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Pokèmon GO: The Best Counters to Beat Armored Mewtwo

How to Beat Armored Mewtwo in Pokèmon GO

by Kyle Hanson


Bet you didn’t see this one coming. Yeah, Mewtwo has been a big part of the Pokèmon GO experience for a long time, but most fans thought he’d fade into the background only to pop back up for very special events. I guess that’s still sort of the case as Mewtwo isn’t back, his beefier alternate version is making its debut. Yes, Armored Mewtwo is now live in Pokèmon GO, but you will need a solid set of counters to take him on. To help, here’s the best counters to beat Armored Mewtwo in Pokèmon GO.

Due to his typing, it’s all about Shadow Ball when it comes to the optimal counter characters to use against this fearsome foe. Ghost type attacks are all pretty solid, but this legacy move is the best of the best. You can find out which of your Pokèmon have it by going into your box and searching for @Shadow Ball. All the Pokèmon listed will have the move ready to go, so if you’re in a time crunch just select any that are high enough CP. Of course stats still matter beyond that, so keep reading for the truly best counters against Armored Mewtwo in Pokèmon GO.

The culprits are all what you’d expect given previous raids. Mewtwo himself is a great one, as is Gengar, but here’s all the top ones to choose for your team as well as their optimal moveset…

Origin Forme Giratina – Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
Gengar – Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
Mewtwo – Psycho Cut and Shadow Ball
Tyranitar – Bite and Cruch
Honchkrow – Snarl and Dark Pulse
Scizor – Fury Cutter and X Scissor

Make a team of high CP Pokèmon full of those and you should be ready to go. Of course even with the best team you’ll need other trainers to win. Be sure to have at least two others with you, but you’ll really want at least 5 or more to be sure of victory. Weather also plays a role, so check what’s being boosted. If Armored Mewtwo is boosted you’ll need more people and higher level characters.

That’s the best counters to beat Armored Mewtwo in Pokèmon GO.

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