Here’s how you can get yourself a Mewtwo in Pokémon Go.

Mewtwo is one of the most sought-after Pokémon in the franchise. During the early generations, Mewtwo was titled the most powerful Pokémon to exist. So it's needless to say that many Pokémon Go players are always on the hunt for one when they're playing the game. Here's how to get Mewtwo in Pokémon Go.

Mewtwo in Pokémon Go (Image via Niantic, Inc.)
Mewtwo in Pokémon Go (Image via Niantic, Inc.)

The Mewtwo raid boss in Pokémon Go

Among the easiest ways to get Mewtwo is to win against its raid boss when it is available. Raids in Pokémon Go always have a series of Legendary species available to battle. Among these is Mewtwo.

However, you're going to need a strong team of trainers and Pokémon to defeat the boss. Don't bother with it unless you have five or more trainers on your team because Mewtwo can be among the most challenging raid bosses.

Despite being a Psychic Pokémon, it is capable of learning and utilizing any type of attack. Your Pokémon composition will need to include strong all-rounders with special attacks that deal extra damage to Psychic Pokémon. Dark-type Pokémon like Umbreon have attacks that are super-effective against Mewtwo.

Catching Mewtwo in Pokémon Go (Image via u/C011ECT0R on Reddit)
Catching Mewtwo in Pokémon Go (Image via u/C011ECT0R on Reddit)

Mewtwo is also a legendary Pokémon, which means it has an extremely low catch rate. It can be challenging to have it remain in the Pokéball, and it often takes multiple battles to finally catch one. Additionally, make sure to do excellent curveball throws in order to optimize your chances of catching it.

Defeating Giovanni in a Team Go Rocket boss fight

Giovanni and Mewtwo screenshots (Images via u/CharizadInTheBag and u/ATG15ATG13 on Reddit)
Giovanni and Mewtwo screenshots (Images via u/CharizadInTheBag and u/ATG15ATG13 on Reddit)

Defeating all three Team Go Rocket commanders will unlock the ability to fight Giovanni, the team's leader. There have been times in the past when Giovanni battled with a Shadow Mewtwo, allowing players to catch it. Shadow Mewtwo are special Pokémon corrupted by Team Go Rocket. These Pokémon are more aggressive and can be more challenging to catch compared to the regular ones. It's also possible to catch a Shiny Shadow Mewtwo, which has a green belly.

How to get Mewtwo in Pokémon Go

Like with all other legendary Pokémon, it is possible to trade a Mewtwo in Pokémon Go. However, the stardust cost for trading legendary Pokémon in the game is extremely high. Below is an overview of how much stardust is required for trading Mewtwo. This cost becomes much lower for a Pokémon that is already registered in your Pokédex.

  • Good Friend: Registered Legendary Pokémon - 20,000, New Legendary Pokémon - 1,000,000
  • Great Friend: Registered Legendary Pokémon - 16,000, New Legendary Pokémon - 800,000
  • Ultra Friend: Registered Legendary Pokémon - 1,600, New Legendary Pokémon - 80,000
  • Best Friend: Registered Legendary Pokémon - 800, New Legendary Pokémon - 40,000

Always keep an eye out for when Mewtwo is available to battle as a raid boss or if Giovanni is lurking around. Also remember to keep a raid pass or remote raid pass handy for this.

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