Mewtwo Raid Guide


Mewtwo is a legendary Pokemon from the first generation of Pokemon games (Red, Blue and Yellow)

It is the original legendary Pokemon that has been around since Pokemon first began. It is one of the most powerful attackers in the game

A shiny form of Mewtwo IS available

It has:

  • HP: 214
  • Attack: 300
  • Defence: 182

Mewtwo is number 150 in the Pokedex and is a pure Psychic type Pokemon. It has weakness to Bug, Dark and Ghost

Its raid boss CP is 54,148

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 2294-2387
  • Weather boosted 2868-2984

Mewtwo is weather boosted by Windy weather

Moveset for Mewtwo

Mewtow has 2 Fast moves and 7 Charged moves

Its Fast moves are:

  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)
  • Confusion (Psychic)

Its Charged moves are:

  • Ice Beam (Ice)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric)
  • Flamethrower (Fire)
  • Psystrike (Psychic) (legacy)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost) (legacy)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Psychic (Psychic)

Counters to Mewtwo

Bug, Dark and Ghost are the types that Mewtwo is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/moveset will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counter and the movesets to go with

PokemonFast moveCharged move
Mega GengarShadow ClawShadow Ball
Giratina OriginShadow ClawShadow Ball
MewtwoPsycho CutShadow Ball*
DarkraiSnarlShadow Ball
HydreigonBiteDark Pulse
* – Legacy move

Other effective options you could choice include: Absol, Weaville, Mega Gyrados, Chandelure, Mega Houndoom, Gengar and Yveltal

Thoughts on Mewtwo raids

Mewtwo is by far one of the strongest Pokemon you can have, making it hugely vital to raid for

It has two legacy moves, Psystrike and Shadow Ball, both are incredibly powerful moves and ideal to be paired together for maximum effectiveness

For Mewtwo returning in raids for June 2022, it will have shadow ball when caught June 16th 10am local time till June 23rd 9:59am local time. It will then have Psystrike when caught between June 23rd 10am local time till July 1st 9:59am local time.

Mewtwo’s moveset is one of the most varied in the game so choosing the correct counters is vital to give yourself the easiest time when trying to take it down

296 XL candy is required to max it to level 50 which will take 99 raids (assuming you get the minimum 3XL candy per raid) before factoring in any other ways to acquire XL candy.

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