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

Here are the best Pokémon to use against a Mewtwo raid boss. Being weak to three different types, Mewtwo’s counters table is diverse, and shows the strongest Pokemon to use against the raid boss.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 570.57s 26.30
2. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 586.12s 23.67
3. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 607.44s 18.40
4. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 605.12s 21.00
5. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 603.35s 23.30
6. Gengar Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 562.90s 35.88
7. Weavile Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 634.02s 27.13
8. Hydreigon Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 664.34s 18.57
9. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Dark Pulse Dark 551.78s 54.00
10. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 652.04s 23.11
11. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 673.59s 18.57
12. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 658.45s 23.20
13. Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark 693.70s 18.88
14. Bisharp Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 709.96s 17.00
15. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 650.18s 29.00
16. Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 688.87s 23.33
17. Absol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 671.63s 30.67
18. Trevenant Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 680.63s 26.20
19. Banette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 637.77s 37.00
20. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 676.68s 30.50
21. Genesect (Normal) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 701.34s 23.00
22. Escavalier Bug Bite Bug Megahorn Bug 721.75s 23.00
23. Genesect (Burn) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 706.49s 24.25
24. Genesect (Douse) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 704.24s 24.50
25. Mismagius Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 701.33s 19.00
26. Incineroar Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 755.65s 17.00
27. Haunter Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 660.63s 31.00

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.

Best Mega Pokémon to use in a Mewtwo raid

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 328.45s 19.00
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 433.41s 17.90
3. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 457.23s 12.60
4. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 422.63s 25.40
5. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 448.80s 34.50
6. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 554.30s 24.30

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
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
  • 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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