Just caught my first mewtwo, is it worth powering up?
Took me about 10 Mewtwo catches to get one similar to that: 15a/11d/15s and I had no drag about maxing it. Caught a better one today, but this new one gives me something to try to power up—I had nothing on my schedule besides just saving for the next curveball/screwball/spitball that Niantic threw
If it has 10/10/10, it would be worth powering up, just not as much. It's Mewtwo. FWIW, all three of mine are 86% or less, so I'd be happy getting this one. Congrats!
Yes, Hyper Beam sucks. CTM it. Whatever you get will be better, and all the other charged moves have good uses. Confusion is great, especially with psychic, utterly shreds Machamp and the other fighters. Psycho Cut pairs better with Shadow Ball or Focus Blast.
Yes really good one. My Mewtwo happens to have the same IV distribution but I had the luck of it coming with Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball. It was very useful against the Latis, now I TMed it to CM/SB. Very powerful.
The IVs are good even if not perfect and Mewtwo is one of the greatest attackers in the game. It can serve as a generalist or a specialist.
Power it up if you have the resources, don't hold off just because of Hyperbeam if you"re short of CTMs. Its cycle DPS in neutral matchups is actually second best to Shadow Ball, better than Focus Blast. It's even better in partly cloudy weather (most frequent that foggy weather which would boost SB!). The only problem is that there is no type advantage you can exploit... but there are few type disadvantages you will meet. It makes Mewtwo a nice generalist. Personally I would even prefer HB over FB because I have Machamps and Hariyamas when I need fighting power, but other people will have different opinions. Once you have the TMs though, TM that charge move away because there is always a better move for every role that Mewtwo can have (SB for generalist or countering psychic, P for countering fighting, FB for countering rock/normal).
That depends greatly on whether his raiding prospects have changed, or if he just stumbled into the right place at the right time to get this one. Mewtwo has been out for a while now and he only has one. Unless his raiding habbits have changed, he won't have another one, let alone a full team, anytime soon.