Competitive Information for Mewtwo [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Mewtwo mewtwo
Base Stats for Mewtwo

Psychic

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
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UnnerveUnnerve: While this Pokemon is active, it prevents opposing Pokemon from using their Berries.

Weakness Chart for Psychic-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
2x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Mewtwo? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Mewtwo is popular Psychic-typed Pokemon. It's a super common sight to see Mewtwo out in the 7th generation battlefield. Mewtwo is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Mewtwo
Item: Psychium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psystrike / Psychic
- Energy Ball
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Mewtwo (Pressure)

Mewtwo is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Mewtwo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Mewtwo is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Psystrike is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Mewtwo
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psystrike
- Calm Mind
- Fire Blast / Aura Sphere
- Ice Beam

Mewtwo Special Sweeper (Psycho Killer)

Mewtwo is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Mewtwo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Mewtwo is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp. This Psycho Killer Mewtwo Build is from Smogon.com "Simple" may be the first adjective to come to mind when discussing this set, but "strong" isn't too far behind. Once Mewtwo finds an opportunity to sneak in a Calm Mind, its massive Special Attack, Speed, and coverage will do the rest. Unless the opponent has one of the very few checks to Mewtwo, he or she will probably lose at least one Pokemon.The chosen moves give Mewtwo the best coverage in general. Psystrike works as a generic STAB move and is Mewtwo's best attack against Chansey, Blissey, Kyogre, and Ho-Oh; however its main draw is that it essentially allows Mewtwo to work as a mixed sweeper, since it calculates damage based on their Defense stat, while still working off Mewtwo's superior Special Attack. Ice Beam hits Lugia and the Giratina formes hard, while Fire Blast and Aura Sphere both thrash Steel-types who resist Psychic and Ice. The choice between Fire Blast and Aura Sphere depends on the threats you need to cover. Fire Blast will put the hurt on Jirachi, Bronzong, and Metagross while Aura Sphere dents Dialga, Tyranitar, Heatran, and Dark Arceus. It is worth noting however that Fire Blast is boosted by sun and weakened by rain. Depending on what weather you expect to battle in, you might want to emphasize or forgo Fire Blast. Finally, should coverage be your primary concern, you can use all four attacks without Calm Mind.

Psystrike is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Mewtwo's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Fire Blast is a special 110-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Aura Sphere is a special 80-base power Fighting-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Mewtwo? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Mewtwo
Item: Psychium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psystrike / Psychic
- Incinerate
- Icy Wind
- Energy Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Mewtwo (Pressure)

Mewtwo is a legendary Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Mewtwo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pressure, if Mewtwo is the target of a foe's move that move loses one additional pp.

Psystrike is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Incinerate is a special 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Mewtwo learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Aura Sphere
80
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Electro Ball
--
100%
10
More power the faster the user is than the target.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Psystrike
100
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Psywave
--
100%
15
Random damage equal to 0.5x-1.5x user's level.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
65
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Barrier
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Guard Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Defense and Sp. Def changes with target.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Heal Pulse
--
--
10
Heals the target by 50% of its max HP.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Me First
--
--
20
Copies a foe at 1.5x power. User must be faster.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Miracle Eye
--
--
40
Psychic hits Dark. Evasiveness ignored.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Mewtwo can perform in Sun/Moon. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SM Move and Ability Combos for Mewtwo

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