Mewtwo Raid Counters Guide

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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 the 2021 Kanto Tour, and therefore includes Mega variants.

Best Mewtwo counters
Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
3. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
4. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost
5. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
6. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
7. Hydreigon Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark
8. Weavile Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
9. Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
10. Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
11. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug
12. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Cannon Water
13. Bisharp Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
14. Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
15. Genesect Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug

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