Mega Raid event.

Does a Mega Alakazam have evolution?

Mega Alakazam is already the ultimate form of the Pokemon. As such, it has no further evolution.

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