Pokémon Go Kyurem and Mega Abomasnow raids: counters and everything you need to know


With the Kalos event and celebration season, the raids in Pokémon Go have been postponed and Pokémon from the Kalos region and a brand new Mega have been added.

The grass and ice Pokémon from the Unova region, Mega Abomasnow, will now arrive in Pokémon Go. The list of Mega Evolved Pokémon in Pokémon Go grows with this expansion, but that’s not the only thing Trainers should be excited about.

Legendary Pokémon, Kyurem, will return to the Level 5 Raids and give Trainers another chance to catch him.


Kyurem is an Ice and Dragon-type Pokémon, which makes it weak against attacks of the Fairy, Steel, Dragon, Rock, and Battle types.

If you want to lead a Mega Pokémon into battle against Kyurem, there are not many options that can help you or your team. Mega Charizard X and its Dragon spelling will help strengthen other Dragon-Type Pokémon. However, Kyurem’s Ice and Dragon-type attacks can decimate the Dragon-type Pokémon on your team.

Fortunately for Trainers, there are many Stone, Steel, and Battle Pokémon that can help. The best Fae type attacker is the Togekiss, but its flying typing makes it weak for Kyurem’s Ice-type attacks, so it’s best to leave it for another battle.

Here are some examples of Pokémon that you should take with you when you fight Kyurem:

Metagross with Bullet Strike and Meteor Mash
Lucario with Counter and Aura-Sphere
Conkeldurr with counter and Dynamic Punch
Dialga with dragon breath and Draco Meteor
Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
Rampardos with smack down and rockslide
Tyran guitar with Smack Down and Rock Slide


Mega Abomasnow is an ice and grass type Pokémon, which makes it weak against attacks of the fly, bug, poison, steel, rock, fight and fire type.

Abomasnow is four times as weak against fire-type attacks, and that’s what Trainers should focus on when competing against this advanced Mega Pokémon. If you want to lead your own Mega Pokémon into battle, Mega Charizard (X or Y) and Mega Houndoom will give trainers at the Fire Department a huge boost.

Mega Beedrill and Mega Gengar are also great options if you want to improve your team’s Poison-type skills. Trainers should stay away from Mega Pidgeot as the icy attacks of Mega Abomasnow will easily knock out the flying types.

However, Pokémon Go has many great Steel and Combat Pokémon that Trainers should consider taking on Mega Abomasnow.

Here is a list of possible options for fighting Mega Abomasnow:

Mega Charizard X/Y with Fire Swirl/Air Slash and Explosive Burn
Mega-Houndoom with fire tooth and flamethrower
Mega-Beedrill with poison and mud bomb
Mega-Gengar with shadow tamper and mud bomb
Metagross with ball stamp and meteorite mush
Machamp with counter and dynamic punching
Conkeldurr with counter and Dynamic Punch
Lucario with Counter and Aura-Sphere
Dialga with metal claw and iron head
Rampardos with smack down and rockslide


The latest raid update in Pokémon Go adds Pokémon for the Kalos region for the first time. Catch Fletchling, Litleo, and Espurr for the first time in advancing raids.

The latest raid update also brings many Steel-Type Pokémon and battles that will help trainers take on Kyurem and Mega Abomasnow, so consider fighting them.

Level 1


Level 3

Alolan Marowak

Level 5


Mega raids

Mega Wizard X
Mega cooking
Mega Abomasnow

Which Pokémon will you take with you in the fight against Kyurem and Mega Abomasnow? Let us know in the “Comments” section.


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