Shadow Ball Mewtwo joins EX Raids

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Trainers, we are happy to announce that Shadow Ball Mewtwo will be once again obtainable in Pokémon GO! Starting on September 25 or 26, 2019 (according to your time zone) Trainers who receive EX Raid Passes will encounter Mewtwo in EX Raids. Mewtwo caught in an EX Raid will know Shadow Ball! For more information on Shadow Ball Mewtwo please read the Mewtwo in the Pokémon GO metagame article on Pokémon GO Hub.

Event Date + Time
  • Starting on September 25 or 26, 2019 (according to your time zone)—Trainers who receive EX Raid Passes will encounter Mewtwo in EX Raids. Features


  • Challenge Mewtwo that knows Shadow Ball exclusively in EX Raids during this time period!
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!

Update 23/09/2109

The Pokémon Company International have followed up from Niantic’s posting about Mewtwo as the next EX Raid Boss from Oct 5th and have confirmed that M2 will only be an EX Raid Boss until November 12th 2019. Unclear what will replace M2 after this timeframe.

Via @SerebiiNet


Shiny and Normal Mewtwo

The following passages were taken from our EX Raids in Pokémon GO: A Comprehensive Guide. For full information on EX Raids please read the guide linked above.

EX Raid Pass Distribution

EX Raid Passes are handed out on a weekly schedule, at around 11am PT. You will get a detailed in-game notification which shows the date, time-window, and location of the EX Raid. You will also be provided with directions to the EX Raid Gym. You can review your EX Raid Pass at any time in your Item Bag, and you can carry multiple EX Raid Passes.

Inviting a Friend

If you received an EX Raid Pass, you get the option to invite a Friend. You can only invite 1 Friend, and you have to be Ultra Friends with that Trainer.

  • You can be invited if you already have an EX Raid Pass, but not if the EX Raid is on the same date and time-window
  • You can decline an EX Raid Pass, but the Trainer who invited you will NOT be able to invite somebody else

Official announcement


The Genetic Pokémon, Mewtwo, will be returning to EX Raids!

Date + Time

  • Starting on September 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PDT—Trainers can receive EX Raid Passes to be invited to EX Raids featuring Mewtwo.


  • Challenge Mewtwo with the Shadow Ball attack exclusively in EX Raids!
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!

Are you new to EX Raids? You can become eligible to receive an EX Raid Pass when you win a Raid Battle at a qualifying Gym! To see whether a Gym can host EX Raids, take a look at the Gym’s details. If you triumph in a qualifying Raid Battle and receive an invitation to an EX Raid, you can check your EX Raid Pass for the date and time when you’ll be able to challenge Mewtwo.

Battling Mewtwo will be a difficult challenge that requires Trainers to take advantage of every opportunity—so don’t forget to invite a friend to go along with you! Invites can only be sent to an Ultra Friend or Best Friend, so don’t forget to battle with friends, send Gifts, and trade Pokémon to build up your Friendship level.

Do you have what it takes? Best of luck—Mewtwo won’t back down!

—The Pokémon GO team

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