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Pokémon Go Mega Pidgeot counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Add Mega Pidgeot to your Mega Pokédex!

Mega Pidgeot is one of the first Mega Evolutions to be introduced into Pokémon Go.

Unlocked by players competing in over two million Mega Raids, defeating Mega Pidgeot in a Mega Raid allows you to collect it's special Mega Energy. Once you've collected enough Mega Energy, you can evolve Pidgeot into its Mega form.

Before you do this, however, it's a good idea to know Pidgeot's weaknesses and counters, so that you can battle it effectively be it in person or in a Remote Raid.

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Mega Pidgeot counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

If you want to earn some Mega Energy for Pidgeot, you'll first need to know what counters and weaknesses will help you defeat it:

  • Mega Pidgeot type - Normal and flying-type
  • Mega Pidgeot is weak against - Zapdos, Tyranitar, Raikou, Glaceon, Mamoswine, Weavile, Electivire, Rampardos and Terrakion
  • Mega Pidgeot counters - Electric, ice and rock-type Pokémon
  • Other Mega Pidgeot notes - Electric-type Pokémon are the way to go when it comes to battling Mega Pidgeot, as their moves will be highly effective against it's flying-type nature.

Mega Pidgeot CP in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the Raid Boss CP level you can expect Mega Pidgeot to have in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 49,801

It's important to remember that if you win the raid, rather than gaining a chance to catch Mega Pidgeot, you'll be rewarded with Mega Energy for Pidgeot. This means that Mega Pidgeot doesn't have CP levels for when it's being caught.

Mega Pidgeot Moveset in Pokémon Go

Mega Pidgeot can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves including:

Mega Pidgeot

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Air Slash (Flying)
  • Steel Wing (Steel)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Aerial Ace (Flying)
  • Brave Bird (Flying)
  • Hurricane (Flying)

The Season of Adventures Abound is here! You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball quest and compete in the Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Everything we know about Pidgeot

Pidgeot is the final evolution in the Pidgey evolution tree from Gen 1 and helped begin the tradition of every Pokémon generation having a three-staged, bird inspired, evolution chain.

Despite what Pidgeot's name suggests, it resembles a bird of prey, especially a falcon, far more than it does a pigeon. This connection is furthered when you realise that the black markings around Pidgeot's eyes are similar to the markings that often appear on depictions of the Egyptian gods, Ra and Horus. Both of these gods were often portrayed as having the head of a falcon.

The Mega Evolution for Pidgeot was introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and, unlike some Mega Evolutions, doesn't alter Pidgeot's typing.

Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Pidgeot are all part of the same evolution tree.

Finally, Pidgeot plans a role in the very first series of the Pokémon anime series, as Pidgeotto is the second Pokémon Ash catches.

It would later evolve in the episode 'Pallet Party Panic' in an effort to protect Ash from the Fearow, which he threw a rock at when it was a Spearow in the very first episode of the anime. The episode ends with Ash letting Pidgeot free, so that it can keep a flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto, with the promise that he will someday return for it.

Ash is yet to follow through on this promise.

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