Best Mega Evolutions for the Pokemon Go Master League

Daniel Megarry
Mega Evolutions appearing in the Pokemon Go Master League

Pokemon Go players can sometimes use Mega Evolutions in the Master League, but which ones are best to Mega Evolve for your team? Let’s find out!

In Pokemon Go, players usually cannot use Mega Evolved Pokemon in the Battle League at any level. However, the game occasionally holds events that temporarily allow these powerful Pokemon to enter the Master League. The first was the Go Battle Day: Stardust Surprise event on May 29, 2022.

As you can only have one Mega-Evolved Pokemon at a time, it’s even more important than usual to know which ones are worth using should a rare event ever occur. This is where our best Megas for the Master League list will come in handy.


Mega Evolution Energy in Pokemon Go

Best Mega Evolutions for the Master League in Pokemon Go

The best Mega Evolution you can use in the Master League is Mega Gyarados, but there are a few other standout Megas too, including Mega Latios, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Gengar.

While these Mega Evolutions now represent the cream of the crop in the Master League, it’s still important to know their weaknesses and best movesets if you want to bring out their full potential in PvP battles.

You’ll find all the information you need on the top Mega-Evolved Pokemon for the Master League below.

Mega Gyarados

Mega Gyarados in Pokemon Go

  • Fast Move: Dragon Breath
  • Charged Moves: Aqua Tail and Crunch
  • Weaknesses: Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass
  • Resistances: Dark, Fire, Ghost, Ice, Psychic, Steel, and Water

Mega Gyarados is without a doubt the number one choice in the Master League when Megas are allowed to enter. It has a devastatingly high max 5332 CP and access to Dragon-type attacks without being weak to Dragons – which is a huge advantage in the Master League.

Make sure you have Dragon Breath, as it’s one of the best Fast Moves in Pokemon Go. For Charged Moves, go with the low-cost Aqua Tail to bait shields and Crunch for solid Dark-type STAB damage and a chance of decreasing your opponent’s Defense.

The Mega Master League meta will no doubt revolve around Mega Gyarados, so whatever Mega you choose to take into battle, make sure you have something on your team that can counter this Dark/Water-type beast.

Mega Charizard Y

Pokemon Go Mega Charizard Y

  • Fast Move: Dragon Breath
  • Charged Moves: Blast Burn and Dragon Claw
  • Weaknesses: Electric, Rock, and Water
  • Resistances: Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Ground, and Steel

Like Mega Gyarados, Mega Charizard Y has access to Dragon Breath without being weak to Dragon-type attacks – but it also has the brilliant advantage of resisting Fairy-type attacks. These two factors combined with Mega Charizard Y’s raw power make it a massive threat.

You’ll want Dragon Breath as a Fast Move to help deal with the Dragon-heavy meta. If you have the Community Day-exclusive Charged Move Blast Burn, you’ll be one step closer to victory, while Dragon Claw is a solid second choice for more Dragon-type damage.

Mega Latios

Mega Latios in Pokemon Go

  • Fast Move: Dragon Breath
  • Charged Moves: Dragon Claw and Psychic
  • Weaknesses: Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice
  • Resistances: Electric, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Psychic, and Water

Mega Latios may have only just made its Pokemon Go debut, but it’s already earned itself a spot on this list. It’s another Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw user, which is optimal for the Master League (especially with STAB), although it falls behind slightly without immunity to Dragon-type moves.

As we’ve mentioned throughout this article, Dragon Breath is almost essential as a Fast Move. Pair that with Dragon Claw as a Charged Move and you’ll have a devastating Dragon-type moveset. It’s worth investing in Psychic as a secondary attack for extra coverage.

Mega Gengar

Mega Gengar

  • Fast Move: Shadow Claw
  • Charged Moves: Shadow Punch and Shadow Ball
  • Weaknesses: Dark, Ghost, Ground, and Psychic
  • Resistances: Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Normal, and Poison

Mega Gengar has long been considered the top Mega Evolution for Raid Battles, and while it’s not quite number one in PvP Battles (that award, of course, goes to Mega Gyarados), it’s still one of the best Megas to use in the Master League.

Go with Shadow Claw as Mega Gengar’s Fast Move for high energy generation and solid damage. It’s a Community Day-exclusive move, but the low-cost Shadow Punch is brilliant for baiting shields, while Shadow Ball rounds things out with huge STAB damage.

Best team for the Mega Master League in Pokemon Go

One of the best teams for the Mega Master League is Mega Gyarados, Dialga, and Togekiss.

As you can only have one Mega Evolution at a time in Pokemon Go, you’ll need to choose two other non-Mega Pokemon on your team for the Mega Master League, and those should serve you well.

You can also check out our best Master League team guide for more inspiration and suggestions.

When can Mega Evolutions be used in the Pokemon Go Master League?

Mega Pokemon competing in the Pokemon Go Master League.

So far, the only date that players could use Mega-Evolved Pokemon in the Master League was Sunday, May 29, 2022. It’s expected that this will last from 12 AM until 11:59 PM local time.

It’s likely that Niantic will announce more special dates in the future where Mega Evolutions can be used in the Master League, which fans will certainly make the most of.

Now you know the best Megas for the Master League, check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides:

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