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Mewtwo (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Dragonite
Pokémon
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Mewtwo
ミュウツー Mewtwo
#150
150
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Psychic '
Category
Genetic Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#150
Johto
#249
Hoenn
#305
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6′07″
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
269.0 lbs.
Imperial
122.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F150.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.: 220 Battle Exp.: 2201*

Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー Mewtwo) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

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

It is one of the most famous legendary Pokémon, being the subject of two Pokémon movies, and starring as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Biology

Mewtwo is one of the first Pokémon created by science. The scientists who created it dreamed of making the strongest Pokémon ever.

Physiology

Mewtwo is a creature with a humanoid posture. Mewtwo's body is grayish-purple with a purple underside and a long, purple tail. Mewtwo has three digits on each appendage. It has purple eyes and two short ears.

One of the most notable features of Mewtwo is the tube extending from the back of its skull to its spine. It is not exactly a neck, as it obviously provides no support to the head, however, it still is most likely a secondary spinal cord, or a system of nerves, allowing for an increased amount of blood and sensory transmission to the brain, heightening its psychic powers.

However, it seems to be a bit cat-like, since it is a clone of Mew, who is also cat-like.

Gender differences

This Pokémon is genderless and it is the only one of its kind, but it looks somewhat more masculine. In the movies, it also has a male telepathic voice.

Special abilities

Mewtwo is highly skilled with Psychic powers. It can fly through use of telekinesis, speak telepathically, and take control of another living thing's mind. Mewtwo is also capable of wielding various types of attack (but at a slightly lesser extent than Mew).

In the Pokémon Special manga, Mewtwo fights with a highly skilled combination of Psywave for long range moves, and a giant spoon for close range battles.

Mewtwo also has the ability to telekinetically create massive hurricanes powerful enough to destroy the planet.

Behavior

Mewtwo is very aggressive and thinks of nothing but battling and defeating its foes. The reason for this might be somehow connected to the repeated recombining of its DNA or the loss of his/its best friend Amber.

Habitat

Mewtwo, being a cloned Pokémon, has no natural habitat. However, during Generation I/Generation III it makes its hideout in Cerulean Cave's basement. Also, in the anime, Mewtwo has been seen roaming a large city under the cover of night.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the games

Acording to the scientific logs found in the Pokémon Mansion of Cinnabar Island, Mewtwo was born of a pregnant Mew whose embryo had been tampered with and its DNA had been repetitivey spliced. It was held and studied in the mansion where the scientists, including Blaine and Dr. Fuji (now known as Mr. Fuji), performed horrific gene-splicing experiments that made it vicious and extremely powerful. It eventually broke free of the Mansion (destroying it in the process) and fled to the Unknown Dungeon. There, the player may capture it after beating the Elite Four.

In the anime

File:Mewtwoanime.jpg
Mewtwo on a rooftop
Main article: Mewtwo (anime)

While Mewtwo has been the Pokémon of focus of two movies, it also made brief appearances in The Battle of the Badge and Showdown at the Poké-Corral in its body armor. The first instance was when Giovanni used it to battle Gary's Arcanine and Nidoking. The second time was when Mewtwo totaled Giovanni's headquarters and flew off. While a scene involving Mewtwo and Giovanni did appear in It's Mr. Mime Time, it wasn't in the movie.

A Mirage Mewtwo appears in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon and is the most powerful Pokémon controlled by the Mirage Master.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special Mewtwo has a similar origin and personality to the Mewtwo that appeared in the anime. It is a genetically engineered created by Blaine for Team Rocket by splicing Mew's DNA with his own. Blaine later defected from Team Rocket and hid himself away, as both he and Mewtwo were suffering from an illness caused by a shared psychic link due to their mutual DNA. Mewtwo went on a rampage and hid itself in the Cerulean Cave, but Red was able to capture him with a Master Ball and return him to Blaine so he could attempt to find a cure for their illness. Blaine and Mewtwo fought against Lance but were defeated when their condition weakened them. The pair were later cured by the flames of an Entei Blaine befriended and Mewtwo left on his own, returning when he learned of Giovanni's plans to use Deoxys for nefarious purposes. Mewtwo joined up with Red to attempt to defeat Deoxys and Giovanni.

Pokémon Get da ze! portrays Shū's father as having been the creator of Mewtwo after a failed five year search for the elusive Mew.

During the final volume of Magical Pokémon Journey, Hazel goes to a forest in another dimension to find Mew so it can grant her a wish, and gets trapped by Mewtwo.

In the TCG

Main article: Mewtwo (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

File:Mewtwo Melee.jpg
Mewtwo in SSBM

Mewtwo is a playable character and is unlocked after a lot of playing in VS. Mode; either after 700 matches or 20 hours of combined play. The time taken is reduced by the number of human players, so Mewtwo can be unlocked after just five hours if four players are playing for the whole time.

Ironically for its legendary status, Mewtwo is considered to be the poorest character when played at the highest metagame. It is easy to knock off the stage due to its large body and light weight. In addition, Mewtwo is slow, does not have any fast defensive options and also has general problems with some of its other moves. This all leads to Mewtwo's position in the bottom tier.

Trophy information

Classic Mode

A genetically created Pokémon, Mewtwo is the result of many long years of research by a solitary scientist. Although Mewtwo was born from the genes of the legendary Pokémon Mew, its size and character are far different than its ancestor. Its battle abilities have been radically heightened, making it ruthless.

Adventure Mode

As Mewtwo relies mostly on its powerful brain, there are times when it scarcely uses its arms and legs. Since Mewtwo spends much of its time floating, it flies far when struck. Shadow Ball traces a jagged path once released: the longer Mewtwo holds it, the more powerful it becomes. Mewtwo uses Confusion to spin its foes around.

All-Star Mode

Mewtwo is definitely not a speedy character, but its ESP-powered grab and throw moves are comparatively strong. Teleport has a short range, but doesn't leave it open to attack. It's best used as an escape move during disturbances. Mewtwo can daze a foe if it makes eye contact and uses Disable; the move is useless unless Mewtwo is facing its enemy.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Mewtwo was cut from the sequel's roster - effectively being replaced by Lucario. However, internal data features data for seven characters not in the roster; Mewtwo included. It is currently unknown if it will be possible to utilize this data in any way but this does show that Mewtwo was seriously considered for the game as there is the picture for ending classic mode of Mewtwo, and Mewtwo's voice was also found on the disc, but there is a chance that the data for Mewtwo is merely recycled from Melee. Mewtwo does appear as a collectible trophy after clearing All-Star mode on Intense difficulty, however.

Merchandise

Mewtwo was one of the first four Pokémon designs revealed when the Pokémon 151 brand was first announced. In the shirt design, two Mewtwo are holding a 150 Crest with a DNA Strand as its Header. On top of it is a crown with a Poké Ball as its Jewel.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene splicing and DNA engineering experiments.
Blue
Yellow Its DNA is almost the same as Mew's. However, its size and disposition are vastly different.
Stadium A vicious psychic Pokémon created by genetic engineering. Its cold glowing eyes strike fear into the hearts of its enemies
Generation II
Gold Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes.
Silver It usually remains motionless to conserve energy, so that it may unleash its full power in battle.
Crystal A vicious psychic Pokémon created by genetic engineering. Its cold, glowing eyes strike fear into its enemy.
Stadium 2 Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes.
Generation III
Ruby Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Sapphire Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Emerald A Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans made its body, they failed to give it a warm heart.
FireRed A Pokémon whose genetic code was repeatedly recombined for research. It turned vicious as a result.
LeafGreen It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene-splicing and DNA-engineering experiments.
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
Pearl A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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
One Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
One Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Cerulean Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
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 Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Western Cave (99F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Explorers of Darkness)
Dark Crater (B6F)
Aegis Cave (B5F)
(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)

Mewtwo is the only Pokémon from the first 491 that is impossible to obtain in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time.

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 106
166 - 213 322 - 416
Attack: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 154
143 - 226 281 - 447
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total: 680   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 154.


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

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By breeding

As a legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo cannot breed.

By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 150.png Spr 1y 150.png Spr 1g 150.png Spr b g1 150.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 150.png Spr 2s 150.png Spr 2c 150.gif Spr b 2g 150.png
Spr 2g 150 s.png Spr 2s 150 s.png Spr 2c 150 s.gif Spr b 2g 150 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 150.png Spr 3e 150.png Spr 3r 150.png Spr b 3r 150.png
Spr 3r 150 s.png Spr 3e 150 s.png Spr 3r 150 s.png Spr b 3r 150 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 150.png Spr 4d 150.png Spr 4h 150.png Spr b 4d 150.png
Spr 4d 150 s.png Spr 4d 150 s.png Spr 4h 150 s.png Spr b 4d 150 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 150.png Spr 5b 150.png Spr b 5b 150.png
Spr 5b 150 s.png Spr 5b 150 s.png Spr b 5b 150 s.png
Mewtwo For other sprites and images, please see Mewtwo images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Due to the Template:Type2 being off-balance with the fourteen other types in Generation I, and combined with its high base stats (never surpassed until Generation IV introduced Arceus), Mewtwo was long regarded as the most powerful of all Pokémon.
  • Mewtwo has the second highest Special Attack in the game, surpassed only by the attack form of Deoxys. This makes it the Pokémon with the highest Special Attack if event Pokémon are not counted.
  • While it is supposed to be a clone of Mew, it precedes Mew in the National Dex, being number 150, while Mew is number 151. Also, while Mewtwo is needed to complete one's Pokédex, Mew isn't. Also, Mewtwo can't learn every TM.
    • In Pokémon Special, shortly after Mewtwo was revealed, ironically, (although none knew what it was) Red mentioned there being 150 Pokémon, not knowing about Mew. After this, Blue contradicted Red, saying there were 151, and most Pokémon Breeders' goals included finding Mew, to whom they referred to as #151, Mew. However, none of these people knew about #150, as it was secretly being created when this was pointed out, so only Team Rocket, Red, and Blue knew about Mewtwo.
  • Some of Mewtwo's sprites and images are seen with it having three segments while other sprites and images are seen of its with only two segments.
  • Mewtwo was the first Pokémon seen in the English dub, as it appears at the very beginning of the first dub opening.
  • In the games, Mew was said to have given live birth to Mewtwo during Generation I. Pokémon were shown to hatch from eggs, however, in the following generation. The statement about Mew giving birth remains in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Although the phrase may be a play on words as Mewtwo is the "Genetic" pokemon meaning that Mew's DNA was responsible for Mewtwo's creation. Thus Mew indirectly gave birth through cloning. Mewtwo's Generation I Pokedex description even states that it was created after years of gene splicing and bioengineering.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, one of Mewtwo's alternate costumes makes it appear similar to its alternate coloration.
  • In the games, its birthday is February 6, as stated in a journal quote from the Pokémon Mansion.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mewtwo's Standard Special attack, Shadow Ball is able to hit Jigglypuff, a Template:Type2, which it would not normally be able to do. This is not usually considered a true representation of the move, as in other games of that series, moves that are usually super-effective against a type do not apply, e.g. in Super Smash Bros. Brawl Charizard's Flamethrower does not deal massive amounts of damage to Lucario or Ivysaur, and similarly does not deal very low damage to Squirtle.
  • Although Mewtwo's signature move in Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as in the anime, is Shadow Ball, it doesn't learn Shadow Ball by level up.

Origin

Mewtwo is the result of humankind's attempts at creating a genetically enhanced clone of a Pokémon.

Its nature and origin are similar to elements of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, in which a life-form created through unnatural means turns on its creators. Like Mew, Mewtwo has some feline characteristics. Its body structure is much larger as a result of gene-splicing.

Name origin

Mewtwo's name is a combination of Mew, referring to the Pokémon on which it was based, and two, indicating that it is a clone of Mew. It also sounds somewhat phonetically similar to the English word mutant (myūtanto).

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes


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
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
CharizardChespinChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysElectrode
EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
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