Learn how to catch Mewtwo in Pokémon GO

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We know it's not easy to catch Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO and Mewtwo is one of the hardest to catch. However, this is not because of its rarity, but because its attack animation is designed to deceive players.

Check out this guide and see the best tips for catching Mewtwo!

How to get to battle

The first step to getting Mewtwo is to defeat it in battle. To start the match, players must receive an invite to a battle. EX Raid, which appears available in a predefined gym. Players then need to join a team of trainers to defeat Mewtwo.



Access to these raids is exclusive and you need a pass to participate. Passes are automatically offered by Niantic, randomly, and you receive a notification on your cell phone letting you know where and when the raid will take place. For the best chance of winning a pass, you should defeat normal raids in the gym where you already know the event will take place.

The best Pokemon to take into battle are:

  • Tyranitar
  • gyrados
  • Houndoom
  • pinsir
  • Heracross
  • Scizor
  • gengar
  • Umbreon

Upon defeating the monster, players will receive a number of special balls according to their performance in battle. To increase your chances of catching Mewtwo, don't forget to throw the balls properly. curve.

know when to attack

Mewtwo has an animation that shows players if the monster will be able to defend itself from the balls. However, unlike other Pokémon, Mewtwo's attack doesn't necessarily end when the animation ends. This happens because, being a monster psychic, your balls will still continue to be knocked back a few seconds after the attack.



However, there is a way to make sure the attack is over and to know if you have any chance of catching the monster without wasting all your balls. The trick is to press the screen without letting go of your ball and look at the raio close in closer and closer to Mewtwo before throwing it.



This ray disappears when a Pokemon is animating, as it is impossible to capture it during its attack. So when the lightning reappear around Mewtwo, players will be able to play the ball safely without worry.

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