From August 18 to Thursday, August 25, 2022, Pokémon GO trainers will have the opportunity to fight Mega Slowbro, the mega evolution of the Slowpoke family. While Slowbro has a sentient shell biting his tail, and Slowking wears a seashell on his head, Mega Slowbro is inside his shell, providing him with formidable protection. Accordingly, the protection index of this raid boss is 216, which is higher than that of most mega-raid bosses in Pokémon GO. In addition, Mega Slowbro has 37,531 CP, which indicates that it will require two or more high-level trainers to get it.
Before trainers try to counter Mega Slowbro in combat, understanding its resistance weaknesses is crucial to choosing the best counters in Pokémon GO. Firstly, Mega Slowbro is a pokemon of water and psychic types; therefore, it is strong against combat, steel, fire, water, psychic and ice movements. Conversely, attacks by bugs, ghosts, grass, electricity and darkness are effective against this mega-raid boss. Keeping these five elements in mind, players can prepare an optimal team of pocket monsters with sets of techniques that can withstand Mega Slowbro in Pokémon GO.
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The top–level counters for Mega Slowbro in Pokémon GO are Mega Gengar, Shadow Raikou, Xurkitree, Shadow Magnezone, Shadow Weavile and Mega Manectric. Unfortunately, the Mega and Shadow variants are difficult to get, and Xurkitree is an Ultra Beast that has not yet debuted worldwide. Thus, trainers who lack these powerful monsters will have to use unmodified Pokemon instead.
How to Defeat Mega Slowbro in a Pokémon GO Raid
Here is a list of common Pokemon in Pokémon GO that serve as the best standard counters for Mega Slowbro in Pokémon GO Raid:
The Best Dark type counters for Mega Ampharos
Hydreigon — Type: Dark and Flying | Best Set of Moves — Fast Movement: Bite, Charged Movement: Violent Swing Weavile — Type: Dark and Icy | Best Set of Moves — Fast Movement: Growl, Charged Movement: Rough Play
The Best Ghost Type Counters for Mega Ampharos
Chandelier — Type: Ghost and Fire | Best Set of Techniques — Fast Move: Hex, Charged Move: Shadow BallGengar — Type: Ghost and Poison | Best Set of Techniques — Fast Move: Shadow Claw, Charged Move: Shadow Ball
The Best Electric type meters for Mega Ampharos
Electivire — Type: Electric | Best Set of Movements — Fast Movement: Thunderclap, Charged Movement: Wild Jerk of the Magnezone — Type: Electric and Steel | Best Set of Movements in Pokémon GO – Fast Move: Spark, Charged Move: Wild Charge
The Best Grass Type Counters for Mega Ampharos
Sceptile — Type: Grass | Best Set of Techniques — “Fast Move: Rage Cutter”, “Charged Move”: “Crazy Plant” — Type: “Grass” | Best Set of Techniques — Fast Move: Vine Whip, Charged Move: Power Whip
The Best Error Counters for Mega Ampharos
Yanmega — Type: Beetle and Flying | Best Set of Movements — Fast Movement: Beetle Bite, Charged Movement: BuzzEscavalier Beetle — Type: Beetle and Steel | Best Set of Techniques — Fast Move: Bug Bite, Charged Move: Megahorn