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Mega Sceptile Pokémon GO Raid Guide: counters & Candy tips

Take down this powerful Mega-Pokémon.

Mega Sceptile is back in raids in Pokémon GO. The Mega Evolved Pokémon is one of the most powerful Grass-type attackers in the game, and getting that all important Mega Energy from raids is really important.

Mega Sceptile will be back in raids between March 1 and March 14. If you already have some good Sceptiles, getting Mega Energy from these raids will allow you to Mega Evolve them.

Here is the Mega Sceptile Pokémon Go raid guide you need to take this Pokémon down.

Best Mega Sceptile counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Sceptile has a LOT of weaknesses in Pokémon GO. It has five regular weaknesses, but is also double weak to Ice-type Pokémon. This makes it a pretty simple Pokémon to take down, and assembling your raid team should be fairly simple.

Mega Sceptile is single weak to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying and Poison-type Pokémon, then has that double weakness to Ice-type Pokémon.

Here are the best Mega Sceptile counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Dragon Ascent
Powder Snow & Avalanche
Galarian Darmanitan
Ice Fang & Avalanche
Ice Fang & Avalanche
Mega Glailie
Frost Breath & Avalanche
Mega Abomasnow
Powder Snow & Weather Ball
Mega Gardevoir
Charm & Triple Axel
Dragon Breath & Glaciate
Frost Breath & Avalanche
Mega Garchomp
Dragon Tail & Outrage
Frost Breath & Triple Axel
Incarnate Enamourous
Fairy Wind & Fly

There are lots of Ice-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO to choose from. Some, like Articuno and Mamoswine have very easily accessible Shadow versions which are even more powerful. A lot of the Pokémon here featured over the holiday season. So, you shouldn't have any issues building a Pokémon GO team to fight Mega Sceptile

Mega Abomasnow is a great choice, as it is a top counter that also will boost your Candy and Candy XL.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Sceptile candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Grass types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

The quirk here is you catch a regular Sceptile, not Mega Sceptile. That means Dragon-type Mega Pokémon won't boost Candy, as only the mega shares that typing.

Here are the Pokémon you can Mega Evolve to boost Sceptile Candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Venusaur
  • Sceptile
  • Abomasnow

How many trainers do I need to beat Mega Sceptile in Pokémon GO?

Mega Sceptile is a pretty typical Mega Raid boss in Pokémon GO. You'll need about three to four trainers to take it down. With high level Ice-type Pokémon, and Party Power, you might be able to duo this Pokémon as well.

Mega Sceptile Pokémon GO 100% IV

If you want the best possible Mega Sceptile in Pokémon GO, you'll want to keep an eye out for the following Sceptile CP values after your raid:

  • 1575 CP
  • 1969 CP (Weather boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

Your Sceptile will be a higher level when caught.
Mega Sceptile's Grass-type and Ground-type moves will be boosted.
Your Sceptile will be a higher level when caught. Boosts your Dragon-type and Flying-type counters.
Mega Sceptile's Dragon-type and Flying-type moves will be boosted.
Partly Cloudy
Boosts Fairy-type and Poison-type counters.
Boosts Ice-type counters.
Boosts Bug-type counters.
Mega Sceptile's Bug-type moves will be boosted.

While Snowy weather can be hard to come by, it's by far the best weather if you want to take on a Mega Sceptile raid in the quickest way. Keep an eye out for Sunny or Windy weather if you want that CP boost.

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