Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon from the Kanto region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It was the first to be available for capture when defeated as a Raid Boss during an EX Raid Battle. It has an Armored Form.

Pokédex description

Genetic Pokémon
Standard Pokédex description
Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Mega X Pokédex description
Psychic power has augmented its muscles. It has a grip strength of one ton and can sprint a hundred meters in two seconds flat!
Mega Y Pokédex description
Despite its diminished size, its mental power has grown phenomenally. With a mere thought, it can smash a skyscraper to smithereens.
- Mewtwo's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

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20 (13)
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5 (8)

Charged attacks

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70 (32)
Icon Fighting.png
140 (40)
Icon Ice.png
90 (27)
Icon Psychic.png
90 (32)
Icon Electric.png
80 (32)
Icon Normal.png
150 (39)
Icon Psychic.png
90 (39)
Icon Ghost.png
100 (33)

Attack availability

Fast attacks

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20 (13)
Icon Steel.png
15 (14)

Charged attacks

Icon Fighting.png
90 (33)
Icon Ground.png
140 (39)
Icon Psychic.png
120 (44)
Icon Rock.png
80 (30)
Icon Psychic.png
90 (39)

Attack availability

Evolution family

Mewtwo is part of a one-member family.

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#150 Mewtwo
#150 Mewtwo



Method Maximum CP Details
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Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 54,148

2021 Feb 20 - Mar 1[1]
Legendary Raid Hour: 2019 Oct 8 (make-up event)
A Unova Unveiling: 2019 Sep 16 - 23[2]
Ultra Bonus Event 2018: Sep 20 - Oct 23[3]
EX Raid Battles:
2019 Oct 5 - Nov 17
2017 Sep 6 - 2018 Aug

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Research tasks
1,791 Special Research/Timed Research:
GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory - 4th part: Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss (Shadow)
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto - Completing 9th part
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GO Battle League
2,387 Obtainable starting from rank:
20 (2021 Feb 20 - Mar 1)

Armored Mewtwo

Method Maximum CP Details
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Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 41,299

Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 - Mar 2[4]
2019 Jul 10 - 31[5]



  • On August 13th, 2017, one day before the Pokémon GO Stadium event, a shiny variant was added to the game files, along with stat changes.[6]
    • Mewtwo was confirmed as a Raid Boss the following day.[7]
    • Trainers who defeated a Mewtwo Raid Boss at Pokémon GO Stadium received over 50 Premier Balls and an increased capture rate.
    • Mewtwo appeared as Raid Boss also in Pokémon GO Park event.
  • When Mewtwo was available in EX Raid Battle, it had a capture rate of 6%.
  • On September 20th, 2018, Mewtwo was no longer available in EX Raid Battles and was replaced with Deoxys.[8][9]
  • When Mewtwo was available in normal Raid Battles, it is a tier 6 Raid Boss with 50% more HP than tier 5.
  • Since Ultra Bonus Event 2018, Hyper Beam and Shadow Ball were removed while Flamethrower, Ice Beam and Thunderbolt were added to Mewtwo's moveset.[10]
    • Mewtwo captured during this period gave 5 Candies instead of 3.
  • On October 5th, 2019, Mewtwo replaced Deoxys Speed Forme in EX Raid Battles.[11] Mewtwo could learn Shadow Ball if captured in EX Raids. It was replaced by Regigigas on November 18th, 2019.
  • CP of Mewtwo with perfect IV at level 40 is 4,178, that makes it the highest maximum CP Pokémon from Kanto region.
    • Mewtwo also has the highest Attack statistic in the Kanto region.
  • Shadow Mewtwo has a unique aura; the purple flames surrounding it are smaller and look different from other Shadow Pokémon, and it additionally has flashing white energy around it.



  1. Feel the love with Pokémon GO’s February events!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-02-02.
  2. Not just wishful thinking—the Ultra Bonus has been unlocked, and Jirachi has awoken!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-21.
  3. Professor Willow's Global Research Challenge Ends with a Power-Packed Ultra Bonus Event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  4. Celebrate Pokémon Day 2020 with Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-24.
  5. Harness the power of Armored Mewtwo!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-07-05.
  6. Dedmon, T. (2017, August 13). Pokemon Go Has Shiny Mewtwo With Stat Changes, Hints At Next Legendary. ComicBook. Retrieved on 2017-08-13.
  7. Mewtwo Spotted at the Stadium!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-08-14.
  8. Deoxys notification. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  9. The Mythical Pokémon Deoxys Transforms EX Raids!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  10. PokemonGoApp. (2018, September 15). Trainers, Hyper Beam and Shadow Ball will become exclusive moves for Mewtwo caught in EX Raids!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-09-15.
  11. Mewtwo with Shadow Ball joins EX Raids!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-06.

External links

  • Mewtwo page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Mewtwo article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Mewtwo article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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