Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Mega Swampert


Mega Swampert is a Mega Raid Boss and becomes bulkier than its normal form when it reaches its Mega evolution form. Its body and arms become more muscular and its legs stay small compared to its upper body. It has two orange paddings on each of its wrists along with another patch on its shoulder. Its paddings and gills also become darker in color. It is a pretty tough opponent and players will need to go in groups of 2 to 4 trainers to defeat it. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters to defeat Mega Swampert and finish the raid with as much ease as possible.

Mega Swampert in Pokémon Go 

Mega Swampert is a dual-type Water and Ground-type Pokémon with a max CP of 7529 and is vulnerable towards only Grass-type counters but has a 2x weakness to it to have a bigger impact since it’s just one attack type. Because of the limited number of choices to bring forth in the battle against it, it might be difficult for new players to fight against it as they might not have the right counter or if they do have it, its level isn’t good enough to fight against Mega Swampert. 

Mega Swampert Movesets 

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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Swampert are Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon. Both of them have a combined DPS of 66.8 and are also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Surf, Water Gun, and Earthquake among others.

Best counters against Mega Swampert in Pokémon Go 

Here is the list of the best counters that one can use against Mega Swampert and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Kartana: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade 
  • Zarude: Vine Whip/Power Whip 
  • Tapu Bulu: Bullet Seed/Grass Knot 
  • Tangrowth: Vine Whip/Power Whip 
  • Venusaur: Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant 
  • Torterra: Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant 
  • Leafeon: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade 
  • Roserade: Razor Leaf/Grass Knot 
  • Celebi: Magical Leaf/Leaf Storm 
  • Exeggutor (Alola): Bullet Seed/Solar Beam 
  • Exeggutor: Bullet Seed/Solar Beam 
  • Chesnaught: Vine Whip/Solar Beam 
  • Meganium: Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant 
  • Decidueye: Razor Leaf/Energy Ball 
  • Serperior: Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant 
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Power Whip 
  • Sceptile: Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant 
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Solar Beam
  • Leavanny: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade 
  • Gourgeist(Super): Razor Leaf/Seed Bomb
  • Solgaleo: Zen Headbutt/Solar Beam 
  • Gallade: Low Kick/Leaf Blade 
  • Gourgeist(Large): Razor Leaf/Seed Bomb
  • Latios: Dragon Breath/Solar Beam 
  • Porygon-Z: Lock-On/Solar Beam 
  • Tornadus: Bite/Grass Knot 
  • Virizion: Double Kick/Leaf Blade 
  • Vileplume: Razor Leaf/Solar Beam 
  • Bellossom: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade 
  • Gourgeist (Average): Razor Leaf/Seed Bomb
  • Ludicolo: Razor Leaf/Leaf Storm
  • Chandelure: Hex/Energy Ball 
  • Tornadus (Incarnate): Air Slash/Grass Knot 
  • Breloom: Bullet Seed/Grass Knot 
  • Lurantis: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade 
Pokémon Go Mega Swampert
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Heavy damage dealing Pokémon like Chandelure, Kartana, and Zarude are good enough options for seasoned players and new players alike as there is not much variety to choose from for this particular Pokémon. So players should try to include their highest level Pokémon in their team and try to dish out the right counters against Mega Swampert.

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