Unstoppable Mega Swampert Invades Pokémon GO: Here’s How to Take It Down!

Published: July 8, 2024

In Short:

  • Mega Swampert joins the Pokémon GO July Mega Raids.
  • Battle this beast from July 8 to July 23, 10 AM to 8 PM local time.
  • Top counters include Venusaur, Sceptile, and Zarude.

As July kicks off, Pokémon GO events bring a new challenge. The Pokémon GO Mega Swampert raid is here. From July 8 to July 23, this powerful Pokémon is waiting for you. If you’re ready to face the challenge, read our Pokémon GO Mega Swampert Mega Raid guide for all the details!

Mega Swampert Weaknesses

Mega Swampert, a Water/Ground type, is no stranger to seasoned trainers. If you’ve battled Mega Tyranitar before, you’ll find similarities in their strengths and weaknesses.

Key Weaknesses:

Weaknesses Types It Resists
Grass-type Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel-type

So, when gearing up, remember to focus on Grass-type Pokémon.

Best Mega Swampert Counters

Knowing its weaknesses is just the start. Let’s dive into the best Pokémon to counter Mega Swampert effectively:

Pokémon Moves
Venusaur/Mega Venusaur Vine Whip, Frenzy Plant
Sceptile/Mega Sceptile Bullet Seed, Frenzy Plant
Zarude Vine Whip, Power Whip
Latios/Mega Latios Dragon Breath, Solar Beam
Chesnaught Vine Whip, Frenzy Plant

A strong Grass-type Pokémon is your best bet. Venusaur, Sceptile, and Zarude are top picks. If you lack these, any strong Grass-type will do.

How to Add Mega Swampert to Your Team

Catching Mega Swampert directly isn’t possible, similar to other Mega raids. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Raid Pass Required: Use a raid pass to join the Mega Swampert Mega Raid.
  2. Team Up: This isn’t a solo mission. Invite friends to join and increase your damage output.
  3. Defeat and Reward: After victory, you’ll get a Swampert bonus encounter (unless you already have one) and Mega Energy.
  4. Mega Evolve: Collect 200 Mega Energy to evolve Swampert into Mega Swampert.

And that’s our guide to conquering the Pokémon GO Mega Swampert raid! Are you still having trouble catching this formidable Pokémon? Share your experiences and frustrations in the comments below!