If you’re a fan of Mewtwo, then get ready to take action once again, when his Armored form takes over Tier 5 gym raids this week.
Although not a lot of details about this monster have been revealed as of yet, here’s a few tidbits of information to help get you prepared for his arrival.
Armored Mewtwo’s Background
According to information from eurogamer.net, the story behind this new form of Mewtwo is that his armor came from Team Rocket when he paired with the villains thinking they would help him after he felt betrayed by (& killed) the scientists who first created him.
Interestingly, the version of the Armored Mewtwo that we’ll have access to (per Niantic’s video), will mirror the look of him in the upcoming movie; Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution (coming to the US in November) rather than his style in a previous animated film.
Of course, all of this does make sense in light of the latest datamined information which hints that Team Rocket will become a part of the Pokémon GO game in the near future and, of course, ties into the marketing of the upcoming animated movie.
Armored Mewtwo isn’t quite as powerful as the original form of Mewtwo when it comes to attack stats, causing him to be less effective in gym battles and raids. He does, however, hold his own defensively, making him a great candidate for PVP.
Armored MewTwo is weak to the following types:
Hardest Moveset(s) to Beat:
Future Sight & Rock Slide will be the hardest moves to beat. In comparison, an Armored Mewtwo with Dynamic Punch will be the easiest to defeat by far.
100% IV: 2387 CP
100% WB IV: 2984 CP
Armored Mewtwo will be boosted in Windy weather.
Best Moveset: Confusion/Future Sight
Origin Forme Giratina: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
Gengar: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
Mewtwo with the Charge Move Shadow Ball
Weavile: Feint Attack/Foul Play
Houndoom: Snarl/Foul Play
Raikou: Thunder Shock/Shadow Ball
# of Trainers Needed for a Defeat:
3 Trainers – If your team of counters are each powered up to Level 35 (8,000 Stardust)
5-6 Trainers – If your team of counters are powered up to Level 30 (5,000 Stardust)
Armored Mewtwo does count the same as an original form of Mewtwo when it comes to the Pokédex entry. This is great news for 2 reasons:
- If you don’t already own an original form Mewtwo, once you successfully defeat/capture an Armored Mewtwo, you can trade for an original with a “best friend” for only 800 Stardust (instead of 40,000).
- Each time you capture an Armored Mewtwo you’re adding to your overall Mewtwo candy count. (This candy can then be used to power up either form).
Armored Mewtwo will arrive on Wednesday, July 10th and be available until Wednesday, July 31st.
Sources: Niantic, eurogamer.net
Article co-authored/edited by Stephanie Sanderson