Pokemon Go Mewtwo Debuted in Japan, Scheduled to Arrive via Exclusive Raid Battles

Trailing behind Lugia, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos, Pokemon Go Mewtwo recently made its debut in Japan. The newest Legendary to join Pokemon Go appeared during Pokemon Go Festival in Yokohama, Japan. Reportedly, Niantic was hoping to unveil Pokemon Go Mewtwo in a livestream that was canceled due to a technical issue.

However, the attendees were able to catch Mewtwo on a seemingly “flawless” connection so not everything went wayward. According to Unubore on Reddit:

The connection was basically flawless for me. They give you 50 balls as the base if you managed to miss that much. The catch rate is 100%. Unfortunately, it seems like mine is not above 80%.

Pokemon Go Mewtwo Debuted in Japan

Pokemon Go Mewtwo is accompanied by Shiny Pikachu, Raichu, Mr. Mime – a regional exclusive, and plenty of other rare Pokemon. Interestingly, Niantic rolled out a hotfix during the Yokohama event that instantly nerfed Mewtwo’s ATK, DEF, and Stamina. According to Niantic, Trainers across the globe will soon have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle.

Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable differences. Exclusive raids will periodically appear at Gyms around the world; however, unlike existing raids, Trainers will be invited to join an Exclusive Raid Battle. To receive an invitation to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place. The invitations will include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place, giving them ample time to coordinate with other Trainers before taking on the powerful Raid Boss.

Pokemon Go Mewtwo

Pokemon Go Mewtwo is the first Pokemon that Trainers will be able to encounter in Exclusive Raid Battles. However, other powerful Pokemon may also start to hatch from the Raid Eggs found at Exclusive Raid Battles over the next several weeks.

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