Pokemon GO Mega Alakazam raid guide (March 2023): Best counters, weaknesses, and more

Mega Alakazam is a vastly powerful evolution of the Psychic-type Pokemon Alakazam in Pokemon GO.
Mega Alakazam will reappear as a raid boss during Pokemon GO's Let's GO! event (Image via Niantic)

Pokemon GO's ongoing Let's GO! event still has plenty to offer, including a Mega Raid change on March 28, 2023. On that day, Mega Venusaur will be swapped out in Mega Raids for Mega Alakazam.

Considering that defeating this boss will provide trainers with Mega Energy and the chance to capture an Alakazam, the Mega Raid should prove quite popular.


However, trainers will need a capable and powerful team of counters to defeat Mega Alakazam. Fortunately, this boss has a lone elemental type, making it both easier to exploit in type advantages and easier to defend against.

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If trainers are looking for top counters to Mega Alakazam in Pokemon GO, they'll have more than a few options at their disposal.

Top Pocket Monster and move counters to beat Mega Alakazam in Pokemon GO

Dark-type Pokemon like Darkrai can give Mega Alakazam a tough time in Pokemon GO raids (Image via Niantic)
Dark-type Pokemon like Darkrai can give Mega Alakazam a tough time in Pokemon GO raids (Image via Niantic)

As a Psychic-type creature in Pokemon GO, Mega Alakazam is susceptible to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type damage. Even better, if trainers use these moves with a Pocket Monster of the same elemental type, they'll deal even more damage, thanks to the in-game Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB).

This is advised, as players will need to deal all the damage they can muster to quickly defeat Mega Alakazam and finish its raid, resulting in optimal rewards after completion.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type creatures that can give Mega Alakazam a tough time in Pokemon GO. However, before using these counters and moves, trainers will want to make sure they've powered up their team as much as possible.

It's also best if the Pokemon being used to counter Mega Alakazam have high IV stats to ensure they don't miss out on dealing maximum damage.


Top Pokemon counters to Mega Alakazam

  • Mega Gengar
  • Mega Banette
  • Mega Houndoom
  • Mega Absol
  • Mega Gyarados
  • Mega Beedrill
  • Mega Scizor
  • Mega Sceptile (with Fury Cutter)
  • Hydreigon
  • Origin Forme Giratina
  • Darkrai
  • Unbound Forme Hoopa
  • Chandelure
  • Gholdengo
  • Pheromosa
  • Confined Forme Hoopa
  • Guzzlord
  • Yveltal
  • Weavile
  • Zoroark
  • Zarude
  • Vikavolt
  • Yanmega
  • Honchkrow
  • Tyranitar
  • Lunala
  • Altered Forme Giratina
  • Genesect
  • Bisharp
  • Escavalier
  • Trevenant

Top move counters to Mega Alakazam

  • Bite
  • Brutal Swing
  • Shadow Claw
  • Shadow Force
  • Snarl
  • Shadow Ball
  • Astonish
  • Hex
  • Bug Bite
  • Bug Buzz
  • Lick
  • Sucker Punch
  • Dark Pulse
  • Foul Play
  • X-Scissor
  • Crunch
  • Fury Cutter
  • Megahorn

In addition to picking the right counters for this raid, Pokemon GO players will want to stock up on healing items to keep their team upright in the battle. Furthermore, it's wise to keep in contact with fellow trainers who would be willing to join the raid. Ideally, these trainers should be capable of countering Mega Alakazam with the same (or similar) creatures and moves.

With all of these suggestions met, defeating Mega Alakazam should be much easier and result in faster raid completion times as well as better overall rewards.

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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh
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