Pokemon Go Mega Manectric Raid guide and counters

Pokemon Go Mega Manectric Raid
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Mega Manectric won’t be easy to take down, but that’s where these Pokemon Go Mega Manectric Raid countersis come in. We break down all the best options and even what moves the Pokemon can use against you, and what to look out for. 

Mega Manectric is essential for any Pokemon Go trainer looking to bring an all-Electric team to Raids. The combination of its powerful stats and movepool make Mega Manectric highly desirable for trainers looking to take down the numerous Water and Flying types they’ll come across, especially when it comes to battling Legendaries and other Megas.

If you haven’t had a chance to gain enough Mega Manectric Energy, the latest event will give you another chance.

The Pokemon Go Evolving Stars event will bring a ton of Pokemon with unique evolutions as well as give Pokemon Go trainers a ton of chances at earning Mega Energy from Field Research tasks or in Raids. And Mega Manectric will return in Pokemon Go Raids for a limited time.

Starting Saturday, October 8 until Thursday, October 20, Mega Manectric will be appearing in Mega Raids around the world. 

Here’s everything trainers need to know about Mega Manectric in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Mega Manectric Raid Counters

Pokemon Go Mega Manectric Raid

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Mega Manectric is a pure Electric-type making it weak to just Ground-type attacks. Last time Mega Manectric appeared in Raids, Mega Steelix wasn’t out yet. And while there were still plenty of strong Ground types to take it on, being able to have Mega Steelix on your team will help immensely. 

Unfortunately, Mega Steelix doesn’t have the best Ground-type attacks. Dragon Tail is its most viable Fast Attack against Mega Manectric, while Earthquake is the only Ground move it has to use. However, using Mega Steelix just to boost the Ground-type attacks of your team is worth the slot. 

To go along with Mega Steelix, there are plenty of non-Mega options. Mamoswine, Excadrill, Golurk and Krookodile are all viable options that are obtainable relatively easily. 

Ground-type Legendaries will really help trainers in this battle. Groudon and Landrous - both its Incarnate and Theran Formes - are very powerful and have the moves to take down Mega Manectric easily. 

Garchomp, the Dragon and Ground-type pseudo legendary, is a premiere option for Mega Manectric Raids. Its typing can resist just about all of its moves - more on that later - and it has the moves to deal tons of damage quickly.

Here is a list of great Mega Manectric counters with their optimal movesets.

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Mega Manectric Counters
PokemonMoveset
Mega SteelixDragon Tail and Earthquake
RhyperiorMud Slap and Earthquake
MamoswineMud Slap and Bulldoze
ExcadrillMud Slap and Earthquake
Landorus (Therian Forme)Mud Shot and Earth Power
GarchompMud Shot and Earth Power
Groudon Mud Shot and Earth Power
GolurkMud Slap and Earth Power
KrookodileMud Slap and Earthquake
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Mud Shot and Earth Power

Mega Manectric Moveset

Being an Electric-type, Mega Manectric will likely come at opponents with at least one attack of the same type.

Charge Beam and Thunder Fang are two Electric-type Fast Moves that Mega Manectric has and will deal STAB-increased damage to all Pokemon that don’t resist it. The only types that resist Electric moves are Ground, Dragon, Grass and other Electric types. That’s why Pokemon like Garchomp that can resist it are ideal for this battle. 

The Dark-type attack Snarl is Mega Manectric’s third and final Fast Attack option. While there’s only a 33 percent shot it has the move, it does deal super effective damage to Psychic and Ghost types like Golurk. On the other hand, Dark types like Krookodile will actually resist all of Mega Manectric’s moves.

As for its Charged Moves, Mega Manectric will either bring an Electric or Fire-type attack into battle. Mega Manectric has four different Charged Move options, with Overheat and Flame Burst being its Fire-type options, and Wild Charge and Thunder as its Electric options. Ground types shouldn’t have an issue if Mega Manectric is packing the two Electric moves, but if the Mega has one of the Fire moves then it may be an issue for a handful of Pokemon.

Mega Steelix, Mammoswine and Excadrill are weak to Fire-type moves so trainers will have to be aware if Manectric has it. On the contrary, Pokemon including Rhyperior and Garchomp resist all of Manectric’s Charged Move options.

Utilizing the recommended team page before entering the battle can give trainers a heads up of what to expect.

Here are all of Mega Manectric’s move options when you go up against it.

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Mega Manectric Moveset
Fast MoveCharged Move
SnarlThunder
Charge BeamWild Charge
Thunder FangFlame Burst
Row 3 - Cell 0 Overheat

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