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

Pokémon GO Legendary Raid Boss List

Mewtwo raid is the only EX Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with a boss CP of 49340 and is considered to be the strongest Pokemon in the game. This guide goes over the best Mewtwo counters, weather influence and moveset difficulty. Overall, the best Pokemon to use against Mewtwo are Tyranitar, Houndoom, Gyarados and. another Mewtwo

Mewtwo is a pure psychic type. A minimum of 6 players is required to beat a Mewtwo raid with no major problems – provided they are using proper counters.

Mewtwo has the following raid capture combat power values:

  • 2275 CP (no weather perfect IV Mewtwo combat power)
  • 2844 CP (windy weather perfect IV Mewtwo combat power)

Mewtwo’s moves are boosted by Windy, Foggy and Cloudy weather. If your area still didn’t host an EX Raid, check out our comprehensive guide on how to trigger EX Raids and let the summoning begin.

Mewtwo Raid Counters

Mewtwo is weak to Dark, Ghost and Bug. Although there are viable generalists outside this typing, we’re heavily focusing on counters that utilize type advantage.

Mewtwo weaknesses and weather boost
Mewtwo
Weakness Dark
Bug
Ghost
Boosted by Windy
Best Pokémon vs Mewtwo
Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Gyarados Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Gengar Sucker Punch Dark Shadow Ball Ghost
Scizor Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug
Shiftry Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Crawdaunt Snarl Dark Night Slash Dark
Pinsir Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug

The best Pokemon to fight Mewtwo is Tyranitar with incredibly strong dark type moves, resistance to Psychic and elite stats. However, Mewtwo can have Focus Blast fighting (140 power) as it’s charge move, which will OHKO Tyranitar if it’s hit without dodge.

Following Tyranitar, additional good counters include:

  • 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.
  • Houndoom
    • second best Dark type in the game, very high DPS, second only to Gengar, but too still very squishy. Your perfect Dark glass cannon.
  • Gyarados
    • great Bite / Crunch filler that lasts surprisingly long and deals a lot of damage over the entire fight. If you don’t have access to any of the higher ranked counters, Gyrados will not disappoint you
  • Dragonite
    • A bulky, high DPS generalist that fits well with this and any other team (except Articuno raiding parties). Put one in your team and don’t think too much about it
  • Gengar
    • A super high DPS glass cannon that won’t last short, but will deal a lot of damage. It’s all about damage with Gengar – don’t dodge, just tap and weave to maximize TDO
  • Scizor and other counters
    • In general, these are your “rejoin team” options, nothing much to say besides the fact that they can easily be replaced with other Legendary Pokemon with high DPS: Raikou, Kyogre, Zapdos, etc…

Mewtwo weather considerations

Helpful weather: Rainy and Fog

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

Harmful weather: Cloudy and Partly Cloudy

  • Cloudy will boost M2’s Focus Blast and none of it’s counters’ moves
  • Partly Cloudy will boost M2’s Hyper Beam and none of it’s counters’ moves

Mewtwo moveset difficulty

According to our simulator and actual player reports, Mewtwo’s most difficult moveset is Hyper Beam, or Focus Blast if you’re Tyranitar heavy. Although neither benefits from STAB, Mewtwo’s damage output is so high that it will OHKO almost every counter.

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

Shadow Ball is not as dangerous as it deals reduced damage to Dark and Normal types.

Mewtwo catch chance

Mewtwo’s base catch rate is 6%, which results in a high capture chances for all other throw and berry combinations. Mewtwo’s high capture rate is due to it being available only via the EX Raid system.

No Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
5.02% 5.75% 7.44% 9.09%
Curve 8.39% 9.58% 12.31% 14.96%
Razz Berry
7.44% 8.50% 10.95% 13.32%
Curve 12.31% 14.02% 17.89% 21.58%
Golden Razz Berry
12.09% 13.77% 17.57% 21.20%
Curve 19.67% 22.26% 28.00% 33.31%
Bronze
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
5.51% 6.31% 8.15% 9.95%
Curve 9.19% 10.49% 13.46% 16.33%
Razz Berry
8.15% 9.31% 11.97% 14.55%
Curve 13.46% 15.31% 19.49% 23.46%
Golden Razz Berry
13.21% 15.04% 19.15% 23.06%
Curve 21.41% 24.19% 30.32% 35.96%
Silver
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
6.00% 6.86% 8.86% 10.81%
Curve 9.98% 11.39% 14.59% 17.67%
Razz Berry
8.86% 10.12% 12.99% 15.77%
Curve 14.59% 16.58% 21.06% 25.30%
Golden Razz Berry
14.32% 16.29% 20.69% 24.87%
Curve 23.11% 26.08% 32.57% 38.50%
Gold
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
6.48% 7.41% 9.56% 11.65%
Curve 10.76% 12.27% 15.70% 18.99%
Razz Berry
9.56% 10.91% 13.99% 16.96%
Curve 15.70% 17.83% 22.60% 27.09%
Golden Razz Berry
15.42% 17.52% 22.21% 26.64%
Curve 24.77% 27.92% 34.75% 40.94%

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