Armored Mewtwo is in the game of Pokemon Go, becoming one of the most popular and powerful by slapping some armor on it. In this guide, we are going to talk about Armored Mewtwo as well how to best beat and catch one for yourself.
About Armored Mewtwo
Armored Mewtwo is Mewtwo’s second form released in the game of Pokemon Go. This Armored version is a promotion for the upcoming movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. It is based off of the original armor we view on it in the first Pokemon movie. Armored Mewtwo is an addition to Pokemon Go Raids with limited-time. With this special, armor-clad version of this popular Pokemon available for a limited time. Particularly, Armored Mewtwo appears in raids between July 10 and July 31. It is a Tier 5 raid boss. So, it is the top, and most difficult tier. Though fortunately it is not an invite-only EX Raid boss.
You may think that It is only a costume for Mewtwo and the Armored version is the same as the original basically. Actually, Armored Mewtwo has way more defense and also has way less attack than original Mewtwo, making it a little less valuable for raid teams. When fighting Armored Mewtwo, actually its weaknesses are the same as the original Mewtwo. For your information, there has been no mention of a shiny version of Armored Mewtwo being available. However, the files for the green type still do exist.
Here is the quick facts which you need to know about Armored Mewtwo. Then we are going to explain more detail on its weakness, counters and its moveset.
- Armored Mewtwo is Psychic-type, creating it weak to Bug, Dark and Ghost-type Pokemon.
- Armored Mewtwo Stats: this variant owns different stats to regular Mewtwo. It has a significantly lower attack, however an equally significantly higher defense. Its stamina stat is identical.
- Armored Mewtwo CP: It has between 1740 and 1821 CP on catch at level 20, without weather improving. It is going to be higher with a weather boost.
- As far now, there is no Shiny Armored Mewtwo variant. Though given how rare Shiny Pokemon Spawns are in the game of Pokemon Go, it can be hiding away as-yet undiscovered or held for a later event.
Armored Mewtwo Counters and Weakness
This is the good news when it comes to Armored Mewtwo counters and this new form’s weaknesses. While the armor is cool-looking and while the armored lad have different stats. The counter list is actually very similar to that for the regular Mewtwo battle. The best Armored Mewtwo counters are Origin Giratina Forme, Gengar, Tyranitar, Honchkrow and Scizor. Here is how we think the counters break down in their ability to exploit the weakness:
- Origin Giratina Forme is the best encounter in bang-for-buck terms. Its half Ghost typing creates it very ideal for blasting down Mewtwo. Just get it with two ghost-type moves.
- Gengar is the best non-legendary counter. If you have already got a version of this Pokemon with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball when it moves, then it will be able to damage Armored Mewtwo very fast, though Gengar is going to prove something of a glass cannon compared to Giratina Origin. It will deal damage quickly, but also can be knocked out quite fast itself. If you have access to some Pokemon from this list, lead with Gengar then you are able to follow up with more hardy Pokemon.
- Tyranitar will be able to exploit the weakness to dark type, especially if it owns access to one or more dark type moves, or even a pairing like Bite and Crunch. It is more of a damage dealer, and it is sturdy enough to survive in battle for quite several time.
- Honchkrow is another great Dark-type Pokemon, which is a dual Dark and Flying-type that will dish out the pain with Dark-type moves. Because it is Flying-type, it will take less damage from Earthquake or Rock Slide if Armored Mewtwo has those moves, making it a good situational pick.
- Scizor is the only bug-type Pokemon worth its salt for the battle although Armored Mewtwo’s bug-type weakness. You want to have two decent bug-type moves like X-Scissor.
Finally, you do not forget regular Mewtwo. It will have Shadow Ball, a ghost-type move, as its main charge attack and also given its overall power level which makes it totally viable for this fight.
Armored Mewtwo Moveset – Move options and the best moveset
First of all, let us list the Armored Mewtwo moveset. All the moves that this version of the genetically engineered Pokemon can have in the game of Pokemon Go. This is essential because the moveset is y one of the things that most differentiates the armor-clad version. It is completely different to regular Mewtwo. Also, these are the moves that Armormed Mewtwo have when you battle it in a raid. Here is the move list:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
|Confusion (Psychic)||Futuresight (Psychic)|
|Iron Tail (Steel)||Earthquake (Ground)|
|Dynamic Punch (Fighting)|
|Rock Slide (Rock)|
In terms of the ideal moveset, the fact that Armored Mewtwo has reduced attack as a stat however heightened defense actually makes it less inherently useful as a Pokemon used for offensive purposes. But, you do have several half-decent offensive move options. You should always keep Confusion as your fast attack. It is a powerful Psychic-type move, and also it is a great base line for Armored Mewtwo. Aside from that, we highly recommend Rock Slide, Earthquake, or Dynamic Punch for a Charged move. Those are all excellent moves that you should not leave. Lastly, you do not forget Future Sight, also a totally viable option.
Eventually, the statement that Armored Mewtwo has a lower attack stat and is not an inherently amazing gym defender, probably means you should not do the best moveset too much. But, you have to focus your candy on leveling up regular Mewtwo instead.
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