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Mewtwo 4-Player Raid Guide

Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Mewtwo
Difficulty:

Easy at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP12,500 ATK248.85 DEF155.63

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Fog, Windy, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy Fog, Rain, Windy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Confusion Challenging
Psycho Cut Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Focus Blast Challenging
Flamethrower Intermediate
Psychic Easy
Ice Beam Intermediate
Thunderbolt Intermediate

Overview

Mewtwo has finally appeared in regular raids, and it came with a huge surprise… 50% more HPs. We have our first tier 6 raid! In addition, the new move pool comes with both problems and opportunities. The added hit points don’t change much other than the number of trainers needed. The ultra friend 4 man is pretty similar to the no friendship EX 3 man, and the new trio is about as difficult as the old duo. The top counters remain the same

With around 10 different Pokemon being viable in neutral weather, this is a very straightforward 4 man. It gets much easier in rain or the elusive fog.

The Trio

Many elite trainers were preparing for a Mewtwo Duo, which could have been done consistently by Best Friends with superb Shadow Claw Gengar. While some got to do it in EX raids, that dream is dead for most of us. However, a new challenge emerges… the Trio!

Let me be blunt, the unboosted trio is unrealistic for a vast majority of players. Don’t be fooled by raw Time To Win numbers. Gengar does the most damage, but the time lost due to rejoins is brutal and greatly increases that number. High level shadow Claw Gengars can consistently trio Psycho Cut / Focus Blast Mewtwo, but any other set is very difficult. Having a second team of Gengar or Mewtwo can help a bit instead of reviving, but win %s vs other psycho cut movesets are in the single digits. Confusion leads to a revive filled nightmare.

The boosted trio is friendlier. Gengar remains viable and rejoins are still an issue. However, Rain brings Pinsir & Scizor into the mix, Wind helps Mewtwo & Rayquaza, and Fog makes the exercise trivial.

Approach

Team Composition

  • Tyranitar is the core of a Mewtwo team with its combination of survivability and damage output. Supplement your Tyranitar with glassy options like Shadow Ball Mewtwo or Shadow Claw Gengar. Teams going for speed will lean heavily on those options

  • Tyranitar becomes glassy against the Focus Blast moveset, and there are much better options. Fill your lineup with Gengar, Mewtwo, Banette, Pinsir, and Dragons.

  • Depending on moveset and lineup composition it may be necessary to re-enter this battle. Be sure to stagger re-entry so at least one player is fighting at all times. Otherwise, Mewtwo will regenerate some health.

Dodging Strategy

  • Dodging is most likely not necessary. A well timed Focus Blast or Psychic dodge won’t hurt

  • Do not dodge focus blast with Tyranitar. Usually you’ll be one shotted anyway, and a “successful” dodge will almost certainly trigger the dodge glitch

Note: Minimal Level Viable is the first level with a 4 man winrate of >60% when averaging all 10 movesets. Difficult movesets are noted.

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Fog 32 31 30 28
Other 38 36 35 34

Pros:

  • Has the highest theoretical DPS of all Mewtwo counters

  • Particularly adept vs. Focus Blast and Hyper Beam sets

  • Highly accessible; a common species in many locations

Cons:

  • One-hit KO’d by Psychic and Shadow Ball at every level

  • Incredibly frail; faints to 4 Confusion hits even at level 40

  • Needs legacy Shadow Claw for a sizable DPS advantage

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Fog 24 24 24 23
Other 28 27 26 25

Pros:

  • Usually the highest DPS Mewtwo counter, with fine bulk

  • Resists Focus Blast and Mewtwo’s Psychic-type moves

Cons:

  • Limited EX raid availability and difficult to obtain candy for

Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Bite Crunch Best
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Fog 23 22 21 20
Other 28 27 26 25

Pros:

  • The overall bulkiest Mewtwo counter, with excellent DPS

  • Resists everything that Mewtwo has except Focus Blast

  • Current tier 4 raid boss; also featured on Community Day

Cons:

  • One-hit KO’d by Focus Blast; does poorly, but still viable

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Fog 23 22 21 20
Other 35 31 28 27

Cons:

  • One-hit KO’d by Psychic and Shadow Ball at every level

  • Incredibly frail; faints to 5 Confusion hits even at level 40

Houndoom Houndoom
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Snarl Crunch Good
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Fog 26 26 25 24
Other 40 37 34 34

Pros:

  • Stands out vs. Psychic, even at level 30

Cons:

  • One-hit KO’d by Focus Blast at all levels

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Fog 30 29 28 26
Other 38 36 35 34

Pros:

  • Shines vs. Psychic, even below level 35

Cons:

  • One-hit KO’d by Focus Blast at all levels

  • Confusion deals heavy damage despite double resistance

Rayquaza Rayquaza
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Wind 28 27 26 26
Other 40 37 35 35

Pros:

  • Has excellent neutral DPS useful in numerous matchups

  • Does well vs. Focus Blast sets due to Fighting resistance

  • Many players have one, as it was a former tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Rain 27 27 26 26
Other N/A N/A 39 38

Pros:

  • Easily accessible, historically has been a tier 3 raid boss

  • Resists Hyper Beam and Mewtwo’s Psychic-type moves

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Rain 29 28 27 27
Other N/A N/A 39 37

Pros:

  • Easily accessible, historically has been a tier 3 raid boss

Cons:

  • Frailer than Scizor; poor vs. Hyper Beam before level 40

Filler Options
Salamence Salamence
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Dragonite Dragonite
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ノクタス Cacturne
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alMu Alolan Muk
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Gardevoir Gardevoir
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