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Pokemon GO: Mega Abomasnow Raid Guide, Weaknesses, & Best Counters

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Pokemon GO: Mega Abomasnow Raid Guide, Weaknesses, & Best Counters

The Season of Celebration is finally here and that means the debut of Mega Abomasnow in Pokemon GO. If you know what you’re doing, then this can be one of the easiest Mega raids to date. With this Mega Abomasnow raid guide you’ll learn about all the counters that will exploit the weaknesses of this big softie.

Mega Abomasnow Raid Guide for Pokemon GO

There’s no doubt that Mega Abomasnow is the easiest Mega raid to come to Pokemon GO so far. Even without a weather boost, this raid can easily be completed by just three trainers. Clear or Sunny weather just makes it even easier and enables this raid to be completed by just two trainers.

Throw in a Fire-type Mega to boost Fire raid counters even further and you’ll take out Mega Abomasnow in no time. If your counters for this raid are all 30 or higher, then all of these extra boosts are kind of overkill. But it’s still nice to have them so you can finish the raid extremely quickly and get tons of Abomasnow Mega Energy.

Mega Abomasnow Weaknesses

Part of the reason why Abomasnow is so easily defeated is thanks to its weaknesses. This Mega has many, but none more glaring than its Fire weakness. A solid team of six Mega Abomasnow raid counters should do the trick. If that’s not feasible for you, then you can check out the other weaknesses that Mega Abomasnow has below:

  • Fire
  • Fighting
  • Flying
  • Poison
  • Rock
  • Bug
  • Steel

Best Mega Abomasnow Raid Counters

Again, your best bet here for winning the Mega Abomasnow raid is going to be picking Fire-type counters. Just load up with your best ones, find at least two friends, and go to town on this Mega raid boss.

The Mega Abomasnow raid counters listed in this guide are from a Pokebattler simulation with level 35 ‘mons and no attack boosts of any kind. Mega and Shadow Pokemon will be listed in their own ways since they’re currently quite costly and difficult to obtain.

  • Megas:
    • Mega Charizard Y (Fire Spin|Blast Burn)
    • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
      This is the biggest counter that you can have on your team for the Mega Abomasnow raid. There’s nothing that can match it statistically and it’ll give all of the other Fire-types in battle a boost to their attacks. You may want to stagger them if each trainer has one so you can prolong the time of the Fire-type buff.
    • Mega Charizard X (Fire Spin|Blast Burn)
    • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
      Mega Charizard X is another fantastic counter for taking on the Mega Abomasnow raid. However, its partial Dragon typing makes it susceptible to Mega Abomasnow’s Outrage. Charizard X is powerful, but just not as safe as Charizard Y.
    • Mega Houndoom (Fire Fang|Flamethrower)
    • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
      Mega Houndoom is a great option, but it’s still no Mega Charizard Y. It’s a slightly better Mega Abomasnow raid counter than Charizard X and it isn’t weak to Outrage. But if many players may be low on its Mega Energy thanks to its usefulness against Mega Gengar.
  • Reshiram (Fire Fang|Overheat)
  • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    Reshiram is a beastly counter in the Mega Abomasnow raid, even rivaling Mega Charizard X. However, the only downfall it has is the same as that Charizard X. It’s a fantastic Fire-type attacker, but it’ll get wiped out too quickly by Outrage. But if Outrage isn’t on the table, then this is a completely different story.
  • Darmanitan (Fire Fang|Overheat)
  • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    We’re finally onto the first non-Mega or non-legendary Pokemon for the Mega Abomasnow raid. Even though Darmanitan is relatively new, it has been available in many different ways. Better yet it’s also a powerful Fire-type that can easily withstand a barrage of Grass and Ice attacks that Mega Abomasnow launches at it.
  • Heatran (Fire Sping|Flamethrower)
  • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    And just like that, we’re back to the Legendary Pokemon. Heatran has been a good reliable Fire-type counter since it released and the same remains true here. Best of all, its partial Steel typing makes it the only Mega Abomasnow raid counter that resists Outrage.
  • Entei* (Fire Fang|Overheat)
  • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    Even though Entei isn’t a defensive monster, it’ll still survive decently well against Mega Abomasnow. Overheat takes a long time to charge, but the amount of damage it deals is worth the extra time. The Shadow version of this Legendary Pokemon is one of the best counters for the Mega Abomasnow raid.
  • Chandelure (Fire Spin|Overheat)
  • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    Unfortunately, there isn’t a Shadow version of Chandelure yet. But the original is pretty impressive on its own. Don’t even think about using Shadow Ball here though. It’s a great attack but just focus on using Fire attacks to take out Mega Abomasnow.
  • Moltres* (Fire Spin|Overheat)
  • Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    Moltres rounds out this list of the best Mega Abomasnow raid counters. Even though the Frost Tree Pokemon is weak to Moltres’ Flying-type attacks, it’ll take even more damage from Fire moves. If you have a Shadow Moltres, then use it. Only Mega Charizard Y is a better option for this raid.
  • Other Viable Mega Abomasnow Raid Counters:
    • Blaziken (Fire Spin|Blast Burn) – Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    • Victini (Quick Attack|V Create) – Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny or Partly Cloudy
    • Flareon (Fire Spin|Overheat) – Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    • Typhlosion (Incinerate|Blast Burn) – Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    • Charizard* (Fire Spin|Blast Burn) – Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny
    • Infernape (Fire Spin|Blast Burn) – Weather Boost: Clear/Sunny

*Shadow version also viable

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