Mega Swampert can be found in Mega Raids in Pokémon Go. It will be a tough battle for you to fight against them, but you should be able to beat it, as long as you have a good team behind you and some friends working with you. Before jumping into this fight, make sure you understand how to deal with Mega Swampert. This guide covers all of Mega Swampert’s weaknesses and its best Pokémon opponents in Pokémon Go.
How to beat Mega Swampert in Pokémon Go
All Mega Swampert’s weaknesses
Mega Swampert is a Water and Ground-type Pokémon. It’s only weak against Grass-type moves, meaning if you don’t have a Pokémon that can use Grass or a Grass-type on your team, don’t expect to do much damage with Mega Swampert. Since you can prepare it before the invasion, it should be easy to create a team to face this battle.
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Best Pokémon opponents in Mega Swampert
The best Pokémon you can use to fight against Mega Swampert are Kartana, Tangrowth, and Venusaur.
The first Pokémon we recommend is Ultra Beast Kartana. Although it doesn’t have the best defenses, the attack power it can produce is unmatched by any other Grass-type. Additionally, it is a Steel-type, so it will resist most of Mega Swampert’s attacks, giving you the opportunity to use it extensively during these encounters. The best moveset to teach Kartana is the quick move of Razor Leaf and the charged attacks of Leaf Blade and X-Scissor.
Next, we recommend Tangrowth, another Grass-type Pokémon. It’s a pure Grass-type so it can counter most of Swampert’s Water-type moves, but it will struggle against any Ground-type moves Swampert uses in this encounter. Although it doesn’t have as much attack power as Kartana, Tangrowth makes up for it by having a higher defense. The best moveset that Tangrowth has to offer is the fast movement of Vine Whip and the charged attacks of Power Whip and Solar Beam.
The last Pokémon we recommend for this attack is Venusaur, a Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. Like Tangrowth, it can counter Mega Swampert’s Water-type moves but cannot counter any Ground-type attacks. It has a good balance of attack and defense, making it an ideal choice for this encounter. The best moveset to give Venusaur is the fast move Vine Whip and the charged moves Frenzy Plant and Solar Beam.
You need an entire team of six Pokémon to use against Mega Swampert. You can use these other Pokémon to fill out the rest of your roster.
- Alolan Exeggutor
- Tapu Bulu
After you defeat the Mega Swampert, there is a standard version you can get to add to your collection. There’s a good chance this Swampert will be a shiny version.