Mega Garchomp Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

  • November 11, 2023

From Raids: November 12, 2023, 10:00 am to November 16, 2023, 10:00 am local time.

Mega Garchomp is a Dragon- and Ground-type Pokémon originally found in the Sinnoh region. According to its Pokédex entry, Mega Garchomp’s extra power melts its arms and wings, turning them into giant scythes. Mega Garchomp makes its Pokémon GO debut on November 12, 2023. Learn which Pokémon will be most successful in Raid Battles against Mega Garchomp, how to catch Garchomp after winning a Raid Battle, and the best way so much for using Mach Pokémon after you’re done. he grabbed it.

As a Dragon- and Ground-type Pokémon, Mega Garchomp is vulnerable to Dragon-, Fairy-, and Ice-type attacks. But it’s important to note that Mega Garchomp is twice as weak to Ice-type attacks, which means Pokémon with Ice-type attacks should be your first choice in raid battles against Mega Garchomp.

When choosing six Pokémon for your Mega Garchomp Raid Battle list, it’s important to choose a Pokémon with a Dragon-, Fairy-, or Ice-type Fast Attack and Charged Attack if you want to deal a lot of damage as quickly as possible. It is not necessary to choose only Dragon-, Fairy-, and Ice-type Pokémon, but Pokémon that share a type with this attack will benefit from the attack bonus of the same type, which will allow this attack to deal 20% more damage. .

If you have multiple Pokémon that fit the right type and moveset profile, choose the Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that victory speed is one of the factors that determines how many Premier Balls you will get at the end of a successful Raid Battle, so it makes sense to enter this raid with the strongest Pokémon team possible.

  • Mamoswine / Shadow Mamoswine (Ice/Ground)

  • Weavile / Shadow Weavile (Dark/Ice)

  • Galarian Darmanitan (Ice)

    • Quick Attack: Ice Fang (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Punch (Ice)

  • Mr. Rime / Shadow Mr. Rime (Psychic/Ice)

    • Quick Attack: Ice Shard

    • Charged Attack: Ice Punch (Ice), Icy Wind (Ice)

  • Glaceon (Ice)

    • Quick Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Beam (Ice), Ice Wind (Ice)

  • Abomasnow / Shadow Abomasnow / Mega Abomasnow (Grass/Ice)

    • Quick Attack: Powdered Ice (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Wrath (Dragon), Weather Ball (Ice)

  • Articuno / Shadow Articuno (Ice/Flying)

    • Quick Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Ice Beam (Ice), Icy Wind (Ice)

  • Jynx (Ice/Psychic)

    • Quick Attack: Frost Breath (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Punch (Ice)*

  • Regice / Shadow Regice (Ice)

  • Cloyster / Shadow Cloyster (Water/Ice)

    • Quick Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Aurora Beam (Ice), Avalanche (Ice), Blizzard (Ice)*, Icy Wind (Ice)

  • Gardevoir / Shadow Gardevoir / Mega Gardevoir (Psychic/Fairy)

  • Granbull/Shadow Granbull (Legendary)

    • Quick Attack: Charm (Fiction)

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Combat), Play Bad (Fiction)

  • Togekiss (Legend/Flight)

  • Primarina (Water/Myth)

  • Rayquaza / Mega Rayquaza (Dragon/Flying)

    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail (Dragon)

    • Charged Attack: Swipe (Dragon)*, Fury (Dragon)

  • Salamence / Shadow Salamence / Mega Salamence (Dragon/Flying)

    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail (Dragon)

    • Charged Attack: Draco Meteor (Dragon), Outrage (Dragon)*

  • Garchomp / Shadow Garchomp (Dragon/Ground)

  • Dragonite / Shadow Dragonite (Dragon/Plane)

    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath (Dragon), Dragon Tail (Dragon)

    • Charged Attack: Draco Meteor (Dragon)*, Dragon Claw (Dragon), Dragon Pulse (Dragon)*, Outrage (Dragon)

* Elite Fast TM or Elite Charge TM is usually required to teach this Pokémon this attack.

After the Mega Garchomp attacks, the Mega Garchomp will return to its normal form and you will have a limited number of Premier Balls to use to catch the Garchomp, so make each one count. You can get more Premier Balls by fighting with friends and defeat Mega Garchomp very quickly.

When you encounter a Garchomp, your chance of catching it is much greater if the target ring is small enough to score a Best Throw. Throwing curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don’t think you can make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Good Throws or Big Throws rather than missing the target ring entirely.

Garchomp won’t make it easy on you by staying still while you try to grab it. Don’t waste your Premier balls by throwing them while they are moving. Watch Garchomp to get a feel for its movement cycle and pauses between cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, then throw as it starts to get smaller to increase your chances of making a Big Throw or a Great Throw.

Berries can help you catch Garchomp. A Razz Berry will make Garchomp easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it even easier to catch. If you find yourself unable to land any throws, the Nanab Berry will silence the Garchomp, making its movement less erratic and allowing you to make more accurate throws with ease. If you need more Garchomp candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make the Garchomp easier to catch and give you more candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher have the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokémon deflects a Poké Ball, your friend may throw it back for a second chance to catch it!

Garchomp is tricky to catch, so don’t panic if it runs away. Get a second wind by collecting useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.

Garchomp’s starting CP range: 2,174-2,264

Garchomp’s starting CP range with Weather Boost: 2,718-2,830

Quick Attacks Available: Dragon Tail (Dragon), Mud Gun (Low)

Charged Attacks Available: Earth Force (Ground)*, Earthquake (Low), Fire Blast (Fire), Wrath (Dragon), Grave of Sand (Low)

As a Dragon- and Ground-type Pokémon, Garchomp is resistant to Electric-, Fire-, Poison-, and Rock-type attacks. While there are many strong Dragon-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, Garchomp’s dual typing and high CP make it a particularly strong choice for raids. Mega Evolving Garchomp makes this powerhouse even more powerful—but you’ll need a lot of Mega Energy, which you can earn more by defeating Mega Garchomp in Mega Raids. Then you’ll be able to bring your own Mega Garchomp into battle against Pokémon like Palkia, Reshiram, and Dialga.

In GO Battle League, Garchomp is most popular in Master League, where its high CP allows it to shine. Specifically, its Dragon-type attack is effective against Giratina and other Dragon-type Pokémon, while its Ground-type attack is effective against most Steel-type Pokémon such as Melmetal and Metagross that trainers often use. . Garchomp’s vulnerability to Dragon-type attacks can be a challenge in a league full of fearsome Dragon-types, but it is possible to build a team that helps balance that vulnerability.

Because Garchomp’s high CP is one of its biggest strengths in both raid and Master League, it’s best to power up your Garchomp as much as possible. To do this, take part in multiple Mega Garchomp raids and use a Pinap Berry or Silver Pinap Berry when you catch the Garchomp to get more candy.

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check back at Pokemon.com/Strategy for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.