Pokémon Go Mewtwo counters, weaknesses and moveset, including Armoured Mewtwo, explained

Everything you need to know about Mewtwo in 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.

Armoured Mewtwo made its second appearance during the celebrations for Pokémon 2020, where it was joined by a number of Clone Pokémon.

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Mewtwo and Armored Mewtwo Counters and Weaknesses in Pokémon Go

The counters and weaknesses you find below apply to both Mewtwo and Armored Mewtwo, helping you add both forms of this legendary Pokémon 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 CP and Moveset in Pokémon Go

When trying to find the perfect Mewtwo to add to your team, it's important to pay attention to both the CP range and moveset for this dangerous Pokémon.

Mewtwo will have the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 54,148
  • Normal CP range for catching Mewtwo - 2387
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) range for catching Mewtwo - 2984

Mewtwo can learn and use a variety of other moves, both fast and charged, 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)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost, EX Raid exclusive)

Armoured Mewtwo CP and Moveset explained

Inspired by the armour Mewtwo wears in Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Armored Mewtwo is a special form of Mewtwo in Pokémon Go, which was released to celebrate the CGI remake of the original Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. It has made a reappearance for Pokémon Day 2020.

Thanks to the armour, this special Mewtwo has a different CP range and set of attacks to the regular, non-heavy metal, Mewtwo.

Below you'll find the CP ranges specially for Armored Mewtwo:

  • Raid Boss CP - 41,299
  • Normal CP range for catching Mewtwo - 1821
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) range for catching Mewtwo - 2276

Here are both the fast and charged moves that Armored Mewtwo can learn in Pokémon Go:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Iron Tail (Iron)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Dynamic Punch (Fighting)
  • Earthquake (Ground)
  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Rock Slide (Rock)
  • Psystrike (Psychic) - only if caught during Pokémon Day 2020

Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League - which is currently highlighting the Master League - and soon, Clone Pokémon. We've also recently had the Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus evenings, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day, plus a new Giovanni counters quest - the latest being The Shadowy Threat Grows. There is also an upcoming paid in-game event, A Drive for Discovery.

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.

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