Will Mewtwo be shiny in five-star raids in Pokémon Go?

A shiny legendary Pokémon.

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Mewtwo is one of the tougher and rarer Pokémon to encounter in Pokémon Go. You can typically expect to see it appear during special events, and sometimes it’ll be captured by Giovanni, allowing players to rescue it as a shadow type. What’s even rarer than encountering a Mewtwo is capturing its shiny version. Can you capture a shiny Mewtwo in Pokémon Go five-star raids?

Catching a Shiny Mewtwo

We can confirm there is a chance for you to catch a shiny Mewtwo during the Pokémon TCG Crossover event. You will need to find it in five-star raids, and we highly recommend bringing a friend or two with you to battle against this behemoth of a Pokémon. Having at least three or four other players alongside your Pokémon will be the best to take it down.

The shiny Mewtwo differs from the original version in one noticeable color: the tail. A shiny Mewtwo will have a green tail, whereas the original has a purple one. It’s not the most significant change, but any eagle-eyed trainer will be able to spot it. If you can catch a few shiny Mewtwo with its best moveset, you’ll be able to use Mewtwo in the Master League.

While Mewtwo is not the strongest Pokémon for these battles, it’s a solid choice you can use against others. Outside of PvP, Mewtwo is a reliable Pokémon to use in PvE battles, especially against Team Rocket members or other five-star raids. Having one or two Mewtwo in your roster will help you take out the more vigorous opponents you may encounter in the future.

The Mewtwo five-star raids for the Pokémon TCG Crossover event will be available from June 16 to 30.