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Pokemon Go Mega Manectric Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses and Moveset

Here are some tips to help you topple Mega Manectric.

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Mega Manectric is back in Pokemon Go for a limited time. The Mega-Evolved Pokemon is appearing in raids as part of the game's Evolving Stars event, giving you another chance to earn some energy to Mega Evolve your own Manectric. 

Here are some tips to help you defeat the lightning-fast electric Pokemon before it leaves the raid rotation again.

Mega Manectric raid hours

Mega Manectric is appearing in Mega raids from Oct. 8 to Oct. 20, giving you just under two weeks to challenge it. Each time you defeat the Mega-Evolved Pokemon, you'll earn some Manectric Mega Energy, which is needed to Mega Evolve your own Manectric. 

Mega Manectric weaknesses

Like its regular form, Mega Manectric is a pure electric Pokemon, which means it has only one weakness: ground types. You'll have the best chance of defeating Mega Manectric if you fill your team with ground Pokemon. Be sure to also avoid using any water or flying Pokemon, as they're susceptible to electric-type attacks.

Best Mega Manectric counters

Here are some recommended Pokemon and moves to use when battling Mega Manectric:


  • Donphan: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Groudon: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap, Bulldoze
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap, Earth Power
  • Landorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power

Best moveset for Mega Manectric

Though it may not have the best defenses, Manectric is a quick and strong electric-type Pokemon, especially after it Mega Evolves. Mega Manectric will dish out the most damage if it knows the Fast Attack Thunder Fang and the Charged Attack Wild Charge.

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