Pokemon X and Y catching Mewtwo with 40 ultra balls

By Alan Ng - Oct 14, 2013

Earlier on just hours ago, we gave you a heads-up on the full Pokemon X and Y Pokedex that had been completed early for those looking to see which Pokemon they needed next. Now, we have some interesting gameplay for you to check out, showing you just how hard it can be to catch the elusive Mewtwo in Pokemon X and Y if you don’t have a master ball handy.

Mewtwo is going to be very popular indeed in Pokemon X and Y, most notably due to the fact that Game Freak has brilliantly decided to give the fearsome creature two mega evolutions in the game.

Once again, you’ll find the Psychic beast lurking in the Unknown Dungeon and Mewtwo is going to be at a level where it can one shot any of your Pokemon if you are not careful.

To give you an idea of just how frustrating it can be to capture Mewtwo in Pokemon X and Y, we think you are going to find the above video useful – taken from an ongoing Pokemon X and Y walkthrough from someone who has already managed to get very far in the game.

Unfortunately though, he forgot to take a master ball with him and you’ll see how difficult it is to capture Mewtwo using ultra balls. On this occasion, it looked like around 40 ultra balls were needed before success finally came, but hopefully your own experience will be a lot more stress free.

The sweet screen of success!

The sweet screen of success!

We felt for the gamer when the capture was almost made, only for Mewtwo to shake free and then continuously use recover to regain health back. Luckily the revive feature will come in handy during this battle as Mewtwo is surely going to take out several of your Pokemon in just a single hit – casting Paralysis should always be your starting move.

How have you got on with capturing Mewtwo in Pokemon X and Y? Was your experience more stress-free than the video above? List your methods below and how many Poke balls you had to use.

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  • Matthew Casto

    is it possible to revisit the cave and fight mewtwo again if you accidentally defeat him or will i have to visit the terminus cave and fight mewtwo and zygandre in order to get him?

    • Vincent

      no,but you can restart from your save

  • lild

    Battled it for like five turns , a timer ball caught him first try(:

    • lild


  • En<3

    I started the battle off with a quick ball and got it with the first try. .__.

  • Matt Malone

    I set a personal goal to only use Pokeballs. I caught Mewtwo on my 17-18th Pokeball by having Gardevoir absorb the hits while using Hypnosis. Xerneas took two Pokeballs…

  • Hans Tettero

    Killed Mewtwo the first time, 2nd time after soft reset took me only 2 Dusk Balls. Yveltal however got it in 1x with an Premier Ball. Zygarde took me +/- 20 Ultra/Dusk Balls but caught him with a Dusk Ball. I dont have the bird yet (Moltres in my case)

    • Matt P

      How do you track the bird? Mine is also Moltres. I saw him once so far and he fled before the menu popped up. I know he’ll eventually go to that sea cave but I don’t know how to track him.

      • Hans Tettero

        Use your Pokédex, you can track his location.

        But it is quite the same as Raikou/Entei in (soul)Silver, but he keep fleeing for a dozen of times untill he goes to Sea Spirit’s Den and there u can catch him.

        • Matt P

          Ok thanks! I’ve seen him 3 times now but this is gonna take forever!

  • Matt P

    Hilarious haha I threw a quick ball kinda as a joke without using any attacks or anything, I literally chucked it at the start of the battle. Caught it first quick ball while it was still full hp! Now time for the legendary birds!

  • Jake Dalton Lucas Quor

    BOOM!… I killed him, so restarted from my save point.. caught him with my second ultra ball haha

  • Jake Dalton Lucas Quor

    I am just doing this right now… and its pissing me off lol