Mega Tyranitar Raid Guide

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Tyranitar (Mega)

Mega Tyranitar is a Rock and Dark type Mega Raid boss. Best Mega Tyranitar raid counters include powerful Fighting types, as it has a 2x weakness to Fighting, along with Bug, Fairy Ground Steel Water and Grass types, with a mixed range of different counters available to help you defeat it.

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 3-5 trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams. This guide will tell you how to beat this terrifying Mega, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Mega Tyranitar 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 Tyranitar:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Faints
1. Blaziken (Mega) Counter
Fighting
Focus Blast
Fighting
320.02s 15.75
2. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick
Fighting
Focus Blast
Fighting
383.49s 17.63
3. Terrakion Double Kick
Fighting
Sacred Sword
Fighting
418.21s 17.25
4. Keldeo (Ordinary) Low Kick
Fighting
Sacred Sword
Fighting
444.13s 16.75
5. Keldeo Low Kick
Fighting
Sacred Sword
Fighting
445.73s 16.63
6. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun
Water
Hydro Cannon
Water
484.77s 17.88
7. Lucario Counter
Fighting
Aura Sphere
Fighting
460.58s 27.63
8. Conkeldurr Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
488.49s 21.50
9. Alakazam (Mega) Counter
Fighting
Focus Blast
Fighting
440.25s 38.00
10. Medicham (Mega) Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
461.83s 30.38
11. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter
Bug
Frenzy Plant
Grass
472.14s 31.13
12. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun
Water
Hydro Cannon
Water
514.02s 22.00
13. Machamp Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
509.73s 24.63
14. Zapdos (Galarian) Counter
Fighting
Close Combat
Fighting
534.92s 23.00
15. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm
Fairy
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy
516.51s 29.75
16. Pheromosa Low Kick
Fighting
Focus Blast
Fighting
490.37s 37.00
17. Hariyama Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
545.22s 24.25
18. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall
Water
Hydro Pump
Water
573.90s 17.50
19. Breloom Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
518.24s 33.38
20. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick
Fighting
Close Combat
Fighting
560.30s 21.38
21. Virizion Double Kick
Fighting
Sacred Sword
Fighting
565.90s 22.13
22. Cobalion Double Kick
Fighting
Sacred Sword
Fighting
572.69s 20.88
23. Hawlucha Low Kick
Fighting
Flying Press
Fighting
533.02s 33.38
24. Buzzwole Counter
Fighting
Superpower
Fighting
566.77s 26.38
25. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot
Ground
Precipice Blades
Ground
590.55s 21.25
26. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall
Water
Origin Pulse
Water
586.61s 21.38
27. Pinsir (Mega) Bug Bite
Bug
Superpower
Fighting
534.32s 37.00
28. Blaziken Counter
Fighting
Focus Blast
Fighting
568.76s 29.75
29. Sirfetch'd Counter
Fighting
Close Combat
Fighting
564.75s 30.88
30. Bewear Low Kick
Fighting
Superpower
Fighting
588.97s 25.38
31. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip
Grass
Frenzy Plant
Grass
579.88s 30.00
32. Toxicroak Counter
Fighting
Dynamic Punch
Fighting
573.98s 32.63
33. Heracross Counter
Fighting
Close Combat
Fighting
587.96s 29.43
34. Emboar Low Kick
Fighting
Focus Blast
Fighting
598.29s 28.25
35. Sneasler Rock Smash
Fighting
Close Combat
Fighting
603.28s 30.13

Mega Tyranitar Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Bite Dark
  • Smack Down* Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Brutal Swing Dark
  • Crunch Dark
  • Fire Blast Fire

*Denotes a Legacy Move, only obtainable via Elite TM.

How to Get Mega Tyranitar

You cannot catch Tyranitar 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 Tyranitar.

Tyranitar can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2103 – 2191 CP no weather boost
  • 2629 – 2739 CP boosted by Fog and Partly Cloudy weather boost

In order to get Mega Tyranitar you will need 300 Mega Energy for the initial evolution, then 60 Mega Energy to evolve the same Tyranitar again in the future. If you wait for their ‘cooldown’ period to end, Mega Evolution is free. This cooldown period is shorter the higher mega level your Mega Pokémon is. Mega Energy can be obtained via Mega Tyranitar Raids, and once you have evolved Mega Tyranitar, you can earn 5 Mega Energy per candy while walking it as your buddy. You can walk any Larvitar, Pupitar or Tyranitar to earn Mega Energy, as long as you have previously evolved one to register it to your Mega Pokédex.

Shiny Tyranitar

Like all Mega Raid Bosses, you can catch the shiny version of Tyranitar from a raid or in the wild. To obtain shiny Mega Tyranitar you need to evolve a shiny Tyranitar.

Tyranitar Sprite  Tyranitar Shiny Sprite

 

Mega Tyranitar Sprite Mega Tyranitar Shiny Sprite

Mega Tyranitar Stats

Tyranitar (Mega) RockDark
Max CP at lvl 40 5347
Max CP at lvl 50 6045
ATK 309 DEF 276 HP 225
Weak to Resistances
Grass Fairy Ground Fightingx2 Water Bug Steel Psychic Dark Fire Flying Ghost Normal Poison 

 

Conclusion

Mega Tyranitar is one big beastie! With a 100IV maxing out at over 5000CP at level 40, it hits 6045CP at level 50, it is one of the biggest Pokémon in GO. Mega Tyranitar is going to be great as both a Rock and Dark type attacker depending on their moveset, and is a must-have for anyone wanting to be the very best.

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