Take on this version of Mega Charizard.

Mega y Charizard is back in Pokémon GO Mega Raids from June 19-28. This is one of two variants of Mega Charizard. While only the Y version is in Pokémon GO raids, the Charizard Mega Energy you get can be used on any Charizard to Mega Evolve into either form.

Both versions of Mega Charizard are very powerful Fire-type attackers, so battling Mega Y Charizard in raids will gather you very valuable Mega Energy for this Pokémon.

Here is all the information you need to take down Mega Y Charizard in Pokémon GO.

Best Mega Y Charizard counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Y Charizard is a Flying and Fire-type, and has a double weakness to Rock-type attacks, and a single weakness to Electric and Water-type attacks.

In addition, Mega Y Charizard has a resistance to Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground and Steel-types as well as a double resistance to Grass and Bug-types.

Here are the best Mega Y Charizard counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Diancie
Rock Throw & Rock Slide
Mega Tyranitar
Smack Down & Stone Edge
Mega Aerodactyl
Rock Throw & Rock Slide
Smack Down & Rock Slide
Smack Down & Rock Wrecker
Rock Throw & Meteor Beam
Smack Down & Rock Slide
Smack Down & Meteor Beam
Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Ancient Power
Primal Kyogre
Waterfall & Origin Pulse
Mega Swampert
Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
Rock Throw & Meteor Beam

Naturally with a double weakness to Rock-types, the best Mega Charizard Y counters are mostly Rock-types. Mega Diancie was just released to all Trainers recently, and some of these other Pokémon have been spawning frequently too. Rhyperior for instance comes from Rhyhorn, which is a very common spawn.

All in all, finding a team of Pokémon to take on this Raid shouldn't be too challenging.

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

Remember you will encounter a Charizard which is a Fire and Flying-type Pokémon at the end of the raid. Here are the Pokémon to Mega Evolve to get extra Charizard candy and candy XL

  • Pidgeot
  • Pinsir
  • Aerodactyl
  • Houndoom
  • Blaziken
  • Salamence
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Charizard

Mega Rayquaza with a Rock-type move is the best choice. They will target Mega Y Charizard's weaknesses, and also provide you that extra Candy boost.

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

Mega Y Charizard has that crucial double weakness to Rock-types. That makes it manageable to take down. Two high-level trainers with Party Power should be able to win this Raid. For lower level trainers, aim for at least a group of four.

Don't forget, you get more Mega Energy the faster you complete a Mega Raid, so the more trainers the better!

Charizard Pokémon GO 100% IV

With Charizard having two Mega Evolutions, being one of the original Pokémon in the franchise AND frankly looking pretty cool, that 100% IV Charizard is a great one to add to your collection.

Here are the 100% IV CP values to keep an eye out for:

  • 1651 CP
  • 2064 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.

SunnyCharizard will be a higher CP when caught. Mega Y Charizard will have boosted Fire-type attacks.
WindyCharizard will be a higher CP when caught.Mega X Charizard will have boosted Flying-type attacks.
Partly CloudyYour Rock-type Pokémon will be boosted.-

If you're looking for a higher CP Charizard after your raid, keep an eye out for Sunny or Windy weather. Both of those weathers will also boost your Mega Y Charizard counters in Pokémon GO, so there is an added bonus to tackling this raid in those conditions there too.

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