The 30 BEST Mega Ampharos Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Mega Ampharos counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Mega Ampharos Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Garchomp, Shadow Salamence, Mega Salamence, and Mega Latios. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 3 - 7 Trainers to defeat Mega Ampharos in a Mega Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow SalamenceShadow Salamence
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SalamenceMega Salamence
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LatiosMega Latios
          Dragon Breath / Dragon Claw
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *31.861194.87313s66.3
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 35.39757.711302s65.7
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 30.861137.97324s64.0
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.53807.511350s57.6
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SalamenceShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *32.99461.619351s56.2
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *28.97696.012363s55.0
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.60690.713367s54.4
          8.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme DialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonRoar of Time *27.83746.612372s54.1
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DragoniteShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 30.81485.018367s53.7
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 29.23555.416373s53.0
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap IceAvalanche 29.72518.017373s52.9
          12.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme PalkiaOrigin Forme PalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonSpacial Rend *29.32539.216374s52.8
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 28.68587.515376s52.8
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.94756.511395s51.3
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.53514.817386s51.1
          16.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *25.04747.312408s49.7
          17.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *26.47587.515402s49.5
          18.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 24.39794.211415s49.3
          19.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.08689.213412s49.0
          20.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 27.58460.019405s48.7
          21.Thumbnail image of KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *26.02531.416414s47.8
          22.Thumbnail image of SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.99451.419414s47.6
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 25.59549.916418s47.5
          24.Thumbnail image of HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *26.48470.719417s47.3
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiasShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.58528.317420s47.1
          26.Thumbnail image of DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 24.53621.214425s47.1
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan ExeggutorShadow Alolan ExeggutorDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor *25.75481.718425s46.5
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter DragonDragon Claw 24.98536.316428s46.4
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down DragonOutrage 29.81265.533438s46.3
          30.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 24.59562.316430s46.3
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          Group size

          You need at least 3 Trainers to defeat a Mega Ampharos in a Mega Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 3 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 4 - 7 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 8+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 3 Trainers

          Mega Ampharos CP range from Raids

          Mega Ampharos can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 2332 CP to 2426 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2915 CP to 3032 CP with Rain and Windy weather boost

          Mega Ampharos weaknesses

          Mega Ampharos type chart

          When fighting Mega Ampharos, keep in mind the that Electric and Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Dragon, Fairy, Ground, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Grass, Steel, Water, and Electric type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          DragonDragon160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric39.1%
          FireFire62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Mega Ampharos Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Dragon172.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground88.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ice54.0%
          • snowSnow
          Fairy48.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Rock6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost6.0%
          • fogFog
          Bug4.0%
          • rainRain
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Mega Ampharos in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Ampharos down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.