This Pokemon GO guide explores the weaknesses, resistances, and best counters against Mega Latias raids in detail.

Pokemon GO developers at Niantic regularly offer players chances to battle Legendary and Mega Pokemon through raids. Under the category of mighty fighters are Mega Latios and Mega Latias. Both of these monsters are very lethal and come as Mega Raid bosses with boosted battle prowess in the game.

Mega Latias has a dual typing of Dragon and Psychic-type, which provides it with versatile move types, giving it maximum coverage during Pokemon GO battles. As a Mega Raid boss, Mega Latias has boosted CP and battle prowess, so it is advised to prepare the raid counters wisely after studying the monster’s weaknesses and resistance. One should avoid solo attempts and team up with other players to have a shot at defeating the Mega Raid boss. That said, this guide details all the weaknesses, resistances, and best counters against Mega Latias in the game.


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Pokemon GO: Mega Latias Weaknesses And Resistances

Pokemon GO Mega Latias

Mega Latias possesses a maximum Pokemon GO Combat Power (CP) of 5428, which increases even more as a Mega raid boss. The legendary powerhouse has an outstanding stat spread of 289 ATK, 297 DEF, and 190 STA. It is an absolute beast as a Mega raid boss, so players must team together while attempting to clear the raid; one must avoid solo gameplay.

Despite the fantastic battle prowess Mega Latias possesses, it still has type weaknesses and resistance that players can take advantage of. One must note that it is essential to study the Mega raid boss’s type weaknesses and resistances while selecting counters to go against it. Pokemon GO trainers can also opt for counters with the Same Type of Attack Bonus (STAB) potential attacks. The core strategy is using monsters with STAB potential attacks aligned to Mega Latias’ weaknesses.



Bug-type Moves

Electric-type Moves

Dark-type Moves

Fighting-type Moves

Dragon-type Moves

Fire-type Moves

Fairy-type Moves

Grass-type Moves

Ghost-type Moves

Psychic-type Moves

Ice-type Moves

Water-type Moves

Best Mega Latias Raid Counters In Pokemon GO

Mega Latias and Mega Latios in Pokemon GO

Once Pokemon GO trainers figure out Mega Latias’ weaknesses and resistances, the next step is to make a roster for the Mega raid battle. Select counters with moves that align with its weaknesses and avoid choosing the ones under its resistance. Here are a few of the best counters against Mega Latias raids.


Fast Move

Charged Move

Mega Tyranitar

Bite (Dark-type)

Brutal Swing (Dark-type)

Mega Rayquaza

Dragon Tail (Dragon-type)

Outrage (Dragon-type)

Mega Garchomp

Dragon Tail (Dragon-type)

Outrage (Dragon-type)

Shadow Tyranitar

Bite (Dark-type)

Brutal Swing (Dark-type)

Mega Gardevoir

Charm (Fairy-type)

Dazzling Gleam (Fairy-type)

Primal Groudon

Dragon Tail (Dragon-type)

Precipice Blades (Ground-type)

Mega Latios

Dragon Breath (Dragon-type)

Dragon Claw (Dragon-type)


Bite (Dark-type)

Brutal Swing (Dark-type)

Mega Salamence

Dragon Tail (Dragon-type)

Outrage (Dragon-type)

Defeating the monster as a Mega raid boss may also provide Pokemon GO trainers with a chance to encounter Shiny Latias. Those who get a Shiny Latias can Mega Evolve the beast into a Shiny Mega Latias.

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