Mega Latias back in the world of Pokémon Go! Unfortunately, you can’t ride it around the map like you can in the main-series games, but it’s still an excellent addition to your team and well worth getting hold of if you can.
To get Mega Latias, you need to Mega Evolve a Latias in your Pokémon Go storage using Latias Mega Energy, which is primarily obtained though Mega Raids. This means that you must first defeat the Gen 3 Mega Eon Pokémon if you want to add it to your Mega Pokédex.
Like most Mega Raids, this is a tough Pokémon to take on solo without maxed out perfect counters. To make life easy, we recommend teaming up with other trainers and who understand Mega Latias’s weakness and can bring the best Mega Latias counters.
But Mega Latias is only one half of the duo — make sure to check out our Mega Latios weakness and counters page to help defeat it.
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Mega Latias counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go
Below you can find the Mega Latias weaknesses, with some counter suggestions, to help you defeat it in Pokémon Go:
- Mega Latias type – Dragon and Psychic
- Mega Latias is weak against – Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost and Ice types
- Mega Latias mega counters – Mega Gengar, Mega Gardevoire and, of course, Mega Latios. Mega Salamence is also an option, but like Mega Latias, will be naturally weak to Latios.
- Mega Latias counters: – Diaga, Rayquaza, Salamence, Zekrom, Hydreigon, Garchomp, Palkia, Giratina (Origin, ideally) and Reshiram are your top choices here, but all of these are obviously weak to Dragons. If you want something less exposed, you're looking at Zacian, Darkrai, Gengar, Hoopa (Unbound) and Primal Groudon running Dragon Tail.
- Other Mega Latias notes: Dragon is the type of choice when battling Mega Latias, but comes with the risk of mutually assured destruction. If you don’t have many strong dragon-type Pokémon, or you simply don’t want to use your body weight in Revives, perhaps consider Ghost, Dark, Ice or Fairy types to beat Latios.
Mega Latias CP in Pokémon Go
Here are the CP ranges you can expect to see from Mega Latias in Pokémon Go raids:
- Raid Boss CP – 80545 CP
- Mega Latias max CP – 5428 CP
- CP Range when being caught – 1921 to 2006 CP
- Maximum weather boosted CP (Windy) when being caught – 2402 to 2507 CP
The Season of Timeless Travels is drawing to a close in Pokémon Go. During it, take the time to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.
Mega Latias Moveset in Pokémon Go
Mega Latias, like every Pokémon in Pokémon Go, can use a variety of Fast and Charged Moves. Its best moveset is Dragon Breath and Outrage, leaning into the Dragon typing, but if you need another Psychic attacker, Zen Headbutt and Psychic is the way to go.
However, you may want to opt for something else, here are the full set of moves available:
Possible Fast Moves:
- Charm (Fairy)
- Dragonbreath (Dragon)
- Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
Possible Charged Moves:
- Outrage (Dragon)
- Mist Ball (Legacy, Psychic)
- Psychic (Psychic)
- Thunder (Electric)
Shiny Mega Latios in Pokémon Go
The shiny versions of Latios and Latias are both available in the world of Pokémon Go, which means that their Mega Shinies are also in the game for those who are lucky enough to catch them.
Amusingly, while Latios, Latias, shiny Latios and shiny Latias take on different colours — blue, red, green and gold respectively – Mega Latios and Mega Latias are near identical. Both are purple and white, with the same markings on their arms – the only difference is the colour of the Pokémon’s irises, with Mega Latios having red eyes and Mega Latias having orange eyes.
This similaity and difference carries though to the Mega shines, which simply swap purple for green. Weirdly, this does make Mega Latias look a bit more like a Mega Evolved Latios, but what can you do!?
You can see both Pokémon Mega Evolve in the main series games below. Thanks to YouTube user OPERATIONiDROID for the video!
Good luck battling Mega Latios in Pokémon Go!