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

Mewtwo raid is a Tier 5 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with a boss CP of 54148, 15000 HP and 5 different charge moves.

Mewtwo can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2294 – 2387 CP (no weather boost, 100% Mewtwo at Level 20)
  • 2868 – 2984 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
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO GengarGengar Shadow Claw Ghost
Lick Ghost
Shadow Ball Ghost
Good Mewtwo counters
Pokemon GO WeavileWeavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Electric Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO MismagiusMismagius Sucker Punch Dark Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO YanmegaYanmega Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug
Glass cannon counters
Pokemon GO BanetteBanette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO 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, Rainy, 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 2387 2984
14 15 15 2380 2975
13 15 15 2372 2965
12 15 15 2365 2956
11 15 15 2357 2946
10 15 15 2349 2937
15 14 15 2381 2977
14 14 15 2374 2967
13 14 15 2366 2958
12 14 15 2359 2948
11 14 15 2351 2939
10 14 15 2343 2930
15 13 15 2375 2969
14 13 15 2368 2960
13 13 15 2360 2950
12 13 15 2352 2941
11 13 15 2345 2931
10 13 15 2337 2922
15 12 15 2369 2962
14 12 15 2361 2952
13 12 15 2354 2943
12 12 15 2346 2933
11 12 15 2339 2924
10 12 15 2331 2915
15 11 15 2363 2954
14 11 15 2355 2945
13 11 15 2348 2935
12 11 15 2340 2926
11 11 15 2333 2916
10 11 15 2325 2907
15 10 15 2357 2946
14 10 15 2349 2937
13 10 15 2342 2928
12 10 15 2334 2918
11 10 15 2327 2909
10 10 15 2319 2899
15 15 14 2382 2978
14 15 14 2374 2968
13 15 14 2367 2959
12 15 14 2359 2950
11 15 14 2352 2940
10 15 14 2344 2931
15 14 14 2376 2970
14 14 14 2368 2961
13 14 14 2361 2951
12 14 14 2353 2942
11 14 14 2346 2933
10 14 14 2338 2923
15 13 14 2370 2963
14 13 14 2362 2953
13 13 14 2355 2944
12 13 14 2347 2934
11 13 14 2340 2925
10 13 14 2332 2916
15 12 14 2364 2955
14 12 14 2356 2946
13 12 14 2349 2936
12 12 14 2341 2927
11 12 14 2334 2918
10 12 14 2326 2908
15 11 14 2358 2947
14 11 14 2350 2938
13 11 14 2343 2929
12 11 14 2335 2919
11 11 14 2328 2910
10 11 14 2320 2901
15 10 14 2352 2940
14 10 14 2344 2930
13 10 14 2337 2921
12 10 14 2329 2912
11 10 14 2322 2902
10 10 14 2314 2893
15 15 13 2377 2971
14 15 13 2369 2962
13 15 13 2362 2952
12 15 13 2354 2943
11 15 13 2347 2934
10 15 13 2339 2924
15 14 13 2371 2964
14 14 13 2363 2954
13 14 13 2356 2945
12 14 13 2348 2936
11 14 13 2341 2926
10 14 13 2333 2917
15 13 13 2365 2956
14 13 13 2357 2947
13 13 13 2350 2937
12 13 13 2342 2928
11 13 13 2335 2919
10 13 13 2327 2909
15 12 13 2359 2949
14 12 13 2351 2939
13 12 13 2344 2930
12 12 13 2336 2921
11 12 13 2329 2911
10 12 13 2321 2902
15 11 13 2353 2941
14 11 13 2345 2932
13 11 13 2338 2922
12 11 13 2330 2913
11 11 13 2323 2904
10 11 13 2315 2894
15 10 13 2346 2933
14 10 13 2339 2924
13 10 13 2332 2915
12 10 13 2324 2905
11 10 13 2317 2896
10 10 13 2309 2887
15 15 12 2372 2965
14 15 12 2364 2955
13 15 12 2357 2946
12 15 12 2349 2937
11 15 12 2341 2927
10 15 12 2334 2918
15 14 12 2366 2957
14 14 12 2358 2948
13 14 12 2351 2938
12 14 12 2343 2929
11 14 12 2336 2920
10 14 12 2328 2910
15 13 12 2360 2950
14 13 12 2352 2940
13 13 12 2345 2931
12 13 12 2337 2922
11 13 12 2330 2912
10 13 12 2322 2903
15 12 12 2353 2942
14 12 12 2346 2933
13 12 12 2338 2923
12 12 12 2331 2914
11 12 12 2324 2905
10 12 12 2316 2895
15 11 12 2347 2935
14 11 12 2340 2925
13 11 12 2332 2916
12 11 12 2325 2907
11 11 12 2318 2897
10 11 12 2310 2888
15 10 12 2341 2927
14 10 12 2334 2918
13 10 12 2326 2908
12 10 12 2319 2899
11 10 12 2312 2890
10 10 12 2304 2880
15 15 11 2366 2958
14 15 11 2359 2949
13 15 11 2351 2939
12 15 11 2344 2930
11 15 11 2336 2921
10 15 11 2329 2911
15 14 11 2360 2951
14 14 11 2353 2941
13 14 11 2345 2932
12 14 11 2338 2923
11 14 11 2330 2913
10 14 11 2323 2904
15 13 11 2354 2943
14 13 11 2347 2934
13 13 11 2339 2924
12 13 11 2332 2915
11 13 11 2324 2906
10 13 11 2317 2896
15 12 11 2348 2936
14 12 11 2341 2926
13 12 11 2333 2917
12 12 11 2326 2908
11 12 11 2318 2898
10 12 11 2311 2889
15 11 11 2342 2928
14 11 11 2335 2919
13 11 11 2327 2909
12 11 11 2320 2900
11 11 11 2312 2891
10 11 11 2305 2882
15 10 11 2336 2920
14 10 11 2329 2911
13 10 11 2321 2902
12 10 11 2314 2893
11 10 11 2306 2883
10 10 11 2299 2874
15 15 10 2361 2952
14 15 10 2354 2942
13 15 10 2346 2933
12 15 10 2339 2924
11 15 10 2331 2914
10 15 10 2324 2905
15 14 10 2355 2944
14 14 10 2348 2935
13 14 10 2340 2925
12 14 10 2333 2916
11 14 10 2325 2907
10 14 10 2318 2897
15 13 10 2349 2937
14 13 10 2342 2927
13 13 10 2334 2918
12 13 10 2327 2909
11 13 10 2319 2899
10 13 10 2312 2890
15 12 10 2343 2929
14 12 10 2336 2920
13 12 10 2328 2910
12 12 10 2321 2901
11 12 10 2313 2892
10 12 10 2306 2883
15 11 10 2337 2922
14 11 10 2330 2912
13 11 10 2322 2903
12 11 10 2315 2894
11 11 10 2307 2884
10 11 10 2300 2875
15 10 10 2331 2914
14 10 10 2323 2905
13 10 10 2316 2895
12 10 10 2309 2886
11 10 10 2301 2877
10 10 10 2294 2868