Mawile Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players: Crackling Voltage

Mawile Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: The Crackling Voltage brings this Tier Three staple back to raids for Shiny hunters to battle.

The current Crackling Voltage event in Pokémon GO is bringing a new raid rotation to the game. The main draw is the release of Shiny Tapu Koko in Tier Five Raids, as well as the return of Mega Aerodactyl to Mega Raids. There are some solid options available in Tiers One and Three as well. Today's raid guide for Pokémon GO players will help you assemble a team to take down Mawile in Tier Three Raids. Let's get into it.

Mawile in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Mawile in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Top Mawile Counters

Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top ten Mawile counters as such:

  • Shadow Mamoswine: Mud-Slap, High Horsepower
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang, Fusion Flare
  • Mega Charizard Y: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Mega Blaziken: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Apex Shadow Ho-Oh: Fire-type Hidden Power, Sacred Fire+
  • Darmanitan: Fire Fang, Overheat
  • Shadow Charizard: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Shadow Entei: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Shadow Moltres: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Apex Purified Ho-Oh: Incinerate, Sacred Fire+

It is recommended to power up your counters as much as possible, but creating that amount of strong Shadow Pokémon with their moves unlocked is a tall order for even the most practiced players. Here are ten additional non-Shadow and non-Mega counters that can help take down Mawile with efficiency.

  • Entei: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Flareon: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Moltres: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Chandelure: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Blaziken: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Groudon: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Heatran: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Incarnate Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Emboar: Ember, Blast Burn
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot, Earth Power

How Many Trainers Are Needed?

Mawile can be defeated with one trainer, but if you cannot guarantee the top counters with maxed-out CP and the best moves, your best bet is to make sure you have two or more players. Using the Circle Lock Technique to guarantee Great or Excellent throws, along with Golden Razz Berries, is the best way to catch Pokémon. If you get a Shiny, though, it is a guaranteed catch, so be sure to use a Pinap Berry.

Shiny Odds

Mawile has been observed to have a perma-boosted Shiny rate of approximately one in 60.

Happy raiding, fellow trainers!

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