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How to defeat Mewtwo in Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid Battles

Published: 27/Feb/2020 13:35 Updated: 27/Feb/2020 15:05

by Paul Cot


As part of the annual Pokemon Day celebration, Mewtwo has been added to Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Max Raid Battles. The Kanto legend is causing trainers a lot of trouble though, so, how can you defeat Mewtwo?

It’s difficulty is somewhat ironic, considering a lot of trainers have been complaining about how easy the mainline Pokemon games are. It looks like Game Freak have heard these comments and have finally decided to give trainers a challenge – and then some.

The Dynamaxed Mewtwo competes at an intimidating Level 100 and has counters for almost every option you can think of. You’ll need to be very prepared to take it down.

Can you catch Mewtwo?

To clarify, you can definitely defeat Mewtwo but you cannot catch it. If you manage to win the Max Raid Battle you won’t be given a chance to capture it.

This is intentional and the rewards for defeating it are the items it drops, not the Pokemon itself. Fortunately though, this ultra powerful Mewtwo is shiny locked which means the game won’t tease you by putting a shiny out there that you can’t catch.

Mewtwo has a 10% spawn rate in these Sword and Shield Raid Battles. It is joined by Pokemon such as Gmax Orbeetle, Kingler, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl and Toxtricity. In addition to this though, the Kanto starters – Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle – are also appearing in both their first and second evolutions. These can be shiny.

What items/rewards do you get for defeating Mewtwo?

It has been reported that you will get the following items for winning the Max Raid Battle:

  • 30x Exp. Candy M
  • 20x Exp. Candy L
  • 10x Exp. Candy XL
  • ??x Dynamax Candy
  • 1x Ability Capsule
  • 1x PP Up
  • 1x Bottlecap
  • More
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What Pokemon should you use?

One Redditor, roxasventus210392, shared some excellent advice on which Pokemon you should use:

  • Screen setter. Preferably Prankster Grimmsnarl, or a Lunala/Necrozma that can out-speed Mewtwo. The physical Mewtwo has brick break so be prepared to reset screens
  • Some form of debuffer. Since you wont know if it’s special or physical, it’s a gamble. As such, Marshadow is great here. Spectral thief can steal said buffs. Just make sure it doesn’t die in 1 hit. A bulky Arcanine could be an option, with it running wil-o-wisp, snarl and intimidate
  • Dynamax DPS. Bring a bulky Pokemon. They are no use if you Dynamax and die after one hit. Tyranitar with assault vest, or a bulky Lunala will do the trick. Inceneroar could be an option too.
  • Some other DPS. Zamazenta or Zacian work well, though Zamazenta is bulkier. Another copy of the Dynamax Pokemon can be an option.

It goes without saying that your Pokemon should be Level 100 (or very close) and ideally EV trained.

It’s also imperative to make sure you have a type advantage. Finally, you need to have a team of competent players – if you don’t Mewtwo will be too much.


YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp


A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
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The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.