Is Mewtwo good in Pokémon Go?

Mewtwo is always worth your time.

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If you have to pick a legendary Pokémon from the first 150 that you want to add to your team, Mewtwo is likely at the top of your list. The same goes for if you want to choose a Pokémon Go legendary to use on your team. Mewtwo is one of the extremely powerful Pokémon, and with the correct stats and if you teach it the best moveset, it can be a powerhouse in a variety of Battle Leagues.

Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks, but it’s resistant to Fighting and Psychic-type moves. When you bring it to PvP, it has a maximum CP of 4,178, an attack of 248, a defense of 155, and a stamina of 180. For PvE, it has an attack of 300, a defense of 182, and a stamina of 214. Despite having a lower defense stack, it makes up for those stats by having a superb attack stat and an even better moveset. Only key Pokémon can take it down. Unless some trainers are prepared to deal with a Mewtwo, they won’t walk away as the winner.

You primarily want to use Mewtwo in the Master League. It’s not advised to use the regular Mewtwo in the Ultra League, although if you have the armored version, that’s a decent choice. The regular Mewtwo has quite a bit of power, and you’d waste using this Pokémon if you could not boost it to its highest stats. Several Pokémon can take it down, such as Togekiss, Reshiram, Giratina, Groudon, Lugia, and Genesect. Even these Pokémon struggle in the correct circumstances, depending on how well shields are used during a battle and the type of team your opponent has against you.

Still, a Mewtwo is a strong choice. If you paired it up with other superb options, such as Groudon, Ho-Oh, Dragonite, Mamoswine, Reshiram, Zapdos, Togekiss, or even Garchomp, you’d give plenty of trainers a challenging fight.

The same perspective goes for Mewtwo when using them in five-star raids. Mewtwo won’t be effective against every Pokémon that you battle here, but it’s good against a majority of choices. However, despite how powerful it is, you usually want to use a Pokémon that is super effective against a legendary five-star raid choice. Make sure to consider the typing before using Mewtwo over another choice.

Mewtwo is a powerful Pokémon to use in both the Battle League and in five-star raids. You can’t go wrong with it. Powering it up to its highest CP is the best way to use it, and keeping in close to the Ultra League is not a good idea. You also want to consider Mewtwo’s massive moveset and pick the best one to ensure it performs at its best caliber.