Mega Gyarados Raid Day

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Gyarados (Mega)

On Saturday 8 October, 2022 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm local time, Mega Gyarados will appear more frequently in raids. You can find out more about defeating Mega Gyarados here: Mega Gyarados Raid Counters Guide.

  • Raid Pass icon You can receive up to 5 additional raid passes by spinning photo discs at gyms
  • Pokemon Encounter icon You'll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Gyarados

Gyarados can be caught in the following CP ranges:

  • 1855 CP – 1937 CP (no weather boost)
  • 2319 CP – 2422 CP (boosted by Windy or Rainy weather)

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 3-5 trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams. This guide will tell you how to beat this fan favourite Mega, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Best Mega Gyarados Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Mega Gyarados:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Discharge Electric 665.59s 39.50
2. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 724.69s 31.58
3. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 665.77s 49.70
4. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 771.12s 23.42
5. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 716.75s 37.75
6. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 760.72s 41.36
7. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 777.62s 36.42
8. Tapu Bulu Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 844.63s 23.25
9. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 804.81s 36.30
10. Sceptile Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass 782.62s 39.33
11. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 784.19s 41.40
12. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Sacred Sword Fighting 827.82s 34.13
13. Buzzwole Counter Fighting Superpower Fighting 844.16s 29.78
14. Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 856.23s 32.67
15. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 814.54s 37.70
16. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 836.54s 30.00
17. Zacian Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 888.63s 19.55
18. Tapu Koko Volt Switch Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 860.95s 26.44
19. Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 792.18s 45.17
20. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 846.01s 31.09
21. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass 811.79s 40.33
22. Zacian (Hero) Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 883.25s 22.30
23. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 837.81s 34.33
24. Heracross Counter Fighting Megahorn Bug 879.70s 39.00
25. Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 875.42s 21.00
26. Deoxys (Normal) Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric 781.95s 63.50
27. Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 876.52s 34.20
28. Sirfetch'd Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 860.86s 36.00
29. Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 870.18s 38.00
30. Luxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 826.01s 39.29
31. Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 826.13s 37.33
32. Leafeon Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 891.53s 33.67
33. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 907.73s 21.50
34. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 876.36s 37.00
35. Leavanny Bug Bite Bug Leaf Storm Grass 874.55s 38.50

Best Mega Pokémon vs Mega Gyarados

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 571.91s 20.92
2. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 538.43s 31.08
3. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric 613.50s 27.67
4. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 583.03s 37.33
5. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 641.87s 31.75

Additional information

Mega Gyarados Raid Day was originally planned to run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, but due to a problem of starting sooner than planned in early time zones, the event was extended to run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. world wide.

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