Mega Latias Raid Guide

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Latias (Mega)

Mega Latias is a Dragon and Psychic type Mega Legendary Raid boss. Optimal raid counters will be Ice, Bug, Dark, Ghost, Fairy and Dragon.

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 6 – 8 Trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams. These are Tier 6 raids, with a raid boss CP of 80545, so being prepared is essential. Make sure you have the right counters with the right moves, and be organised with your Mega evolutions.

This guide will tell you how to beat this Mega Legendary, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

🌟 Related reading: A PvP Analysis on Latios and Latias: new moves and Megas included , Mega Latios Raid Guide and Pokémon Air Adventures Event (2022).

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Mega Latias 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 Latias:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Faints
1. Rayquaza Dragon Tail
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
1221.67s 68.00
2. Hydreigon Dragon Breath
Dragon
Brutal Swing
Dark
1265.20s 58.57
3. Zekrom Dragon Breath
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
1291.78s 57.17
4. Salamence Dragon Tail
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
1247.36s 69.50
5. Dialga Dragon Breath
Dragon
Draco Meteor
Dragon
1320.83s 53.33
6. Reshiram Dragon Breath
Dragon
Draco Meteor
Dragon
1311.39s 58.83
7. Palkia Dragon Tail
Dragon
Draco Meteor
Dragon
1300.13s 68.83
8. Dragonite Dragon Breath
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
1314.33s 68.50
9. Garchomp Dragon Tail
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
1356.80s 56.33
10. Haxorus Dragon Tail
Dragon
Dragon Claw
Dragon
1306.27s 74.67
11. Darkrai Snarl
Dark
Shadow Ball
Ghost
1351.36s 65.11
12. Giratina (Origin) Dragon Tail
Dragon
Shadow Force
Ghost
1357.15s 66.22
13. Latios Dragon Breath
Dragon
Dragon Claw
Dragon
1391.46s 55.83
14. Zacian Snarl
Dark
Play Rough
Fairy
1449.30s 41.25
15. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang
Ice
Avalanche
Ice
1325.04s 92.25
16. Chandelure Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
1337.15s 79.33
17. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
1410.37s 52.86
18. Groudon (Primal) Dragon Tail
Dragon
Earthquake
Ground
1422.04s 52.89
19. Zacian (Hero) Snarl
Dark
Play Rough
Fairy
1440.14s 45.00
20. Kyurem Dragon Breath
Dragon
Draco Meteor
Dragon
1430.10s 57.00
21. Pheromosa Bug Bite
Bug
Bug Buzz
Bug
1202.20s 130.17
22. Gengar Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
1311.47s 83.33
23. Weavile Snarl
Dark
Avalanche
Ice
1420.08s 71.00
24. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab
Poison
Dark Pulse
Dark
1291.75s 124.50
25. Xurkitree Thunder Shock
Electric
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy
1341.08s 88.00
26. Mamoswine Powder Snow
Ice
Avalanche
Ice
1432.11s 72.71
27. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
1406.54s 75.60
28. Guzzlord Snarl
Dark
Brutal Swing
Dark
1546.55s 45.00
29. Lunala Air Slash
Flying
Shadow Ball
Ghost
1536.29s 68.33
30. Mewtwo Psycho Cut
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost
1467.47s 81.00
31. Yveltal Snarl
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
1522.08s 71.75
32. Glaceon Frost Breath
Ice
Avalanche
Ice
1477.44s 94.67
33. Gardevoir Charm
Fairy
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy
1599.02s 59.00
34. Togekiss Charm
Fairy
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy
1646.23s 48.67
35. Primarina Charm
Fairy
Moonblast
Fairy
1683.78s 47.00

Mega Latias has a real mixture of counters thanks to its dual typing. Other options include Reshiram, Zacian, Haxorus, Weavile, Palkia, Origin Forme Giratina, Mamoswine, Garchomp, Latios, Gengar, Darkrai, Hoopa, Mewtwo and more.

With Mega Latias it will be key to take into account what moveset it has, as Dragon type moves are going to hit your Dragon counters hard. Take a look at what appears in your recommended Pokémon when you first join the raid. If no dragons feature, the Mega Latias likely has Dragon type moves, so adjust your squad accordingly.

Best Mega Pokémon to use against Mega Latias

The following Pokémon will grant bonuses for appropriate move types which are effective in this Legendary Mega Raid.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Faints
1. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm
Fairy
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy
900.40s 34.56
2. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
877.26s 44.11
3. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
823.18s 66.78
4. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
959.14s 38.33
5. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
973.57s 43.44
6. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath
Dragon
Dragon Claw
Dragon
966.00s 59.22
7. Gyarados (Mega) Bite
Dark
Crunch
Dark
1083.50s 43.11
8. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
971.39s 79.33
9. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter
Bug
Dragon Claw
Dragon
1030.22s 72.22
10. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath
Ice
Avalanche
Ice
1067.24s 63.78
11. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
1160.48s 43.56
12. Absol (Mega) Snarl
Dark
Payback
Dark
1041.19s 79.22

How to Get Mega Latias

You cannot catch Latias 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 Latias.

Latias can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1921– 2006 CP no weather boost
  • 2402 – 2507 CP boosted by Windy weather boost

In order to get Mega Latias you will need 300 Mega Energy for the initial evolution. Once you Mega Evolve a Pokémon for the first time, Mega Energy will no longer be required for that specific Pokémon to Mega Evolve again. Instead, the Pokémon will become exhausted after its Mega Evolution and need to rest before being Mega Evolved again. In other words, there is now a cooldown period after you Mega Evolve a Pokémon. You can level up your Mega Pokémon in order to decrease this cooldown period.

Latias Shiny

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

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

 


Mega Latias Stats

Latias (Mega) Normal
MAX CP AT LEVEL 40 4801 | MAX CP AT LEVEL 50 5428
ATK 289 DEF 297 HP 190
Weak to Resistances
Ice Bug Dark Ghost Fairy Dragon Electric Water Fighting Fire Grass Psychic

 


Mega Latias Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Charm Fairy
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Outrage Dragon
  • Thunder Electric
  • Luster Purge* Psychic

*denotes a Legacy Move, obtainabled via Elite TM only.

Conclusion

Mega Latias is a huge Pokémon, maxing out at well over 5000CP! This is the first time we are seeing a Mega Legendary in Pokémon GO, hype!

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