Dataminers have found forms for Shadow Mewtwo and Purified Mewtwo in the game master data. Shadow Mewtwo is a world beater, unless it gets a second nerf or they fix how overpowered Shadow pokemon are. Further analysis indicates that Shadow Mega Mewtwo Y (SMMY) would have a DPS, before any mods, of 34.99 (note that a 20 DPS or higher is pretty incredible right now). I also speculate that Shadow Mewtwo is going to be the subject of the second day quest at GO fest, (which scares me a bit). Gamepress’s article can be found here: https://gamepress.gg/pokemongo/dataminers-discover-shadow-mewtwo
If the game doesn’t change SMMY will completely break it. I’m confident that Niantic isn’t going to let their top revenue generating game get broken, so something’s gonna change. My question is, what?
The easy answer is that Shadow pokemon don’t get Mega forms. That still leaves us with Shadow Mewtwo (imminent) and Mega Mewtwo Y as two crazy overpowered pokemon. Still a tough road.
This will shift the meta a lot, obviously. I also worry that I’ll be the dude who gets a 1/3/2 Shadow Mewtwo, and we only get one.