Best Mega Alakazam counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Alakazam 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Dark31.0%
          • Ghost27.0%
          • Bug20.5%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Fire2.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 30.95592.2815351.6s56.1
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 35.62316.3828366.4s55.3
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 32.90404.7622362.5s54.6
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 32.21291.3330403.0s50.2
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.59453.5319394.1s49.9
          6Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *28.79360.2524412.5s47.9
          7Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 30.54249.2036439.2s46.6
          8PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 35.00141.8463511.0s46.4
          9Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.65402.2822427.2s46.1
          10HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *27.21369.1424428.2s46.0
          11TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.71392.8022428.6s45.9
          12Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 26.66314.8028452.0s43.8
          13Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.28214.4241475.3s43.7
          14Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 23.72479.8518454.4s43.5
          15Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *24.49416.2121454.0s43.4
          16Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 25.86334.4626455.6s43.3
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.64244.7836472.7s42.9
          18GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 24.97360.5824460.3s42.8
          19Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 29.62181.0549502.7s42.6
          20Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 26.84259.6234474.0s42.4
          21ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 26.27280.8832470.7s42.3
          22Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.58230.7039482.3s42.3
          23GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 24.21375.0423467.7s42.1
          24DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 25.11321.3728470.5s42.0
          25GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 28.39194.1446502.4s41.8
          26Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.42255.6135481.4s41.7
          27Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 23.83371.9124474.4s41.5
          28VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 24.42337.4926475.2s41.5
          29Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 27.92197.0945505.0s41.4
          30Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 23.95348.6025479.0s41.1
          31Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 24.99294.5330482.4s41.1
          32Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricCharge Beam DarkBrutal Swing 24.35319.9728482.2s40.9
          33Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PoisonPoison Jab DarkDark Pulse 32.25100.8689636.0s40.5
          34LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 22.61403.1922487.3s40.4
          35Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 24.91272.8932493.2s40.4
          36MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *23.33348.8625489.0s40.3
          37Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 23.47339.6626489.5s40.2
          38Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 26.01216.3741512.4s39.8
          39Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 25.49230.0539509.5s39.7
          40YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 21.83421.4721497.8s39.7
          41Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.15176.8850535.0s39.6
          42Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.75215.3241516.8s39.5
          43Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *25.27217.4541521.7s39.0
          44Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 25.49207.5343526.5s38.9
          45Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.56195.1046536.7s38.5
          46Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.62413.4321523.6s37.8
          47ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 21.28363.3324522.1s37.7
          48Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *23.72233.6938533.5s37.6
          49Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *20.51412.4521526.1s37.6
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 22.59278.7332527.6s37.5
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          Mega Alakazam type chart

          When fighting Mega Alakazam, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic type moves.


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

          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Mega Alakazam counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Banette. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, Shadow Cursola, and Pheromosa, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Mega Alakazam are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          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 moves, 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.

          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.