Pokemon GO celebrates Mewtwo Strikes Back with Clone Pokemon

To celebrate Pokemon Day and the release of Mewtwo Strikes Back on Netflix, Pokemon GO is giving players a chance to catch their own Clone Pokemon.


Over the past couple of months, it might have come to more than one Pokemon fan's attention that Pokemon: The First Movie was getting something of a remaster. After a lot of buzz, Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution is now available on Netflix as part of Pokemon Day. And Niantic and The Pokemon Company aren't about to let this Pokemon Day slip by without some form of celebration for Pokemon GO.

On Tuesday, Niantic announced that Armored Mewtwo would make his return to Pokemon GO. He's now a part of five-star raids and will come with the special Charged Attack, Psystrike. As one might imagine, Armored Mewtwo won't be an easy battle, so you'll have to gather up friends and Pokemon Masters nearby in order to prevail in this encounter.

However, that's not all. There's something else that makes Mewtwo Strikes Back special and that's the appearance of various cloned Pokemon. Some of those have found their way into Pokemon GO starting today. Cloned versions of Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise can be found in four-star raids in Pokemon gyms across the globe. A fourth cloned Pokemon is Clone Pikachu, but finding him will require something a little different. Players are encouraged to utilize the Snapshot feature to take pictures of their Pokemon. You might get lucky and find a Clone Pikachu photobomb, which will trigger a battle and an opportunity to catch it.

The Pokemon Day celebration will go beyond movie tie-in Pokemon. Pikachu and Eevee will be wearing party hats, while Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle will don them inside 7km eggs and inside one-star raids. A limited number of these Pokemon will also be shiny.

Pokemon GO's Pokemon Day event is running now and is set to last until Monday, March 2 at 1PM PT. For more information, check out the Pokemon GO website.

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    February 25, 2020 3:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Pokemon GO celebrates Mewtwo Strikes Back with Clone Pokemon

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      February 25, 2020 4:19 PM

      this game already eats up most of my waking hours.

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        February 26, 2020 7:25 AM

        I slow down a bit over winter, skiing takes priority. I went 0-5 in a round of ultra league and I realized I have not put the time into grinding for weird IV combos to really compete. Now master league is here and, again, I feel my teams are good but not great. I am punished a bit for not grinding hard for a good giratina. I feel like just sitting on my 3287 ranking until the season ends, why risk it going down any further?

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          February 26, 2020 7:44 AM

          i am strangely doing really well in master league with my tyranitar, dragonite, and rhyperior. dragonite is a hundo, tho, so maybe that's why? i really doubt i'll make it out of rank 7 though.

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            February 26, 2020 1:06 PM

            I have no idea how I am rank 9. I have 62 wins out of 110 battles.

            I have lots of hundos, but I did not play much when giratina or dialga were in raids, and that is basically the meta right now. Oh well.

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          February 26, 2020 8:07 AM

          Trying to get 80% wins just for a so-so reward killed my interest in PvP, especially since everyone I encounter seems like a Pokemon genius or if they are average I lose by 10 hit points or something.

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            February 26, 2020 1:08 PM

            Yeah, the incentive is supposed to be fun, but I just get anxious worrying I should grind lucky trades to get optimal IV’s and then blow a month of dust and rare candy to improve my odds by a few percentage points.

            I was not into PvP when it first came out and I doubt I will stick with it this time either. Well, maybe great league. The stakes are so low that it takes the pressure off.

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