Mawile Raid Guide In Pokémon GO: Test Your Mettle

The Test Your Mettle event is now live in Pokémon GO. In addition to featuring the Ultra Beasts Kartana and Celesteela, this event features Steel-type Pokémon in raids including Tier One, Tier Three, and Mega Raids. With this Raid Guide, you can prepare a team to take on and defeat Mawile, perfect your catching strategy, and understand this Pokémon's Shiny rate.

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 10 Mawile counters as such:

  • Mega Charizard Y: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Apex Shadow Ho-Oh: Incinerate, Sacred Fire+
  • Shadow Charizard: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Shadow Moltres: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Darmanitan: Fire Fang, Overheat
  • Shadow Entei: Fire Fang, Overheat
  • Apex Purified Ho-Oh: Incinerate, Sacred Fire++
  • Flareon: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Mega Charizard X: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Moltres: Fire Spin, Overheat

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.

  • Chandelure: Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang, Overheat
  • Blaziken: Counter, Blast Burn
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Heatran: Fire Spin, Flamethrower
  • Incarnate Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Emboar: Low Kick, Blast Burn
  • Infernate: Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Pyroar: Fire Fang, Overheat

How Many Trainers Are Needed?

Mawile can be defeated by solo trainers. 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 Pokémon GO players.

Using the Circle Lock Technique to guarantee Great or Excellent throws, along with Golden Razz Berries, is the best way to catch Pokémon.

Shiny Odds

Mawile has a boosted Shiny rate of approximately one in 60.

Happy raiding, fellow trainers!

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