Pokémon GO: Shadow Mewtwo Raid Guide

You will see the return of Shadow Mewtwo in March during The World of Wonders season on Pokemon GO. This latest season was released March 1st, 2024 and will run until June 1st, 2024.

This battle will not be for the faint of heart. It will, however, be well worth the fight once you’re given the chance to capture this powerful Pokémon.

Luckily, there are tips and tricks you can utilize to successfully take the Shadow Mewtwo down during the raid. All you need are the right Pokémon and some patience.

The Return Of Shadow Mewtwo

The World of Wonders is just one of the releases in store for Pokémon fans in 2024. It will hold over fans as they await the anticipated TCG Pocket game coming sometime this year.

Another anticipated game is Pokemon Legends Z-A. It hasn’t been announced what Pokémon will be available in it or if Mewtwo will make an appearance.

The raid for Shadow Mewtwo is set for March 30, 2024 at approximately 10 am in your local time. You will have until 10 pm to participate in this raid.

This gives you a full 12 hours to reap the rewards of this raid. Shadow Mewtwo originally appeared during the GO Fest event in 2020.

Since 2020, this Pokémon has made appearances through Giovanni’s units as well as Research tasks. Here’s a guide on The Shadow Mewtwo raid coming soon.

Defeating And Capturing In Raid

It will be tough to beat the shadow raids, especially when it comes to Shadow Mewtwo during World of Wonders. However, it is not impossible.

Due to the difficulty, it is suggested that you team up with others as opposed to taking on the raid solo. Building teams that can prey on Shadow Mewtwo’s weaknesses will be key in winning the raid. Once the raid is completed, you’ll have a chance to capture it.

Shadow Mewtwo is psychic type, making its weaknesses Dark, Ghost, and Bug-type attacks. It will resist and be immune to most fighting and psychic-type moves, so build your team accordingly.

The fast attacks to watch out for will be Confusion and Psycho Cut. When it comes to charged attacks, it has the ability to hit your counters with Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Focus Blast, Psystrike, Psychic, Shadow Ball, and Hyper Beam.

Utilize your Purified Gems to help calm the Shadow Mewtwo as well as Max Revives for your counters to heal them throughout the battle. This Pokémon will be attack-focused with stats of 182 Defense and 300 Attack.

There are a few counters your Pokémon can use that will help you defeat Shadow Mewtwo faster. The following are a just few Pokémon and their counters that will aid you in this battle. Keep in mind these are not all the Pokémon that would be ideal for this raid.

  • Volcarona: Bug Bite, Bug Buzz
  • Darkai: Dark Pulse, Snarl
  • Tyranitar: Brutal Swing, Bite
  • Chandelure: Shadow Ball, Hex

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