With its strong psychic abilities, Mewtwo has the potential to be a massive asset to your team – or a powerful foe. Our Pokémon Go Mewtwo guide will tell you everything you need to know about this legendary critter, including its strengths, weaknesses, possible moves, and counters, along with how you can defeat it in a raid.
If you want to catch Mewtwo’s smaller, cuddlier form, you can check out our Pokémon Go Mew guide. We also have a Pokémon Go raids guide if you’re waiting for the opportunity to snag yourself your own Mewtwo, and a Pokémon Go codes list so you can grab some goodies along the way.
Depending on whether you’re going up against Mewtwo in a raid or snapping it up in a pokéball, this gen 1 Pokémon can have different CP levels. Mewtwo also benefits from a windy weather buff which will significantly increase its CP, so keep that in mind.
- Max raid boss CP – 54,148
- Max CP when catching Mewtwo – 2,387
- Max CP when catching Mewtwo with windy weather buff – 2,984
Mewtwo can learn a variety of moves in Pokémon Go. Some of its possible charged moves can only be obtained in specific ways, such as ones that require an elite TM to unlock.
- Psycho cut (psychic)
- Confusion (psychic)
- Flamethrower (fire)
- Focus blast (fighting)
- Ice beam (ice)
- Psychic (psychic)
- Thunderbolt (electric)
- Shadow ball (ghost, elite TM)
- Hyper beam (normal, elite TM)
- Psystrike (psychic, elite TM)
- Frustration (normal, shadow)
- Return (normal, purified)
Here are two of the best movesets. If you can get your paws on an elite TM, the first is the best option, but if not, the second is still a strong choice.
|Move type||Move name|
|Charged move||Psystrike (elite TM)|
|Move type||Move name|
You will sometimes receive elite TMs by completing timed research during events. You can also purchase community day bundles from the shop, which will often contain elite TMs but cost real money.
Attacks that Mewtwo is weak to do 160% damage to it, while attacks it’s resistant to only do 64% damage.
Here are some of the top picks if you want to go up against a Mewtwo.
|Mewtwo counter||Fast move||Charged move|
|Mega Gengar||Shadow claw||Shadow ball|
|Mega Houndoom||Snarl||Foul play|
|Origin Giratina||Shadow claw||Shadow ball|
|Mewtwo||Psycho cut||Shadow ball|
|Gengar||Shadow claw||Shadow ball|
While Mewtwo used to be a regular fixture as an ex-raid legendary, it’s now been replaced. Mewtwo last made an appearance in 2022, and will likely be back soon. We’ll update this guide when news of Mewtwo’s next appearance comes, so you can prepare yourself to capture one of your own.
And that’s everything you need to know about Pokémon Go’s Mewtwo. If you’re looking for other, similar games that will encourage you to get out in the fresh air, you can check out our list of the best games like Pokémon Go. We also have Pokémon Go events and Pokémon Go Eevee evolution guides, along with a full Pokédex.