How to get Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Mewtwo is a legendary Psychic-type Pokemon in Pokemon Go, and as such, you will only be able to catch him during events where he appears as a 5-star raid boss. The second variant of Mewtwo –Armored Mewtwo, appeared briefly in the game as part of the Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back –Evolution film promotion but is no longer available in 5-star raids. Hence, the only way to acquire Armored Mewtwo is by trading for it with another player.

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Mewtwo raid boss counters

You will have to team up with your friends to take down the 5-star raid boss Mewtwo and have a chance to capture him. As a psychic-type Pokemon Mewtwo is strong against Fighting-type and Psychic-type Pokemon and weak against Bug-type, Ghost-type, and Dark-type Pokemon.

The most effective Mewtwo counters are:

  • Chandelure using Hex and Shadow Ball
  • Gengar using Lick and Shadow Ball
  • Dragapult using Hex and Shadow Ball
  • Gengar using Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Darkrai using Snarl and Shadow Ball
  • Gengar using Hex and Shadow Ball
  • Darkrai using Snarl and Dark Pulse

So your best chance against Mewtwo in a five-star raid comes with Ghost-type and Dark-type strong damage dealers while Bug-type Pokemon trail a bit behind. Fog boosts both Dark-type and Ghost-type Pokemon, so there is not much to differentiate here, while Bug-type Pokemon are boosted by Rain.

How to catch Mewtwo with Premier Balls

Once you defeat Mewtwo, the Pokemon will shrink the capture encounter will start. There is also a slim chance of encountering a Shiny Mewtwo instead of a regular one.

You will have to rely on the Premier Balls you acquired from the raid encounter to capture Mewtwo, but it will be a significant challenge. Make sure that you have stockpiled Golden Razz Berry and use them before each Premier Ball throw to maximize your chances of capturing Mewtwo.

Throwing a curveball and making Excellent throws will also maximize your chances of capturing Mewtwo, so try to throw when the circle is small. However, if your aim is unreliable, focus on just being within the circle and delivering Nice and Great throws.

Mewtwo vs. Armored Mewtwo

There is an apparent aesthetic difference between Mewtwo and Armored Mewtwo, as the latter is shrouded in armor. Beyond that, the two different versions of Mewtwo also come with different stats, with Mewtwo being more potent on the attacking side, making it ideal for raid encounters. In contrast, Armored Mewtwo comes with higher defense, making it ideal for trainer encounters.

Mewtwo and Armored Mewtwo base stats

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This is everything you need to know about finding and capturing a Mewtwo in Pokemon Go. Meanwhile, maybe you're wondering how to get Sylveon too? For more Pokemon Go material, you can visit the Pokemon Go section of our website!

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