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What is a good moveset for Mewtwo?

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I just caught Mewtwo in Heart Gold(HOORAY!) and I have decided a couple moves already to teach him by the time he's lvl 100. So far, I have Psychic, and Aura Sphere. What else should he know? Should I replace any of these moves?

Mewtwo Learnset

asked May 24, 2010 by Swampert
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Ha, just realized almost all of these sets are almost the same.
sweeper evs, timid nature, wise glasses/choice specs

psystrike (stab and used to deal with special walls, more power than psychic)
shadow ball (ghosts)
aura sphere (darks and guaranteed hit)
recover/ice beam/calm mind

recover for healing, as this pokemon is quite fragile, ice beam to hit dragons and general coverage, or calm mind
This isn't relevant,but lol, Modest Castform's uninvested Weather Ball in sun OHKOs 252Hp/ 252Sp.Def Abombasnow. xD
Mewtwo @ Mewtwonite
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/ 156 Spd/ 100 Def
Ability: Levitate
-Bulk Up
-Drain Punch
-Psycho Cut
Mewtwo @ Mewtwonite Y/ Choice Specs
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 Def/ 252 Sp. Atk./ 4 HP
Ability: /Insomnia
Calm Mind
Ice Beam
Aura Sphere
Some of the move sets are different. (Mine!)

FYI, it's the one with the massive images of the Mega forms of Mewtwo.

26 Answers

8 votes

I would go for:
- Psychic
- Aura Sphere (for Dark coverage)
- Recover
- Calm Mind to boost stats, or Ice Beam for more type-coverage.

answered May 24, 2010 by Pokemaster
Aura Sphere also has infinite accuracy.
you should replace psychic for psystrike for more power and basically mixed set
Sorry but this is quiet an old question and quite an old answer. Please do not reply or comment on very dol questions/answers as it clogs the place up. You may still answer this question though, since it is a moveset Q
and psystrike did not exist in 2010. It was added in Generation V
4 votes

Gen V

Mewtwo @ Choice Specs

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Aura Sphere
  • Thunder
  • Shadow Ball
  • Ice Beam

This provides Super-Effective coverage against almost anything you'd face in Ubers. Shadow Ball deals with all the Psychics, as well as Chandelure. Thunder takes down the Flying types of Uber, as well as Kyogre. Ice Beam also deals with the Flying types of Uber, all the Dragon types, and Groudon. Aura Sphere takes down Dialga and Darkrai. The only common Ubers who won't be hit for super-effective damage are Jirachi, some random Arceus types, and Palkia. However, you'll be able to do enough damage to these Pokemon with a neutral hit off of Mewtwo's Choice Spec boosted Special Attack. Your EVs are sweeping EVs.

answered Jul 4, 2011 by trachy
My Mewtwo has timid nature. It's not that bad.
go with thunderbolt, just sayin'
*cough* Pystrike *cough*
2 votes

Mewtwo @ Life Orb

Role: Sunny Sweeper

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • SolarBeam
  • Flamethrower
  • Aura Sphere
  • Psystrike

When you have a Groudon lead.
SolarBeam is 1 turn coverage in the sun, along with Flamethrower getting powered up.
Aura Sphere is coverage, while Psystrike is amazing STAB.

answered Oct 25, 2011 by Josh
2 votes

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


Ever notice that great 110 Attack, probably not as Mewtwo has the second highest S.Attack in the game(154), but his Attack is still great. Bulk-up is boosting. Ice-punch is coverage. Fire-punch/Thunder-punch choose coverage. Earthquake/Drain-punch more powerful coverage or weaker coverage and healing.

answered Feb 6, 2012 by Speed freak
Who voted this down? Nothing wrong, is there?
Ugh, Psystrike is the only viable Physical hitting move.
Having a Psychic type, let alone the strongest Psychic type in the game, that doesn't know a single Psychic move? No thank you. The only time I'd bother with a physical move for Mewtwo is Brick Break and only until I learn Aura Sphere.

Not to mention, that Mewtwo's special attack is 40% higher.  And since Flamethrower/Thunderbolt/Ice beam are all 26.6% stronger than their punch counterparts, they'd be 77.3% stronger when used by a Mewtwo (assuming no EVs or nature affecting attack or special attack).
I think everyone has there ideas and some people specialize in different stat categories. One of my friend Likes Sp. Atk more than any other stat. Speed freaks answer isn't bad.
It isn't bad, it's just outclassed :P Not worth using.
1 vote
  • Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Aura Sphere
  • Flamethrower
answered May 24, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jul 4, 2011 by DarthDestiny
Classic set =)...BTW, in V gen, Psychobreak instead of Psychic, am I right?
1 vote

I would do:

Psychic: STAB, good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def.

Ice Beam: Good power, high accuracy, chance to freeze, deals with Dragon types.

Shadow Ball: Mewtwo's signature move. Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Sp. Def, used to deal with Ghost types.

Thunder: High power, good chance to paralyze.

Other good options are Aura Sphere, Taunt, Calm Mind, Light Screen, Reflect, and Selfdestruct.

answered Aug 11, 2010 by trachy
1 vote

Mewtwo @ Life Orb

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Psystrike
  • Aura Sphere
  • Ice Beam
  • Calm Mind

Psystrike is for going Physical, it's Mewtwos signature move so it's awasome.
Aura Sphere gives coverage against darkrai, Mainly.
Ice Beam hits super effective against annoying dragons.
Calm Mind to get a nice boost in POWA and sp.def.

answered Sep 8, 2011 by Hex
edited Oct 18, 2011 by Hex
Some people think shadow ball is Mewtwo's signature move.
It isn't. Those people are retards.
I can understand why they would though. In one of the first movies; "Mewtwo vs. Mew", Mewtwo kept on using shadow ball against mew. But it looked nothing like in the games.
1 vote

Double/Triple Battle

Mewtwo @ Life Orb
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Psystrike
- Blizzard
- Aura Sphere
- Charge Beam

There is a reason why Mewtwo is the fourth most powerful Pokemon (after Kyogre, Arceus, and Lugia). Mewtwo is simply amazing. Psystrike is incredibly powerful STAB. Blizzard hits multiple foes. Aura Sphere can hit any foe in a Triple Battle. And Charge Beam can be used to finish off (which is actually a large amount of health remaining for some Pokemon, 407 Life Orb boosted Special Attack after all) a foe and possibly gain a Special Attack boost. Which means the end of all life as we know it.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
Old comment deleted. I'm an idiot. Even counting Meta, I wouldn't count Lugia as stronger than Mewtwo. Two totally different roles.
1 vote

Trait: Pressure

Psychic/Psy Strike- STAB
Recover- Healing/Stalling
Iron Tail- Coverage
Aura Shere

answered May 14, 2012 by Overload
If your gonna ask about the "Pichu" Part
Make it bolded and then make a bunch of
spaces it cannot change back.
EVs?? Nature??
I'm not Gonna add that...
1 vote

Mewtwo@Megastone(X) 252Atk/252Spe/4hp
-Psycho Cut/Zen HeadButt
-Power up punch/Brick Break
-Me First
My problem you see is I got an ADAMANT mewtwo -_- so I had no other option but this...Also I have a hard time finding Tms in X so *flips Desk*. Anyway psychocut is stab cool crit hax. Zen is flinch hax plus more power. Brick break kills screens setup and is stab once megavolved. Power up is ok because mewtwo is a bit bulky. Recover is a personal fave but W-o-W works good for bulk n so does Bulk up. Me First is good because mewtwo is fast and things carrying a super effective Atk on m2 will be surprised when they get killed by their own shadow ball or outrage(Dragon atk vs me first= fail). #forgottosoftreset

answered Mar 11 by Seniorlittleballz
0 votes

Item:Whatever you want (Shell Bell)
Ability: Pressure
EV's: Max Speed and Sp.atk

  • Psystrike
  • Aura Sphere
  • Shadow Ball/ Calm Mind
  • Flamethrower/Ice Beam

Psystrike is a little bit better than Psychic with STAB but Psychic maybe decreases the oppenent's Sp. Def.
Aura Sphere for type coverage .This attack never misses!
Shadow Ball again for coverage and may decrease opponent's Special Defense .That's why I don't recommend Psychic in this Pokemon.Calm Mind increases Sp.Atk. and Sp.Def .
Flamethrower and Ice Beam for more type coverage !

answered Mar 2, 2012 by Mr.Bombastic
0 votes

Ah, Mewtwo the original BAMF Pokemon.

Nature: Modest (-Atk, +SpAtk)
EVs: SpAtk and Spd.
Item: Wise Glasses or Choice Specs (Expert Belt is an acceptable substitute)
For single battles I use:
Aura Sphere
Ice Beam/Thunderbolt/Flamethrower (depending on the rest of the team)
Calm Mind.

For double battles, I pair him with Feraligatr or Blastoise and use:
Aura Sphere

That way, my water type can have:
Ice Beam

And thus, you will do at least double damage to any Pokemon (barring Pokemon with no weaknesses).

answered Jul 6, 2012 by TheSinful
edited Oct 29, 2012 by TheSinful
Correction: you will do double damage to all except ones like Elektross, Sableye, and Spiritomb.
True Unbreakable. But while Elektross and Spiritomb can be very troublesome oppenents, Elektross' pre-evolution froms aren't very difficult and Sableye's stats are bad enough that an advantage is hardly necessary.
You're right. I overlooked that a bit.
0 votes

Suicide Lead Mewtwo

Mewtwo @ Light Clay
Trait: Pressure
Hasty Nature (+ Spd, - Def)
EVs: 128 Atk / 128 SAtk / 252 Spe
- Taunt
- Selfdestruct
- Reflect
- Light Screen

Simple. Mewtwo leads off with a very fast Taunt, one of the fastest in the game, then proceeds to set up. Darkrai can't Void after the Taunt, and Mewtwo can SelfDestruct out so that other teammates can abuse its screens before they wear off.

answered Nov 4, 2012 by XtremeKiller
How does it learn Selfdestruct?
Yeah, I checked all the moves it can learn in heartgold/soulsilver and black/white, plus tms. I can't see how.
Why train Special Attack?  This set doesn't have any use for that.
0 votes

Mewtwo item choice specs nature timid + speed - attack.
Psystrike stab
Aura sphere coverage for steel and dark
shadow ball other psychic and ghost
ice beam/ thunderbolt ice beam lots of coverage and groudon or thunderbolt arrg kyogre.

answered May 3, 2013 by gamingfanclub
0 votes

Mewtwo@Mewtwonite X
Serious Nature

Psycho Cut (STAB, good power and higher crit rate)
Aura Sphere (Good power, amazing accuracy, STAB when mega-evolved, weakness coverage)
Stone Edge (Great power, higher crit rate, weakness coverage)
Shadow Ball/ Poison Jab (Covers a weakness in both forms, good power and secondary effect/covers fairy weakness during mega-evolution, good chance to poison)

answered Mar 20, 2014 by potada
edited Feb 12 by potada
0 votes

"I am Mewtwo, the world's most powerful Pokémon." –Mewtwo

enter image description here
I hope this quote inspired you to give your Mewtwo a great moveset as much as it did me.

Okay, so I have 3 seperate movesets: two for each Mega Evo and one if you're playing in Gen 5 or earlier.

Mega Mewtwo X @ Mewtwonite X
Mega Mewtwo X
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP

Brick Break
Poison Jab

The first two are STAB moves that have good coverage by themselves. Earthquake has great power and coverage, and Poison Jab just became great for killing Fairies.

Mega Mewtwo Y @ Mewtwonite Y
Mega Mewtwo Y
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 160 Spd / 100 HP

Aura Sphere
Ice Beam

Psystrike is a STAB move that does physical damage (nice since Pokémon that are weak to Psychic often have good Sp. Defense). Aura Sphere is good for Dark-types, as well as many others. And of course, Mewtwo gets the BoltBeam combo.

Mewtwo @ Expert Belt
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP

Aura Sphere
Ice Beam

Since both Mewtwo and Mega Mewtwo Y are special attackers, they have the same moveset. Note that the held item and EVs are different, though.

So there you go. Mewtwo is a great competitive Pokémon, as its Mega form is the most powerful in the entire game. I hope you liked it, and if you did or have anything to say, feel free to leave a vote/comment.
answered May 4, 2014 by Pimplup
edited Jun 3, 2014 by Pimplup
how are 3 of Mewtwo X's stats maxed out??
Sorry bout that…
0 votes

Mewtwo @ Mewtonite Y
Ability : Pressure -> Insomnia
EVs 252 Sp.Att/4 Sp.Def/252 Spd
Timid Nature
-Ice Beam/Blizzard
-Fire Blast/Shadow Ball/Thunderbolt
-Calm Mind

answered Oct 20, 2014 by M-Salamence08
0 votes

Mewtwo @ Either Mewtwonite X or Mewtwonite Y
Timid Nature (-Atk, +Spd)
Characteristic: Proud of its Power (So its Attack stat will be at balance)

Mewtwo Mega X version

Psychic - STAB, it still has high Special attack, I don't mind.
Drain Punch/ Focus Punch: They get STAB due to Mega Mewtwo X being part Fighing Type.
Double Team/ Shadow Ball: Ignores moves so Focus Punch can be used easier/ Covers Ghost weakness.
Stone Edge- Once Mega-Evolved, it can cover its Flying type weakness. Also a decent chance to Critical.

Mewtwo Mega Y version

Calm Mind - It raises its Already-good Special Attack, as well as being a Special wall to annoy Strong Special attackers such as Abomasnow and Archeops.
Psychic - STAB, fits with high Special Attack, and does amazing 90-power damage.
Aura Sphere - Covers its Dark weakness, and it never misses.
Shadow Ball - It covers its Ghost weakness, and it does amazing damage.

answered Jan 16 by Arceac12
0 votes

Mega Mewtwo X

Ability: Pressure>Steadfast
EVs: 252 Att, 252 Spe, 4HP/SpA
Nature: Jolly

Bulk Up boosts Attack and Defence by one stage.
Drain Punch is STAB and recovers health. Low Kick is the alternative option as many Pokemon in the Uber tier weigh alot. Hits Rock, Steel, Normal, Dark and Ice types.
Zen Headbutt is the second STAB move and hits hard and can flinch. Psycho Cut is a slightly weaker option that has a high crit ratio and is more accurate. Hits Fighting and Poison types.
Stone Edge or Rock Slide are used to hit Flying types, mainly Ho-Oh and Lugia. Poison Jab is solely for hitting Fairy types hard. Ice Beam can be used to hit Dragon, Ground and some Flying types harder than the other moves.

answered Feb 24 by K1
0 votes

Mega Mewtwo Y

Ability: Pressure>Insomnia
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4SpD
Nature: Timid

Psystrike is STAB and hits incredibly hard, especially on Pokemon that have a low physical defence stat. Hits Fighting and Poison types.
Focus Blast is for coverage and hits very hard. Aura Sphere is the weaker option but it never misses. Hits Steel, Normal, Dark, Rock and Ice types.
Ice Beam has great coverage alongside the two mentioned moves above and provides important coverage. Hits Dragon, Grass, Flying and Ground types.
Calm Mind is to boost its already high Special Attack and Special Defence to even higher levels. Shadow Ball can be used over it to hit Ghost and Psychic types. Recover is an option to restore health as Mega Mewtwo Y does force a lot of switches.

answered Feb 24 by K1
You can run Shadow Ball over Ice Beam, I've found.
Ah ok, I'll try it out on PO sometime soon.