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Pokémon GO Armored Mewtwo Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses and Statistics

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Pokémon GO has a new Legendary pokemon among its ranks: Armored Mewtwo. You can face this new version of the legendary first generation classic, Mewtwo, for a limited time.

Like the Legendary Pokémon that have come before it, including Groudon and Kyogre, Armored Mewtwo will be available in the level 5 raids, so you’ll need a team of coaches if you want to get it.

When Armored Mewtwo will be available in Pokémon GO?

Armored Mewtwo will be available in Pokémon GO from Wednesday, July 10, to Wednesday, July 31. These are the launch schedules for Armored Mewtwo by region:

  • 9pm (BST)
  • 10pm (CEST)
  • 4pm (EDT)
  • 1pm (PDT)

As with previous Legendary Pokémon, you will have to face him in Legendary Raids. They are level 5 raids, and as with all other raids once you defeat Armored Mewtwo you will have to capture it. Remember to collect Golden Frambu Berries and practice your throws. Check the reveal trailer of this Legendary pokemon below.

Counters and Weaknesses of Mewtwo Battleship in Pokémon GO:

This is a list of counters or opponents of Armored Mewtwo that will help you to add it to your Pokedex:

  • Type of Armored Mewtwo: Psychic
  • Armored Mewtwo is weak against: Insect, Sinister, Ghost
  • The Counters of Armored Mewtwo are: Foul Play/Crunch, Gengar with Shadow Claw/Lick and Shadow Ball, Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch, Origin Forme Giratina with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball, Gyrados with Bite and Crunch, Houndoom with Snarl, Scizor with Bug Bite/Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Other details of Armored Mewtwo to keep in mind: Prioritizes attacks of Sinister type, as well as powerful Psychic attacks.
  • When will Armored Mewtwo be available: From Wednesday, July 10, to Wednesday, July 31
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Statistics of Mewtwo Battleship in Pokémon GO:

The statistics of Mewtwo Battleship are a bit different when compared to a normal Mewtwo.

The normal Mewtwo has a basic attack of 300, which is much higher than the Armored Mewtwo, of 182. On the other hand, Armored Mewtwo has a higher basic defense, 278, compared to the 182 of the normal Mewtwo. The decision to reduce the attack fits with the canon of the anime, since it restricts the powers of Mewtwo instead of increasing them.

These are the basic statistics of normal Mewtwo:

  • Basic PS – 214
  • Basic attack – 182
  • Basic Defense – 278

List of movements of Mewtwo Battleship in Pokémon GO:

Mewtwo Battleship can use different types of movements in Pokémon GO. Below we show you a list of the possible fast and charged attacks that Armored Mewtwo could use:

Possible rapid movements:

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Irontail (Steel)

Possible loaded movements:

  • Avalanche (Rock)
  • Dynamic Fist (Fight)
  • Earthquake (Earth)
  • Premonition (Psychic)

Everything we know about Armored Mewtwo:

Armored Mewtwo appeared for the first time in Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back, the first film of the series. Created by scientists in charge of Team Rocket, Mewtwo is a clone of the legendary Pokémon Mew. Mewtwo kills scientists when he realizes that they consider him a project and not a being with the ability to feel.

In the middle of the ruins of the laboratory, Giovanni, leader of Team Rocket, approaches Mewtwo and offers his help to master its powers. After accepting, Mewtwo uses an armor that helps it control its powerful abilities.

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For a while, Mewtwo is responsible for doing the dirty work of Team Rocket, until it finds out that Giovanni considers it basically a living weapon. Annoyed, Mewtwo destroys the armor and returns to the island where it was created, seeking revenge on humanity.

This version of Armored Mewtwo, nevertheless, is one of the remakes in CGI, Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution, that will be released in Japan on July 12th, 2019 and in Europe November 17th, 2019.