Mega Alakazam is the featured Mega raid boss of the Psychic Spectacular 2022 event, which lasts from Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Being a pure Psychic type, Mega Alakazam is weak to the Bug, Dark and Ghost types.
Mega Alakazam has the highest ATK stat of any non-legendary mega evolution in Pokémon Go. In fact, at the time of its debut, Mega Alakazam will have the highest ATK stat of any Pokémon in the game. Moreover, Alakazam caught during this event will know the move Psychic and can also be shiny!
With the move Psychic, it will be the highest strongest Psychic type attacker, above Shadow Mewtwo. Mega Alakazam will deal massive, massive damage. So it is undoubtedly one of the best mega-evolved mons to catch.
It is recommended to have around 3-5 trainers with strong and high-level counters to get the job done easily.
This write-up will serve as a comprehensive guide to successfully beating Mega Alakazam in the raid.
Mega Alakazam Raid 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.
The best counters for Mega Alakazam are the following:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Gengar (Mega)||Lick Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||397.04s||35.13|
|2.||Houndoom (Mega)||Snarl Dark||Foul Play Dark||479.51s||22.25|
|3.||Absol (Mega)||Snarl Dark||Payback Dark||474.24s||30.25|
|4.||Gyarados (Mega)||Bite Dark||Crunch Dark||530.83s||20.50|
|5.||Beedrill (Mega)||Bug Bite Bug||X-Scissor Bug||496.55s||44.00|
|6.||Scizor (Mega)||Fury Cutter Bug||X-Scissor Bug||548.13s||29.63|
|7.||Hydreigon||Bite Dark||Brutal Swing Dark||626.97s||26.38|
|8.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||635.15s||33.75|
|9.||Latios (Mega)||Dragon Breath Dragon||Dragon Claw Dragon||665.55s||27.00|
|10.||Giratina (Origin)||Shadow Claw Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||669.77s||28.50|
|11.||Darkrai||Snarl Dark||Shadow Ball Ghost||661.19s||30.50|
|12.||Blastoise (Mega)||Bite Dark||Hydro Cannon Water||661.11s||34.25|
|13.||Lopunny (Mega)||Pound Normal||Hyper Beam Normal||752.38s||27.00|
|14.||Hoopa (Unbound)||Astonish Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||694.65s||30.14|
|15.||Chandelure||Hex Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||646.93s||36.83|
|16.||Hoopa (Confined)||Astonish Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||679.20s||36.00|
|17.||Gengar||Shadow Claw Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||629.82s||52.43|
|18.||Yveltal||Sucker Punch Dark||Dark Pulse Dark||729.03s||24.13|
|19.||Pheromosa||Bug Bite Bug||Bug Buzz Bug||591.24s||63.75|
|20.||Pidgeot (Mega)||Gust||Brave Bird||722.63s||34.80|
|21.||Latias (Mega)||Dragon Breath Dragon||Outrage Dragon||733.20s||25.75|
|22.||Charizard (Mega X)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||713.24s||36.43|
|23.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Bite Dark||Rock Slide Rock||714.74s||37.00|
|24.||Weavile||Snarl Dark||Foul Play Dark||716.98s||37.57|
|25.||Manectric (Mega)||Snarl Dark||Wild Charge Electric||692.46s||47.00|
|26.||Zarude||Bite Dark||Dark Pulse Dark||765.58s||26.00|
|27.||Tyranitar||Bite Dark||Crunch Dark||778.59s||22.00|
|28.||Vikavolt||Bug Bite Bug||X-Scissor Bug||729.97s||45.00|
|29.||Mewtwo||Psycho Cut Psychic||Shadow Ball Ghost||727.45s||30.17|
|30.||Deoxys (Attack)||Poison Jab Poison||Dark Pulse Dark||633.03s||72.00|
|31.||Yanmega||Bug Bite Bug||Bug Buzz Bug||753.98s||41.00|
|32.||Honchkrow||Snarl Dark||Dark Pulse Dark||753.75s||40.20|
|33.||Absol||Snarl Dark||Dark Pulse Dark||754.20s||42.00|
|34.||Pinsir||Bug Bite Bug||X-Scissor Bug||760.02s||47.00|
|35.||Venusaur (Mega)||Vine Whip Grass||Frenzy Plant Grass||754.58s||43.20|
How to get Mega Alakazam?
You cannot catch Alakazam 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 Alakazam.
Alakazam can be caught with the following CP values:
- 1666 – 1747 CP at level 20, no weather boost
- 2083 – 2184 CP at level 25 with Windy weather boost
To get Mega Alakazam you will need to gather 200 Mega Energy. Once you have evolved an Alakazam you can use 40 Mega Energy to evolve it again, or you can wait for the cooldown period to end for a free Mega Evolution. There are different levels for Mega Pokemon, and the higher the level, the quicker the cooldown. Each new Mega Alakazam you evolve will cost 200 Mega Energy.
Stats and Max CP
|Alakazam (Mega) Psychic|
|Max CP at Level 40 4366 | Max CP at Level 50 4936|
|ATK 367||DEF 193||HP 146|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Bug Dark Ghost||Fighting Poison|
Mega Alakazam Movepool
Mega Alakazam can be caught with the following moves in the Psychic Spectacular 2022 event:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
All the best, trainers!