Mega Scizor, the Mega Evolution of the Scyther family, will be appearing in Pokémon GO Raids starting from August 10, 2022. This beastly form of Scizor wields enhanced claws and armor plating on its exoskeletal body, making it a much more formidable opponent than its non-Mega counterpart. Trainers can expect this Mega Raid Boss to have 45,403 CP; as a result, two more high-level participants will be required to take this pocket monster down. Furthermore, to counter and beat Mega Scizor in a Pokémon GO Raid, players need to know this Boss’s primary weakness.
How To Beat Mega Scizor In A Pokémon GO Raid
As a Bug and Steel-type Pokémon, Mega Scizor will likely be strong against Normal, Bug, Steel, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy, Poison, and Grass Moves in Pokémon GO. On the other hand, it is highly vulnerable to Fire, making Fire-type pocket monsters the best choice against this Mega Raid Boss.
The table below shows the top five Legendary, Shadow, and Mega counters for the Raid Boss. However, plenty of unaltered Fire-type Pokémon can be used to counter and beat Mega Scizor in a Pokémon GO Raid.
|No.||Pokémon||Elemental Type||Evolution Prerequisite(s)||Best Fast Move||Best Charged Move|
|1||Mega Charizard Y||Fire and Flying||evolve Charmander and Charmeleon with Candy ×125 and Mega Energy ×200||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|2||Shadow Moltres||Fire and Flying||No Evolution||Fire Spin||Overheat|
|3||Shadow Ho-Oh||Fire and Flying||No Evolution||Incinerate||Sacred Fire+|
|4||Shadow Entei||Fire||No Evolution||Fire Fang||Overheat|
|5||Mega Charizard X||Fire and Dragon||evolve Charmander and Charmeleon with Candy ×125 and Mega Energy ×200||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|6||Darmanitan||Fire||evolve Darumaka with Candy ×50||Fire Fang||Overheat|
|7||Chandelure||Fire and Ghost||evolve Litwick and Lampent with Candy ×125 and a Unova Stone||Fire Spin||Overheat|
|8||Blaziken||Fire and Fighting||evolve Torchic and Combusken with Candy ×125||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|9||Emboar||Fire and Fighting||evolve Tepig and Pignite with Candy ×125||Ember||Blast Burn|
|10||Charizard||Fire and Flying||evolve Charmander and Charmeleon with Candy ×125||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|11||Flareon||Fire||evolve Eevee with Candy ×25||Fire Spin||Overheat|
|12||Infernape||Fire and Fighting||evolve Chimchar and Monferno with Candy ×125||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|13||Typhlosion||Fire||evolve Cyndaquil and Quilava with Candy ×1||Incinerate||Blast Burn|
|14||Hisuian Arcanine||Fire and Rock||evolve Hisuian Growlithe with Candy ×50||Fire Fang||Flamethrower|
|15||Pyroar||Fire and Normal||evolve (Male) Litleo with Candy ×50||Fire Fang||Overheat|
|16||Magmortar||Fire||evolve Magby and Magmar with Candy ×125 and a Sinnoh Stone||Fire Spin||Fire Punch|
|17||Arcanine||Fire||evolve Growlithe with Candy ×50||Fire Fang||Flamethrower|
|18||Houndoom||Fire and Dark||evolve Houndour with Candy ×50||Fire Fang||Flamethrower|
|19||Delphox||Fire and Psychic||evolve Fennekin and Braixen with Candy ×125||Fire Spin||Flamethrower|
|20||Salamence||Dragon and Flying||evolve Bagon and Shelgon with Candy ×125||Fire Fang||Fire Blast|
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