Mega Swampert is a great Pokémon to have in your collection.

Mega Swampert is back in Pokémon GO Raids from July 8 until July 23. This gives Trainers a long window to get one of the most flexible Mega Pokémon in the game.

Mega Swampert is a really useful Pokémon to have in your collection in Pokémon GO. It has a great Ground and Water-typing, which has only one weakness and provides bonuses to a lot of good Pokémon.

For instance, Mega Swampert both counters and provides bonus XL Candy when battling Primal Groudon. It stands up as a powerful Water-type and a solid Ground-type.

Here is everything you need to know before you take on Mega Swampert.

Best Mega Swampert counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Swampert has one weakness, which is a 2x weakness to Grass-type moves. It is very rare for a Pokémon to have only a single weakness. In terms of resistances, Mega Swampert resists Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock and Steel-type moves.

Here are the best Grass-type Pokémon to use against Mega Swampert:

Mega Sceptile
Bullet Seed & Frenzy Plant
Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade
Mega Venusaur
Vine Whip & Frenzy Plant
Sky Forme Shaymin
Magical Leaf & Grass Knot
Vine Whip & Power Whip
Thunder Shock & Power Whip
Magical Leaf & Grass Knot
Magical Leaf & Frenzy Plant
Leafage & Grass Knot
Tapu Bulu
Bullet Seed & Grass Knot
Magical Leaf & Grass Knot
Vine Whip & Power Whip

With only one weakness, it comes as no surprise to see a whole array of Grass-type Pokémon here. Only Xurkitree, with a Grass-type Charged Attack, sneaks in as an Electric-type.

Additionally, a lot of these Pokémon are either readily avaliable or have been in the game recently. Kartana features during Pokémon GO Fest, and the Inbound from Ultra Space event.

Tapu Bulu was in Raids recently too. Then Tsareena is a Pokémon all Trainers should have thanks to Bounsweet Community Day, Zarude was avaliable via Ticket, and Mega Venusaur has been in Raids in addition to Bulbasaur spawning often.

Even Decidueye is accessible thanks to Rowlet Community Day earlier in the year.

All in all, assembling a team to take on Mega Swampert in Pokémon GO should be pretty easy for even free to play Trainers.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Swampert 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 Water and Ground-types types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon you can Mega Evolve to get more Swampert candy:

  • Swampert (of course!)
  • Slowbro
  • Gyarados
  • Blastoise
  • Kyogre
  • Steelix
  • Groudon
  • Garchomp

Sadly, none of these Pokémon are good counters against Mega Swampert. However, Primal Groudon can learn Solar Beam, but it is weak to Water-type attacks.

How many Trainers do I need to beat Mega Swampert in Pokémon GO?

Like most Raids where the featured Pokémon has a 2x Weakness, Mega Swampert can be taken down by two well prepared Trainers. Those Trainers will need good Grass-type Pokémon, and Party Power.

For lower level trainers or those looking to play it safe, aim for at least four Trainers. Don't forget the faster you win a Mega Raid, the more Mega Energy you get.

What is the Swampert Pokémon GO 100% IV?

When you take on a Mega Raid in Pokémon GO, you encounter the non-Mega version of the Pokémon. That means you encounter Swampert, instead of Mega Swampert after you take down this Mega Raid in Pokémon GO. Here are the CP values to look out for to know you have a 100% IV Swampert.

  • 1699 CP
  • 2124 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.

SunnySwampert will be a higher CP when caught. Your Grass-type Pokémon will be boosted.Mega Swampert's Ground-type attacks will be boosted.
Partly Cloudy--
RainySwampert will be a higher CP when caught.Mega Swampert's Water-type attacks will be boosted.

If you are looking to take full advantage of Mega Swampert's weakness to Grass-types, keep an eye out for Sunny weather in Pokémon GO. This will have the additional advantage of yielding you a higher CP Swampert after the Raid ends too. However, be warned that Sunny weather in Pokémon GO also will boost Mega Swampert's Ground-type attacks.

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