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Mew (Pokémon)

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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
#255
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 2 cycles*
(510 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
3
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 Technical Machine and Hidden 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, though its morphology is actually more like a jerboa. Mew's hair is so fine and thin, 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 contained within its body. It also vaguely resembles an embryo or fetus, and is often depicted in a pink orb.

Gender differences

Mew is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Mew's main abilities include turning invisible at will (similar to Rotom), 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 and Jirachi. It has been seen to be able to swim underwater, as well.

Behavior

Mew is a very curious and intelligent Pokémon that will only appear to someone with a pure heart. It loves playing around and swimming, and is known to act very childish at times, wanting everybody it trusts to play with it. It is attracted to lullabies and will try to stay as close to the music as possible. All in all, Mew is known as a happy, playful and optimistic species of Pokémon, unlike its relative, Mewtwo.

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 called 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

Template:Spoiler

File:MewInBubble.png
In Mewtwo Strikes Back

Major appearances

Mew (Mewtwo Strikes Back)

In this movie, Mew made a couple cameo appearances at the start of the movie. A Mewtwo was cloned from Mew's DNA, extracted from Mew's eyelash. Later, Mew started appearing around New Island while Mewtwo was testing his starter Pokémon clones. Mew followed Team Rocket into the main part of the island so it could stop Mewtwo from destroying the world. After the end credits of the movie, Mew is shown flying to the mountains.

Mew makes a small appearance in the hour-length special Mewtwo Returns, the sequel to Mewtwo Strikes Back. Mewtwo sees it after being thrown into the Purity Spring.

Mew (Lucario and the Mystery of Mew)

File:Mew.png
In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Another Mew first appeared as a Taillow, landing on Cameran Palace and then transforming into Treecko. It then transformed into an Aipom to play with Ash's Pikachu. Ash and the others released their Pokémon to play with what they thought was an Aipom.

After taking them to an attic, Kidd Summers sent her two Weavile after it. To escape, it teleported itself, along with Pikachu and Meowth. It then transformed once again into a Pidgeot and flew the Pokémon to the Tree of Beginning. While Ash and the others were looking for Pikachu, Mew kept it entertained with toys.

Mew also nearly sacrificed itself to save the Tree of Beginning. Lucario stepped in and was able to save Mew, but ended up sacrificing itself. Mew is believed to still reside at the Tree of Beginning. It is last seen playing with a Bonsly.

Other

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

Minor appearances

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 Mew appeared 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

File:PSMew.JPG
Mew as it appears in the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pokémon Adventures

Mew debuted in its own round in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, A Glimpse of the Glow. Here, Red and Blue see one in Pallet Town and try to catch it, but fail. It is known as the "Phantom Pokémon" and 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. In single player, 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 of photographing Mew effectively make it the game's boss. Mew floats in a bubble that turns opaque when the zoom is activated, so players must throw a series of Pester Balls or Food at it to break the bubble so Mew will come out for a clear 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 Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
HeartGold Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
SoulSilver Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
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 Pal Park
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

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Rainbow Cloud
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Buried Relic (36F-98F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystery Jungle (Interior)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle (Event mission 3)
My Pokémon Ranch Store 999 Pokémon *
Pokémon Rumble Password

Also, in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2, Mew is available as a rental Pokémon after the player beats Round 1 of the Prime Cup.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
Hadou Mew Hadou Mew Japan 2005 10 Never
PokéPark Mew PokéPark Mew Taiwan 2006 30 Never
Toys "R" Us Mew Toys "R" Us United States 2006 10 Never
Palcity Mew Palcity Mew Japan 2007 50 Never
Aura Mew Aura Mew Europe 2007 10 Never
Nintendo of Korea Mew Nintendo of Korea Korea 2009 50 Never
10th Anniversary Mew 10th Anniversary Mew Japan 2009 5 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)
Events* Salac Berry Salac Berry (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
18/25 ★★★☆☆

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

Mew
Does not evolve
Mew
 Psychic 

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.gif Spr b 2g 151.png
Spr 2g 151 s.png Spr 2s 151 s.png Spr 2c 151 s.gif 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

  • Though it comes after Mewtwo in the Pokédex, it has to have been found before Mewtwo, due to the fact that Mewtwo is a clone of it.
  • 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 Shigeki Morimoto had programmed it into the game.
  • In the games, lost scientific reports state that Mew was found in the forests of Guyana.
  • 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.
  • Mew is the only genderless Pokémon able to learn Attract and Captivate; however, when used by Mew, they will fail unless the opposing Pokémon is also genderless.
  • Mew's English name, only three letters long, is the shortest of all Pokémon. It shares this distinction with Muk.
  • 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.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, its chance to appear is 1 out of 251, which is the total number of Pokémon in Generation II, while in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, its chance to appear is 1 out of 493, which is the total number of Pokémon in Generation IV.
File:Wildmew.jpg
A wild Mew found using the Mew glitch
  • Mew is legitimately 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.
  • Although Mew is considered the ancestor of all Pokémon, Arceus is said to be the first of all Pokémon.
  • Mew's species name, "New Species", is rather ironic, as it is in fact one of the first ever Pokémon to have existed.
  • In many of the games, Mew is depicted as Pink. However, in the movies and some of the spin off games, Mew is a much lighter color.

Trademark

  • 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.

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
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
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GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
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