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.
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.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||621.44s||36.10|
|4.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||910.19s||27.30|
|7.||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||985.75s||34.90|
|11.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||852.13s||59.11|
|18.||Fire Spin||Blast Burn||1057.18s||45.70|
|23.||Poison Jab||Dark Pulse||845.08s||84.00|
|25.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||970.97s||63.10|
|27.||Thunder Shock||Shadow Ball||1138.16s||45.80|
|32.||Sucker Punch||Dark Pulse||1126.99s||52.20|
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|
Mewtwo Weather Scenarios
|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)|
|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||–|