Pokemon Go: Mewtwo Leaving Raid Battles Today [Last Chance]
Last chance to catch the Legendary Psychic Pokemon.
Pokemon Go's final wave of Ultra Bonuses is still live for a few more hours. Not only did it introduce the first Gen 5 Pokemon to the game (as well as a new evolutionary item called the Unova Stone), it also brought the Legendary Mewtwo back to Raids. However, your time to catch the Legendary Psychic-type is running out.
Mewtwo is scheduled to leave the game again at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET today, September 23, so you have until then to encounter it in five-star Raids. This time, the Legendary Pokemon knows the move Psystrike, a Psychic-type attack originally introduced in Pokemon Black and White. That's not all; you also have a chance of encountering a Shiny Mewtwo while it is still in Raids.
Shortly after it leaves Raid Battles, Mewtwo will appear again exclusively in EX Raids beginning September 25, and this time, it'll know the Ghost-type attack Shadow Ball. Unlike standard Raids, you need to receive an invitation to participate in these battles. However, you will have one final chance to catch a Mewtwo with Psystrike on October 8, when it returns to standard Raids for a Legendary Raid Hour. That event will take place from 6-7 PM local time.
As usual, before you can capture Mewtwo, you'll first need to defeat it in battle. As a pure Psychic-type, Mewtwo is vulnerable to Ghost, Dark, and Bug Pokemon such as Giratina, Tyranitar, and Scizor, so any of those will prove to be an asset when you challenge it.
In other Pokemon Go news, the game's Safari Zone event is now underway in Montreal. To celebrate the event, players around the world have a chance of encountering a Shiny Yanma in the wild. Niantic also recently shared the first details for October's Pokemon Go Community Day. The event takes place on October 12, and the featured Pokemon will be Trapinch, the first form of the Ground/Dragon Pokemon Flygon.
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