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* Mew was the only Pokémon of the first 151 to be left out of the original version of the [[Pokérap]].
 
* Mew was the only Pokémon of the first 151 to be left out of the original version of the [[Pokérap]].
 
* Mew was a little known secret when [[Pokémon Red and Green Versions]] were first released in Japan. Even Nintendo was not initially aware that Satoshi Tajiri had programmed it into the game.
 
* Mew was a little known secret when [[Pokémon Red and Green Versions]] were first released in Japan. Even Nintendo was not initially aware that Satoshi Tajiri had programmed it into the game.
* Lost scientific reports found in the burned mansion of Cinnabar Island state that Mew "gave birth'''. The scientists named the newborn "Mewtwo". This breaks up the basic reproduction method of Pokémon - eggs. However, Mew, as with most legendary Pokémon, cannot produce eggs in the games.
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* Lost scientific reports found in the burned mansion of Cinnabar Island state that Mew "gave birth.'''. The scientists named the newborn "Mewtwo."''' This is in defiance of the basic reproduction method of Pokémon, eggs. However, Mew, like most other legendary Pokémon, cannot produce eggs in the games.
 
* In [[Generation III]], Mew was the only [[Kanto]] Pokémon not catchable in either [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|FireRed or LeafGreen]], as well as the only legendary Kanto Pokémon catchable in {{v2|Emerald}}. It received an in-game location while {{p|Jirachi}} did not.
 
* In [[Generation III]], Mew was the only [[Kanto]] Pokémon not catchable in either [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|FireRed or LeafGreen]], as well as the only legendary Kanto Pokémon catchable in {{v2|Emerald}}. It received an in-game location while {{p|Jirachi}} did not.
 
* Starting with {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, a special flag must be set on Mew, otherwise it will not obey its Trainer. This also goes for {{p|Deoxys}}. This is to make sure that the Mew has been obtained from an event, and so hackers do not overuse it in battles.
 
* Starting with {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, a special flag must be set on Mew, otherwise it will not obey its Trainer. This also goes for {{p|Deoxys}}. This is to make sure that the Mew has been obtained from an event, and so hackers do not overuse it in battles.

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Mewtwo
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Chikorita 000
Mew
ミュウ Mew
#151
151Mew.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Psychic '
Category
New Species Pokémon
Ability
Synchronize
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#151
Johto
#250
Hoenn
#306
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′04″
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
8.8 lbs.
Imperial
4.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Pink
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F151.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Mew) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Mew is notable for its ability to learn every machine move, unique amongst all known Pokémon.

Mew is the last Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex.

Biology

Physiology

Mew is normally described as a pink cat-like creature. Mew's hair is so fine, it can only be seen under a microscope. It has a long, skinny tail. Mew has big hind legs, like a rabbit, and short arms with three-fingered paws. Mew has triangle-shaped ears and baby-blue eyes. Mew is said to have the DNA of every single Pokémon. It also vaguely resembles a fetus, and is often depicted in a pink orb similar to a womb.

Gender differences

Mew is a genderless Pokémon.

Special abilities

Mew's main abilities include turning invisible at will, creating force-fields of psychic energy and being able to transform into any one of the other 492 species of Pokémon. Mew is capable of wielding every type of attack possible. It also has the ability to float in mid-air, in much the same fashion as Celebi.

Behavior

Mew is an intelligent Pokémon and will only appear to someone with a pure heart. It also acts very childish, wanting everybody it trusts to play with it. It laughs most of the time. It is attracted to lullabies and will try to stay as close to the music as possible.

Habitat

Reports found on Burned Mansion found in Cinnabar Island in the Kanto region speak of expeditions of scientists, either independent or Team Rocket-run which had sighted Mew in Guyana, South America, the place where its first sighting was reported. However, since Mew can either make itself invisible or transform itself into any other Pokémon, very few people have knowingly seen it, and it is considered a "mirage" by most.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Considering Mew's unique lifestyle as a floating Psychic Pokémon, and that no terrestrial animal resembles it, there is no known diet for Mew. However, it can be found with the Lum Berry, which might offer a clue as to what it eats.

In the anime

Two different Mew appeared in Pokémon movies. In the first, Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mew engaged in a battle with its clone, Mewtwo. Additionally, this Mew was seen in the TV Special Movie Mewtwo Returns, though since Mewtwo is contemplating life via flashback at the time (he is in Purity Lake being restored), it is unclear whether this is the real Mew in Purity Lake, or if it is a flashback Mew. In the eighth movie, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, another Mew kidnapped Ash's Pikachu and Team Rocket's Meowth.

Lawrence III's actions in The Power of One were apparently set in motion due to an Ancient Mew card; the card itself was actually shown in the movie.

A Mirage Mew appears in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, and helps to frustrate the plans of Mirage Master.

Nando has a harp that is designed based on a Mew.

A Mew appears in the boss fantasy of A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine. As of this episode, every Generation I Pokémon has appeared in at least one episode of the anime.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Mew debuted in its own round in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, A Glimpse of the Glow. Here, Red and Green see one in Pallet Town and try to catch it, but they fail. The phantom Pokémon was chased by Team Rocket.

It later appeared in the FireRed and LeafGreen saga, where it saved Red and the people of Vermilion City from the impending crash of the TR helicopter.

In the TCG

Main article: Mew (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros./Melee/Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Mew will sometimes appear out of a Poké Ball. When summoned, it will use Fly to leave the arena. The summoner is awarded the "Mew Catcher" bonus, worth 10,000 points.

After unlocking every character in Melee, there is a 1 in 251 chance of Mew appearing from a Poké Ball. The thrower of the Poké Ball receives the same "Mew Catcher" bonus.

Mew returns again as a rare Pokémon in Brawl, the chance of it appearing is 1 in 493 this time. Like the other "secret" Pokémon, it drops rare items instead of just flying away. In Mew's case, the items are CDs. However, once all the pick-up CDs are obtained, it will drop Stickers instead.

Pokémon Snap

Mew appears in the seventh course, Rainbow Cloud. Although the game is not combat-oriented, the difficulty in photographing Mew effectively make it the game's boss. Mew floats in a bubble that turns opaque when photographed, so players must throw a series of Pester Balls or Food at Mew to get it to come out for a proper shot. Photographing Mew gets an automatic bonus of 2500 points, making it the highest ranking Pokémon in the game with a highest possible score of 10,000 points with perfect positioning, size and pose.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
Blue
Yellow When viewed through a microscope, this Pokémon's short, fine, delicate hair can be seen.
Stadium A mythical Pokémon of South America. A growing number of people have seen it recently.
Generation II
Gold Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
Silver Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
Crystal Because it can learn any move, some people began research to see if it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
Stadium 2 Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
Generation III
Ruby Mew is said to possess the genetic composition of all Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people.
Sapphire Mew is said to possess the genetic composition of all Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people.
Emerald A Mew is said to possess the genes of all Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people.
FireRed A Pokémon of South America that was thought to have been extinct. It is very intelligent and learns any move.
LeafGreen So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
Generation IV
Diamond Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Pearl Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Platinum JP Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

File:Wildmew.jpg
A wild Mew found using the Mew glitch

Mew can be obtained in the Pokémon Red and Blue versions by using the Mew glitch. The Mew glitch also enable countless other normal and rarely-seen glitched Pokémon to be seen and captured, although some of them have been known to cause trouble to people's games.

Mew is otherwise obtainable only in Nintendo promotional events, historically through a direct trade. In Pokémon Emerald, it may be found in Faraway Island, a location that may be reached only with the promotion-only item Old Sea Map. After certain conditions are met, a Mew can be transferred to a Generation IV game from My Pokémon Ranch.

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Two Mew glitch
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Two Mew glitch
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
One Faraway Island (requires Old Sea Map)
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade



In side games

File:SnapMew.jpg
Mew in Pokémon Snap
Game Location
Pokémon Snap Rainbow Cloud
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Buried Relic (36F-98F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle (Event mission 3)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mystery Jungle (Interior)
My Pokémon Ranch Store 999 Pokémon*

Also, in Pokémon Stadium, Mew is available as a rental Pokémon for the Master Ball level of the Prime Cup.

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 100.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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By events

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 151.png Spr 1y 151.png Spr 1g 151.png Spr b g1 151.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 151.png Spr 2s 151.png Spr 2c 151.png Spr b 2g 151.png
Spr 2g 151 s.png Spr 2s 151 s.png Spr 2c 151 s.png Spr b 2g 151 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 151.png Spr 3e 151.png Spr 3f 151.png Spr b 3r 151.png
Spr 3r 151 s.png Spr 3e 151 s.png Spr 3f 151 s.png Spr b 3r 151 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 151.png Spr 4d 151.png Spr 4h 151.png Spr b 4d 151.png
Spr 4d 151 s.png Spr 4d 151 s.png Spr 4h 151 s.png Spr b 4d 151 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 151.png Spr 5b 151.png Spr b 5b 151.png
Spr 5b 151 s.png Spr 5b 151 s.png Spr b 5b 151 s.png
Mew For other sprites and images, please see Mew images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Mew (then spelled ミュー, not ミュウ) was the first Pokémon trademark ever registered (granted on March 31, 1994, registration number 2636685 part 12), before even Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター), which was granted on December 26, 1997.
    • ミュウ was registered on August 6, 1999, registration number 4302090.
  • Mew is also the first Pokémon trademark ever applied for; the application was submitted on May 9, 1990, application number 平2-51989; before even Pocket Monsters, which was submitted September 11, 1995.
    • ミュウ was submitted on June 17, 1997, application number 平9-128909.
  • Mew was the only Pokémon of the first 151 to be left out of the original version of the Pokérap.
  • Mew was a little known secret when Pokémon Red and Green Versions were first released in Japan. Even Nintendo was not initially aware that Satoshi Tajiri had programmed it into the game.
  • Lost scientific reports found in the burned mansion of Cinnabar Island state that Mew "gave birth.. The scientists named the newborn "Mewtwo." This is in defiance of the basic reproduction method of Pokémon, eggs. However, Mew, like most other legendary Pokémon, cannot produce eggs in the games.
  • In Generation III, Mew was the only Kanto Pokémon not catchable in either FireRed or LeafGreen, as well as the only legendary Kanto Pokémon catchable in Emerald. It received an in-game location while Jirachi did not.
  • Starting with Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a special flag must be set on Mew, otherwise it will not obey its Trainer. This also goes for Deoxys. This is to make sure that the Mew has been obtained from an event, and so hackers do not overuse it in battles.
  • Mew is the only genderless Pokémon able to learn Attract and Captivate; however, when used by Mew, they will always fail.
  • Mew's English name, only three letters long, is the shortest of all Pokémon. It shares this distinction with Muk.
  • Even though Mew has been shown able multiple times to turn invisible, it is unable to learn Camouflage. It is also commonly seen Teleporting in the anime, while in the games, the only way to get a Mew with Teleport is from My Pokémon Ranch in Generation IV, or by teaching it TM30 in Generation I. However it may still utilize both of these moves (along with Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn, Hydro Cannon, and Draco Meteor) through the use of Metronome.
  • Unlike most legendaries, Mew needs only 1,059,860 Exp. to get to Level 100, whereas most legendaries need 1,250,000. It shares this trait with both Celebi and Shaymin.
  • Mew's sprite in the original Japanese Pokémon Red and Green as well as all of its Generation I backsprites feature notably different physical features for Mew than later appearances, especially its head, neck, and back.
  • Mew's Generation II sprites feature it with a noticeably shortened tail which was carried on to Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. The tail was changed back to its extra long skinny appearance in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, though.
  • Despite being shown floating in both the anime and games, it does not have the ability Levitate.

Origin

Mew shares some traits with felines. It is also similar to a vertebrate embryo. It is purported by scientists to be the ancestor of all other Pokémon, a reference to the recapitulation theory.

Name origin

Mew's name may refer to its cat-like appearance, with mew being the sound a kitten makes, the Japanese word unique (myō), or the English word mutant (myūtanto).

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VI
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Global Link
Gen VGen VI
Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
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Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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