Mega Pidgeot is a mega raid boss in Pokémon GO. Its best counters are strong Rock types and Electric types such as Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, Zekrom, Raikou, Electivire, Magnezone and Zapdos. 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.
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.
Note: Megas are not catch-able from mega raids. The following CP values are for a regular 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
|Pidgeot (Mega) Normal|
|Max CP 3680|
|ATK 280||DEF 175||HP 195|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Rock Electric Ice||Grass Fighting Bug|
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.
|The Supreme Mega Pidgeot Raid Counters|
|Zekrom||Charge Beam Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Rhyperior||Smack Down Rock||Rock Wrecker* Rock|
|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.
|Great Mega Pidgeot Raid Counters|
|Rampardos||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock|
|Electivire||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Raikou||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Terrakion||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock|
|Magnezone||Spark Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Zapdos||Thunder Shock* Electric||Thunderbolt Electric|
|Mamoswine||Powder Snow Ice||Avalanche Ice|
|Darmanitan (Galarian)||Ice Fang Ice||Avalanche Ice|
|Luxray||Spark Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Tyranitar||Smack Down* Rock||Stone Edge Rock|
|Aerodactyl||Rock Throw Rock||Rock Slide Rock|
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.
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|
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.
Credit to Pokebattler.com for the simulation data.