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Mewtwo

Mewtwo is a legendary raid boss available from Tier 5 legendary raids. Mewtwo has been released in raids with two separate Raid Boss CPs; one for regular Tier 5 raids and one for what is known as “Tier 5+”. Those CP values are 54148 and 66318 respectively.

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 is weak to Dark, Bug and Ghost type attacks. Mewtwo can be defeated with a minimum of three players with optimal counters with 5-7 players ideal for easy completion or completion at lower trainer levels.

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Best Mewtwo Counters

Being weak to three different types, Mewtwo’s counters table is diverse, and shows the strongest Pokemon to use against the raid boss. This table is updated as of July 2021, and therefore includes Mega variants.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 621.44s 36.10
2. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Crunch 892.61s 24.10
3. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 836.63s 32.50
4. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 910.19s 27.30
5. Darkrai Snarl Shadow Ball 879.53s 35.56
6. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 857.21s 40.20
7. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 985.75s 34.90
8. Hydreigon Bite Dark Pulse 1009.42s 35.33
9. Yveltal Snarl Dark Pulse 985.50s 37.90
10. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 1048.09s 33.11
11. Gengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 852.13s 59.11
12. Weavile Snarl Foul Play 954.98s 45.60
13. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite X-Scissor 875.71s 58.75
14. Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 1051.49s 43.50
15. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Hydro Cannon 1063.92s 42.20
16. Bisharp Snarl Dark Pulse 1076.63s 43.50
17. Genesect (Normal) Fury Cutter X-Scissor 1044.17s 47.40
18. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Blast Burn 1057.18s 45.70
19. Krookodile Snarl Crunch 1101.06s 39.25
20. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 1001.87s 55.57
21. Absol Snarl Payback 1009.81s 55.13
22. Escavalier Bug Bite Megahorn 1091.59s 43.88
23. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Dark Pulse 845.08s 84.00
24. Scizor Fury Cutter X-Scissor 1101.21s 46.88
25. Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 970.97s 63.10
26. Salamence Bite Draco Meteor 1119.27s 47.25
27. Raikou Thunder Shock Shadow Ball 1138.16s 45.80
28. Shiftry Snarl Foul Play 1132.87s 49.83
29. Reshiram Fire Fang Crunch 1182.40s 40.50
30. Zekrom Dragon Breath Crunch 1189.51s 41.44
31. Mismagius Hex Shadow Ball 1068.53s 55.00
32. Cacturne Sucker Punch Dark Pulse 1126.99s 52.20
33. Pinsir Bug Bite X-Scissor 1062.14s 58.44
34. Drifblim Hex Shadow Ball 1120.31s 54.75
35. Sharpedo Bite Crunch

We don’t include Shadow Pokémon in our recommended lists because they are extremely expensive to power up. That being said, if you have access to the Shadow versions of any of these Pokémon powered up, they are an extremely powerful counter and will hit stronger than their non-Shadow version.

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 raid boss:

Fast moves Charged moves
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Ice Beam Ice

Mewtwo Weather Scenarios

Weather Pro Con
Sunny -Boosts Mewtwo’s Flamethrower
Windy -Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost -Boosts Mewtwo’s fast moves as well as Psychic (problem for Gengar)
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy -Boosts Mewtwo’s fast moves as well as Psychic (problem for Gengar), and Focus Blast (Tyranitar killer)
Snow -Boosts Mewtwo’s Ice Beam (bad for bugs)
Rainy Boosts Mega Blastoise and Mega Beedrill -Boosts Mewtwo’s Thunderbolt (bad for Mega Blastoise)
Fog -Boosts all Dark and Ghost type moves
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