5 ways Niantic can reintroduce Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO

Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO
Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO (Image via TPC)

Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO was released in Pokemon GO on July 10, 2019. It appeared as a 5-star raid boss between July 10 - 31 that year and again as part of Pokemon Day festivities in February 2020. It has been over four years since the last appearance, but there are no hints of this critter returning to Niantic's AR-based mobile game.

This article discusses some of the best ways in which Niantic can reintroduce Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO.

Note: Some aspects of this article are subjective and reflect the author's opinions.


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How Niantic can bring back Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO

1) Regular 5-star raids

Armored Mewtwo as a raid boss (Image via TPC)
Armored Mewtwo as a raid boss (Image via TPC)

Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO has hitherto only been available via 5-star raids in Pokemon GO. These are regular cycles of competitive PvE battles in the game, where trainers get together to take down a massively powerful raid boss. Up to 20 players can collaborate for these battles.

As a 5-star raid boss, Armored Mewtwo has 41,299 CP with a whopping 15,000 hit-points to its name. Thanks to its increased defenses, it is a challenging opponent to take down. 5-star raids are among the most accessible ways to catch Legendary Pocket Monsters in Pokemon GO.


2) Elite Raids

Regidrago was an Elite Raid Boss in Pokemon GO (Image via TPC)
Regidrago was an Elite Raid Boss in Pokemon GO (Image via TPC)

Elite Raids are a specific kind of raid in Pokemon GO. Unlike 5-star or Mega Raids, these take place only on certain pre-announced days and within specific hours. Moreover, much like Shadow Raids, Elite Raids allow only in-person participation.

Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO is a highly sought-after costumed Pocket Monster with altered stats. Therefore, it is possible that Niantic might choose to put in Elite Raids. Considering their relatively low accessibility, the community of players generally dislikes this category of raid battles.


3) Masterwork Research reward

Masterball Masterwork Research from a previous season (Image via TPC)
Masterball Masterwork Research from a previous season (Image via TPC)

Masterwork Research in Pokemon GO is a multi-step research quest that grants players impressive rewards like the Master Ball and shiny Mythical Pocket Monsters in the game. These are usually not time-bound and can be completed over extended periods according to convenience.

Given the nature of this kind of research quest, it would be the perfect opportunity for Niantic to introduce Shiny Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO.


4) Seasonal Special Research reward

Shared Skies has its new seasonal Special Research (Image via TPC)
Shared Skies has its new seasonal Special Research (Image via TPC)

Seasonal Special Research stories are granted to all players who tune into the game at any point during a season. These are free-to-play quests that have season-specific tasks. Usually, the reward at the end of the quest is a highly sought-after reward like a Legendary or season-specific costumed Pocket Monster.

If Niantic designs its future seasons based on a space-related theme but wants to focus on something outside of Ultra Beasts in Pokemon GO, that would give them the perfect chance to bring back Armored Mewtwo.


5) Ticketed Research reward during Pokemon GO Fest

GO Fest 2024 promotional poster (Image via TPC)
GO Fest 2024 promotional poster (Image via TPC)

Events like Pokemon GO Fest and Pokemon GO Tour draw players from around the world to come together and play the game. This often entails large traveling costs on their part. Therefore, ticketed Research stories costing less than 10 USD often don't bother players excessively.

This can be a lucrative way for Niantic to bring back Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO, while also not infuriating the playerbase about locking this coveted critter behind a paywall.


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Edited by Ritoban "Veloxi" Paul
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