Day two of the Pokemon Go Fest 2020 surprises players with a Shadow Mewtwo Giovanni encounter. Shadow Mewtwo will likely be one of the rarest Pokemon in the game, so you’ll want to get your hands on this one if you participate in the event. Here’s everything you need to know about how to beat Shadow Mewtwo Giovanni in Pokemon Go.
How to beat Shadow Mewtwo Giovanni in Pokemon Go Fest 2020
The general rule of thumb for winning battles is to use a Pokemon that resists the opponents’ attack type. At the same time, you want a Pokemon that does super-effective damage. So, who’s the Pokemon that fits the bill against Shadow Mewtwo?
In this case, you want to resist the Psychic abilities Mewtwo will throw out at you. Both its fast attacks are Psychic-type. The proper Pokemon choice for that would be Steel, Psychic, and Dark. Mewtwo is also vulnerable against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks.
To recap, we will want to use a Steel, Psychic, or Dark Pokemon with Bug, Dark, or Ghost attacks. One Pokemon you could use is Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch. However, you will need to have this powered up because it takes a while to fire off those abilities. This Pokemon is also viable because Larvitar is available in the Research Breakthrough event for July.
Mewtwo itself with Shadow Ball is also a good option, though Shadow Mewtwo will resist the Psychic move. If you use Mewtwo, it will be all about the charge move.
Another viable option is Reuniclus with Shadow Ball and possibly Hidden Power as its fast attack. Darkrai with Snarl and Dark Pulse or Shadow Ball is another good option against Shadow Mewtwo. Giratina origin form with Shadow Claw or Shadow Ball is another viable solution. At this point, you probably get the idea. Follow the general rule of thumb, and you should have no problem against Shadow Mewtwo Giovanni.
Purifying Shadow Mewtwo
We recommend you not purify your Shadow Mewtwo, even if you get one with a high IV that would purify to perfect. Shadow Pokemon are far rarer than their counterparts, so there’s a good chance you never see another. On top of that, the Shadow bonus gives you a 20% Attack.