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Mega Blastoise Raid Trio Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
MegaBlas
Difficulty:
HP15,000 ATK220.50 DEF199.20
CP Range
Lvl 20 2162 - 2252 Lvl 25 2703 - 2815

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Bite Easy
Water Gun Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Ice Beam Challenging
Hydro Pump Intermediate
Flash Cannon Easy
Skull Bash Easy

\Overview

When compared to its Kanto Starter Mega contemporaries, Blastoise was forced to give up its title of "the most defense of its trio" to Mega Venusaur. That said, it's still got very high defense. It's about on a par with Articuno, but without the double weakness, fewer weaknesses to exploit in general, and a much higher attack stat. Fainting out is a very large threat, which makes the trio a bit risky, especially when aiming for as much of a speed bonus as possible.

Approach

  • Mega Venusaur is absurdly powerful in this raid.
  • Electric Types tend to have the highest average performance
  • Grass types are outstanding Vs. Water Type movesets, but poor Vs. Ice Beam.
  • Shadows have a similar TDO to their base formes, making them very useful in this raid
  • Packing a Mega Evolution can help to buff the entire team

Battling Strategy

  • A mix of DPS and TDO is best. A large number of Pokemon are capable of reaching Trio-level DPS, but their TDO tends to be an issue.
  • It's generally best to dodge if your team has proper counters

Best Raid Boss Counters

Recommended Mega Evolutions

Mega Venu Mega Venusaur
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Pros:

  • Top overall performer
  • Mega Evolution, provides an important buff to all similarly typed Pokemon on the field
  • Good general accessibility. Species has been featured in multiple events, as a raid boss, in its own Community Day, and has been available since day 1
  • Resists Water Type movesets

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution, costs Mega Energy to use
  • Best moveset is Elite
  • Weak to Ice Beam
Counters Viable at Lv.30
ShadowElectivire Shadow Electivire
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Pros:

  • Fastest DPS of all counters
  • Resists Flash Cannon
  • Has acceptable TDO despite high DPS

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
ShadowRaikou Shadow Raikou
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Pros:

  • Extremely similar to Electivire; slightly lower DPS for higher TDO
  • Resists Flash Cannon

Cons:

  • Legendary Species, can be hard to obtain candy for
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
ShadowMagnezone Shadow Magnezone
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Pros:

  • Outstanding TDO option with very solid DPS to back it up
  • One of the few counters that resists Ice Beam
  • Double-resists Flash Cannon, resists Skull Bash

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
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Pros:

  • Top performer among non-shadow/non-mega Pokemon
  • Resists Water Type movesets and Flash Cannon

Cons:

  • Legendary species, can be difficult to obtain candy for
  • Weak to Ice Beam
ShadowZapdos Shadow Zapdos
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Pros:

  • Resists Flash Cannon

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Legendary species, can be difficult to obtain candy for
  • Best moveset is Elite
Counters Viable at Lv.35
ShadowVenusaur Shadow Venusaur
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Pros:

  • Resists Water Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Best moveset is Elite
  • Weak to Ice Beam
ShadowTorterra Shadow Torterra
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Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Best moveset is Elite
  • One of the few Grass Types that does not resist Water Type movesets
  • Double weak to Ice Beam
Electivire Electivire
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Pros:

  • Resists Flash Cannon

Cons:

  • Somewhat frail, appreciates dodging
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Pros:

  • Extremely similar to Electivire; slightly lower DPS for higher TDO
  • Resists Flash Cannon

Cons:

  • Legendary Species, can be hard to obtain candy for
Magnezone Magnezone
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Pros:

  • Good TDO option with very solid DPS to back it up
  • One of the few counters that resists Ice Beam
  • Double-resists Flash Cannon, resists Skull Bash
  • Species has been featured in numerous events and has been available since day 1
Shadow Exeggutor Shadow Exeggutor
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Pros:

  • Resists Water Type movesets

Cons:

  • Weak to Ice Beam and Bite
Shadow Mewtwo Shadow Mewtwo
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Pros:

  • Extremely high general utility

Cons:

  • Legendary Species, can be hard to obtain candy for
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Limited availability, unavailable to many players
  • Weak to Bite
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Pros:

  • Resists Flash Cannon

Cons:

  • Legendary species, can be difficult to obtain candy for
  • Best moveset is Elite
Roserade Roserade
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Pros:

  • Great general accessibility, species is common in many areas and can easily be obtained when weather boosted.
  • Resists Water Type movesets

Cons:

  • Weak to Ice Type movesets
Venusaur Venusaur
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Pros:

  • Good general accessibility. Species has been featured in multiple events, as a raid boss, in its own Community Day, and has been available since day 1
  • Resists Water Type movesets

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite
  • Weak to Ice Beam
Torterra Torterra
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Pros:

  • Good general accessibility. Species has been featured in multiple events, and its own Community Day.

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite
  • One of the few Grass Types that does not resist Water Type movesets
  • Double weak to Ice Beam
Counters Viable at Lv.40
Deoxys Deoxys (Normal Forme)
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Cons:

  • Extremely frail, requires dodging to be effective
  • Weak to Bite
  • Mythical species, can be hard to obtain candy for and cannot be traded
ShadowVictreebel Shadow Victreebel
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Pros:

  • Very solid DPS
  • Resists Water Type movesets

Cons:

  • Frail, dodging is definitely recommended 
  • Weak to Ice Beam
ShadowShiftry Shadow Shiftry
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Pros:

  • Very solid DPS
  • Resists Water Type movesets

Cons:

  • Frail, dodging is definitely recommended 
  • Weak to Ice Beam

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