Mewtwo counters raid guide: best counters, weather, catch rate, IV chart

Pokémon GO Legendary Raid Boss List

Mewtwo raid is a Tier 5 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with a boss CP of 60540, 18750 HP and 5 different charge moves.

Mewtwo can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2184 – 2275 CP (no weather boost, 100% Mewtwo at Level 20)
  • 2730 – 2844 CP (windy weather, 100% IV Mewtwo at Level 25)

Mewtwo is a pure Psychic type and it’s weak to Dark, Bug and Ghost type attacks. Mewtwo can be raided with a minimum of three players with well picked counters, and gets progressively easier with the number of players.

Best Mewtwo Raid Counters

Mewtwo weaknesses and weather boost
Mewtwo
Weakness Dark Bug Ghost Boosted by Windy
Supreme Mewtwo counters
TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
GengarGengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Good Mewtwo counters
HoundoomHoundoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
RayquazaRayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
AbsolAbsol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
ScizorScizor Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug
PinsirPinsir Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug
Glass cannon counters
BanetteBanette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
SharpedoSharpedo Bite Dark Crunch Dark

The best Pokemon to fight almost every Mewtwo charge move (with the exception of Focus Blast) is Tyranitar with incredibly strong Dark type moves, resistance to Psychic and elite stats.

If Mewtwo has Focus Blast Fighting (140 power) as it’s charge move, Tyranitar is a bad option as it will be One-hit-KO-ed, or in simpler terms, it will die immediately. We recommend using Gengar or another Mewtwo in those scenarios.

Mewtwo counters analysis

  • Tyranitar is currently the strongest Dark-type attacker in game, and as such, it’s a great counter versus any Mewtwo except for a Focus Blast Mewtwo.
  • Mewtwo is the strongest generalist in game and is also SE over another Mewtwo. In truth, Mewtwo will deal more damage than a Tyranitar, but we demoted it to second place due to it’s rarity and due to the fact it’s best move set is now legacy move set (Shadow Ball).
  • Gengar is a super high DPS glass cannon that won’t last long, but will deal a lot of damage. It’s all about damage with Gengar – don’t dodge, just tap and weave to maximize TDO
  • Rayquaza is an amazing generalist that deals neutral Dragon damage and performs even better during Windy weather. Unsurprisingly, Ray Ray is not an option against Ice Beam
  • Houndoom is the second best Dark type in the game, very high DPS, second only to Gengar, but too still very squishy. Your perfect Dark glass cannon.
  • Scizor and Pinsir are your “rejoin team” options, but they do deal SE damage and are quite useful in larger groups

Analysis of Mewtwo move sets

According to our simulator and actual player reports, Mewtwo’s most difficult moveset is Focus Blast if you’re Tyranitar heavy. Although Focus Blast doesn’t benefit from STAB, Mewtwo’s damage output is so high that it will OHKO almost every counter that’s weak to Fighting-type attacks.

Mewtwo can have the following moves as a Tier 5 raid boss:

  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Focus Blast Fighting – deadly for Tyranitar, difficult for everything else

Legacy moveset

Mewtwo can no longer have these two moves:

  • Hyper Beam Normal – difficult for non-Tyranitar, challenging for Tyranitar
  • Shadow Ball Ghost – two bar, high DPS, but most counters take reduced damage

A mini guide to Mewtwo trio

  • When attempting a Mewtwo trio, always use move set optimized counters
  • The minimum level of your Pokemon should be level 30
  • Windy weather can make things much more difficult for you
  • Fog will make things much easier for you
  • Focus Blast remains the most difficult move set to counter
  • If you’re not afraid of rejoining, stack your front line with Shadow Claw Gengars

Mewtwo weather considerations

Helpful weather: Rainy and Fog

  • Rainy => Bug counters do extra damage
  • Fog => Dark counters do extra damage

Harmful weather: Cloudy, Partly Cloudy, [rain], Sunny, Snow

  • Cloudy will boost M2’s Focus Blast and none of it’s counters’ moves
  • Sunny boosts Mewtwo’s Flamethrower making it quite deadly

Mewtwo Raid IV and CP Chart

ATK DEF STA MAX CP
Normal Weather
15 15 15 2275 2844
15 15 14 2270 2837
15 15 13 2264 2831
15 15 12 2259 2824
15 15 11 2253 2817
15 15 10 2248 2810
15 14 15 2269 2837
15 13 15 2264 2830
15 12 15 2258 2822
15 11 15 2252 2815
15 10 15 2246 2808
14 15 15 2268 2835
13 15 15 2261 2826
12 15 15 2253 2817
11 15 15 2246 2808
10 15 15 2239 2799
14 14 14 2257 2821
14 14 13 2251 2814
14 14 12 2246 2808
14 14 11 2240 2801
14 14 10 2235 2794
14 13 14 2251 2814
14 12 14 2245 2807
14 11 14 2239 2800
14 10 14 2234 2792
13 14 14 2250 2812
12 14 14 2242 2803
11 14 14 2235 2794
10 14 14 2228 2785
13 13 13 2238 2798
13 13 12 2233 2791
13 13 11 2227 2785
13 13 10 2222 2778
13 12 13 2233 2791
13 11 13 2227 2784
13 10 13 2221 2777
12 13 13 2231 2789
11 13 13 2224 2780
10 13 13 2217 2771
12 12 12 2220 2775
12 12 11 2215 2769
12 12 10 2209 2762
12 11 12 2214 2768
12 10 12 2209 2761
11 12 12 2213 2766
10 12 12 2206 2758
11 11 11 2202 2753
11 11 10 2196 2746
11 10 11 2196 2745
10 11 11 2195 2744
10 10 10 2184 2730