Mega Manectric
Mega Manectric
Manectric (Mega)

Mega Manectric is a mega evolved raid boss and the mega highlight of the Charge Up event starting from Tuesday, March 16th 2021 at 10:00 AM to Monday, March 22nd 2021 till 8:00 PM local time. Being a pure Electric type, its counters include strong Ground types such as Garchomp, Groudon and Excadrill.

Under ideal conditions such as Sunny weather and high-level counters, it is quite possible to duo Mega Manectric. However, in order to ensure a successful raid, 3-5 trainers are recommended.

This article will charge you up with the knowledge to pick the right counters to beat Mega Manectric and add this electrifying Pokémon to your mega evolution roster. With that being said, let’s get into the guide!

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Mega Manectric 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 Manectric:

Mega Manectric Counters
The supreme Mega Manectric Raid Counters
Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Great Mega Manectric raid counters
Excadrill Mud Slap Ground Drill Run Ground
Rhyperior Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground
Krookodile Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Golurk Mud Slap Ground Earth Power Ground
Mamoswine Mud Slap Ground Bulldoze Ground
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Donphan Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Golem Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Flygon Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground
Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Earthquake Ground

* denotes a legacy move


Mega Manectric Stats

Manectric (Mega) Electric
Max CP at lvl 40 3580 | Max CP at lvl 50 4048
ATK 286 DEF 179 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Ground Flying Water

 

Manectric Obtainable CP values from the Raid

You cannot catch Manectric 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 Manectric.

Manectric can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1134- 1337 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1417- 1672 CP at level 25 with Rainy weather boost

Mega Manectric Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Charge Beam Electric
  • Snarl Dark
  • Wild Charge Electric
  • Thunder Electric
  • Flame Burst Fire

The combination of Charge Beam with either Wild Charge and Thunder is a treat for Garchomp as it triple resists Electric type attacks. In any case, Electric type moves are naturally resisted by Ground types.

Snarl doesn’t do too much damage but it can make Mega Manectric get to its charged moves quickly.

Flame Burst lacks STAB, lacks raw power and is also resisted by most Ground types. However, it does super-effective damage to Excadrill, a top counter.


How Meta Relevant is Mega Manectric?

Mega Manectric will have the highest non-shadow Electric type DPS in the game, even more than Zekrom but with lesser TDO.

BONUS: The shiny form is absolutely gorgeous!


Conclusion

With decent moves, average bulk and high chances of the ideal weather in most parts of the world, Mega Manectric shouldn’t be too challenging,

And it’s totally worth it!

With a monstrous 286 ATK stat and the highest non-shadow DPS in the game, you simply can’t miss this amazing Pokémon!

So let’s charge up ourselves and make our Mega Manectric shock the meta!

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