Now that Mega Evolutions and Mega Raids are live in Pokemon Go, there are a few new encounters you may need to know how to defeat. You can encounter mega versions of Charizard X and Y, Venusaur, and Blastoise. In this guide, we’ll explain how to beat Mega Venusaur in Pokemon Go, and suggest some excellent counters for you to try.
How to beat Mega Venusaur in Pokemon Go
Mega Venusaur is a Poison and Grass-type Pokemon, which is vulnerable to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic attacks. There are some solid counters to choose from, given these four weaknesses. Most of these Mega Pokemon are the same as their standard forms, except Mega Charizard X, which may give you some trouble.
The number one counter for Mega Venusaur is likely Shadow Mewtwo. You will also have no problem if you pick almost any Fire-type Pokemon. For Mewtwo, the Psychic-type Pokemon, go with Psystrike for the highest possible damage output.
If you do not have a Mewtwo available, we recommend going with some Fire-type Pokemon like Heatran, Charizard, Moltres, or others. Another good counter option is Galarian Darmanitan. You should have no issues using any of the Pokemon we mention here.
The encounter is much like a normal Venusaur, so don’t worry about it too much. After defeating it, you can capture regular Venusaur, and you will also collect some Mega Energy. The energy is used to Mega Evolve your Pokemon.