Mew is a Tier 5 / Mythical Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. No Tier 5 Raid boss is soloable, so Mew is not either. Around 4-5 trainers are required to defeat a legendary raid boss. Mew is a pure Psychic type and most of Mew raid counters are same as Mewtwo counters.

Mew’s Raid Boss CP is 37733 and raid Capture CP is

  • 1766 (Lvl 20 Perf. IV)
  • 2207 (Lvl 25 Perf. IV Windy)

It is easiest to attempt Mew raids in Rainy weather or Fog.


Mew weaknesses and weather boost
Mew
Weakness Dark
Bug
Ghost
Boosted by Windy
Mew raid counters
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

By virtue of its Psychic typing, Mew has a large number of available counters. However, the problem with selecting counters lies in Mew’s incredibly diverse movepool which can hit almost every Pokémon Super Effectively.

Mew can have a huge number of charged moves:

  • Pound Normal (Fast)
  • Psychic Psychic (Charged)
  • Blizzard Ice (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Thunder Electric (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Focus Blast Fighting (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Solar Beam Grass (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Hyper Beam Normal (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Earthquake Ground (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Fire Blast Fire (Charged, 1 bar)

As we can see from this outrageously long list of charged moves, Mew is a very unpredictable foe, even more so than other legendaries.

To balance this set of moves, Mew’s stats and CP are on the low side for legendaries and it does not gain STAB on any non-Psychic moves. This makes Mewtwo a good counter for Mew. Since Mew does not have access to any Dark, Ghost or Bug moves, Mewtwo will not take super effective damage from any of Mew’s Moves. Conversely, Mewtwo can deal super effective damage with its Shadow Ball.

In summary, Mew raids are on the easier side of the scale when compared to other Legendary raids.

When battling Mew, a good team would look something like:

  • Tyranitars
  • Mewtwo
  • Gyarados (if Mew doesn’t have Thunder)

Mew isn’t a really challenging raid so we won’t really need to list any additional counters but for lower level players, the following Pokémon can be used:

  • Gengar with a Ghost Move set
  • Umbreon with Dark Move set
  • Crawdaunt with Snarl and Night Slash

Mew’s CP and IV raid chart

ATK DEF STA MAX CP
Normal Weather
15 15 15 1766 2207
15 15 14 1762 2202
15 15 13 1757 2197
15 15 12 1753 2192
15 15 11 1749 2187
15 15 10 1745 2181
15 14 15 1762 2202
15 13 15 1758 2197
15 12 15 1754 2193
15 11 15 1750 2188
15 10 15 1746 2183
14 15 15 1758 2197
13 15 15 1750 2188
12 15 15 1742 2178
11 15 15 1734 2168
10 15 15 1726 2158
14 14 14 1750 2187
14 14 13 1746 2182
14 14 12 1742 2177
14 14 11 1737 2172
14 14 10 1733 2167
14 13 14 1746 2183
14 12 14 1742 2178
14 11 14 1738 2173
14 10 14 1734 2168
13 14 14 1742 2178
12 14 14 1734 2168
11 14 14 1726 2158
10 14 14 1719 2148
13 13 13 1734 2168
13 13 12 1730 2163
13 13 11 1726 2158
13 13 10 1722 2152
13 12 13 1730 2163
13 11 13 1726 2158
13 10 13 1722 2153
12 13 13 1726 2158
11 13 13 1718 2148
10 13 13 1711 2139
12 12 12 1718 2148
12 12 11 1714 2143
12 12 10 1710 2138
12 11 12 1714 2143
12 10 12 1711 2138
11 12 12 1711 2138
10 12 12 1703 2129
11 11 11 1703 2129
11 11 10 1699 2124
11 10 11 1699 2124
10 11 11 1695 2119
10 10 10 1687 2109