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Pokémon Go Mesprit counters: How to defeat the raid boss

Find the best Pokémon to deal with Mesprit’s 5-Star Raid
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Mesprit is another Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Boss and member of the serene Lake Guardians, a trio of Legendary Pokémon. In Niantic’s mobile game, Mesprit is a regional Pokémon as it exclusively appears in certain areas of the world – namely in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. As such, you’ll need to secure an invite to a Mesprit raid through a friend, a chat group, or an app, and participate in the battle remotely, if you’re not currently present in any of these areas.

A Raid Hour featuring Mesprit will take place on February 21, 2024, from 6 to 7pm local time and will have the Shiny version of the monster enabled.

Pokémon Mesprit on Psychic-type background.

Mesprit is the Lake Guardian exclusive to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India.

Mesprit is a Psychic-type Pokémon, so your strongest tools to deal with it are moves of the types Ghost, Dark, and Bug. Like its brethren, Mesprit shouldn’t be a tough nut to crack, even with the damage penalty incurred by using a Remote Raid Pass.

Check out the best Pokémon Go Mesprit counters below to make sure you’ve got the most effective monsters for the job.

Pokémon Go Mesprit counters: best Pokémon to beat the boss

This list of the best Pokémon Go Mesprit counters won’t feature Shadow Pokémon, as they are less widely available and more difficult to build than regular forms. For the Mega Evolutions best suited to support your team against Mesprit, we recommend you to take a look at the extra list below, which details those.

  1. Tyranitar (Bite, Brutal Swing)
  2. Hydreigon (Bite, Brutal Swing)
  3. Gholdengo (Hex, Shadow Ball)
  4. Darkrai (Snarl, Shadow Ball)
  5. Chandelure (Hex, Shadow Ball)
  6. Giratina (Origin Forme) (Shadow Claw, Shadow Force)
  7. Hoopa (Confined Forme) (Astonish, Shadow Ball)
  8. Hoopa (Unbound Forme) (Astonish, Shadow Ball)
  9. Volcarona (Bug Bite, Bug Buzz)
  10. Weavile (Snarl, Foul Play)
  11. Yveltal (Snarl, Dark Pulse)
  12. Hisuian Typhlosion (Hex, Shadow Ball)
  13. Zoroark (Snarl, Foul Play)
  14. Mewtwo (Psycho Cut, Shadow Ball)
  15. Houndoom (Snarl, Foul Play)

Pokémon Go Mesprit counters: best Mega Evolutions to support

Here are the best Mega Evolutions to use against Mesprit, as stated above.

  1. Mega Tyranitar (Bite, Brutal Swing)
  2. Mega Banette (Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball)
  3. Mega Gengar (Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball)
  4. Mega Houndoom (Snarl, Foul Play)
  5. Mega Absol (Snarl, Payback)

For a schedule of upcoming raids, check out our overview for the current Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Battles.