Pokemon GO Mega Charizard Y Mega Raid Guide

In Short
  • The Mega Charizard Y joins Pokemon GO from June 19 to June 29, 2024.
  • This Pokemon will appear at Gyms from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and is weak to Rock, Electricity, and Water.
  • As such, bring over Pokemon-like Aerodactyle, Swampert, or Gyarados to quickly defeat it.

The Pokemon GO June 2024 roadmap continues with its heavy streak of events and Mega Raids. This week brings back the Mega Charizard Y, one of the first Mega Pokemon to be introduced in the game. The Pokemon GO Mega Charizard Y Mega Raid is here from June 19 to June 28. So if you’re someone who is waiting at their Raid gyms for the Mega Charizard, this one’s for you. Let’s talk about this cute yet deadly monster in our Pokemon GO Mega Charizard Y Mega Raid guide.

Pokemon GO Mega Charizard Y Weaknesses

Mega Charizard as seen in the Pokemon X and Y anime
Mega Charizard as seen in the Pokemon X and Y anime (Image courtesy: Nintendo)

If you’ve fought a Mega Charizard Y in any Pokemon video game, the same weaknesses and strengths apply in Pokemon GO. Remember a few essential points for a new player jumping into their first Mega Raid. Mega Charizard Y is a Fire/Flying Pokemon.

As such, the Mega Charizard Y weaknesses include Rock, Electric, and Water Pokemon. Furthermore, this Pokemon can resist attacks from a Grass, Bug, Steel, Fighting, or Ice type.

Best Pokemon GO Mega Charizard Y Counters

Mega Charizard Y counters in Pokemon GO Mega Raid

Taking the above weaknesses into account, we already have a good idea of what Pokemon to bring to this Raid guide. Thankfully, there exist plenty of the best Mega Charizard Y counters. However, you have to make yourself a team of three Pokemon. The best Mega Charizard Y counters with their moves are:

  • Aerodactyle or Mega Aerodactyle: Rock Throw and Rock Slide
  • Swampert or Mega Swampert: Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyperior: Smackdown and Rock Wrecker
  • Blastoise or Mega Blastoise: Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Ampharos or Mega Ampharos: Volt Switch or Power Gem
  • Gyarados or Mega Gyarados: Waterfall or Hydro Pump

I suggest bringing over either Aerodactyle, Swampert, or Gyarados. If you have their Mega forms, consider using them during the fight. Their attacks directly counter Mega Charizard Y, allowing you to deal as much damage to them as possible.

How to Add Mega Charizard to Your Team

Like previous Mega raids, you cannot catch Mega Charizard Y directly from the raid. Instead, you must join the Mega Charizard Y Mega Raid using a raid pass. However, I do suggest taking some friends along for the ride.

After defeating the Mega Charizard Y, you’ll receive a Charizard as a bonus encounter. Along with the Charizard, you’ll also receive Mega Energy. Once you have 200 Mega Energy, you can evolve Charizard into the Mega Charizard Y.

So have you already defeated the Mega Charizard Y? Let us know in the comments below!

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