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Mega Abomasnow Raid Duo Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
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Difficulty:

Easy at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK201.50 DEF162.80
CP Range
Lvl 20 1863 - 1946 Lvl 25 2329 - 2432

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Sunny / Clear, Windy Snow, Sunny / Clear, Rain, Windy, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Razor Leaf Intermediate
Powder Snow Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Outrage Intermediate
Weather Ball Ice Challenging
Blizzard Intermediate
Energy Ball Easy

Overview

With the proper team comp and a weather boost, it is possible to solo Mega Abomasnow thanks to its double weakness to Fire and the sheer power of Mega Charizard Y in particular. However, for this guide we will focus on the duo. While fairly easy in general, this raid does demand proper counters to truly be considered "easy", and they're all Fire Types.

Approach

Team composition

  • Mega Charizard Y is the VIP of this fight, though other Fire Type Mega Evolutions can work very well 

  • Heatran's huge resistance set makes this duo an absolute cake walk

  • Throw out your strongest Fire Types and watch this snowman melt

Dodging strategy

  • If fainting out, dodge more. If running out of time, dodge less.

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Mega Evolution Counters

Mega Charizard Y Mega Charizard Y
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Pros:

  • Highest DPS option with outstanding TDO to back it up. This is the Pokemon to win the raid.
  • Double resists Grass Type movesets
  • Boosts the power of other Pokemon on the field, as well as Fire and Flying Type attacks
  • May have times of boosted power due to seasonal effects

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution; requires Mega Energy to use, and is not always available to those who cannot simply walk for energy
  • Best moveset is Elite
Mega Charizard X Mega Charizard X
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Pros:

  • Double resists Grass Type movesets
  • May have times of boosted power due to seasonal effects
  • Boosts the power of other Pokemon on the field, as well as Fire Type attacks

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution; requires Mega Energy to use, and is not always available to those who cannot simply walk for energy
  • Weak to Outrage
  • Best moveset is Elite
Mega Houndoom Mega Houndoom
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets
  • May have times of boosted power due to seasonal effects
  • Boosts the power of other Pokemon on the field, as well as Fire Type attacks

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution; requires Mega Energy to use, and is not always available to those who cannot simply walk for energy

Counters Viable at Lv.25

ShadowMoltres Shadow Moltres
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Pros:

  • Highest performance among non-Mega Pokemon
  • Double resists Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Exclusive Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and rare to find a high IV individual
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
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Pros:

  • Absolute best TDO by a fair margin with DPS well within duo range
  • Resists Outrage, double resists Grass and Ice Type movesets

Cons:

  • DPS is not suited to a solo outside of an end-game anchor, potentially
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
ShadowEntei Shadow Entei
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Pros:

  • Resists Grass and Ice Type movesets

Cons:

  • Exclusive Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and rare to find a high IV individual
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
ShadowCharizard Shadow Charizard
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Pros:

  • Double resists Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
  • Best moveset is Elite
Reshiram Reshiram
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Pros:

  • Highest overall performance among non-Shadow/Mega Pokemon
  • Double resists Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
  • Weak to Outrage

Counters Viable at Lv.30

Darmanitan Darmanitan
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets
Chandelure Chandelure
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets
Blaziken Blaziken
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite, though the backup moveset is still very strong
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Pros:

  • Double resists Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
Charizard Charizard
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Pros:

  • Double resists Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain

Counters Viable at Lv.35

Infernape Infernape
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets
ShadowHoundoom Shadow Houndoom
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Pros:

  • Resists Ice and Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise
  • Frail, appreciates dodging
Shadow Salamence Shadow Salamence
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Pros:

  • Double resists Grass Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise
  • Frail, appreciates dodging
  • Double weak to Ice Type movesets
  • Weak to Outrage
Shadow Mewtwo Shadow Mewtwo
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Cons:

  • Exclusive Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and rare to find a high IV individual

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