Mega Scizor Raid Guide

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Scizor (Mega)

Due to its 2x weakness to the Fire type, the best counters for Mega Scizor are strong Fire type mega evolutions such as Mega Blaziken, Nega Charizard X & Y, and Mega Houndoom.

It is strongly recommended to use mega-evolved Pokémon not just because of their inherent raw power, but also for the added bonus in damage output by all Fire type Pokémon in the raid battle. That said, Pokémon like Reshiram, Unovan Darmanitan, and Chandelure are also excellent Pokémon to use in the battle.

It is possible to solo Mega Scizor in Sunny weather, particularly with the use of Mega evolved Fire type Pokémon, and Shadow Pokémon, but only for the high level, well prepared trainer. In all other cases, around 2-5 trainers with strong and high-level Fire type Pokémon can take down Mega Scizor with relative ease, no matter what the weather in the game is like.

This write-up will serve as a comprehensive guide to successfully beating Mega Scizor in the raid.

Mega Scizor Raid 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.

The best counters for Mega Scizor are the following:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 8 248s
2. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 7 253s
3. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Fusion Flare Fire 8 287s
4. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 9 294s
5. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Magma Storm Fire 7 318s
6. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 12 317s
7. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Fire Punch Fire 9 334s
8. Volcarona Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 11 332s
9. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 13 336s
10. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 15 335s
11. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 15 335s
12. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 10 343s
13. Emboar Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 11 343s
14. Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 11 351s
15. Salamence (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 10 354s
16. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 16 352s
17. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 12 357s
18. Delphox Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 17 358s
19. Infernape Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 13 362s
20. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Sacred Fire Fire 9 378s
21. Victini Quick Attack Normal V-create Fire 13 372s
22. Typhlosion Incinerate Fire Blast Burn Fire 15 372s
23. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 16 377s
24. Incineroar Fire Fang Fire Blaze Kick Fire 14 384s
25. Arcanine Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 15 389s
26. Arcanine (Hisuian) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 17 387s
27. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Fire Punch Fire 16 393s
28. Pyroar (Female) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 16 395s
29. Pyroar Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 16 395s
30. Solgaleo Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 14 412s

How to get Mega Scizor

You cannot catch Scizor 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 Scizor.

Scizor can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1636 – 1714 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 2046 – 2143 CP at level 25 with Rainy or Snow weather boost

To get Mega Scizor you will need to gather 200 Mega Energy for Mega Scizor to evolve your Scizor. Once you have evolved a Scizor you can use 40 Mega Energy to evolve it again, or you can wait for the cooldown period to end for a free Mega Evolution. There are different levels for Mega Pokemon, and the higher the level, the quicker the cooldown. Each new Mega Scizor you evolve will cost 200 Mega Energy.

Stats and Max CP

Scizor (Mega) BugSteel
Max CP at Level 40 4087 | Max CP at Level 50 4621
ATK 279 DEF 250 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Dark Grass Psychic Fairy Ice Rock

Mega Scizor Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Fury Cutter Bug
  • Bullet Punch Steel
  • X-Scissor Bug
  • Iron Head Steel
  • Night Slash Dark

All the best, trainers!

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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