Mega Charizard X

How to defeat Mega Charizard X in Pokemon GO

By Olivia Richman


Apr 3, 2024

Reading time: 2 min

Mega Charizard X has returned to Pokemon GO. From April 4 to the 13th, there will be Pokemon GO Mega Raids featuring the X version of Mega Charizard, a powerful Fire monster that gives you Mega Energy.

If you want to beat this iconic and imposing Pokemon, here is what you’ll need to do.

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Best Mega Charizard X counters

Mega Charizard X is a Dragon and Fire-type. That means it’s weak to Dragon, Ground, and Rock-type Pokemon. On the other hand, it has resistance to Bug, Electric, and Steel-type — and double resistance to Fire and Grass. All this means that you should stick to Dragon, Ground, and Rock Pokemon in most instances.

Here are some of the best counters:

  • Mega Rayquaza
  • Primal Groudon
  • Mega Garchomp
  • Mega Salamence
  • Origin Forme Palkia
  • Origin Forme Dialga
  • Mega Diancie
  • Mega Tyranitar
  • Zekrom
  • Reshiram
  • Rampardos
  • Therian Forme Landorus
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As you can probably guess, you should select Dragon, Ground, and Rock-type moves if you really want to damage Mega Charizard X.

You probably noticed a lot of these Pokemon are Mega evolutions. That’s because you will get more candy and XL candy when you catch Pokemon with a Mega evolution. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Fire or Flying-types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokemon to Mega evolve for extra Charizard candy:

  • Pidgeot
  • Pinsir
  • Aerodactyl
  • Houndoom
  • Blaziken
  • Salamence
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Charizard

How many trainers do I need to beat Mega Charizard X in Pokemon GO?

Since Mega Charizard X is so tough, it’s best to have at least a group of five lower-level trainers of three higher levels. The faster you complete a Mega Raid, the more Mega Energy you get, so the more the merrier.

What weather is best for beating Mega Charizard X?

There are various benefits depending on what the weather condition is like. Here are the pros and cons of each weather condition.

SunnyCharizard will be a higher CP when caught. Your Ground-type Pokémon will be boosted.Mega X Charizard will have boosted Fire-type attacks.
WindyCharizard will be a higher CP when caught. Your Dragon-type Pokémon will be boosted.Mega X Charizard will have boosted Flying and Dragon-type attacks.
Partly CloudyYour Rock-type Pokémon will be boosted.