Mega Pidgeot Raid Guide

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Mega Pidgeot is a Mega Raid boss in Pokémon GO. Best Mega Pidgeot counters are strong Rock types and Electric types such as Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, Zekrom, Raikou, Electivire, Magnezone and Zapdos.

In this guide we will cover the strongest Mega Pidgeot counters, the best strategy on how to defeat it, and what CPs you can get when catching a strong Pidgeot.

Pidgeot can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1151 – 1216 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1439 – 1521 CP at level 25 with Windy or Partly Cloudy weather boost

Mega Pidgeot can be duoed fairly easily with powered up Rock types and/or Electric types, regardless of weather. The safest, fastest and least costly way to achieve the duo is to use Rock Wrecker Rhyperior and/or Rampardos in Partly Cloudy weather.

Zekrom and its fellow Electric types dominate in Rainy weather, but those are much more costly to power up overall.

Other than that, 3-5 trainers with strong counters should be able to take down Mega Pidgeot without much of an issue, regardless of weather.

Note: Mega Pokémon are not catch-able from Mega Raids. 

Mega Pidgeot Raid Counters

Pidgeot (Mega)

The following Pokémon are the best Pokémon to defeat a Mega Pidgeot Raid boss.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Xurkitree Spark Electric Discharge Electric 481.57s 20.00
2. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 546.10s 16.38
3. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 534.51s 20.38
4. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 525.29s 29.38
5. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 572.55s 22.38
6. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 586.90s 18.00
7. Raikou Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric 592.79s 19.00
8. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 611.26s 14.13
9. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 614.15s 20.50
10. Luxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 605.54s 23.50
11. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 594.57s 29.67
12. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 595.28s 30.13
13. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 579.00s 37.88
14. Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 626.17s 27.00
15. Tapu Koko Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 630.44s 24.63
16. Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 631.47s 26.67
17. Thundurus (Incarnate) Thunder Shock Electric Thunder Electric 634.28s 24.13
18. Thundurus Thunder Shock Electric Thunder Electric 634.30s 24.13
19. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 646.39s 20.00
20. Deoxys (Normal) Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric 577.96s 48.25
21. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric 620.35s 32.50
22. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Rock Wild Charge Electric 664.76s 16.00
23. Jolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 650.27s 30.33
24. Manectric Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 635.27s 33.00
25. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 675.15s 26.00
26. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 661.08s 34.00

Xurkitree is the fastest Mega Pidgeot counter, but it does faint a lot, and it’s a glass cannon at best. If you have one, use it, otherwise stick to Zekrom and Rock-types.

Zekrom has the perfect combination of bulk and power. It resists everything Mega Pidgeot has to offer and does tons of damage with its Electric moves. It dominates the field even more in Rainy weather.

Rhyperior is much more on the bulky side than Rampardos, but with its Community Day move Rock Wrecker, it still dishes out very high damage, which makes it more reliable overall.

One thing to note is Mega Pidgeot has a very high Attack stat, so Rampardos wouldn’t survive long against it, despite it resisting most of its moves. Rhyperior is boosted in Partly Cloudy weather.

There really isn’t any need to have Mega Pidgeot counters outside of Zekrom, Rhyperior, Rampardos and Electivire.

Those four have enough power to defeat Mega Pidgeot with ease. Rampardos lacks survivability, but it technically does the most damage of everything on this list since it has the highest Attack stat.

Disclaimer: 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.

Mega Pidgeot Moveset Analysis

Mega Pidgeot can have the following moves in a raid battle and when captured as its base form:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Steel Wing Steel
  • Hurricane Flying
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Brave Bird Flying

Hurricane is arguably the easiest charge move to go up against since it is a one bar move like Brave Bird, yet has 20 less base power. It is hard to dodge though.

Aerial Ace is on the weak side but it is a three-bar move, which makes it very spammy and annoying to deal with.

Brave Bird is really hard to dodge and is strong, which makes it the hardest charge move to challenge by far.

Air Slash is resisted by most of Mega Pidgeot’s counters, which makes it the easier fast move to go up against.

Steel Wing is super effective against Rock types and Ice types, which makes it much less desirable to face than Air Slash.

Mega Pidgeot Fact Chart

Pidgeot (Mega) NormalFlying
Max CP 3680
ATK 280 DEF 175 HP 195
Weak to Strong Against
Rock Electric Ice Grass Fighting Bug

 

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