Pokémon Go Mewtwo counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about Mewtwo's return to Pokémon Go.

Mewtwo is one of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon available in Pokémon Go.

After debuting in EX Raids in 2017, Mewtwo made a big return in 2019 with an Armoured version, appearing in regular raids through Ultra Bonuses and a return to EX Raids with its most powerful move Shadow Ball later in the year.

On this page:

Mewtwo Counters and Weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here is a list of Mewtwo counters to help you add it to your Pokédex:

  • Mewtwo Type: Psychic
  • Mewtwo is weak against: Bug, Dark, Ghost
  • Mewtwo counters: Gengar, Origin Giratina, Honchkrow, Houndoom, Lugia, Mewtwo, Tyranitar, Weavile, Absol
  • Other Mewtwo notes: Prioritise Dark attacks, as well as powerful Psychics.
  • Mewtwo dates: Monday 16th September to Monday 23rd September

Mewtwo CP in Pokémon Go

Mewtwo will have the following CP range:

  • Raid Boss CP - 41,299
  • Normal CP range for catching Mewtwo - 2294 to 2387
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) range for catching Mewtwo - 2868 to 2984

Mewtwo Moveset in Pokémon Go


If you do catch Mewtwo in this latest round of raids, then there is a chance it will know the special move Psystrike.

Psystrike is an exclusive psychic-type Charged attack that will help you destroy the competition.

Mewtwo can also learn and use a variety of other moves in Pokémon Go:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Flamethrower (Fire)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Ice Beam (Ice)
  • Psychic (Psychic)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric)
  • Psystrike (Psychic)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost, EX Raid exclusive)

We've recently seen the first Gen 5 Pokémon arrive - these include new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Elsewhere this year we've also seen new Adventure Sync rewards, a Jirachi quest, Team Rocket Invasions and freeing Shadow Pokémon, as well as monthly Field Research rewards. Complete the Looming in the Shadows special research quest line to fight against the invading Team Go Rocket Leaders and Giovanni! Finally, we have details on the next Pokémon Go Community Day.

Everything we know about Mewtwo

Mewtwo was created from the DNA of the ancient Pokémon, Mew.

Mewtwo is one of the Legendary Pokémon from the First Generation.

In the main game series, Mewtwo was created in the Pokémon Mansion on Cinnabar Island. There scientists conducted gene splicing experiments on Mew DNA, which lead to Mewtwo's creation.

For this reason, Mewtwo is known as the Genetic Pokémon.

Not satisfied, the scientists continued to experiment on Mewtwo, until it had enough. One day it escaped the Pokémon Mansion, leaving the building a burnt husk and the scientist dead.

Mewtwo came to rest in Cerulean Cave where, after defeating the Pokémon League at the Indigo Plateau in the original games and the remakes, it can be fought by the player.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (24)

About the author

Lottie Lynn

Lottie Lynn

Guides Writer

Lottie Lynn is Eurogamer's guides writer. She likes exploring new games and still has nightmares about the moon from Majora's Mask.


You may also enjoy...

Comments (24)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments