Pokémon fans love to gripe that the games are too easy, but a new Max Raid Battle in Pokémon Sword and Shield might defy those expectations. Folks who are trying the encounter, which is available until March 1, are reportedly getting their butts kicked.
Why is Mewtwo so tough? It is a level 100 EV-trained creature, who happens to know six moves, not the standard four. Players say that Mewtwo also has way more health and shields than those you can find in standard raid battles. And, as a bonus, the Mewtwo comes packed with move counters that can take down its biggest foes. And if you do manage to beat the legendary Pokémon, you don’t get to catch it — but you do get some rare prizes.
Folks on social media who have tried it have left either terrified or thrilled. Fans are also sharing the best strategies to take down Mewtwo, which at the moment seems to fall squarely on the shoulders of Marshadow and other ghost-types.
me trying to catch mewtwo after beating the raid pic.twitter.com/8zg8eBX3Xz— shofu (@shofu) February 27, 2020
See, Max Raid Battle Events like this are great. They give access to the rarer items we may want and Mewtwo being Level 100 with 5* standard health is just nuts— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) February 27, 2020
we beat the overpowered ass mewtwo raid last night at 5 in the morning it was fire pic.twitter.com/4Xp4TfIQKZ— LIL NARNIA (@lilxnarnia) February 27, 2020
How to kill raid Mewtwo,— Marshadow stole my stats and called me a noob (@Shadmallow) February 27, 2020
-Bring a Marshadow
-Give him an assault vest to not die
-Use spectral thief to steal his nasty plot
-Give him shadow ball to take advantage of the SP Attack boost
Show the world that Marshadow is better then Mewtwo!
Beyond naming the most popular monster of the year for Pokémon Day, the remake of the first Pokémon movie is now also available for streaming on Netflix. Pokémon Sword and Shield are also welcoming a new mythical monster called Zarude.