Mega Latios & Latias Counters, Weakness, Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

Mega Latios & Latias counters, weakness, and best moveset in Pokemon GO are going to be valuable knowledge during the Air Adventures event. Until May 8th at 8 PM local time, both of these Pokemon will be appearing in raids. If you defeat and capture them, they come with an exclusive Charge Move, which is something you definitely want. So, let’s see how best to deal with Mega Latios and Mega Latias.

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Mega Latios & Latias Counters, Weakness, Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Mega Latias and Latios Counters

Before we get into the weakness and best moveset for Mega Latias and Latios in Pokemon GO, let’s dive straight into the counters. You want to go for either Dragon, Ghost, Fairy, Bug, Dark or Ice-type attacks. That should give you plenty of room to maneuver. In the list below, we’ll give you some suggestions on which Pokemon to use in these raids. Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments, of course. Also, the Pokemon in the list will work equally well for both Latios and Latias.

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  • Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Zekrom with Dragon Breath and Outrage
  • Mega Houndoom with Snarl and Foul Play
  • Reshiram with Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor
  • Mega Gengar with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Dialga with Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor
  • Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Garchomp with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Salamence with Dragon Tail and Outrage

Mega Latios and Latias Weakness, Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

Now that we know the best counters for Latios and Latias in Pokemon GO, let’s go over the weakness and best moveset. As you’ve probably already caught on, the main weaknesses of these Pokemon are Dragon, Ghost, Fairy, Bug, Dark or Ice-type attacks. All of them do 160% damage. The list above skews mostly towards Dragon-types, since they hit hard and Latios and Latias are really strong. However, it’s not a must; use whatever works best for you.

As for the best moveset, that’s mostly up for you to decide. As far as Quick Moves go, they both have Zen Headbutt (Psychic) and Dragon Breath (Dragon), and Latias can also have Charm (Fairy). When it comes to Charge Moves, they both have Psychic (Psychic). Latios can also have Dragon Claw (Dragon), Solar Beam (Grass) and Luster Purge (Psychic), which is a legacy move exclusive to raids. Latias, on the other hand, can come with Outrage (Dragon), Thunder (Electric) and the aforementioned exclusive Luster Purge.

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