Mega Latios 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 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 84000, 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.

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


Mega Latios 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 Latios:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 1002.04s 60.17
2. Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 1019.94s 60.33
3. Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 1106.97s 43.00
4. Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 1060.88s 60.33
5. Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 1083.46s 58.67
6. Dragon Tail Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 1085.50s 60.17
7. Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 1186.89s 35.17
8. Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 1067.41s 76.83
9. Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 1146.15s 55.20
10. Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1170.60s 47.50
11. Snarl Dark Avalanche Ice 1169.11s 48.50
12. Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 1098.30s 70.83
13. Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1139.50s 58.17
14. Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 1141.30s 59.33
15. Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1067.00s 87.40
16. Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 1128.46s 69.00
17. Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 1120.89s 68.67
18. Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 1205.12s 50.00
19. Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy 1191.71s 52.33
20. Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 1197.83s 57.75
21. Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1170.06s 68.50
22. Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1288.54s 37.00
23. Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1141.79s 77.40
24. Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 1153.93s 83.40
25. Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 1267.32s 45.17
26. Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 1280.38s 59.00
27. Poison Jab Poison Dark Pulse Dark 1054.54s 120.60
28. Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 1206.26s 70.17
29. Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 1287.52s 45.00
30. Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 1287.44s 45.25
31. Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 1289.46s 44.75
32. Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1320.35s 34.33
33. Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 1290.99s 49.25
34. Bite Dark Crunch Dark 1351.26s 38.50
35. Quick Attack Normal Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1188.15s 77.00

Mega Latios 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 Latios 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 Latios likely has Dragon type moves, so adjust your squad accordingly.

Best Mega Pokémon to use against Mega Latios

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

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# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 666.76s 54.50
2. Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 737.07s 37.67
3. Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 808.88s 33.83
4. Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 807.71s 35.00
5. Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 807.48s 57.83
6. Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 870.90s 49.33


How to Get Mega Latios

You cannot catch Latios 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 Latios.

Latios can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2090– 2178 CP no weather boost
  • 2613– 2723 CP boosted by Windy weather boost

In order to get Mega Latios 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.

Latios Shiny

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

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

 


Mega Latios Stats

MAX CP AT LEVEL 40 5007 | MAX CP AT LEVEL 50 5661
ATK 335 DEF 241 HP 190
Weak to Resistances
Ice Bug Dark Ghost Fairy Dragon Electric Water Fighting Fire Grass Psychic

 


Mega Latios Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Solar Beam Grass
  • Luster Purge* Psychic

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

 

Conclusion

Mega Latios 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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