Clone Pokemon have been released for Pokemon Go starting today February 25th from 1:00 PM EST to March 2nd. Cloned versions of Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise are available in four-star raids, and armored Mewtwo will return to five-star raids with the Psystrike ability.

Pokemon Go Clone Pokemon

You can encounter Clone Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur in four-star raids. You’ll want to prepare your strategy in advance to make sure you can get your hands on all of them. The event will run through the weekend so you have some time to start planning.

Max CP ATK DEF STA
Clone Blastoise 2446 171 207 188
Clone Charizard 2889 223 173 186
Clone Venusaur 2720 198 189 190
Armored Mewtwo 3187 182 278 214

Blastoise can be defeated by three trainers pretty easily with the correct counters. Four to six trainers will put you in a pretty safe spot. He is weak to Electric and Grass and boosted by Rainy.

Charizard can be defeated with just two trainers with full maxed out Rampardos, or easily defeated with three to five people. Charizard is weak to Rock (x2), Water, and Electric and boosted by Sunny and Windy. We recommend taking advantage of his Rampardos counter.

Venusaur can be defeated with three trainers with maxed out Psycho Cut Psystrike Mewtwo or easily defeated with four to six trainers. Mewtwo is the recommended option for defeating Venusaur, as he is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic while boosted by Sunny and Cloudy.

Armored Mewtwo can be taken down with four trainers with good counters or easily with six to eight trainers. He is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost Pokemon while boosted by Windy. We’d recommend Darkrai, Giratina, Hydreigon, Chandelure, Gengar, or Mewtwo as good options.