Get ready, Trainers! The legendary Mewtwo is returning to Pokémon GO Raid Battles. This Psychic-type powerhouse, originally discovered in the Kanto region, is known for its incredible strength and savage nature.
In this article, I’ll provide you with valuable tips on which Pokémon to use in a Mewtwo Raid, how to maximize your chances of catching it, and what to do with this Genetic Pokémon once it’s in your collection.
Mewtwo’s vulnerability to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type attacks makes selecting the right Pokémon crucial for a successful Raid Battle. While it’s not necessary to choose only Bug-, Ghost-, or Dark-type Pokémon, having a lineup that includes Pokémon with Fast Attacks and Charged Attacks of these types will give you an advantage. Remember, Pokémon that share a type with these attacks receive a same-type attack bonus, dealing an additional 20% damage.
When assembling your team, prioritize Pokémon that know Bug-, Ghost-, or Dark-type attacks, focusing on those with the highest CP and overall stats. Keep in mind that defeating Mewtwo swiftly will earn you more Premier Balls, which are essential for catching it.
Once you’ve triumphed in a Mewtwo raid, you’ll have a limited number of Premier Balls to catch, so it’s essential to make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls by teaming up with friends and defeating Mewtwo quickly.
To increase your chances of catching Mewtwo, aim for Excellent Throws by throwing when the target ring is small. Curveballs can further enhance your odds. However, it’s crucial to be realistic about your throwing abilities. If you’re not confident in consistently making Excellent Curveball Throws, opt for Nice Throws or Great Throws instead.
Patience is key when Mewtwo is in motion. Wait for it to pause, observe its movement cycle, and throw as the target ring reappears and starts to shrink. This timing will enhance your chances of landing a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.
Berries can significantly assist you in capturing Mewtwo. Using a Razz Berry will make it easier to catch, while a Golden Razz Berry will greatly increase your odds. If you’re struggling to land throws, a Nanab Berry will calm Mewtwo’s erratic movements, making precise throws easier. If you need more Mewtwo Candy, a Silver Pinap Berry will make Mewtwo easier to catch and grant you extra Candy upon success.
Additionally, Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher possess the Catch Assist Perk. In some cases, if a Pokémon, even a Legendary one, deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy might bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!
If Mewtwo, or Shiny Mewtwo version, eludes you, don’t lose hope. Stock up on valuable items like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries, and gear up for another attempt.
Mewtwo boasts an initial CP range of 2,294–2,387, which can be boosted to 2,868–2,984 with weather effects. With available Fast Attacks like Confusion (Psychic) and Psycho Cut (Psychic), as well as Charged Attacks including Flamethrower (Fire), Focus Blast (Fighting), Hyper Beam (Normal), Ice Beam (Ice), Psychic (Psychic), Psystrike (Psychic), Shadow Ball (Ghost), and Thunderbolt (Electric), Mewtwo is a formidable addition to your lineup.
Thanks to its type advantage against Fighting- and Poison-type Pokémon, Mewtwo excels against Raid Bosses such as Mega Venusaur and Mega Beedrill. It’s no wonder that Mewtwo is highly sought after in the GO Battle League due to its high maximum CP and a wide range of Charged Attack types.
To maximize Mewtwo’s potential, consider teaching it a second Charged Attack. This will require a significant investment of Mewtwo Candy and Stardust, so catching as many Mewtwo as possible during both parts of the event will expedite the process.
Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning that Shadow Mewtwo is a top contender in the GO Battle League. Although you can’t catch Shadow Mewtwo during this event, it’s an excellent opportunity to accumulate more Mewtwo Candy if you’re fortunate enough to already possess one. Strengthening Shadow Mewtwo requires additional Candy and Stardust, but the rewards are well worth the effort.
Best of luck in your upcoming Raid Battle. Tell us if you catch the shiny Mewtwo version.