Pokemon GO Mewtwo Counters, Weakness, Best Moveset

In our Pokemon GO Mewtwo Counters, Weakness, Best Moveset guide, we’re going to cover all the important aspects of fighting this legendary raid boss. This is going to be pretty valuable information to have, because Mewtwo will be appearing in five-star Raids from June 16th to July 1st, with two different Elite TMs. So, let’s dispense with the introductions and get straight into the important stuff.

▼Article Continues Below ▼
pokemon go mewtwo counters weakness best moveset
Pokemon GO Mewtwo Counters, Weakness, Best Moveset

Pokemon GO Mewtwo Counters

Before we dive into the weakness and best moveset of Mewtwo in Pokemon GO, let’s cover the potential counters, which should work for Shadow Mewtwo as well. In the list below, we’ll present a number of Pokemon that should perform pretty well against this formidable foe. These are just suggestions, mind you; feel free to use whatever works best for you and share your preferences in the comments. With that said, here are some Mewtwo counters, in no particular order.

  • Mega Gengar with Shadow Claw or Lick and Shadow Ball
  • Mega Banette with Shadow Claw and Shadow Shadow Ball
  • Mega Houndoom with Snarl and Foul Play or Crunch
  • Shadow Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Shadow Ball
  • Hydregion with Bite and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Gyarados with Bite and Crunch
  • Mega Absol with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Shadow Weavile with Snarl and Foul Play
  • Chandelure with Hex and Shadow Ball
  • Darkrai with Snarl and Shadow Ball or Dark Pulse
  • Shadow Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch
  • Origin Forme Giratina with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball

Mewtwo Weakness & Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

Now that we’ve covered the Pokemon GO Mewtwo counters, time to dive into its weakness (well, weaknesses) and best moveset. As you’ve probably gathered by the list above, Mewtwo is weak against Dark, Ghost and Bug attacks, all of which deal 160% damage. On the other hand, you should avoid Fighting and Psychic attacks, because those deal just 63% damage.

As for its moveset, Mewtwo can have a wide variety of attacks. Quick Attacks include Confusion and Psycho Cut, both of which are Psychic moves. When it comes to Charged Attacks, there’s Focus Blast (Fighting), Psychic (Psychic), Ice Beam (Ice), Flamethrower (Fire) and Thunderbolt (Electric). There are also two Elite TM attacks, namely Shadow Ball (Ghost, available in raids from June 16th to 23rd) and Psystrike (Psychic, available in Raids from June 23rd to July 1st). For our money, the best combo is Confusion + Psystrike.

Author JoeTheBard profile picture
A language teacher and video game enthusiast turned rogue, Joe is on a quest to become the ultimate gaming journalist. This is somewhat hampered by his belief that the golden age of gaming ended with the PlayStation One, but he doesn't let that stop him. His favorite games include Soul Reaver and Undertale. Other interests are D'n'D, dad rock, complaining about movies, and being the self-appointed office funny man, which nobody else agrees with.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *