Mega Ampharos Raid Counters Guide

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Ampharos (Mega)

Mega Ampharos is an Electric and Dragon type Mega Raid Boss. Optimal raid counters include powerful Dragon Ground Fairy and Ice types, with a large variety available to potentially help you win.

You cannot catch Ampharos 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 Ampharos.

Ampharos can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1554 –1630 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1943 – 2037 CP at level 25 with Rainy or Windy weather boost

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 long haired beauty of a Mega, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Mega Ampharos 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 Ampharos:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 630.27s 12.20
2. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 628.97s 17.00
3. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 604.86s 31.40
4. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 609.90s 31.50
5. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 622.36s 27.00
6. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 622.19s 29.80
7. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground Avalanche Ice 656.31s 18.50
8. Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 643.94s 23.90
9. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 631.96s 30.50
10. Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 654.46s 24.60
11. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 664.89s 23.70
12. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 672.24s 22.90
13. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 687.35s 17.63
14. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 691.99s 16.10
15. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 686.51s 24.30
16. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 690.96s 24.50
17. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 721.83s 15.89
18. Exeggutor (Alola) Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 708.00s 22.20
19. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Pulse Dragon 709.13s 23.88
20. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 656.15s 45.30
21. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 710.26s 26.38
22. Tyrantrum Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 730.61s 26.38
23. Latias Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 739.13s 22.30
24. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 728.33s 31.00
25. Zacian Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 735.68s 29.40
26. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 738.59s 29.80
27. Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 706.60s 38.80
28. Goodra Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 758.80s 22.70
29. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Outrage Dragon 727.41s 47.00
30. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 760.21s 25.00
31. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice 740.52s 30.83
32. Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 712.10s 44.86
33. Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 732.13s 32.67
34. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 781.98s 17.00
35. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 779.28s 20.00

Thanks to its dual Dragon and Electric typing, many of Mega Ampharos counters aren’t Mega evolutions, and are instead a variety of Legendarys we have had return to the game several times. Some are incredibly rare, (Axew, where art thou?), but some, like Dragonite and Salamence, have been featured in Community Days, so many trainers will find they have high IV options that are maxed out already.

For budget options, Mamoswine, Rhyperior, Galarian Damanitan, Golurk, Alolan Exeggutor, Gardevoir, Weavile and Glaceon, are all fairly accessible choices.

Ampharos Shiny

Like all Mega Raid Bosses, you can catch the shiny version of Ampharos from a raid, and also in the wild potentially, if you can find it!

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

Mega Ampharos Stats

Ampharos (Mega) ElectricDragon
Max CP at lvl 40 4245
ATK 294 DEF 207 HP 203
Weak to Strong Against
Dragon Ground Ice Fairy Dragon Water Flying


Mega Ampharos Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Charge Beam Electric
  • Dragon Pulse (legacy) Dragon
  • Zap Cannon Electric
  • Thunder Electric
  • Thunder Punch Electric
  • Power Gem Rock
  • Focus Blast Fighting

As a a Dragon type, Mega Ampharos is sadly lacking, in large part due to its lack of Dragon type fast move, and also the fact that its one Dragon type charge move Dragon Pulse is not only legacy, but also not so great. Needing 50 energy to power it up, and dealing 90 damage, it is massively outclassed by the likes of Draco Meteor and Outrage. Outrage does 110 damage for the same energy cost, making Dragon Pulse very energy inefficient. There are plenty of much stronger and better Mega Dragons, but where Mega Ampharos gets to shine is as an Electric type attacker.

As one of only two Electric type Megas, Ampharos is the stand out because of its massive attack stat. With a huge 294 attack stat, it can dish out some serious damage, despite being squisher because of its defense stat of 207. It has access to much better Electric type moves, we recommend Volt Switch and Zap Cannon for optimal total damage output and damage per second.

With its lock flowing locks, Mega Ampharos is a really striking and cool looking Mega to add to your collection. With a fantastic pink shiny form, Mega Ampharos can be a really great Electric type addition to your team when battling against Flying types like Mega Pigeot, and powerful Water types like Mega Blastoise and Kyogre.

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