How to beat Mewtwo in Pokémon Go – Weaknesses, counters, strategies (February 2021)

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Mewtwo is one of the more Pokémon you can battle against in Pokémon Go. It typically appears in five-star raids, but you’ve also been tasked with attempting to beat a shadow Mewtwo when battling Giovanni. Luckily, when Mewtwo appears in five-star raids, you’ll be able to take it on with the help of a few friends and have a full party of six Pokémon battling against it. Despite the full roster, Mewtwo is still incredibly powerful.

All Mewtwo weaknesses

Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks but resistant to Fighting and Psychic-type moves. You want to find a mixture of Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon to battle against this foe.

Best Pokémon to counter Mewtwo

You have several choices when choosing to battle against this Pokémon in raids. We recommend you use Giratina (Origin), Chandelure, or Tyranitar.

Giratina (Origin) is a Ghost and Dragon-type Pokémon. It’s one of the harder Pokémon to capture on this list, and as a legendary, it’s perfect for taking down Mewtwo. It brings plenty of power to the table and an overwhelming moveset where it can use various Ghost-type attacks that are super effective in this battle. Giratina (Origin) has a maximum CP of 4,164, an attack of 225, a defense of 187, and a stamina of 284. The best moveset to use against Mewtwo will be shadow claw for its fast move, and then shadow ball and ominous wind for its charged moves.

Another Pokémon that is a bit more common for players to use is Chandelure, a Ghost and Fire-type Pokémon. While it has two types, you can stack this Pokémon to use its powerful Ghost-type charged move that will cut through Mewtwo’s defenses. You don’t want to rely too much on it because it’s more of an attacker than it is a defender. Chandelure has a maximum CP of 3,695, an attack of 217, a defense of 182, and a stamina of 155. The best moveset it can use in this battle will be incinerate for its fast move, and then shadow ball and overheat for its charged moves.

The final recommended Pokémon is Tyranitar, the Dark and Rock-type Pokémon. Tyranitar is right in the middle of being a heavy attacker and a suitable defensive Pokémon. You can’t go wrong with using it in this raid, and it’s even more common than Chandelure, so plenty of trainers should have one or two of them in their collection. Tyranitar has a maximum CP of 4,335, an attack of 251, a defense of 207, and a stamina of 225. The best moveset it can use against Mewtwo will have bite for its fast move and then crunch and stone edge for its charged moves.

Top Pokémon to counter Mewtwo

You need a full team of six Pokémon to take on Mewtwo. These are the other choices you can use in your Pokémon party, depending on who you’ve captured and have powered up.

  • Absol
  • Alakazam
  • Alolan Muk
  • Banette
  • Drifblim
  • Escavalier
  • Gardevoir
  • Honchkrow
  • Houdoom
  • Hydreigon
  • Mewtwo
  • Mismagius
  • Pinsir
  • Scizor
  • Weavile