Pokémon Go: Mega Scizor Mega Raid guide

As the Season of Go presses on, Mega Scizor is making its Pokémon Go debut in Mega Raids. Fortunately, we here at iMore have everything you need to know to beat it and add Mega Scizor to your Pokédex. And be sure to check out our Best Pokémon Go Accessories, so you can be fully equipped for your Pokémon Journey!

Who is Mega Scizor in Pokémon Go?

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The Gen II evolution of Gen I’s Scyther, Scizor retains its Steel and Bug typing when it Mega Evolves. With only one weakness and nine resistances, as well as solid stats, Mega Scizor has a lot of potential as a Bug type Mega evolution. It’s uses as a Steel type are more limited, especially when we finally get Mega Metagross, but for now, it has a lot of potential use. Unfortunately, its sole weakness, Fire is a double weakness, making its time on the field laughably short should your opponent bring any sort of Fire type move.

Mega Evolution strategies for Mega Scizor in Pokémon Go?

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There are a handful of options for Mega Evolution when countering Mega Scizor, focusing on its only weakness: Fire.

Mega Charizard Y

Mega Charizard Y

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Best of the best, Mega Charizard Y beats out every single other counter in this raid. As a Fire and Flying type, it resists Bug and Steel type damage while having no weaknesses Mega Scizor can exploit. Plus, given that Fire is Mega Scizor’s only weakness, you won’t need to coordinate with your raid party to make the most of its same type Mega Boost. If you’re bringing Mega Charizard Y to this fight, it should know Fire Spin and Blast Burn.

Mega Charizard X

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If you already have a Mega Charizard X Mega Evolved, its performance isn’t too far behind Mega Charizard Y, only being beat by three Legendary Shadow Pokémon. It’s a Fire and Dragon type, so it has no weaknesses Scizor can exploit and it resists Bug and Steel type damage. Fire Spin and Blast Burn is also the ideal moveset for Mega Charizard X in this raid.

Mega Houndoom

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If you’re lacking in Charizard Mega Energy, Mega Houndoom also performs very well against Mega Scizor. Its Fire and Dark typing give it resistances to Dark and Steel type moves, while it has no weaknesses Mega Scizor can take advantage of. If you’re bringing Mega Houndoom to this fight, it should know Fire Fang and Flamethrower.

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