Mega Latios Raid Guide

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Latios (Mega)

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.

Mega Latios Counters

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Mega Latios:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 52 915s
2. Tyranitar (Mega) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 37 1002s
3. Garchomp (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 57 1002s
4. Tyranitar (Shadow) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 55 1033s
5. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 51 1115s
6. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 57 1099s
7. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 57 1107s
8. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 52 1188s
9. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 56 1207s
10. Tyranitar Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 57 1219s
11. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Outrage Dragon 55 1303s
12. Dialga Dragon Breath Dragon Draco Meteor Dragon 56 1285s
13. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dragon Brutal Swing Dark 61 1217s
14. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 53 1345s
15. Groudon (Primal) Dragon Tail Dragon Precipice Blades Ground 60 1254s
16. Gholdengo Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 59 1300s
17. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 53 1415s
18. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 51 1455s
19. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 95 1087s
20. Salamence (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 84 1080s
21. Garchomp (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 79 1098s
22. Guzzlord Snarl Dark Brutal Swing Dark 61 1354s
23. Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 73 1186s
24. Latios (Shadow) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 76 1173s
25. Dragonite (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 81 1127s
26. Lunala Air Slash Flying Shadow Ball Ghost 62 1402s
27. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 65 1358s
28. Mamoswine (Shadow) Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 98 1182s
29. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 98 1183s
30. Gengar (Shadow) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 148 1305s

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.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Faints
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail
915s 52
2. Tyranitar (Mega) Bite
Brutal Swing
1002s 37
3. Garchomp (Mega) Dragon Tail
1002s 57
4. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm
Dazzling Gleam
1115s 51
5. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail
1099s 57
6. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
1107s 57
7. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath
1188s 52
8. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl
Foul Play
1207s 56
9. Gyarados (Mega) Bite
1303s 55
10. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter
1345s 53
11. Groudon (Primal) Dragon Tail
Precipice Blades
1254s 60
12. Gengar (Mega) Lick
Shadow Ball
1087s 95

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

Latios (Mega) Normal
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, obtainable via Elite TM only.

All the best, Trainers!

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