To win a Shadow Mewtwo Raid in Pokemon GO, you will need at least seven high-level Pokemon trainers with strong Pokemon to counter it. Otherwise, you may run out of time!

Additionally, as it is a Shadow Raid, you will want to get some Purified Gems to weaken the boss. This will make the battle much easier.

Make sure to check out our Pokemon GO Shadow Raids guide too. That way, you can familiarize yourself with how they work before you hop into one!

What Type is Shadow Mewtwo?

Shadow Mewtwo is a pure Psychic-type Pokemon. This makes it very simple to counter as it has just a handful of weaknesses and resistances.

Pokemon GO Rising Shadows

Shadow Mewtwo Weaknesses & Resistances

Shadow Mewtwo is weak to or resists the following attack types in Pokemon GO:

Bug Fighting

Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks deal 160% damage to Shadow Mewtwo, meanwhile Fighting and Psychic-type attacks deal just 63% damage.

Find out the strongest Pokemon of each of the types that Shadow Mewtwo is weak to so you can defeat it easily:

Pokemon GO Shadow Raid Map

Best Pokemon to Counter Shadow Mewtwo in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Shadow Mewtwo in Raids include Hydreigon, Giratina, Darkrai, and Chandelure, as they exploit its weaknesses to either Dark or Ghost.

Additionally, you should use a Mega Pokemon of one of these types, such as Mega Gengar or Mega Houndoom, to boost the attack of your Pokemon.

You’ll need to deal as much damage as you can to defeat Shadow Mewtwo!

These are our top 10 choices to use in Shadow Mewtwo Raids and their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickShadow Ball
Mega BanetteMega Banette Pokemon GOShadow ClawShadow Ball
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GOBiteBrutal Swing
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina Pokemon GO (Origin)Shadow ClawShadow Ball
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarlShadow Ball
Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa Pokemon GO (Unbound)AstonishDark Pulse
ChandelurePokemon GO ChandelureHexShadow Ball
PheromosaPheromosa Pokemon GOBug BiteBug Buzz
WeavileWeavile Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play

After winning the Raid, you will have a chance to catch Shadow Mewtwo, and for the first time ever, there’s a chance to catch the shiny version of Shadow Mewtwo!

When is Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon GO Raids?

Shadow Mewtwo is in Pokemon GO Raids from 10 AM local time on May 27 to 8 PM local time on May 28, 2023. This is part of the Rising Shadows event.

This is the first time Shadow Mewtwo has ever been available from Raids in Pokemon GO, so we expect it will be a very long time before it returns as a Raid boss.

Senior Staff Writer
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