Pojo's Pokemon news, tips, strategies and more!

Pokemon Home


Price Guide Set List

Message Board

Pokemon GO Tips

Pokemon News

Featured Articles

Trading Card Game
- Price Guide
- Price Guide
- Card of the Day
- Professional Grading
- Killer Deck Reports
- Deck Garage
- William Hung
- Jason Klaczynski
- Jeremy's Deck Garage
- Johnny Blaze's Banter
- TCG Strategies
- Rulings Help
- Apprentice & Patch
- Apprentice League
- Spoilers & Translations
- Official Rules
- Featured Event Reports
- Top of the World
- An X-Act Science
- Error Cards
- Printable Checklist
- Places to Play

Nintendo Tips
- Red/Blue
- Yellow
- Gold & Silver
- Crystal
- Ruby & Sapphire
- Fire Red & Leaf Green
- Emerald
- Pinball
- TCG cart
- Stadium
- PuPuzzle League
- Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire
- Pokemon Coliseum
- Pokemon Box
- Pokemon Channel

GameBoy Help
- ClownMasters Fixes
- Groudon's Den
- Pokemon of the Week

E-Card Reader FAQ's
- Expedition
- Aquapolis
- Skyridge
- Construction Action Function
- EON Ticket Manual

Deck Garage
- Pokemaster's Pit Stop
- Kyle's Garage
- Ghostly Gengar

- Episode Listing
- Character Bios
- Movies & Videos
- What's a Pokemon?
- Video List
- DVD List

Featured Articles

Pojo's Toy Box

Books & Videos


Advertise With Us
- Sponsors


About Us
Contact Us

Yu Yu Hakusho
Harry Potter
Vs. System

Pojo's Pokemon of the Week



Date Reviewed: 08.05.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 4.25

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Brown Bomber
Lik3 its mewtw0 and its all c00l n stuff and it pwns i beat 4ll of my n00b and retardo friends with it!!!1!1!!

Yeah, we have the infamous Mewtwo that comes from the glorious old days of RBY, and still as kickass as ever. No matter what your nubby friends in your neighborhood may say, Mewtwo is an "uber", or Pokemon too overpowered for the standard metagame, and should simply be regelated to the uber metagame where it can duke it out with other powerhouses such as Groudon and Kyogre. But hey, it's always fun for owning other Mewtwo fanboys and people that insist on using their crappy half-uber teams. =D

Mewtwo @ Leftovers **This >StormRain
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 204 HP / 220 Spd / 84 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Psychic/Thunderbolt/Thunder
- Ice Beam/Thunderbolt/Thunder/Fire Blast/Hidden Power [Dark]/Taunt
- Substitute/Recover

The standard (and arguably most effective) set for Mewtwo, the Calm Minding set. Even in ubers where Psychic Pokemon are prevalent, a Calm Minded Psychic is still a problem for a lot of Pokemon in the metagame. The rest of the moves are your choice; Thunder(bolt) owns Kyogre and can even go over Psychic if you aren't worried about crap like Blissey, Ice Beam owns Groudon, Lati@s, and Rayquaza, Fire Blast kills Metagross and the rare Skarmory that ventures into ubers, HP Dark is an option for other Psychics and Shedinja, and Taunt can stop other Calm Minders and Blissey's attacks. With 101 HP Substitutes, Mewtwo's Subs can live through Blissey's Seismic Tosses, while Recover lets it replenish its godly HP. (If using Recover, take out 12 EVs from HP so that it has 401 HP.) Mewtwo has 351 Speed to outspeed Timid Lati@s; it doesn't need to be Timid itself since it won't outspeed any important Pokemon commonly seen in ubers. The remainder is globbed in special attack to help out its massive HP stat.

Mewtwo @ Leftovers
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 204 HP / 84 Atk / 220 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bulk Up
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Punch/Brick Break/Hidden Power [Rock]
- Substitute

A physical Mewtwo to catch people by surprise and own special based ubers with "low" Defense. Shadow Ball cripples Psychics and Shedinja; Focus Punch is there for a Substitute-Focus Punch (SubPunching) combination that will allow Mewtwo to Focus Punch Blissey, Snorlax, and Tyranitar from behind a Substitute even if the Substitute breaks while Mewtwo attacks; Brick Break is a slighlty "safer" option than Focus Punch, and HP Rock is for Rayquaza, Shedinja, and the rare Ho-oh. Substitute is here to create 101 HP Subs that survive through Seismic Toss and physical attacks after Mewtwo has increased its Defense with Bulk Up. It isn't a Groudon, but it's still fun. The EVs are the same as the first set with the Special Attack EVs in Attack.

Mewtwo @ Choice Band
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 36 HP / 252 Atk / 220 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Fire Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Selfdestruct
- Focus Punch

A Choice Banding Mewtwo. Fire Blast catches Metagross and Skarmory, Shadow Ball is for Psychics, Focus Punch owns poor li'l Blissey and Snorlax on the switch, and Selfdestruct (a move it relearned from XD) can kill almost any Pokemon when Mewtwo decides to retire. Again, there is 351 Speed for Lati@s; Mewtwo's nice attack is maxed out while the leftovers are dabbled in HP. Even with a Special Attack-decreasing nature, Fire Blast OHKOs Skarmory all of the time (except for Skarmory with a +Special Defense nature; they suck anyway and Fire Blast still kills them most of the time). I'd probably go with this over the Bulk Up set since it's slightly harder to get a Pokemon set up in ubers.

Other Options: Thunder Wave and Toxic are nice status effects, but Lugia and Deoxys-L are much better stallers in the uber metagame. (Please don't try this in a defensive set with Calm Mind; I'm looking at you, Maverick.) It can Safeguard, but Substitute and Taunt already block status. Reflect and Light Screen can be pseudo-passed, but again, Lugia does it better. Mewtwo's primary options have been stated in the recommended movesets.

Counters: Metagross, Tyranitar, Snorlax, Shedinja, Groudon Earthquakes and Rayquaza HP Bugs on the switch-in. For the Bulk Up set, Skarmory. Blissey isn't a counter since Mewtwo can Recover in its face or make 101 HP Substitutes for Seismic Toss. Watch out for the Psych Up Blissey that can copy Mewtwo's Calm Minds, though.

Opinion: Mewtwo is one of the top Pokemon in the game, a position that it has held since the original Pokemon games. It can pull off a plethora of movesets that range from the simple Calm Minding set to the shocking Choice Band set. It is truly a top contender in the uber metagame and is way too powerful to be allowed in normal metagame, no matter what noobs think (even Game Freak has realized that it's overpowered, as it's banned in the Battle Tower/Frontier).

Rating: 5/5

Peace Out,
Brown Bomber
Pojo Clown Master Mewtwo -- the original Über. If you ask someone the name of a legendary Pokemon, you can almost guarentee that they'll name this guy. As for gameplay, his high SAtk, speed, and decent other stats make him formidable in the Über Metagame, and illegal in standard and lower.

Pros: he's one of the hardest hitting Pokemon in the game. He's got a very respectable movepool, being able to hit almost any type, regardless of his moveset. Everyone loves a Pokemon that can Calm Mind, BoltBeam, Psychic, and still take a Physical hit.

Cons: Not the best, nor the most used Uber. He's an Uber. n00bs at Pokemon Rocks America. Zangoose pwns him.


Uber: 3/5
Standard: Illegal, but it would be a 4/5.
UU: lol.. 5/5
etc.: Don't make me laugh. 8/5
Reeve Mewtwo.
# 150.
Type: Psychic.
Ability: Pressure.
Locations: Cerulean Cave (FireRed/LeafGreen).

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing one of the most powerful Pokémon ever; Mewtwo.

Back in the game boy days, Mewtwo used to be invincible. Today it is a little more vulnerable, but not because it is weaker, but because today amnesia only raises special defense. Anyway, this Pokémon used to beat entire teams, and still can, but there are some ways to stop it… Extremely good special attack and speed only beaten by very few, Mewtwo the one Pokémon you should fear…

Its ability is useful for long battles, but you won’t take much advantage of it…

Now, for the move combination we have the special sweeper standard, but with an extra attack called recover, just to have fun a little longer ;)

Nature: Timid (+ Speed, - Attack).
Equip: Salac berry.
EV´s: 252 Speed, 129 HP, 129 Special Attack.
- Calm mind
- Psychic
- Ice beam
- Recover

Powerful, first get stronger with calm mind, then just sweep and recover when necessary. If you don’t like calm mind or ice beam you could change them for thunderbolt or even flamethrower.

When should I use this Pokémon?
I’d say always. But this one is banned on most tournaments and friendly rivals won’t accept a challenge with this one. When you can, use it…

What should I use against this Pokémon?
Tyranitar is your best shot. But if we’re talking about legendaries, Kyogre will do great…

Bottom line:
Man, with this one is almost guarantee you’ll beat at least 2 or 3 Pokémon of a team…


Hope you enjoyed.

Copyright© 1998-2005 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.