Pokémon Go: Mega Sceptile Mega Raid guide

Mega Sceptile is coming to Mega Raids in Pokémon Go. Fortunately, we here at iMore have everything you need to know to beat it and add this powerful new Mega Pokémon to your roster.

Who is Mega Sceptile in Pokémon Go?

Pokemon 254 Sceptile Mega

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The Mega Evolution of Gen III’s Grass starter, Mega Sceptile is a highly anticipated Mega Pokémon. Sceptile has already been featured in many events, including Community Day, so odds are you already have a few. It’s also the last remaining Grass-type Mega Pokemon.

In Pokémon Go, Mega Sceptile beats Mega Venusaur for damage per second, but it’s not quite as sturdy. It also gains Dragon type, giving it interesting weaknesses and resistances. This is a raid you won’t want to miss, so be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you’re fully equipped.

Mega counters

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There are a handful of options for Mega Evolution when countering Mega Sceptile, focusing on some of its weaknesses: Flying, Poison, Bug, Dragon, Fairy, and Ice type. However, Ice is a double weakness, so that’s going to be your best option.

Mega Abomasnow

Pokemon 460 Abomasnow Mega

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Mega Abomasnow is the best option for this raid, as it is currently the only Ice type Mega. As an Ice and Grass type, it resists Grass and Ground type damage, but Bug and Flying type moves hit for super effective damage. Powder Snow and Weatherball are the moves your Mega Abomasnow should know when facing Mega Sceptile.

Mega Latios

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While Ice is the preferred type here, if you cannot swing Mega Abomasnow, Mega Latios is the next best option. As a Psychic and Dragon type, he resists Grass type damage, but Dragon and Bug type moves hit extra hard. dragonbreath and Dragon Claw are Latios’s best moves in this fight.

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