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Pokemon Go Mega Pidgeot Raid Counters and everything you need to defeat them

Pokemon Go Mega Pidgeot Raid Counters
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Mega Pidgeot is returning to Pokemon Go Mega Raids and means you'll need some Raid Counters to help defeat one of the strongest Flying types in the entire game.

The Mega from the Kanto region was one of the first Mega Pokemon to debut in Pokemon Go after the initial release of Blastoise, Venusaur, Charizard and Beedrill, and now trainers can Pokemon Go Mega Energy to unlock this powerful bird Pokemon. 

If you’re looking for the best Pokemon and possible team to bring into battle against Mega Pidgeot, here is everything you need to know about battling Mega Pidgeot in Pokemon Go. 

Pokemon Go Mega Pidgeot Raid Counters

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 Pokemon Go Mega Pidgeot Counters 

Mega Pidgeot is a Normal and Flying-type Pokemon, making it weak to Electric, Ice and Rock-type moves. Its typing does make it resist Ground, Ghost, Bug, and Grass-type moves so trainers will want to avoid bringing any Pokemon that specializes in those attacks.

Being a Flying-type does give Mega Pidgeot weaknesses to some of the most prevalent attack types in all of Pokemon Go, Electric and Rock. These two move types are used by some of the strongest Pokemon in the game including Megas and Legendaries.

If you’re looking to bring a powerful Electric-type user and boost the moves of you and other trainers who join you in battle, Mega Manectric and Mega Ampharos are the best choices. Their Mega status boosts the power of everyone’s Electric-type attacks, and they bring their own strong attacks to the battle. Other Megas like Mega Abomasnow, while having access to powerful Ice-type moves is weak to Mega Pidgeot’s Flying-type moves. 

Here’s a list of viable options to take into battles against Mega Pidgeot along with the best moves to use for each. 

Mega Pidgeot Counters
PokemonMoveset
Mega ManectricCharge Beam and Wild Charge
Mega AmpharosCharge Beam and Zap Cannon
RampardosSmack Down and Rock Slide
ZekromCharge Beam and Wild Charge
ElectivireThunder Shock and Wild Charge
Galarian DarmanitanIce Fang and Avalanche
RampardosSmack Down and Rock Wrecker
RaikouVolt Switch and Wild Charge
ZapdosThunder Shock and Thunderbolt
MagnezoneSpark and Wild Charge

 Pokemon Go Mega Pidgeot Moveset 

As for Mega Pidgeot’s moveset, it’s very basic. Most of Mega Pidgeot’s attacks are Flying type so Pokemon that resist it like Electric and Rock types won’t be bothered by the Mega’s moves during battle.

However, there is a chance that Mega Pidgeot can have Steel Wing as its Fast Attack, which could spell problems for Rock and Ice-type Pokemon. When entering a Raid, the recommended Pokemon screen should give a hint as to which Fast Attack Mega Pidgeot will have. If the screen recommends a bunch of Ice and Rock types, then Mega Pidgeot will likely have Air Slash as its first move. If only Electric types are chosen, then Steel Wing is likely Mega Pidgeot’s main attacking move. 

Again, Electric types are the best Pokemon to go up against Mega Pidgeot as the typing resists both Steel and Flying-type moves. Here’s a rundown of every move Mega Pidgeot could have in Pokemon Go. 

Mega Pidgeot Moveset
Fast AttackCharged Attack
Air SlashHurricane
Steel WingBrave Bird
Aerial Ace
Feather Dance

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Phillip Martinez

I'm currently a GamesRadar guide contributor with a specialty in everything Pokemon GO. If you've wanted to know the best way to take down a Rayquaza, there's a good chance you read one of my guides. I previously have written for IBT Media, Newsweek and Screen Rant. I'm a huge fighting game fan and everything Pokemon, but I've grown to love RPGs.