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.

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.

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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:

Mega Ampharos Counters
The supreme Mega Ampharos Raid Counters
Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon
Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Great Mega Ampharos raid counters
Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon
Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Reshiram Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon
Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Groudon Dragon Tail Dragon Earthquake Ground
Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon
Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon
Excadrill Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground

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.

How to Get Mega Ampharos

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

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!

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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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