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If you have a good competitive moveset for Mewtwo, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Mewtwo Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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Some of the move sets are different. (Mine!)

FYI, it's the one with the massive images of the Mega forms of Mewtwo.
Mewtwo @ Leftovers
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 HP 252 Spattack/ 6 Sp Def
Ability: Pressure
Calm Mind
Aura Sphere
Psystrike: STAB, takes care of Fighting and Poison
Calm Mind: A move to just set up
Shadow Ball: To take care of Psychic and Ghost types
Aura Sphere: For Dark type Coverage
Mewtwo with mewtwonite y
Fire Blast
Ice Beam
Mewtwo with calm mind can sweep.
And bulk up/ swords dance

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Mewtwo is one of the original Ubers of Pokemon, being a gen 1 Pokemon, and being in Ubers since the dawn of Pokemon. Why? Mewtwo, is an extremely versatile Pokemon, and has amazing stats. With the Mega Stones, introduced in Pokemon X and Y, as Mewtwonite X and Y, further reason for it's justification in Ubers. I run Both Mega Mewtwo X AND Y. Mega Mewtwo has one of the best Attack stats in all of Pokemon, and that is what I will be focusing on. Mega Mewtwo X is weak to Ghost, Fairy, and Flying Moves. It isn't weak to Dark, as it is part Fighting. This Mega Pokemon is very versatile, and can be a mixed, special (not advised), or physical sweeper.

This is the move set I am satisfied with, and currently use on my Pokemon X Battle Box Team...


  • Mewtwo @ Mewtwonite X (You Could also use Mega Mewtwo Y as a sweeper too!)

  • Jolly Nature (394 Speed)

  • Perfect 6iv (BTW Hidden Power Dark)

EV Spread: +252 ATK, +252 SPEED, +4 SP DEFENSE.


  • Drain Punch, To regain HP and Counter Dark type Ubers, like Darkrai, which is extremely common in Gen 6 Ubers. Due to Mega Mewtwo X being Psychic - Fighting, Drain Punch gets STAB.

  • Ice Punch, for type coverage, and countering Flying types. Oddly enough, it freezes Pokemon often enough to help me win.

  • Psycho Cut, STAB, and Crit chance. I use this over Zen Headbutt, as it has good Accuracy, buy Zen Headbutt has flinch chance.

  • Poison Jab To counter pesky Geomancy Xerneas with Power Herb, a common pest in Ubers. Poison Jab also has 30% Poisoning chance.

Stone Edge, Zen Headbutt, Aqua Tail, Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Earthquake, Rock Slide, Bulk Up, Aerial Ace.

Remember that Mewtwo in general is an extremely versatile Pokemon.

I wish that Mewtwo got a physical Dark or Ghost move. Foul Play isn't useful. I wish it got Knock Off, which is actually useful.

Mewtwo is one of the best sweepers ever :)

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The most annoying mewtwo set ever
Calm mind +1 special attack and special defense
barrier +2 defense
recover sustain
ice beam/toxic you can use either I would use Ice beam so taunt doesn't destroy you
252 hp
252 defense
4 speed
bold nature
This set works best on mewtwo because anything else is weaker or less bulky mewtwos naturally high special attack is why this works along with its great bulk you could use mew but mew is much weaker and slower.

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Rain Abuser

Mewtwo @ Damp Rock/Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Rain Dance/Bubble Beam/Focus Blast
- Thunder
- Hurricane
- Psystrike/Psychic

really weird set

Oh yeah this is big brain time
I was actually gonna do that!
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Mewtwo @ Leftovers
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 attack/ 252 Sp.attack/ 6 HP
Ability: Pressure
Psychic (stab)
Flamethrower (coverage)
Shadowball (coverage)
Drain punch (coverage/recover HP)

I used this build on HG/SS. I think this is good for in-game and competitive.

Why drain punch when you can have Aura Sphere especially on a modest special set?
To recover HP and deal damage. This way mewtwo can continue in battle for a long time.
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Gen 8 Mewtwo Set (Nasty Plot).


Item:Leftovers/Life Orb

EV's: 252 Sp. Atk/252 Spe/4 HP

Aura Sphere/Focus Blast/Thunderbolt
Shadow Ball/Fire Blast/Ice Beam
Nasty Plot

A standard Gen 8 sweeping set. Grab one Nasty Plot (or two if you are lucky)

and proceed to obliterate everything in your path.

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Mega Mewtwo Y

Item: Mega Stone
Ability: Insomnia
Timid Nature
EVs: 4 HP, 252 speed, 252 special attack.

Aura Sphere

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Mewtwo @Life Orb

Nature: Timid

EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Sp.A / 6 hp

Psystrike/Psychic (psystrike does physical damage, so if you wanted a high sp atker that can damage def, then go for it)

Flamethrower/Aura Sphere (bug type counters, dark type counters)

Ice Beam (dragonite counter)

Shadow Ball (just in general a good move for mewtwo)

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