Mewtwo is one of the most iconic legendary Pokemon in the decades-old franchise. Its other-worldly design is instantly recognizable and now you can finally add one to your team in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Don’t get too excited though, the method for obtaining this mon might not be what you’re expecting. Here’s how you can get Mewtwo in Pokemon Sword & Shield.
Catching Mewtwo in Pokemon Sword & Shield
As you may have heard, Mewtwo is joining Max Raid Battles to celebrate Pokemon Day and the release of the first movie remake. This will be a tough raid since this legendary will be at level 100. That means it’s time to max out a Tyranitar if you haven’t already.
Something terrible happens after your hard-fought battle against one of the most formidable single Pokemon you’ll ever face. You don’t even get the opportunity to catch Mewtwo. It disappears into the den after being defeated.
This means that there’s currently only one way to get the Genetic Pokemon in Sword & Shield. First, you’ll have to download the Pokemon Home app on your smartphone or Nintendo Switch.
Then, you can transfer the legendary creature to Pokemon Home if you have it in Pokemon Let’s Go. You can also move any Mewtwos you have stored in Pokemon Bank on your 3DS over to Home.
The last method for getting Mewtwo into Pokemon Sword & Shield will eventually be from Pokemon GO. Right now, you can’t move any mons from GO to Home. However, compatibility with the mobile game is currently in the works.
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Here’s a quick summary of how to get Mewtwo in Pokemon Sword & Shield:
- Download Pokemon Home
This can be done on Switch or mobile phones
- Transfer Mewtwo from Bank, Let’s Go or GO to Home
Pokemon GO compatibility is “coming soon”
- Transfer Mewtwo from Home to Sword & Shield
Finally, Mewtwo is free to join you in the Galar region
That’s all there is to know about getting Mewtwo in Pokemon Sword & Shield. If you’re having trouble getting some other rare mons, then check out these guides:
- How to Transfer Pokemon from GO, Let’s Go & 3DS
- How to Get Galarian Corsola
- How to Get Mimikyu
- How to Get Ditto