How to beat Mega Venusaur in Pokémon Go – Weaknesses, counters, strategies

Fight in a Mega Raid against Mega Venusaur.

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Mega Evolutions have arrived to Pokémon Go. You can now Mega Evolve certain Pokémon, but to earn enough Mega Energy to do it, you need to participate in Mega Raids. These are special raids where you have to fight a particular Mega Evolved Pokémon to earn enough energy to evolve yours. This guide focuses on how to fight Mega Venusaur.

Mega Venusaur weaknesses

Mega Venusaur is a Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-type Pokémon. It has a variety of weaknesses that you should be able to exploit during the raid, giving you plenty of options of what you can use to fight it.

Pokémon to counter Mega Venusaur

The best choices to take down Mega Venusaur include Metwo, Galarian Darmanitan, and Heatran.

Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Pokémon, and if you have the shadow version of Mewtwo in your party, you have the most powerful Pokémon available to take it down. It has a maximum CP of 4,178, an attack of 300, a defense of 182, and stamina of 214. Unless Mega Venusaur has a Bug, Dark, or Ghost-type attack, Mewtwo can handle whatever attacks it uses to deal out plenty of damage. The best moves Mewtwo can use during the raid include confusion and psystrike or spychic.

New up you have the Galarian Darmanitan, an Ice-type Pokémon. The Galarian form is a little hard to obtain, but it should be available for those regularly opening up the 7-kilometer eggs you receive from friends. It has a maximum CP of 3,105, an attack of 263, a defense of 114, and stamina of 233. Unfortunately, it has extremely poor defensive stats, but it can do a lot of damage with its Ice-type attacks. The best moveset it can use during the raid is ice fang and avalanche or ice punch.

The final choice you want to pick against Mega Venusaur is Heatran, the Fire and Steel-type Legendary Pokémon. You have to catch this Pokémon from five-star raids to use it, and if you can work with friends to beat it, it’s a great choice. It has a maximum CP of 3,745, an attack of 251, a defense of 213, and stamina of 209. You want it to be using fire spin and fire blast or flamethrower against Mega Venusaur.

These are some great choices, but there are several others you may want to consider. Your other choices include Reshiram, Moltres, Darmanitan, Victini, Chandelure, Metagross, Entei, Ho-Oh, Charizard, Rayquaza, or Balziken.

After you defeat Mega Venusaur, you collect Mega Energy based on how quickly you were able to take it down. You also have the chance to capture a standard Venusaur once you complete the Mega Raid.