Are you planning to challenge Mega Houndoom and are wondering for the kind of thing that can be used to do it? As a Dark/Fire type Pokemon, Mega Houndoom is known to weak against Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water moves.
If you have no idea which one to use, here is the list of the counters that you can consider to face Mega Houndoom:
- Mega Blastoise
Mega Blastoise is the best counter of Mega Houndoom with some players. As the one that is considered as a Water type of Pokemon, Mega Blastoise takes half damage from the Fire type attacks of Mega Houndoom. This one also has no relevant weaknesses. It is possible for it to boost the other Water types on the field if it is safe to coordinate with the fellow Raiders. The perfect movesets for the Mega Blastoise include Water Gun and Hydro Cannon.
- Mega Gyarados
Mega Gyarados is the second best counter of Mega Houndoom after Mega Blastoise. You can bring Mega Gyarados to defeat Mega Houndoom if you have more Mega Energy or it you already have one Mega Evolved. Mega Gyarados has the ability to take half damage from all of the potential attacks of Mega Houndoom as it is a Water and Dark type. Waterfall and Hydro Pump might be needed for this Mega Raid.
The thing that was introduced in Gen V’s Unova region called Conkeldurr might be your best option to challenge Mega Houndoom. The first stage of it called Timburr has been included in the Raids and events and it gets advantages from Trade Evolution leaving lots of Candies that can be used to power up. It is so good at resisting the Dark type attacks of Mega Houndoom. On top of that, it has no weaknesses. It is why it is one of the best options to be used to face the battle. The best moves for Conkeldurr include Counter and Dynamic Punch.
For those who cannot coordinate a pure Water type of offensive, Rhyperior can be used as it performs well in this Mega Raid. If you are not familiar with it, it is known as the final evolution of the Gen I’s Rhyhorn, the one that has been included in the events and a Community Day. It explains why several players have already powered up. Due to its status as a Ground and Rock type, Rhyperior is able to takes half damage from the Fire type attacks of Mega Houndoom. If you are planning to face Mega Houndoom with Rhyperior, you will have to know the Mud Slap and Rock Wrecker. Actually, Stone Edge is also fine in case there is no Community Day exclusive move or the Elite TM to spare.
Rampardos is the fossil type Pokemon that was discovered for the first time in the Sinnoh region. This one is easy to evolve and to power up and everything is possible thanks to the events and eggs featuring the first stage called Cranidos. Being a Rock type Pokemon benefits Rampardos as it can takes half damage from the Fire type attacks of Mega Houndoom as long as it uses Smack Down and Rock Slide. These two are the most recommended things to cause the super effective damage.
Kyogre is known as the Water type of Pokemon Sapphire. It is such an amazing counter that can be used to battle against Mega Houndoom. Despite being popular as a Legendary Pokemon, this one has been available a few times and a lot of players already have at least one powered up. Kyogre is capable in taking half damage from the Fire type attacks of Mega Houndoom. It is more effective if Waterfall and Surf are also used.
Terrakion refers to one of the Legendary Swords of Justice. It is counted as a Rock and Fighting type Pokemon with the ability to take half damage from all of attacks of Mega Houndoom. This one has been available for a couple of times and the ways to obtain it vary. Lots of players have at least one powered up. If you are thinking of bringing Terrakion to challenge Mega Houndoom, you are suggested to get Smack Down for its fast move and Rock Slide for its charged move.
As the final evolution of the Water starter from Gen III, Swampert is included as a Water type Pokemon. Actually, it is also a Group type. It works very well in this Mega Raid. It has been featured in a Community Day and many players have one or more already powered up. This one is able to be used to take half damage from Fire type attacks and normal damage from Dark types. If you are wondering about the ideal moveset for this fight, the most recommended ones are Water Gun and Hydro Cannon.
Machamp is a Fighting type Pokemon. It is originally from Gen I’s Kanto region. This one has been always in the game since the early day and it has been featured in a ton of events and even in Raids. It is able to be accessed easily, which is different from the other Fighting types. In addition, it also leaves Candies for powering up. It has no weaknesses and is in charge for taking half damage from Dark type attacks of Mega Houndoom. If you want to use the movesets, the best ones include Counter and Dynamic Punch.
Garchomp from Gen IV is named as one of the top counters for Mega Houndoom due to its Community Day exclusive move. Thanks to its Ground and Dragon type, it is able to resist Fire type attacks. Not only that, it also has no weaknesses so it is impossible for Mega Houndoom to exploit it. most active players have a few as it was included in a recent Community Day. For this Raid, you can use Mud Shot and Earth Power. For those without the Community Day exclusive move or the Elite TM, the alternative is Earthquake.
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