Shadow Mewtwo Raid Guide

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Shadow Mewtwo is available from Tier 5 legendary Shadow Raids. Shadow Raids can only be done using in-person raid passes. Shadow Mewtwo can be shiny from Shadow raids!

Shadow Mewtwo can be caught with the following CP values, with an IV floor of 6/6/6:

  • 2220 – 2387 CP (no weather boost, 100% Mewtwo at Level 20)
  • 2776 – 2984 CP (windy weather, 100% IV Mewtwo at Level 25)

Shadow Mewtwo is a pure Psychic type and is weak to Dark, Bug and Ghost type attacks. Shadow Mewtwo is an immensely difficult tier 5 raid due to the Shadow Raid mechanism. You will need to be well prepared with top counters, correct movesets, powered up Pokémon, and most importantly, Purified Gems.

Communication will be key for this raid! You will want to plan not only your Mega Pokémon team positions, and counters, but also your used of Purified Gems, so be sure you communicating with your fellow trainers.

We would suggest groups of 6+ for trainers with top counters that are maxed out, armed with Purified Gems, or 8-10+ for lower level trainers and those without ideal counters. Purified Gems are a must!

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Shadow Raid Information & Advice

As a shadow raid, Mewtwo will hit harder than ever before, so make sure your counters are powered up, have the right moveset, and aren’t weak to the raid bosses moves. These raids are a tricky group task for even the most prepared trainers, and you will need Purified Gems to defeat them. Shadow Raid Bosses will grow enraged as you battle them, boosting their attack and defence.

You will need to subdue Shadow Mewtwo using Purified Gems, a new item that can be assembled from Shadow Shards.

Shadow Shards are mysterious gem pieces that may be dropped by Team GO Rocket grunts, leaders, and from Shadow Raids. You will need to gather enough shards to use Professor Willow’s newly invented Shard Refiner, and in return you’ll be rewarded with a Purified Gem. Be sure to have collected as many as you can before you attempt a Shadow Mewtwo raid, as without them you won’t be able to return it to its normal, non-enraged state.

There are multiple ways Purified Gems can assist your battle against enraged Shadow Raid Bosses:

  • When you use a Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid, the enraged Shadow Raid Boss’s attack and defence will be lowered temporarily. This can give you the opening you need to take them down.
  • You and your fellow Trainers can use more than one Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid. If used at the same time, their effects will stack.
  • If enough Purified Gems are used, the enraged Shadow Raid Boss will be subdued—returned to its non-enraged state—which might give you the edge you need to defeat it!

Purified Gems will show in the bottom left corner of the raid battle when you are able to use them, so be sure to communicate with your raid group to stack their effects!

Notes 💡

Shadow Mewtwo did not get a stat buff like other shadow raids, and is contrary to the 57645 CP shown in the promo video. Raid lasts 300 seconds. You get 3 guaranteed XL candy. It counts towards Battle Legend medal. It does not count towards the Ultra Hero medal. Shiny shadow Mewtwo has been enabled. IV floor appears to be 6. It appears it is 8 gems needed to subdue Mewtwo, like the T3 shadow raids.

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Best Shadow Mewtwo Counters – Mega Pokémon

Mewtwo (Shadow)

We would highly recommend the use of Mega Pokémon in Shadow Mewtwo raids. They provide not only greater damage output, but also boost Pokémon of the same typing in the raid. We would suggest discussing your counter choices with your fellow trainers, and plan Mega Pokémon, and their position in your team accordingly.

If you have a group of 6 for example, one person have their mega in slot 1, the next slot 2, the next slot 3 etc, so you can try to keep the mega boost going throughout the raid.

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
2. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
3. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
4. Gyarados (Mega) Bite
Dark
Crunch
Dark
5. Absol (Mega) Snarl
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
6. Pinsir (Mega) Bug Bite
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
7. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
8. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
9. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost
10. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm
Fairy
Shadow Ball
Ghost
11. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter
Bug
Frenzy Plant
Grass
12. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch
Electric
Brutal Swing
Dark
13. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
14. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
15. Salamence (Mega) Bite
Dark
Draco Meteor
Dragon
16. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot
Ground
Hydro Cannon
Water
17. Blastoise (Mega) Bite
Dark
Hydro Cannon
Water
18. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath
Dragon
Dragon Claw
Dragon
19. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath
Dragon
Outrage
Dragon
20. Manectric (Mega) Snarl
Dark
Wild Charge
Electric
21. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
22. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall
Water
Origin Pulse
Water
23. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot
Ground
Precipice Blades
Ground

Best Shadow Mewtwo Counters – Shadow Pokémon

While Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up, these are the top Shadow Pokémon you can use against Shadow Mewtwo. Ensure you no longer have Frustration on these Pokémon before considering adding them to your team. If you have any of these as an option, while they make take more damage than non-shadow Pokémon, they will also deal more.

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move
1. Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost
2. Weavile (Shadow) Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
3. Tyranitar (Shadow) Bite
Dark
Crunch
Dark
4. Banette (Shadow) Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
5. Honchkrow (Shadow) Snarl
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
6. Houndoom (Shadow) Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
7. Mismagius (Shadow) Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
8. Absol (Shadow) Snarl
Dark
Payback
Dark
9. Scizor (Shadow) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
10. Raikou (Shadow) Volt Switch
Electric
Shadow Ball
Ghost
11. Scyther (Shadow) Fury Cutter
Bug
Bug Buzz
Bug
12. Pinsir (Shadow) Bug Bite
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
13. Salamence (Shadow) Bite
Dark
Draco Meteor
Dragon
14. Drifblim (Shadow) Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
15. Sharpedo (Shadow) Bite
Dark
Crunch
Dark
16. Shiftry (Shadow) Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
17. Alakazam (Shadow) Psycho Cut
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost

Best Shadow Mewtwo Counters – Non Mega Pokémon

Here are the best Pokémon to use against a Mewtwo raid boss that are not Mega Pokémon. Being weak to three different types, Mewtwo’s counters table is diverse, and shows the strongest Pokémon to use against the raid boss.Try to pick from the top end of this list, and ensure they have the necessary movesets, and are powered up.

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move
1. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Force
Ghost
2. Hydreigon Bite
Dark
Brutal Swing
Dark
3. Darkrai Snarl
Dark
Shadow Ball
Ghost
4. Chandelure Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
5. Gholdengo Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
6. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
7. Volcarona Bug Bite
Bug
Bug Buzz
Bug
8. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
9. Pheromosa Bug Bite
Bug
Bug Buzz
Bug
10. Gengar Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
11. Weavile Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
12. Zoroark Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
13. Mewtwo Psycho Cut
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost
14. Yveltal Snarl
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
15. Guzzlord Snarl
Dark
Brutal Swing
Dark
16. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab
Poison
Dark Pulse
Dark
17. Lunala Confusion
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost
18. Honchkrow Snarl
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
19. Tyranitar Bite
Dark
Crunch
Dark
20. Giratina (Altered) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Force
Ghost
21. Zarude Bite
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
22. Bisharp Snarl
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
23. Giratina Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Force
Ghost
24. Genesect (Shock) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
25. Genesect (Normal) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
26. Genesect (Chill) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
27. Genesect (Douse) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
28. Absol Snarl
Dark
Dark Pulse
Dark
29. Escavalier Bug Bite
Bug
Megahorn
Bug
30. Genesect (Burn) Fury Cutter
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug
31. Houndoom Snarl
Dark
Foul Play
Dark
32. Yanmega Bug Bite
Bug
Bug Buzz
Bug
33. Vikavolt Bug Bite
Bug
X-Scissor
Bug

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Shadow Mewtwo Raid infographic

Mewtwo Move Sets

Mewtwo can have the following moves as a raid boss:

Fast moves Charged moves
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Shadow Ball* Ghost
  • Psystrike* Psychic
  • Hyper Beam* Normal
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Ice Beam Ice

*Denotes a Legacy Move only available via Elite TM.

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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