Pokémon Go players will know all too well the challenge posed by the mobile game’s endgame raid battles. Spread across five difficulty stages ranging from one to five stars, only those Trainers that have invested serious time into raising a rock-solid team of raid-ready ‘Mons can take on the mightiest of Legendary creatures. As of right now, however, developer Niantic is upping the ante for the veterans among you with a limited-time event you won’t want to miss.
From today until July 31st, seasoned players have the opportunity to encounter Armored Mewtwo in said high-level battles. Should you secure a victory against the fearsome foe you’ll, of course, have the opportunity to catch the lucrative beast but it won’t be easy. Besides the obvious visual differences between its armored and standard versions, this particular incarnation of Mewtwo boasts a huge defensive rating, so you’ll need some hard-hitting teammates to even make a dent.
Despite the impenetrable-looking nature of its armor, however, Mewtwo’s beefier self is still Psychic-type, meaning Dark and Ghost-type attacks remain the most effective ways of chipping away its health bar. As an added aside, feel free to use your own offensively-oriented Pokémon in any such encounter – Armored Mewtwo’s attack rating is considerably lower as to account for his higher defense.
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Similarly to another event held earlier this year to celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu, this latest occasion precedes the imminent arrival of Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. The CGI flick is a reimagining of the original Pokémon movie released all the way back in 2000 and features Mewtwo as the primary antagonist.
As for Pokémon Go, the augmented reality collectithon continues to enjoy huge success. Coming straight off the back of last weekend’s third-anniversary celebrations, it emerged yesterday that the title has generated more than $2.5 billion in revenue since 2017. Incredible.