Another month, another new event and encounters for Pokemon GO, so we prepped the Best Mewtwo Raid Counters in 2022.
At the beginning of this month, Niantic unveiled its plans for events in Pokemon GO throughout June. The first half of June saw the return of the legendary primal Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre. With the 2 Legendary Hoenn Pokemon starting off June, you would expect that Rayquazza would finish out the month of June.
Well, you would be wrong because there is a special Pokemon Crossover Event occurring. Starting on June 16th, Mewtwo will spawn in Legendary raids at 10 AM local time; it will run until July 1st. Trainers who are lucky will have the chance to encounter a shiny Mewtwo. Mewtwo Raid hours will take place on June 22nd and June 29th at 6 P.M local time.
This event is to celebrate the release of the Pokemon Go TCG cards. In the new set the main Alternate art card features Mewtwo in New York City.
Now check out our Mewtwo Raid guide below to learn the best raid counters!
Mewtwo Raid Guide
Mewtwo Raid Stats
- Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Pokemon.
- It is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type moves.
- Mewtwo’s Raid CP is 54148
- Mewtwo’s Base HP is 214
- Its Attack is 300 and Defense is 182
- The Base catch CP is between 2294 and 2397
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 2868 and 2985
- It is Weather Boosted by Windy weather
- Its fast moves can be Psycho Cut and Confusion
- Its Charged moves can be Flamethrower, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Focus Blast, Psychic, and Psystrike.
- From June 16th to 23rd, Mewtwo’s Charged move will be Shadow Ball.
- From June 23rd to July 1st, Mewtwo’s Charged move will be Psystrike.
Mewtwo Raid Counters
Going into the Mewtwo Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with high defensive stats or type effective attacks. Overall, Mewtwo can be a difficult Legendary Pokemon to take down in Pokemon Go unless you use a well-rounded team. This raid can be easily completed by a team of 4 to 6 trainers; a team of 6 to 20 trainers can easily take it down, so make sure to get a better completionist bonus for additional Balls.
Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, or Mega Beedrill will make trainers’ lives easier. Ultimately, you will want to use Dark, Ghost, or Bug-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Psychic, Ground, Fighting, Water, or Grass-type Pokemon.
Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.
Primary Mewtwo Raid Counters:
- Mega Gengar – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Giratina (Origin Form) – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Chandelure – Hex & Shadow Ball
- Darkrai – Snarl & Dark Pulse
- Mewtwo – Psycho Cut & Shadow Ball
- Hydreigon – Bite & Dark Pulse
Alternate Mewtwo Raid Counters:
- Weavile – Snarl & Foul Play
- Yveltal – Snarl & Dark Pulse
- Mega Gyarados – Bite & Crunch
- Mega Houndoom – Snarl & Foul Play
- Tyranitar – Bite & Crunch
- Mega Blastoise – Bite & Hydro Cannon
- Bisharp – Snarl & Dark Pulse
- Krookodile – Snarl & Dark Pulse
- Absol – Snarl & Payback
- Scizor – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
- Escavalier – Bug Bite & Megahorn
- Deoxys (Attack) – Poison Jab & ark Pulse
- Banette – Shadow Claw & Shadow Ball
- Salamance – Bite & Draco Meteor
- Raikou – Thunder Shock & Shadow Ball
- Shiftry – Snarl & Foul Play
- Mismagius – Hex & Shadow Ball
- Cacturne – Sucker Punch & Dark Pulse
- Umbreon – Snarl & Foul Play
- Genesect – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
- Mega Beedrill – Bug Bite & X-Scissor
- Dusknoir – Astonish & Shadow Ball
- Pinsir – Bug Bite & X-Scissor
- Drifblim – Hex & Shadow Ball
- Sharpedo – Bite & Crunch
- Hoopa – Astonish & Shadow Ball
For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section. Will you be taking on Mewtwo or waiting until July for the new Legendary Pokemon raids? June’s Mega raids continue to be repeat raids from earlier this year; if you have yet to battle Mega Blastoise or Venusaur then you have a second chance.
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