How to beat Mewtwo Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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How to beat Mewtwo Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The ultimate challenge for hardcore Trainers.

With the Scarlet and Violet expansion on the horizon, it seems that Game Freak is determined to give the title a big send-off. 7 Star Raids are limited-time events that offer the most challenging content in the game. Only the most hardcore Pokemon Trainers stand a chance of beating these Raids, and that’s never been more true than with the Mewtwo Raid. I can’t sugarcoat it; this fight is borderline unfair! Consider yourself warned, and let me show you how to beat the Mewtwo Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to beat Mewtwo Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Most Raids can be tackled with several Pokemon, but for this Raid, there’s one obvious choice. Mew. Mew gets a huge stat boost in this battle and is absolutely the best counter to Mewtwo. If you’ve not got Mew yet, don’t despair; we have a guide on how to get it. I’ll explain the build in just a moment, but here’s what Mewtwo brings to the table:

Mewtwo Moveset

Tera Type: Psychic

  • Aura Sphere
  • Calm Mind
  • Ice Beam
  • Psystrike

To make matters worse, Mewtwo will Rest when you break its Terastalize phase. You must stop this if you want to win the battle. Here’s the Moveset we recommend for Mew:

How to beat Mewtwo Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Mew Moveset

Tera Type: Bug
Nature: Adamant

  • Electric Terrain
  • Swords Dance
  • Leech Life
  • Struggle Bug

Struggle Bug is a great move that deals damage and lowers the opponent’s Special Attack. Use this and Swords Dance at the start of the fight. Rotate through both of these abilities until you can Terastalize.

Use Sword Dance to maximize your Attack while Terastalized. If Mewtwo uses Calm Mind, counter with Struggle Bug. After Sword Dance has been used three times, start spamming Leech Life. Keep an eye on Mewtwo’s shield, as you must use Electric Terrain just before it breaks. Mewtwo will Rest when it breaks but cannot do so with Electric Terrain active. If you make it to this point, you’re on the final straight and should be able to spam Leech Life to finish.

Even if everything goes your way, the time limit is extremely tight, so don’t expect to complete the Raid on your first go. Make sure you Cheer during the early phases of the battle if Mew is about to get knocked out.

Can I beat the Mewtwo Tera Raid Solo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Every Raid we’ve covered thus far can be completed solo. Even the latest Rillaboom Raid could be done alone with the Pokemon we recommended. Unfortunately, Mewtwo is such an oppressive opponent that it must be done with a team. You could have the perfect Mew and all the luck in Paldea, but Mewtwo is just that powerful. Unless you’re queuing with Trainers you know, expect to lose this event a few times. Be patient, hope for decent teammates, and Mewtwo will be yours before you know it.

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Anthony is a freelance writer for PC Invasion and has worked in the industry for four years. He's furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony thrives in high-stakes games like Escape From Tarkov and Sea of Thieves. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events. When he's not grinding leaderboards, Anthony enjoys visiting Arcades, retro gaming, and horror movies.