Niantic announced a full Mega Raids plan for Pokemon Go in April, and the coaches could be defeated by a powerful electric Mega Raemon from April 5.
Mega Manectric has been named as the next Pokemon Go Mega Raid, which will run from April 5 to April 12. Mega Manectric time as a Mega Raid star runs in parallel with the bridging event Season of Alola, which introduces Pokémon Generation VII to the mobile game. Mega Manectric will follow the current Mega Raid resident Mega Charizard Y, who is firing Trainers from now until April 5. We’re not sure when Mega Manectric will return to the raid circuit, so if you’re going to challenge it, check out our tips below.
What is a “Mega” Pokémon?
Before we begin, let’s answer a simple question: how is the “Mega” Pokémon different from the normal one? Mega Evolutions, first introduced in 2013 in Pokémon X and Y, were a temporary enhancement that the designated Pokémon had access to, giving the Pokémon access to stronger form if the player gathered the correct matching item during the adventure.
In Pokemon Go, a Pokémon with a Mega form can approach it by consuming Mega Energy specific to that Pokémon, gained through activities such as research tasks and catching other Pokémon. The first transformation to Mega Form will cost 200 Mega Energy, while future transformations will cost 40.
Mega Pokémon not only have increased stats, but offer increased damage to other Pokémon participating in the raid. However, the transformation only takes eight hours, so make sure you make the most of that time.
Schedule Mega Manectric Raid
Mega Manectric enters the Mega Raid Ring starting on April 5 at 10:00 local time and remains there until 20:00 on April 12. Unfortunately, the game with its raid does not follow any set plans – Mega Raids are one of the six ranks a raid can have. as soon as the countdown starts – but the game keeps telling you who is close to the raid, so be careful. Mega Raids, in particular, are marked with a special red egg.
Mega manic weaknesses and counters
Mega Manectric is a pure electric Pokémon that has retained the same weaknesses and endurance since Game Boy. Longtime Pokémon veterans, or even those who have left and returned to the Pokémon, will know how to prepare for this Mega Raid.
Ground-type moves are the only type in the entire game that will inflict additional damage on Mega Manectric, so you’ll need to fill your team with ground-type types and fight the force of the ground. Donphan, Hippowdon, Groudon and the original kanto forms of Marowak and Sandslash are purely terrestrial types that will bring a big hand in the Battle of Mega Manectric. If you do not have these options, Garchomp, Mamoswine and Rhyperior have a second type that is not weak for electric-type thrust, so they are all valid as well.
Types to avoid
Mega Manectric’s clean electricity means it is resistant to three types of attacks: Electric, Flying and Steel. Try to avoid mirror-type Electric with Pokémon like Electivire, Steel-like Steelix should stay in the smithy, and this time keep birds like Zapdos and Pidgeot safe in their nests. Although Mega Manectric cannot withstand these attacks, do not bring any Water Pokémon into this raid. It won’t end well for you.
There are still a few days left before Mega Manectric joins the Mega Raid list, so be prepared by heading to the current five-star raid Tapu Lele or Mega Charizard Y Mega Raid, if you haven’t already.
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