Mega Alakazam Raid Guide

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Alakazam (Mega)

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 Flying Brave Bird Flying 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
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Psychic Psychic

All the best, trainers!

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