What Pokemon to use in a Mewtwo Raid, how to make the most of Premier Balls and Berries, and what to do with Mewtwo once you have caughtit

What Pokemon to use in a Mewtwo Raid, how to make the most of Premier Balls and Berries, and what to

The Pokemon Company International has given you some new official guidance for Pokemon GO. Read on below to learn more

Appearing in Raids:June 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to July 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time*

The last update in Raids was posted from July 16, 2021 to July 23, 2021.

*Mewtwo caught in raids from June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., will know the Ghost-type Charged Attack Shadow Ball. Mewtwo caught in raids from June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to July 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. will know the Psychic-type Charged Attack Psystrike. See more about how to do this by using Mewtwo once you have discovered it.

Mewtwo, a Legendary Psychic-type Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto area, was developed by recombining Mews genes. It is said to have the most powerful ability among Pokemon. Learn how to catch Mewtwo after winning a Raid Battle, and how to use the Genetic Pokemon best after you have caught it.

Mewtwo is prone to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type attacks when selecting Pokemon for your Mewtwo Raid Battle lineup. This helps to ensure that you avoid having a more aggressive Attack and Charged Attack of one of these types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. However, a Pokemon that has a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to handle an additional 20% damage.

Select the Pokemon with the highest CP and best overall stats if you have multiple Bug-, Ghost-, or Dark-type attacks. Remember that speed of victory will affect how many Premier Balls you will receive following a successful Raid Battle, so get your strongest Pokemon and defeat Mewtwo as quickly as you can.

  • Pinsir / Shadow Pinsir (Bug)

    • Fast Attack:Bug Bite (Bug), Fury Cutter (Bug)

    • Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

  • Scizor / Shadow Scizor (Bug/Steel)

    • Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

    • Charged Attack:Night Slash (Dark), X-Scissor (Bug)

  • Genesect (Bug/Steel)

    • Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

    • Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

Shadow Pinsir (Bug)

  • Fast Attack:Bug Bite (Bug), Fury Cutter (Bug)

  • Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

Bite:Bug (Bug), Fury Cutter (Bug) Fast Attack

Attack on Charged:X-Scissor (Bug)

Shadow Scizor / Scizor (Bug/Steel)

  • Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

  • Charged Attack:Night Slash (Dark), X-Scissor (Bug)

Cutter: Fast Attack (Bug)

The Charged Attack:Night Slash (Dark), X-Scissor (Bug)

Genesect (Bug/Steel)

  • Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

  • Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

Attack on Charged:X-Scissor (Bug)

Shadow Pinsir (Bug)

  • Fast Attack:Bug Bite (Bug), Fury Cutter (Bug)

  • Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

Quick Attack:Bug Bite (Bug), Fury Cutter (Bug)

Attack on Charged:X-Scissor (Bug)

Fast Attack:Bug Bite (Bug), Fury Cutter (Bug)

Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

Shadow Scizor (Bug/Steel)

  • Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

  • Charged Attack:Night Slash (Dark), X-Scissor (Bug)

Cutter: Fast Attack:Fury (Bug)

Night Slash (Dark), X-Scissor (Bug) Charged Attack

Cutter from Fast Attack:Fury (Bug)

The Charged Attack:Night Slash (Dark), X-Scissor (Bug)

Genesect (Bug/Steel)

  • Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

  • Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

Cutter from the Fast Attack:Fury (Bug)

Charged Attack:X-Scissor (Bug)

Fast Attack:Fury Cutter (Bug)

X-Scissor in Charged Attack (Bug)

  • Banette / Shadow Banette (Ghost)

    • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost), Shadow Claw (Ghost)

    • Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

  • Mismagius / Shadow Mismagius (Ghost)

    • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost)

    • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

  • Altered Forme Giratina (Ghost/Dragon)

    • Fast Attack:Shadow Claw (Ghost)

    • Charged Attack:Shadow Sneak (Ghost)

  • Origin Forme Giratina (Ghost/Dragon)

    • Fast Attack:Shadow Claw (Ghost)

    • Charged Attack:Ominous Wind (Ghost), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

  • Chandelure (Ghost/Fire)

    • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost)

    • Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Shadow Banette (Ghost)

  • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost), Shadow Claw (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Shadow Claw (Ghost) (Fresh Attack:Hex)

Attack on the Charged:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Shadow Mismagius (Ghost)

  • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Hex (Ghost): Fast Attack

Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Forme Giratina (Ghost/Dragon)

  • Fast Attack:Shadow Claw (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Shadow Sneak (Ghost)

Claw from the Shatter (Ghost) of a Fast Attack

Attack:Shadow Sneak (Ghost)

Giratina''s Origin Form (Ghost/Dragon)

  • Fast Attack:Shadow Claw (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Ominous Wind (Ghost), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Claw of the Shadow in a Fast Attack (Ghost)

Attack on Charged:Ominous Wind (Ghost) and Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Chandelure (Ghost/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Hex (Ghost) (Face Attack)

Attack on the Charged:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Shadow Banette (Ghost)

  • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost), Shadow Claw (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Shadow Claw (Ghost) (Ghost): Fast Attack:Hex

Attack of a Charged Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Shadow Claw (Ghost) (Fresh Attack:Hex)

The Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Shadow Mismagius (Ghost)

  • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Hex (Ghost) Fast Attack

Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost) Charged Attack:Dark Pulse

Hex (Ghost) Fast Attack

Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost) Charged

Forme Giratina (Ghost/Dragon)

  • Fast Attack:Shadow Claw (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Shadow Sneak (Ghost)

Claw, a powerful monster, in a fast attack.

Attack:Shadow Sneak (Ghost) on Charged

Claw (Ghost): Fast Attack

Charged Attack:Shadow Sneak (Ghost)

Giratina''s Origin Form (Ghost/Dragon)

  • Fast Attack:Shadow Claw (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Ominous Wind (Ghost), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Claw in a Fast Attack (Ghost)

Attack of a Charged:Ominous Wind (Ghost) and Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Claw of the Witch (Ghost) in a Fast Attack

A Charged Attack: A Shadow Ball (Ghost) Has Arrived

Chandelure (Ghost/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost)

  • Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Has Fast Attack:Hex (Ghost)

Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost) Charged

Hex (Ghost): Fast Attack

The Charged Attack:Shadow Ball (Ghost)

  • Mega Gyarados (Water/Dark)

    • Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

    • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark)

  • Houndoom / Mega Houndoom (Dark/Fire)

    • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

    • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark), Foul Play (Dark)

  • Tyranitar / Shadow Tyranitar (Rock/Dark)

    • Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

    • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark)

  • Absol / Shadow Absol (Dark)

    • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

    • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Megahorn (Bug), Payback (Dark)

  • Weavile / Shadow Weavile (Dark/Ice)

    • Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

    • Charged Attack:Foul Play (Dark)

  • Darkrai (Dark)

    • Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

    • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

  • Yveltal (Dark/Flying)

    • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark), Sucker Punch (Dark)

    • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark)

Mega Gyarados (Water/Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark)

Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

Attack on Charged:Crunch (Dark)

Mega Houndoom / Houndoom (Dark/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark), Foul Play (Dark)

Snarl (Dark): Fast Attack

Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark) and Foul Play (Dark)

Shadow Tyranitar / Rock/Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark)

Quick Attack:Bite (Dark)

Clever Attack on Charged:Crunch (Dark)

Shadow Absol (Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Megahorn (Bug), Payback (Dark)

Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Megahorn (Bug, Payback)

Weavile / Shadow Weavile (Dark/Ice)

  • Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Foul Play (Dark)

Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark) and Snarl (Dark)

Play with Charged Attack:Foul (Dark)

Darkrai (Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost) in a Charged Attack

Yveltal (Dark/Flying)

  • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark), Sucker Punch (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark)

Snarl (Dark) and Sucker Punch (Dark)

Dark Pulse: Charged Attack (Dark)

Mega Gyarados (Water/Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark)

Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

Clever Attack on Chardonnay (Dark)

Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark)

Mega Houndoom / Houndoom (Dark/Fire)

  • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark), Foul Play (Dark)

Snarl: Fast Attack (Dark)

Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark), Foul Play (Dark)

Snarl, Fast Attack

Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark), Foul Play (Dark)

Shadow Tyranitar / Rock/Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Crunch (Dark)

Bratislava for Fast Attack (Dark)

Clever Attack on Charged:Crunch (Dark)

Fast Attack:Bite (Dark)

Clever Attack on the Charges: Curve (Dark)

Shadow Absol (Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Megahorn (Bug), Payback (Dark)

Snarl (Dark): Fast Attack

Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Megahorn (Bug), Payback (Dark)

Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark)

Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Megahorn (Bug), Payback (Dark)

Weavile / Shadow Weavile (Dark/Ice)

  • Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Foul Play (Dark)

Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

Play of Charged Attack:Foul (Dark)

Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

Play of Charged Attack:Foul (Dark)

Darkrai (Dark)

  • Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost)

Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost) and Charged Attack

Fast Attack:Feint Attack (Dark), Snarl (Dark)

Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark), Shadow Ball (Ghost) Charged

Yveltal (Dark/Flying)

  • Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark), Sucker Punch (Dark)

  • Charged Attack:Dark Pulse (Dark)

Fast Attack:Snarl (Dark) and Sucker Punch (Dark)

Attack on Charged:Dark Pulse (Dark)

Snarl (Dark) and Sucker Punch (Dark)

Dark Pulse, Charged Attack (Dark)

After a successful Mewtwo raid, you''ll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch Mewtwo, so make each one count. Plus, you can snag rivalry and defeat Mewtwo more quickly.

In an encounter with Mewtwo, your chances of getting caught it is greatest when the target ring is too small enough for you to score excellent throws. However, if you don''t think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, try for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk losing the target ring completely.

Mewtwo isnt going to make it easy on you by sitting still while youre trying to catch it. Don''t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while its moving around. Watch Mewtwo to get a sense for its movement and the pauses between them. During one of these pauses, you should wait for the target ring to reappear and throw as it grows smaller to increase chances of making a great throw or an excellent throw.

Berries may assist you catch Mewtwo. A Razz Berry will make it easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will help you catch Mewtwo better. Using a Silver Pinap Berry will make Mewtwo easier to catch and give you extra Candy when you catch it.

The Catch Assist Perk is a Buddy Pokemon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher. If a Pokemoneven a Legendary Pokemondeflects a Poke Ball, your buddy might reclaim it for a second catch opportunity!

Mewtwo is difficult to catch, so don''t be discouraged if it escapes. Try again by stocking up on useful items such as Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berriesand.

Once you have discovered Mewtwo, what you can do with it.

Mewtwos'' Initial CP Range:2,2942,387

Mewtwos'' Initial CP Range with Weather Boost:2,8682,984

Fast Attacks:Confusion (Psychic), Psycho Cut (Psychic)

Charged Attacks:Flamethrower (Fire), Focus Blast (Fighting), Hyper Beam (Normal), Ice Beam (Ice), Psychic (Psychic), Psystrike (Psychic), Shadow Ball (Ghost), Thunderbolt (Electric)

Mewtwo, a Legendary Psychic-type Pokemon, has a type advantage against Fighting- and Poison-type Pokemon. This can make Mewtwo particularly useful against Raid Bosses such as Mega Venusaur and Mega Beedrill.

Mewtwo is one of the most powerful and popular Pokemon used in the GO Battle League for good reason: its large CP and the wide range of Charged Attack types make the Genetic Pokemon a real real estate asset.

Mewtwo was caught during the Pokemon GO Crossover Event; Part 1 will know the Ghost-type Charged Attack Shadow Ball, while Mewtwo was caught during the second portion of the event will know the Psychic-type Charged Attack Psystrike.

Note that Psystrike benefits from a same-type attack bonus and provides significantly greater damage over the course of a battle than any of Mewtwo''s other Charged Attacks. Shadow Ball is also effective against the Ghost-type Pokemon that are often used to combat a Psychic-type Pokemon like Mewtwo. However, Mewtwo can benefit from the only other Shadow Ball that she can learn. Both Psystrike and Shadow Ball are powerful, allowing you to avoid having a mistake

To take full advantage of these Legendary Pokemons strengths, teach Mewtwo a second Charged Attack. This will require a significant amount of Mewtwo Candy and Stardust, so try to catch as many Mewtwo as possible during both phases of the event to get there quicker.

Shadow Mewtwo is a staple in the GO Battle League. Depending on whether you are lucky enough to have already received one, this event is a fantastic opportunity to get more Mewtwo candy.Shadow Pokemoncost additional Candy and Stardust to power up, but its worth the effort to strengthen Shadow Mewtwo.

Finally, enjoy your next Raid Battle, and always readPokemon.com/Strategy for more Pokemon GO, video game, and Pokemon TCG suggestions.

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