Pokemon X and Pokemon Y Guide – Catching Mewtwo

The return of a classic legendary Pokemon

Pokemon X and Y Mega Mewtwo

Since Mewtwo’s first debut in Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow, we haven’t seen this elusive and powerful Pokemon appear in other games, outside of the FireRed and LeafGreen remakes, until Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

In addition to the two legendary Pokemon, Xerneas and Yveltal, that players can catch in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, Mewtwo is among the legendary Pokemon that everyone can catch in the game, and with the right Mega Stone, players can achieve its Mega Evolution form in battle. Just like in Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, catching Mewtwo is not an easy task (unless you have a Master Ball in hand).

Well, if you have the patience and the right PokeBall to catch it, here’s where to catch Mewtwo:

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Catching Mewtwo

1. After defeating the Elite Four and becoming the Pokemon Champion, go to the Pokemon Village and you will find that the man blocking the cave near the top left corner is no longer there.
2. Go inside the cave and you will find Mewtwo with its back against the door.
3. SAVE RIGHT NOW!
4. Talk to Mewtwo and you will get a cutscene.
5. Be ready to fight it!

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Moves:
-Recover
-Barrier
-Aura Sphere
-Psychic

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Your single worst enemy in this fight is going to be the move Recover. Mewtwo will constantly use it and erase the health you whittle away. Eventually he will run out of PP if you last long enough, but it is quite an annoyance. Try to use something like Thunder Wave early in the fight to get Mewtwo paralyzed, so there is a chance he will not be able to attack on some turns. A move like False Swipe is probably not worth trying here with Mewtwo recovering as often as he is. You may also want to avoid using Poison or Fighting types as Mewtwo will destroy them very easily.

Due to being in a cave, your go-to Poke Ball should be the Dusk Ball as it will give you a 3.5x multiplier. As you get deeper in the battle, you should try and use Timer Balls as it is based on how many turns you have been going for a max of 4x multiplier. This is the ball that eventually caught Mewtwo for me.

As soon as you catch Mewtwo, you will receive a Mewtwonite Item depending what version of game you have.

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Congratulations! You just caught Mewtwo!

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52 Comments

  1. william
    October 21, 2013, 8:46 PM

    thxs for the people who put this I now know where to catch mew2 thxs

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  2. James
    October 22, 2013, 1:52 PM

    I was searching for a jiggly puff in the pokemon village to catch before I faced mewtwo. I came across a ditto and captured him. I then decided to try and use him against mew two as he would have the same move set. I used transform and ditto turned to mewtwo. He intimidated the foes I I though “ok I’ll try an ultra ball quick.. May as well” to my disbelief I caught him havering only used transform as ditto. Maybe it was just lick but someone should give this a try.

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  3. Jeremy
    October 23, 2013, 3:36 AM

    I did it by using aegislash that knows shadow ball. Surprisingly I caught it with one ultra ball.

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  4. Alexandre
    October 23, 2013, 2:59 PM

    what you said at the start isnt all true yes mewtwo was unseen in most pokemon games but if i recall you can catch him in the remakes of heartgold and soulsilver as a level 75 apart from that the rest was helpfull ;)

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  5. Wolf
    October 25, 2013, 6:15 AM

    Yea I just caught him with a poke ball now. Next is Moltres!
    :)

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  6. Brotha
    October 26, 2013, 12:40 AM

    Didn’t know he had Recover, he never used it when I caught him. I used my Raichu (level 88) one Thunderbolt and 3 or 4 Nuzzles got him down to a little sliver of HP plus paralysis, caught him after throwing 5-10 normal pokeballs.

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  7. fff
    October 26, 2013, 7:56 AM

    which mega evolution is better mewtwonite x or y?

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  8. tommyXD
    October 29, 2013, 3:37 PM

    Blaze kick killed it in one…. –.–

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  9. Matt
    November 9, 2013, 11:19 AM

    Yah I used the dusk balls and the quick ball I got like 50 of each lol but hey its worth all the money

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  10. eljeffe666
    November 11, 2013, 10:36 AM

    Quick ball no battling. Easiest pokemon I have ever caught…

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  11. Hardsuit
    November 20, 2013, 12:17 AM

    I only needed to know where to find him … I went the lazy route, only hit him once with a regular attack, an then captured him with the 3rd premier ball lol.

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  12. nightmare_rabbit_alice
    November 24, 2013, 11:01 AM

    I stumbled upon him on my own just wanted fighting tips and it was too easy. Like 5 moves. I hit him twice he healed so i hit him again and used a ultra ball and he captured with ease

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  13. LunarRaven
    December 6, 2013, 1:50 AM

    I used my lvl 84 Fennikin (changed the name and can’t remember the third evo name) while the recover is highly annoying, Mewtwo does practically no damage so it was just a matter of him actually staying in the pokeball. Fist time trying I didn’t have any dusk or timers, but i did when I went back and it was an easy capture.

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  14. Xins
    December 12, 2013, 5:00 AM

    I catch him using 1 duskball, gimme my money back :”)

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  15. Beez
    December 14, 2013, 1:31 PM

    Caught him using a dive ball. After using 20 dusk balls and 7 ultra balls, a timer ball and a regular Pokeball.

    Hope that jerk drowns.

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  16. Meeko
    December 17, 2013, 2:19 PM

    After 5 time restating the game I finally caught him after he too out my blazekens I brought talaflame to heal blazekens two trires throwing pokeball at him work like a charm

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  17. JayKay
    December 19, 2013, 3:28 PM

    Using Yveltal was a piece of cake. Psychic doesn’t work against you, although I went in with Foul Play, I thought he was a goner. Just wasted the balls I had until the Timer Ball worked for me.

    Worth it.

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  18. Jasmine
    December 24, 2013, 3:21 PM

    My Greninja was too strong and I accidentally defeated Mewtwo.. He “fleed into the darkness of the cave” and now I’ve tried returning to the cave other times but he wasn’t there. It’s been only a day though.. But does anyone have any tips on whether he’s coming back and when I could try catching him again?

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  19. Dean James
    December 24, 2013, 3:39 PM

    If you defeated him, I’m pretty sure you are out of luck. On legendaries you get one shot. That’s why it’s so important to save before so you can reset. I’m guessing you have saved again since you defeated him?

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  20. Razz
    December 29, 2013, 8:45 PM

    I got him down to like 10 hp, and after around than 30 (no kidding) ultra pokeballs and i still havent got him.. Worst luck ever D: tried with some dusk and timer balls too (10 each) but still didnt get him.

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  21. Jaden
    December 30, 2013, 8:01 PM

    i caught mewtwo in a regular pokeball
    burn him and get him to about 50% hp. for 2-4 turns throw regular pokeballs at him. a mewtwo in a regular pokeball is a pretty badass trophy

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  22. Nyari
    January 2, 2014, 6:22 PM

    I’m pretty sure if you defeat Elite Four/Champion again, all legendaries you defeated(not caught) reappear. At least that’s how it was in other Pokemon games.

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  23. yuiotop
    January 6, 2014, 5:29 PM

    nyari is right, you have to battle the elite 4 and all deafeated pokemon or pokemon u ran away from will appear again

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  24. toni
    January 8, 2014, 8:51 PM

    well i beat the elite four no big deal easy for sure. um i catch mewtwo i did i use dragon claw he keep using psychic but get this i had my yveatal out know this poke is a dark and flying type well he keep using the move three times. I capture he almost gave up then second time i threw a ultra ball he finally gave up i caputre a mewtwo and not that a i got a mewtwonite y yes i am playing pokemon y yes i am a feamle trainer no boy. her name is Toni.

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  25. Fangz
    January 9, 2014, 12:21 AM

    Will I get another chance to catch Mewtwo if I accidently beat it?

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  26. Dean James
    January 9, 2014, 12:36 AM

    According to a few of the other commenters, if you beat the Elite Four again, he will reset there if you accidentally beat him. However, if you haven’t tried yet, just make sure to save right before and start over if you accidentally beat him.

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  27. Alsito
    January 18, 2014, 8:39 AM

    Pshh u don’t need a masterball got it with one greatball on the first try without having to weaken him in battle =] try it that’s how I caught the main legendary Pokemon on X

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  28. Jade Moore
    January 18, 2014, 2:57 PM

    I feel stupid cause it took me a few hours to find out how to get to the caves entrance

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  29. Supreme_Bulbasaur
    January 19, 2014, 8:21 PM

    No joke i used 37 dusk balls to catch it.

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  30. Alexander
    January 25, 2014, 2:48 PM

    25 Ultra balls, 1 Dusk ball, 6 Great balls, his whole move set + 1 struggle move and I’m ready to throw this 3DS down a well. Wasted my Master ball on Xenerus. Saved before I killed Mewtwo but still out of ideas.

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  31. Majin_Buu
    January 28, 2014, 11:56 AM

    1 timer ball and 1 dusk ball

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  32. Josh Wood
    February 9, 2014, 6:31 PM

    *cough* *cough* use sableye or spiritomb *cough* *cough*

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  33. Justin
    February 11, 2014, 4:43 PM

    It took me three tries, but on my third try I only needed one Dusk Ball and one Ultra Ball.

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  34. chikilover
    February 12, 2014, 10:42 AM

    can someone tell me what exactly they did to catch this thing i have trying for 10 days straight but no luck

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  35. Mike
    February 15, 2014, 8:31 PM

    I used on

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  36. Mike
    February 16, 2014, 12:07 PM

    You can not save and do it again

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  37. Mike
    February 16, 2014, 12:09 PM

    Just use a ultra ball

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  38. Mike
    February 16, 2014, 12:10 PM

    I don’t know where to get a mew

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  39. Ben
    February 17, 2014, 12:48 AM

    Used my spiritomb’s hypnosis and whittled it down with my yvetal, and caught it in a premier ball :D.

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  40. Joshua
    February 17, 2014, 11:39 AM

    I used my Kenpoh (Pangoro), skill set: power-up punch, bulk up, false swipe, hammer arm, carried alot of max potion, and spammed power up punch+bulk up, as well as since psychic doesnt effect pangoro, regen only builds hp, and barrier only buffs def, i merely kept this up.

    power up punch
    bulk up (spam until cant no longer with potions inbetween or when needed, auro sphere is super effective, but if built right pangoro can withstand it pretty easily, building up turn by turn basically making a timer ball into a master ball i had mewtwo in maybe 3 or 4 minutes of doing this. just my experience not saying its perfect but i got mewtwo so i guess it aint THAT bad eh? lol

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  41. chris
    February 21, 2014, 11:34 AM

    ive been trying all day to catch him

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  42. Sang
    April 14, 2014, 3:22 PM

    weakened with aegislash’s iron head, then two pokeballs. lucky me :P

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  43. Jibbons
    April 15, 2014, 2:37 PM

    Lol I just hit it with a dark pulse from yveltal then through a single dusk ball, easy peasy

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  44. PAT
    April 15, 2014, 10:51 PM

    So I only brought 2 dusk balls & used a level 20 pikachu paralyzed it…then I caught it with a dusk ball… I WTF for 5mins after this happened. I went to the cave just planning to make sure that my lv80+ pokemons won’t KO it when I do want to catch it.

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  45. stupid
    April 26, 2014, 3:49 AM

    OMG U PEOPLE ARE STUPID, when you fight it with a low-level pokemon so it wont defeat it, you need heal ball. I used 2 and it worked, the first one is like the ultra ball but than it comes back second one it shuts there, because heal ball will heal any status condition an’ stuff.

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  46. bob
    May 5, 2014, 10:37 PM

    i just caught him with a quickball first turn.JUst luck probably

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  47. Lc
    May 20, 2014, 10:59 AM

    Wasted dove pokeballs on it. But hey i caught the son of a bitch :)

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  48. Zachary Hodges
    June 1, 2014, 8:34 PM

    BEST LUCK EVER!!!!!!!!!! Caught with, no joke, a NEST ball!

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  49. Vivi
    June 28, 2014, 8:29 PM

    I LITERALLY just caught a Mewtwo by JUST using one quick ball!! I honestly didn’t think it would work and be caught that easily but… It did. I am still in awe right now. O___O I wish I recorded it. But try your luck with quick balls! It might just work xD

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  50. Teckmac
    July 17, 2014, 4:07 PM

    Caught it using a lvl 85 Lucario who brought it down to low health with Dragon Pulse. Afterwards i switched out to Venusaur who used sleep powder. I was able to catch it with one normal pokeball

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  51. sandra
    July 22, 2014, 11:02 AM

    I killed him three times and used over 20 balls (Pokeball, Great ball, ultra ball, dusk ball). How is everyone getting better luck with this than me :(

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  52. adam
    July 25, 2014, 10:04 PM

    timer ball says it gets more progressive each turn yha right started off with 26 down to about 3 and started off with 12 dusk balls down to 0 and only 9 ultra balls after 15 ultra balls and i finally caught that damn thing

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