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Conquer the Legendary Pokemon Mewtwo in this Pokemon GO raid battle strategy guide. Get tips on how to defeat it, recommended Pokemon & moves, CP to get 100% IV, and more!

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Recommended Pokemon Vs. Mewtwo

This recommended Pokemon list is based on the combo DPS and durability of the Pokemon, including strength & ease-of-use of their recommended moves.

Rank Pokemon Recommended Moves Combo DPS
1 Tyranitar IconTyranitar Bite
Crunch
18.84
2 Mewtwo IconMewtwo Psycho Cut
Shadow Ball (*)
20.00
3 Gengar IconGengar Shadow Claw (*)
Shadow Ball
23.66
4 Gengar IconGengar Hex
Shadow Ball
22.18
5 Houndoom IconHoundoom Snarl
Foul Play
18.40
6 Rayquaza IconRayquaza Dragon Tail
Outrage
18.39
7 Scizor IconScizor Fury Cutter
X-Scissor
18.50
8 Alakazam IconAlakazam Psycho Cut
Shadow Ball
18.48
9 Dragonite IconDragonite Dragon Tail
Draco Meteor
17.15
10 Salamence IconSalamence Dragon Tail
Draco Meteor
18.16
11 Banette IconBanette Shadow Claw
Shadow Ball
20.54
12 Absol IconAbsol Snarl
Dark Pulse
18.95
12 Pinsir IconPinsir Bug Bite
X-Scissor
18.70
14 Sharpedo IconSharpedo Bite
Crunch
18.45
15 Gyarados IconGyarados Bite
Crunch
15.33

*These are Legacy Moves and are currently not available to learn in the game.

Alternate Ranking Of Line-Up

This recommended Pokemon list is based on the combo DPS and durability of the Pokemon, including strength & ease-of-use of their recommended moves.

Rank Pokemon Recommended Moves Combo DPS
1 Mewtwo IconMewtwo Psycho Cut
Shadow Ball (*)
20.00
2 Gengar IconGengar Shadow Claw (*)
Shadow Ball
23.66
3 Gengar IconGengar Hex
Shadow Ball
22.18
4 Rayquaza IconRayquaza Dragon Tail
Outrage
18.39
5 Scizor IconScizor Fury Cutter
X-Scissor
18.50
6 Alakazam IconAlakazam Psycho Cut
Shadow Ball
18.48
7 Dragonite IconDragonite Dragon Tail
Draco Meteor
17.15
8 Tyranitar IconTyranitar Bite
Crunch
18.84
9 Banette IconBanette Shadow Claw
Shadow Ball
20.54
10 Pinsir IconPinsir Bug Bite
X-Scissor
18.70

*These are Legacy Moves and are currently not available to learn in the game.

Battle Strategy Against Mewtwo

Best Pokemon To Use Vs. Mewtwo (Tyranitar)

Tyranitar - Rating, Stats & Max CP
Check Out Tyranitar's Stats & Moves Here!

Tyranitar is a Rock / Dark Type and has very high base stats in HP, attack, and defense. If it learns strong Dark Type moves, it can easily bring down Mewtwo's HP - who is weak to Dark attacks.

Swap Tyranitar If Mewtwo Has Focus Blast

Mewtwo can have a Charged Move called Focus Blast. When it does, swap out your Tyranitar as it is incredibly weak to Fighting Type moves such as Focus Blast.

Gengar Can Be Used To Combat Focus Blast

Gengar - Rating, Stats & Max CP
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Gengar has high base attack stats and its Ghost/Dark Type moves are effective against Mewtwo. It may be weak to Mewtwo's Psycho Cut but the Charged Move Focus Blast will not deal that much damage to it.

Try Not To Have Multiple Gengars

In a raid with many people, it's best not to have too many Gengars. If you see someone already using the Pokemon, switch out. This is so your Gengar won't get knocked out of battle easily and you can deal as much damage as possible.

Know Which Pokemon Are Weak To Mewtwo's Attacks

Mewtwo's attacks can vary in Type so it's best to know which Pokemon are weak against them. This makes sure that choose the right roster and defeat the raid!

Pokemon Weak To Each Move

MovePokemon Weak To This Move
Ice BeamRayquaza IconRayquaza Dragonite IconDragoniteSalamence IconSalamence
Focus BlastTyranitar IconTyranitarHoundoom IconHoundoom Absol IconAbsol
FlamethrowerScizor IconScizorPinsir IconPinsir -
PsychicGengar IconGengar--
ThunderboltGyarados IconGyarados--

Prioritize Using High-Damage Pokemon

It's best to use Pokemon that deal high damage over Pokemon that have higher defense. If it's level is too low, even if it has high defense, it can still be killed in one shot. It's better to focus on downing Mewtwo as fast as possible over prolonging the fight.

CP To Get 100% IV Mewtwo

100% IV Mewtwo Is At CP 2387

When encountering a Mewtwo during the bonus capture challenge, check its CP. If the Mewtwo has CP 2387, it has 100% Individual Value (IV).

Check Out Mewtwo CP & IV Reference Chart!

Windy Weather Boosts 100% IV Mewtwo To CP 2984

CP On Normal Weather Weather Weather Boosted CP
2387 Windy Icon Windy 2984

Mewtwo will get a boost in power when the weather is windy. During this time, its PL (Pokemon Level) will go up to 25. At 2984 CP, the Mewtwo has 100% IV.

Individual Value (IV) Per CP Chart

You can also check Mewtwo's Individual Value (IV) beyond it being 100% value. You just need to check its CP once it appears after defeating it in the raid.

IV & CP Quick Reference Chart (98%)

Depending on the Individual Value, two Pokemon can still have the same CP.

Normal CP
Weather Boosted CP
HPATKDEFIV
2387
2984
151515100%
2382
2978
14151598%
2381
2977
15151498%
2380
2975
15141598%
Mewtwo IV / CP Chart (Below 96%)
Normal CP
Weather Boosted CP
HPATKDEFIV
2377
2971
13151596%
2376
2970
14151496%
2375
2969
15151396%
2374
2967
15141496%
2374
2968
14141596%
2372
2965
15131596%
2372
2965
12151593%
2371
2964
13151493%
2370
2963
14151393%
2369
2962
15151293%
2369
2962
13141593%
2368
2960
15141393%
2368
2961
14141493%
2367
2959
14131593%
2366
2958
15131493%
2366
2957
12151491%
2366
2958
11151591%
2365
2956
13151391%
2365
2956
15121593%
2364
2955
14151291%
2364
2955
12141591%
2363
2954
15151191%
2363
2954
13141491%
2362
2953
14141391%
2362
2952
13131591%
2361
2952
15141291%
2361
2951
14131491%

Mewtwo's Type & Weakness Chart

Mewtwo Is Weak Against Bug, Ghost, & Dark Pokemon

Mewtwo - Rating, Stats & Max CP
Check Out Mewtwo's Stats & Moves Here!

Mewtwo can inflict very high damage with its variety of moves but it is mainly weak to Bug, Ghost, and Dark Types. Be sure to prepare a roster that has a powerful set of these attacks to bring Mewtwo down.

Weakness & Damage Chart Against Mewtwo

None
Damage
Multiplier
Type
x 2.56None
x 1.6Bug IconGhost IconDark Icon
x 0.625Fighting IconPsychic Icon
x 0.39None
x 0.244None
Check Out Type Effectiveness Chart Here!

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