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How to beat Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Here are the best Pokemon to defeat Mewtwo, the list of types super effective against to Mewtwo, and the moves Mewtwo use.
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Where to find Mewtwo

According to an official promotional video, Mewtwo is expected to be found during a limited time event in Pokemon Go. During this event, trainers will be fighting Mewtwo in groups of up to 20 people called Raid Battles. When successfully defeated, everyone who participated in the Raid Battle will have the oppurtunity to capture Mewtwo with special premier balls.

Tips and Strategies

Mewtwo Weakness

Being a Pure Psychic-type, Mewtwo is only weak to 3 attack types namely: Dark, Ghost and Bug. Use Pokemon with these types of attacks to defeat Mewtwo as quickly as possible. On the other hand, avoid using Fighting and Psychic-type attacks when fighting Mewtwo, as he is resistant to these types of attacks.

Best Pokemon to Beat

Mewtwo has an extremely high attack stat, and by "extremely high" I mean the current best attack stat in the game with no pokemon even coming close. So unless you bring pokemon resistant to Psychic-type attacks your Pokemon will be dropping dead like flies. And even then, that might still not be enough as Mewtwo also has different attack types which are powerful on their own and may deal super effective damage to your Psychic resistant Pokemon.

Recommended Pokemon

Pokemon[Moveset] Explanation
Mewtwo
Mewtwo
Psycho Cut / Shadow Ball
  • Outstanding stats overall, especially in attack.
  • Shadow Ball is super effective against Mewtwo.
  • Resistant against Psychic and Fighting-type attacks.
  • Be careful in case the enemy Mewtwo also has Shadow Ball.
Dragonite
Dragonite
Dragon Tail / Outrage
  • Overall outstanding stats that rival even Legendary Pokemon.
  • Neutral or Resistant to Mewtwo's attacks
Scizor
Scizor
Fury Cutter / X-Scissor
  • Bug-type attacks are super effective against Mewtwo.
  • Great attack stat.
  • Resistant to most of Mewtwo's attacks and Neutral to the rest.
Tyranitar
Tyranitar
Bite / Crunch
  • Overall outstandinf stats that rival even Legendary Pokemon.
  • Dark-type attacks are super effective against Mewtwo.
  • Be
    extra careful of [Focus Blast].
Pinsir
Pinsir
Bug Bite / X-Scissor
  • High CP.
  • Bug-type attacks are super effective against Mewtwo.
Moltres
Moltres
Fire Spin / Overheat
  • Overall outstanding stats, especially in attack.
  • Neutral and Resistant to Mewtwo's attacks.
Gyarados
Gyarados
Bite / Crunch
  • Great stats overall.
  • Dark-type attacks are super effective against Mewtwo.
  • Neutral and Resistant against Mewtwo's attacks.

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