Where Is Mewtwo's Location in Pokémon GO? (2023)

by Aaron Roussey Updated On Oct 26, 2023 Published On Nov 17, 2021 Tips

Pokémon GO is a game that has most of the known existing Pokémon. Similar to the other games, you can find Legendary Pokémon here as well.

These are rare and powerful Pokémon that have played a part in the series' lore, and, if caught, can greatly boost your team's firepower.

One of the most famous Legendary Pokémon is Mewtwo. It is one of the first Legendaries introduced in the anime as well as in the games. It has appeared in various Pokémon movies, acting as the main antagonist of the storylines.

Through this article, we will guide you through the location of Mewtwo and the steps on how to catch a Mewtwo in Pokémon GO. Let's dive in, shall we?

What is a Mewtwo?

As mentioned earlier, Mewtwo is a very popular Pokémon among fans and non-fans alike. It's iconic humanoid figure and ability to communicate with humans makes it stand out amongst the rest.

Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Pokémon. This means that it's pretty strong against Fighting and Poison types, but weak against Bug, Ghost and Dark types.

Regardless, Mewtwo is still considered to be one of the most powerful Pokémon in the game. It has a maximum Combat Power (CP) of 4178 and its other stats start from 300 Attack, 214 Stamina, and 182 Defense.

From the stats alone, you can easily tell that it's going to be a long day trying to weaken and catch this fellow. We recommend that you bring your most powerful Pokémon, especially your best Bug, Dark and Ghost types. It is also essential to stock up on candies and Pokéballs.


Can you Catch Mewtwo in Pokemon GO in the Wild?

Unfortunately, people who were hoping to test their luck out and encounter a Mewtwo in the wild, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but the chances of that happening do not exist.

This is because, like most legendary Pokemon, Mewtwo, one of the legendaries from the 1st generation of Pokemon and possibly the most loved one, can only be found in raids.

How to Get Mewtwo in Pokémon Go?

Getting a Mewtwo is a dream come true for most Pokemon fans, but waiting for the 5-star raid that might never happen again sounds like a major letdown. However, don't worry as there is a way you can get one regardless!

Regular Mewtwo: 5-Star Raids (Currently Unavailable)

Mewtwo used to be found in 5-star raid battles in Pokémon GO. However, the last 5-star raid featuring Mewtwo ended on June 23, 2022. There might be future events or updates that bring it back, so stay tuned to official Pokémon announcements for the latest information. Keep an eye on your in-game notifications for raid event announcements.

Shadow Mewtwo: Defeat Giovanni

If you're eager to add a Mewtwo to your collection and can't wait for another 5-star raid event, you can obtain a special variant called "Shadow Mewtwo." To get Shadow Mewtwo, you'll need to engage with the Team Rocket leader, Giovanni. Here's how:

You can snag a special variant of Mewtwo known as "Shadow Mewtwo" by taking on none other than the infamous Team Rocket leader, Giovanni. Ready to dive into this epic showdown?

Here's how to catch a Mewtwo like no other:

Step 1: Keep an Eye Out

First things first, stay vigilant for those Team GO Rocket balloons or PokéStop takeovers in the world of Pokémon GO. These events tend to roll around monthly, so keep your app open and your Pokémon senses sharp.

Step 2: Battle Giovanni's Shadow Pokémon

Once you've spotted a Team GO Rocket event, it's time to gear up for battle! Giovanni will be handing over Shadow Mewtwo with a fight. He'll throw a lineup of Shadow Pokémon your way, and you'll need to defeat them one by one. But here's the thrilling part: Shadow Mewtwo may just appear on Giovanni's team during these special events!

Step 3: Seize Your Chance

Now, it's the moment you've been waiting for. After a fierce battle, you'll be presented with a golden opportunity when you successfully defeat Giovanni and his Shadow Mewtwo. You'll have a chance to catch Shadow Mewtwo for yourself! So, be ready to throw your Poké Balls and give it your all. Shadow Mewtwo won't go down without a fight, but you can make it yours with determination and skill.

Can You Trade a Mewtwo in Pokemon Go?

Absolutely, trading is a viable option for obtaining a Mewtwo in Pokémon Go. Nevertheless, it's worth noting that the cost associated with trading Legendary Pokémon can sometimes be quite steep.

The expense tends to be lower if the recipient of the Mewtwo already has it registered in their Pokédex. Here's the amount of stardust you would need if you are looking to trade one!

Friends Type

Stardust Needed For Registered Legendary Pokemon

Stardust Needed For New Legendary Pokemon

Good Friends



Great Friends



Ultra Friends



Best Friends



How to Teleport to Mewtwo's Raid or Trade Location

There will be times when the Raids you wish to join are either far from your location or hard to access in your situation. When this happens, Trainers usually use GPS spoofers to teleport to the location of such raids.

Of course, you'll have to use reliable software for this, like MockGo to teleport smoothly and minimize the risk of getting penalized in-game. Here are the steps on how to use MockGo to change your location in Pokémon GO:

Step 1. First, download MockGo for Windows or for Mac. After installing it, launch MockGo.

Step 2. Next, connect your iOS device to your computer using a working lightning cable and connect it to the application. Simply click on Start as soon as your device is detected to start the process.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3. Once the interface is loaded, go to the first option located at the top-right corner to activating Teleport Mode.

choose teleport mode

Step 4. Search for the location of your choice on the search bar.

 search for a location

Step 5. Now, adjust the pin on the screen and click on the Move Here button.

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

Lastly, you will get the new GPS location of your iPhone. Just open Pokémon GO to catch Mewtwo in the right place!

location teleported


Mewtwo is a super rare Pokémon in Pokémon GO, living up to its reputation as a Legendary. It is also one of the strongest in the game, with stats and a moveset that can easily demolish opposing teams. Being able to obtain one will definitely make you a stronger Trainer.

You can only spot Mewtwo during events so try to stay updated on the game's news. When an event happens that is far from your area, you can use a GPS spoofer to get there quickly without having to move an inch.

If you have any questions or queries about catching Mewtwo in Pokémon GO, hit us up in the comments section down below. Now that you know what to expect, ready your team, stock up on some Poké essentials, and be on the lookout, Trainers!

Aaron Roussey
Meet Aaron, the tech-savvy and team member who has touched more grass than all of us combined because he cannot miss a Legendary raid in Pokémon GO. And when he's not trying to catch them all, you can find him on his computer writing all you need to know about phones, games, computers, and everything tech!
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