After over a year of being an EZ-Raid exclusive, Mewtwo will soon be available to all Pokemon GO players. Mewtwo is coming to standard Raids in Pokemon GO, meaning it’ll be pretty easy to get ahold of. You’ll still have to face Mewtwo down though, so you’ll need to be properly prepared. In this Pokemon GO Mewtwo Guide, we’ll detail the best Mewtwo Counters, what Mewtwo’s weaknesses are, and also what the best Pokemon GO Mewtwo Moveset is.
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Pokemon GO Mewtwo
Mewtwo is a seriously powerful opponent in Pokemon GO. Once you know which pokemon to counter it with though, it gets pretty easy. That’s why we’ve included a bunch of info on Mewtwo in Pokemon GO, below.
Pokemon GO Mewtwo Raid
Niantic just announced that after being invite-only for over a year, Mewtwo will be coming to Raid battles everywhere very soon indeed. From September 20, trainers will have the chance to participate in Pokemon GO Mewtwo Raid events. This will run through until October 23. So make sure you act fast.
Pokemon GO Mewtwo Weaknesses
before you head into battle against Mewtwo, make sure you know what types of moves it is weak to. Mewtwo is weak against Bug, Ghost and Dark type moves. Use this to plan out what pokemon you take into the Raid. We’ve included some ideal pokemon below.
Pokemon GO Mewtwo Best Counters
Since Mewtwo will be coming to Pokemon GO Raids soon, we figured we’d make sure you were going in prepared. In Pokemon GO, every Raid boss has a set of counters, pokemon that are particularly effective to use against them. They usually exploit the Raid boss’ type weakness, though there are some great all-rounders that can deal high damage whatever the foe. In the list below, we’ve gathered together a list of the Pokemon GO Mewtwo Best Counters. We’ll list the best counters first, then move onto some good all-rounders to keep in mind if you’ve caught them already.
- Tyranitar – Tyranitar is the best pokemon to use against Mewtwo thanks to its dark-type move Bite. Tyranitar is a pretty great all-round beast anyway, so when armed with Bite and Crunch it’s pretty much unstoppable.
- Houndoom – Another great way to exploit Mewtwo’s dark weakness is to use a Houndoom armed with Snarl and Foul Play
- Scizor – Mewtwo is also weak to bug attacks, so using a Scizor with Bug Bite and X-Scissor is a great way to inflict huge amounts of damage
- Mewtwo – If the Mewtwo your facing does not have Shadow Ball as a move, then you can do well with a Mewtwo with your own armed with the very same move. Shadow Ball is Ghost-type, so will make short work of your foe.
Pokemon GO Shiny Mewtwo
With every Mewtwo that you take down and catch, there’s a chance that you’ll get a Shiny Mewtwo. We’ve included an image of Pokemon GO Shiny Mewtwo below, green tail and all.
Pokemon GO Mewtwo Best Moveset
There’s been a lot of debate around the best Pokemon GO Mewtwo Moveset to use in-game. Generally though, which moves you want to run with depends on what you plan on doing with mewtwo. If you find yourself going up against raid bosses like Blissey, Tyranitar and Snorlax, then go with Focus Blast. Psychic is great against fighting types, and Shadow Ball can equip you for future Mewtwo fights. It’s all up to you.
That’s everything you need to know about Pokemon GO Mewtwo Raids. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on evolving Eevee in Pokemon GO. You should also take a look at how Lucky Pokemon work in our Pokemon Go Lucky Pokemon GO Guide.
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