Pokemon Go Mega Alakazam Raid Guide: Weaknesses & best counters

Daniel Megarry
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Mega Alakazam is back in Pokemon Go Mega Raids, so here are all the details you need to defeat this powerful Psychic-type ‘mon, including its weaknesses and the best counters to use.

There are already loads of Mega Pokemon available in Pokemon Go, but not all of them are worth the effort and cost it takes to use them. Fortunately, some such as Mega Alakazam can be an excellent addition to anyone’s lineup.

This Psychic-type attacker is being featured as a Mega Raid Boss from May 2, 2024, until May 16, 2024 thanks to the recent Raid rotations, so if you’re in need of one, here are the best counters you can take to battle to target this Pokemon’s weaknesses.

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Mega Alakazam weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Mega Alakazam is a pure Psychic-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks, so it’s best to focus on those types when building our team.

Avoid using Fighting and Psychic-type attacks as Mega Alakazam is resistant to them. You’ll also want to keep Poison-type Pokemon away from your team, as they’re weak to Psychic-type attacks.

Mega Alakazam counters in Pokemon Go

Here are some of the best counters you can use during the battle:

POKEMONBEST MOVESET
Mega TyranitarMega TyranitarBite & Brutal Swing
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLick & Shadow Ball
Mega BanetteMega BanetteShadow Claw & Shadow Ball
Shadow ChandelureChandelureHex & Shadow Ball
Shadow MewtwoBrilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Mewtwo profile imagePsycho Cut & Shadow Ball
Shadow CursolacursolaHex & Shadow Ball
Giratina Origin FormePokemon Go Giratina Origin Forme Master LeagueShadow Claw & Shadow Force
HydreigonHydreigonBite & Brutal Swing
GholdengoHex & Shadow Ball
GuzzlordGuzzlordSnarl & Brutal Swing

We’ve included a mix of Megas, Legendaries, Shadow, and more common Pokemon on the list above, so hopefully, there’s something here that all trainers can use.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any of our recommendations, simply form a team of your strongest Dark and Ghost-type Pokemon and make sure they have moves of the same type.

How to get Mega Alakazam in Pokemon Go

In order to Mega Evolve an Alakazam, you’ll need to stock up on 200 Mega Energy. You can earn this by defeating multiple Mega Alakazam in Mega Raids, or by going exploring with a previously Mega evolved Alakazam as your Buddy.

Once you’ve Mega Evolved an Alakazam, it will only cost 40 Mega Energy to do it again. Alternatively, you can wait until the end of the cool-down period where you’ll be able to Mega Evolve it for free.

Mega Alakazam is appearing in Mega Raids from May 2, 2024, until May 16, 2024. It’s recommended that you team up with at least 5 or 6 other trainers for the best chance of defeating it.

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Can Mega Alakazam be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Mega Alakazam can be Shiny in Pokemon Go as this variant debuted in the game alongside its regular version back in 2022.

It’s worth noting that there’s no special method to trigger a Shiny encounter, and even less so to secure a catch. However, players will have increased chances of finding one during the May Mega Raids.

That’s all you need to know about Mega Alakazam in Pokemon Go. For more game guides, check out the list below:

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour guide | Current Raid Bosses in Pokemon Go | Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | How to get Remote Raid Passes | Pokemon Go shop: Items list, prices, box changes

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