Mega Lopunny returns in Pokémon Go Mega Raids for a week. Not much has changed since the Rabbit Pokémon was in Mega Raids, but there are some changes to our counters with rebalances and new Pokémon introduced. Additionally, as of June 1, 2021, there will only be one Mega Raid available at a time, starting with Mega Lopunny. Luckily, at iMore we’ve got everything you need to know to get ready for battle, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories to get ready for battle.
Who is Mega Lopunny in Pokémon Go?
Originally found in the Gen IV Sinnoh region, the Lopunny Rabbit Pokémon is the Buneary evolution. Lopunny starts out as a Normal-type Pokémon, but with Mega Evolution it becomes a Fighting and Normal-type, and it also has solid stats. Eventually, other Fighting-type Mega Evolved Pokémon such as Mega Lucario, Mega Heracross, Mega Medicham, Mega Blaziken, Mega Gallade, and of course, Mega Mewtwo X will push Mega Lopunny out of the spotlight, but for now, the coup. Inch It Provides Field Fighting-type Pokémon make Mega Lopunny invaluable.
What are the best counters for Mega Lopunny in Pokémon Go
As a Normal and Fighting type, Mega Lopunny can deal Normal, Fighting, and Fire damage. He’s vulnerable to Fairy, Fighting, Flying, and Psychic-type attacks, offering some solid strategies.
The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo Generation I is the best counter for Mega Lopunny except Shadow Mewtwo. As a Psychic-type, it takes reduced damage from Lopunny’s combat attacks and has no weaknesses that the Rabbit Pokémon can exploit. It’s been available a number of times, including in EX Raids, Legendary Raids, and as the first Shadow of Giovanni Legendary Pokémon, so most players have been lucky enough to catch at least two of them already. Any Mewtwo coming to this raid should know Confusion and Psychic strike; However, if you don’t have the Legacy move or the EliteTM to spare, Psychic can replace Psystrike.
Mega Pidgeot is a great choice for this Mega Raid and the best Mega Evolved Pokémon you can bring. Normal and Flying Pokémon, Mega Pidgeot does not bring any noticeable weakness or resistance to this fight and it will boost all your Flight type counters. Gust and Brave bird are the ideal moveset.
Part of the Eon Duo, Latios is a great counter for Mega Lopunny. Latios is a Psychic and Dragon type, which grants him resistance to Combat and Fire type movements. It has also been available several times in raids, as a Research Reward encounter, and even as a Pokémon Go Battle League reward, so most players had plenty of opportunities to add this little plane to the game. reaction to their list. Zen head shot and Psychic are the moves you’ll want Latios to know for this fight.
Team Valor mascot Moltres is a great choice for this Mega Raid. Its Fire and Flying typing gives it resistance to Fight and Fire-type attacks, and although it is a Legendary Pokémon, it has been available so many times and in so many ways that there are simply no good reason not to have one yet. The best moveset is Wing attack and Sky attack; However, Sky Attack requires an EliteTM if you haven’t caught Moltres in limited events.
Originally encountered in the Unova region, Conkeldurr behaves very well in this Mega Raid. As a pure Fighting-type, it doesn’t have any weaknesses that the Rabbit Pokémon can exploit, but it also doesn’t provide resistances. While it’s expensive to evolve, Conkeldurr benefits from Trade Evolution, leaving plenty of Candy for power-up, and his first step, Timburr has been featured in a number of events. You will want your Conkeldurr to know To counter and Dynamic punch.
Even though its Mega Evolution has yet to be introduced in Pokémon Go, Metagross is a fantastic choice for this Mega Raid. He is resistant to normal attacks from Mega Lopunny and has no weaknesses relevant to this fight. Best of all, his first stop, Beldum has been featured in a number of events including Community Day and the recent Steel and Psychic Incense Day, so most players have a few. Zen head shot and Psychic is the best moveset for this raid, however, if you have Meteor Mash, do not! Meteor Mash is a Legacy move and one of the best moves in the game.
Mega Charizard Y
While not as good as Mega Pidgeot, Mega Charizard Y does well against Mega Lopunny. As a Fire and Fly type, it resists Fire and Combat attacks and it will boost other Theft types on the field. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of theft-type attacks, with Blow of air outperforming Wing Attack. Burn is the best option for a charged attack, but won’t deal super effective damage against Lopunny
Originally encountered in the Sinnoh region of Gen IV, Lucario is an excellent counter for Mega Lopunny. Lucario will take double damage from Fire and Fight type attacks, so it won’t last very long in this fight, but he will do a lot of damage while he is kicking. Another downside is that Lucario is still quite difficult to get and power up. His first stop, Riolu, is a relatively rare hatch of eggs (10km eggs at that), so many players don’t have one yet. Yet if you bring Lucario, you To counter and Aura Sphere for the moveset.
One of the two final evolutions of Ralts, Gardevoir works well in this fight. The Psychic and Fairy Pokémon will take reduced damage from Lopunny’s combat attacks and he has no relevant weaknesses. Given how common Ralts is and the cheaper of the two evolutions, most players have had plenty of opportunities to add Gardevoir to their roster. Confusion and Psychic are the moves you’ll want your Gardevoir to know for this Mega Raid.
While Mega Lopunny doesn’t last as long as Mega Charizard Y or Mega Pidgeot, it does present the opportunity for a solid Fighting-type offensive. The boost it provides to other combat types is well worth the extra cost of revives and potions, but thanks to its Normal type it will take increased damage if the Mega Lopunny you are facing has Combat type attacks. If you bring Mega Lopunny to this Mega Raid, you’ll want him to know Low-blow and Focus explosion.
While most players can make a top scorer squad, if you find a gap in your squad there are plenty of substitutes out there who work well in larger groups. Just make sure you dodge and one of the following could be a decent save:
- Mega Gengar with Sucker Punch and Psychic
- Machamp with counter and dynamic punch
- Gallade with confusion and psychic
- Alakazam with confusion and psychic
- Espeon with confusion and psychic
- Ho-Oh with Extrasensory and Brave Bird
- Rayquaza with Air Slash and Aerial Ace
- Yveltal with Rafale and Psychique
- Latias with Zen Headbutt and Psychic
- Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Drill Peck
- Exeggutor with confusion and psychic
- Honchkrow with Peck and Sky Attack
- Hariyama with counter and dynamic punch
- Lugia with Extrasensory and Aeroblast
- Togekiss with charm and dazzling shine
- Victini with confusion and psychic
- Delphox with Zen Headbutt and Psychic
- Celebi with confusion and psychic
- Jirachi with confusion and psychic
The rebalancing of the Dark Pokémon saved from Team GO Rocket makes them excellent glass cannons. Not only are their stats improved, but during special events or with the TM Elite it is possible to modify their movements. If you happen to have any of the following Pokémon with the correct moveset, they will work just fine in this Raid:
- Shadow Mewtwo with Confusion and Psystrike
- Shadow Metagross with Zen Headbutt and Psychic
- Shadow Moltres with Wing Attack and Sky Attack
- Shadow Alakazam with confusion and psychic
- Shadow Gardevoir with confusion and psychic
- Shadow Gallade with confusion and psychic
- Shadow Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Drill Peck
- Shadow Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Exeggutor with Confusion and Psychic
- Shadow Honchkrow with Peck and Sky Attack
- Shadow Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Staraptor with Attack Wing and Brave Bird
Note: Shadow Mewtwo outperforms all other Pokémon on the top counter list. Shadow Metagross, Shadow Moltres, and Shadow Alakazam also perform on a par with the other top counters.
How many players does it take to beat Mega Lopunny in Pokémon Go?
It’s always best to throw as big a party as possible for mega raids, so be sure to invite lots of friends; however, Lopunny isn’t particularly hard to beat. If you’re high level and have the best counters, you should be able to beat him with just three players.
Weather conditions that may impact this raid include:
- Cloudy weather will increase Mega Lopunny’s Fight-type attacks as well as your Fight-type and Fairy-type counters.
- Partly cloudy weather will increase Mega Lopunny’s normal type attacks.
- Sunny / clear weather will increase Mega Lopunny’s fire attack.
- Windy conditions will increase your Flight and Psy counters.
Questions about Mega Lopunny in Pokémon Go?
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