Want to catch Armored Mewtwo in the latest five-star raid in Pokemon GO? Here are the best counters against him.

How to Beat Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO

Want to catch Armored Mewtwo in the latest five-star raid in Pokemon GO? Here are the best counters against him.

The infamous Armored Mewtwo is back in Pokemon GO raids as a part of the Pokemon Day celebration event. Armored Mewtwo is one of the hardest five-star raid Pokemon you will ever encounter, and this guide will show you how to beat him once and for all.

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This raid is recommended only for higher level trainers and it should definitely involve a teamwork. This means that it will be easier for you to take Armored Mewtwo down with the help of two or even three trainers at once.

How to Beat Armored Mewtwo

Armored Mewtwo Stats

Before getting into the list of the best counters for Armored Mewtwo here are his stats:

  • Max CP: 3187
  • Attack: 182
  • Defense: 278
  • Stamina: 214

This means that Armored Mewtwo is a tanky defensive Pokemon, but don’t underestimate his Psystrike attack, which can be quite devastating.

Weaknesses and Resitances

Armored Mewtwo is a Psychic Pokemon, which means that his main weaknesses are:

  • Ghost
  • Dark
  • Bug

He also has two main resistances that protect him from damage of such Pokemon types like:

  • Fighting
  • Psychic
Armored Mewtwo’s Movesets

His movesets are also quite unusual for a Psychic Pokemon. They include:

  • Fast moves:
    • Confusion (Psychic)
    • Iron Tail (Steel)
  • Charge moves:
    • Futuresight (Psychic)
    • Earthquake (Ground)
    • Dynamic Punch (Fighting)
    • Rockslide (Rock)
Best Counters

Taking all this into account we can now estimate which Pokemon will be the best counters against Armored Mewtwo, and which moves will be most effective. Here they are:

Best fast move
Best charge move
Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse
Giratina Origin
Shadow Claw Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Bite Dark Pulse
Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball
Gengar Lick Shadow Ball
Volcarona Bug Bite Bug Buzz
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball
Tyranitar Bite Crunch
Weavile Snarl Foul Play
Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse
Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball
Absol Snarl Dark Pulse


Now you should be able to catch Armored Mewtwo in no time. For more Pokemon GO guides, check out the list below:

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