Mega Venusaur Pokémon GO Raid Guide: Best counters and candy tips cover image

Mega Venusaur Pokémon GO Raid Guide: Best counters and candy tips

Battle Mega Venusaur with our raid guide.

Mega Venusaur is back in Pokémon GO Mega Raids from March 21 - April 4.

Mega Venusaur is one of the best Grass-type Pokémon, and well worth your time raiding during the next couple of weeks. You probably have a lot of Bulbasaur, and lots of Candy from past events and Community Days.

However, this is a great way to load up on that all important Mega Energy, as well as grind XP and Stardust. Mega Venusaur isn't that hard to take down in Pokémon GO either, so the grind is fairly easy.

Best Mega Venusaur counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Venusaur is a Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. That means it has a weakness to Fire, Psychic, Flying and Ice-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO.

With four weaknesses, and some very strong Pokémon in a few of these categories putting together a team to win this Mega Venusaur raid should be pretty simpple.

Here are the best Mega Venusaur counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Rayquaza
Air Slash & Dragon Ascent
Mewtwo
Psycho Cut & Psystrike
Rayquaza
Air Slash & Dragon Ascent
Mega Y Charizard
Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Mega Blaziken
Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Mega Alakazam
Confusion & Psychic
Reshiram
Fire Fang & Fusion Flare
Mega X Charizard
Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Mega Gardevoir
Confusion & Psychic
Heatran
Fire Spin & Magma Storm
Yveltal
Gust & Oblivion Wing
Moltres
Fire Spin & Sky Attack

There is no shortage of great Pokémon to choose from when taking on Mega Venusaur in Pokémon GO. A Mega Rayquaza, followed by a good Mewtwo (even better if Shadow) then a couple of Normal Rayquaza will make this a very easy raid to take down.

Thankfully, a lot of these Pokémon have been around recently. Mega Rayquaza was featured at last summers Pokémon GO Fest, Heatran appeared during Road to Sinnoh in February. Shadow Mewtwo is even back in raids while Mega Venusaur is around.

Putting together a team of the best Mega Venusaur counters shouldn't be too difficult.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Bulbasaur 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.

Here are all the Pokémon you can Mega Evolve to get more Bulbasaur Candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Venusaur
  • Beedrill
  • Gengar
  • Sceptile
  • Abomasnow

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

Mega Venusaur can be taken down by just two trainers. Any two trainers with powerful Fire-type Mega Pokémon, a high level Psystrike Mewtwo or a high level Mega Rayquaza will be able to take this raid down in a group of two. Don't forget Party power!

If you don't want to use a Fire-type Mega Pokémon or Mega Rayquaza so you can get that extra Candy bonus a group of three or four should suffice. Lower level trainers should aim for five to six trainers.

Venusaur Pokémon GO 100% IV

While we get a lot of chances to get a high IV Mega Venusaur in Pokémon GO, because Bulbasaur is a common spawn, these Mega Raids are still a great chance to get that elusive 100% IV.

Here are the CP values to keep an eye out for to know you have a 100% IV Venusaur:

  • 1554 CP
  • 1943 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.

Weather
Pro
Con
Sunny
Your Fire-type Pokémon will be boosted. The Venusaur you encounter after the raid will be a higher CP.
Mega Venusaur will have boosted Grass-type attacks.
Windy
Your Psychic-type and Flying-type Pokémon will be boosted.
-
Partly Cloudy
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-
Cloudy
The Venusaur you encounter after the raid will be a higher CP.
Mega Venusaur will have boosted Poison-type attacks.
Snow
Your Ice-type Pokémon will be boosted.
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Rainy
-
-
Fog
-
-

Windy weather, with a powerful Mewtwo is a great way to blast through this raid easily. Fire-type Pokémon will also enjoy battling in Sunny weather. The boosted Grass-type attacks that Venusaur will have still won't lay a glove on your Fire-type team.

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