Mega Aggron Raid Guide

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Aggron (Mega)

Mega Aggron is a Steel type Mega Raid boss. Best Mega Aggron raid counters include powerful Fire, Fighting, and Ground types, with a mixed range of different counters available to help you defeat it.

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 steely Mega, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Mega Aggron 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 Aggron:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 533.77s 24.00
2. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 582.02s 23.50
3. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 636.86s 25.75
4. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 669.43s 20.83
5. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 683.00s 19.83
6. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 656.75s 30.42
7. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 662.88s 29.75
8. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 687.58s 21.00
9. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 670.62s 30.33
10. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 672.03s 30.08
11. Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 662.43s 37.00
12. Cobalion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 729.54s 16.75
13. Zapdos (Galarian) Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 683.57s 33.25
14. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 713.19s 26.33
15. Virizion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 720.88s 22.42
16. Pheromosa Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 625.55s 55.42
17. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 714.12s 26.42
18. Buzzwole Counter Fighting Superpower Fighting 713.73s 30.17
19. Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 710.58s 29.75
20. Sirfetch'd Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 709.65s 35.58
21. Toxicroak Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 719.20s 37.92
22. Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 721.85s 39.42
23. Krookodile Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 764.42s 29.75
24. Haxorus Counter Fighting Earthquake Ground 738.64s 39.92
25. Heracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 750.32s 38.50
26. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 766.87s 32.42
27. Bewear Low Kick Fighting Superpower Fighting 771.80s 30.92
28. Emboar Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 763.48s 37.08
29. Sneasler Rock Smash Fighting Close Combat Fighting 766.75s 36.50
30. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 780.95s 32.25
31. Donphan Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 810.08s 29.33
32. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground Bulldoze Ground 784.15s 41.25
33. Sawk Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 792.69s 40.08
34. Golem Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 815.13s 34.67
35. Mienshao Low Kick Fighting Brick Break Fighting 796.28s 50.08

Best Mega Pokémon vs Mega Aggron

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 493.33s 21.50

Analysis

With pure Steel typing, excellent bulk, and decent moveset, Mega Aggron will prove difficult for unprepared trainers. Luckily, Steel-type counters are not hard to come by. The usual Fighting and Ground types will serve you well, as well as Fire types with a slight caveat.

Fighting will give you better overall damage due to access to powerful moves, while Ground will give you better resistances, resisting 1 out of 3 possible Fast Moves and 3 out of 4 possible Charged Moves that Aggron can learn. Fire types are great but you should be wary of Rock moves that Mega Aggron brought from its non-Mega days.

You’ll notice that Terrakion recently became the best Fighting-type attacker with Low Kick. If you don’t have Terrakion, you should still be able to whip up a strong team of counters, like Machamp, Conkeldurr, and Excadrill.

For more budget counters you can check out the whole counters list here.

Mega Aggron Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Heavy Slam Steel
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Thunder Electric
  • Rock Tomb Rock


For optimal DPS Iron Tail and Heavy Slam are your best choices, as they also get STAB. While Mega Aggron does have Rock type moves, since it loses the typing upon evolution, it also loses its STAB on them, which is not optimal since it doesn’t give any Mega Boost for that type. To make best use of Mega Aggron keep it as a Steel type attacker.

How to Get Mega Aggron

You cannot catch Aggron in its mega evolved form from the raid. The mega raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Aggron.

Aggron can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1636 – 1714 CP no weather boost
  • 2045 – 2143 CP boosted by Snow weather boost

In order to get Mega Aggron you will need 200 Mega Energy for the initial evolution, then 40 Mega Energy to evolve the same Aggron again in the future. If you wait for their ‘cooldown’ period to end, Mega Evolution is free. This cooldown period is shorter the higher mega level your Mega Pokémon is. Mega Energy can be obtained via Mega Aggron Raids, and once you have evolved Mega Aggron, you can earn 5 Mega Energy per candy while walking it as your buddy. You can walk any Aron, Lairon, or Aggron to earn Mega Energy, as long as you have previously evolved one to register it to your Mega Pokédex.

Shiny Aggron

Like all Mega Raid Bosses, you can catch the shiny version of Aggron from a raid.

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

 

Mega Aggron Stats

Aggron (Mega) SteelGround
Max CP at lvl 40 4162
Max CP at lvl 50 4705
ATK 247 DEF 331 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Fighting Fire Ground Rock Fairy Ice 

 

Conclusion

If you think Mega Steelix is bulky in raids, you haven’t seen Mega Aggron. It has higher Defense and Attack than Steelix, so make sure you are well prepared going into these raids because it is going to take some hard hitters to beat it, especially if you are short manning.

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