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Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Mewtwo

Guide for the best counters against Mewtwo during Battle Raids!

Mewtwo is one of the strongest raid bosses in Pokémon Go, being a part of Tier 5 legendary raids. Mewtwo has been added to two separate tiers, Tier 5 and Tier 5+, with a CP of 54148 and 66318 respectively. Even so, since it is a pure psychic type, it is highly weak towards the Dark, Bug, and Ghost-type Pokémon. Three players can effectively defeat it even if they counter optimally and around Five players, if you want to play leisurely and want to complete at your own pace. Here’s our Pokémon Go guide to tell you the best raid counters for Mewtwo.

Mewtwo in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go Mewtwo
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Mewtwo is a legendary Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go. It does not have very high attack power and is comparatively weaker than the other DPS powerhouses in the game, such as the Mega Aerodactyl.

Mewtwo Movesets

The best moves of this legendary brainiac Pokémon, Mewtwo is Confusion and Psystrike with a DPS of 18.84. Being a Psychic-type, Mewtwo is vulnerable to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type moves. It also gets boosted in Windy weather.

Best counters against Mewtwo in Pokémon Go

Below is a list of all the best Pokémon you can take alongside your trainer against a Mewtwo battle raid and guarantee yourself a win:

Pokémon Go Mewtwo counters
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  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Shadwo Ball
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish Ghost/Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish Ghost/Shadow Ball
  • Gengar: Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Weavile: Snarl/Foul Play
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Dark Pulse
  • Deoxys (Attack): Posion Jab/Dark Pulse
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse

These are by no means the only Pokémon you can take into battle against Mewtwo. There are many others apart from these top ten Pokémon. Shadow Pokémon were not included in this list since they are extremely expensive to power up. However, if you do want to use a Shadow variant of any Pokémon, they are very good counters and provide a much higher damage output against their non-shadow counterparts.

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