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Giovanni & Mewtwo

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Strike (Special) Tier 1
Analysis by Svidrigailov

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Psychic
Weak Vs Dark
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential
Gender Genderless

Pokemon Description

Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon’s body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.

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Stats

5★
HP 82
ATK 15
DEF 10
Sp. ATK 30
Sp. DEF 10
Speed 25
HP 488
ATK 359
DEF 96
Sp. ATK 440
Sp. DEF 96
Speed 390
Bulk 485

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

With incredible base stats, two extremely useful typings, and strong self buffing, Mewtwo is one of the most versatile Strikers available. Its ability to take to the field, use “Nowhere to Hide” once or twice, and then start dealing damage without any further setup makes it extremely easy to use in Co-Op since it can fit on any team. In single player, where both max Critical Hit Chance and max Sp.Atk are preferable because opponents are bulkier and there is only one Move Gauge, Mewtwo can still be highly effective. However, it does require a support to raise its Sp.Atk to do this, keeping it out of the upper echelon of Strikers like Sceptile and Charizard who can get there themselves and then use both of their teammates for things like Defense buffs and Gauge regeneration.

Strengths

Self-Sufficient In Co-Op 

Thanks to its monstrous Sp.Atk stat and “Nowhere to Hide!” allowing it to max out its Critical Hit Chance very quickly, Mewtwo is one of the few pairs to be able to switch in at any point in a Co-Op game and immediately start dealing damage. This makes it an incredibly versatile pair that can be used to great effect on any team against any boss. Additionally, it makes it very easy for the player to pivot out of Mewtwo into a Support if they are targeted by the Stage Boss, and then switch in again and resume dealing damage with little interruption. 

Dual Typing

Mewtwo’s ability to deal equally solid amounts of damage with Ghost and Psychic type moves adds quite a bit to its versatility and general usefulness. In both Co-op and the Battle Villa, dealing Supereffective damage is heavily emphasised, and being able to do that twice as often means Mewtwo will be the best Pair for the job twice as often. Not only does this make it a stronger Pair, it also makes it a better investment to Level Up and Boost since if you have a powerful Mewtwo, you won’t need another Psychic or Ghost type to deal Supereffective damage with. 

Weaknesses

Requires Support For Optimal Damage 

While being able to deal damage with only its own Critical Hit Rate buffs makes Mewtwo incredibly versatile in Co-Op, it also means that it requires Support pairs to raise its Sp. Atk to reach optimal damage. This hurts its reliability in Battle Villa in comparison to pairs like Sceptile and Houndoom by forcing one or both of its team’s other slots to be used on a Support that can max out its Sp.Atk.

Team Synergy

Mewtwo is versatile enough to fit on most teams in Co-Op, although pairs like Eevee who can pass on buffs will make it even more effective. In Single Player, Mewtwo should nearly always be used with a Support like Nosepass or Serperior who can raise its Sp.Atk and either boost its Speed or regenerate the team’s Move Gauge.

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Moves

Type Psychic
Category
Power
18 / 21
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a very small chance of leaving the target confused.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Psychic
Category
Power
99 / 118
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a very small chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Raises the user’s evasiveness. Sharply raises the user’s critical-hit rate.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Ghost
Category
Power
99 / 118
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a small chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default

Sync Move

Type Psychic
Category
Power
250 / 300
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

No additional effect.