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Mewtwo (original series)

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Mewtwo
ミュウツー Mewtwo
Poké Ball
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Mewtwo
Debuts in The Battle of the Badge
Caught at New Island
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Released in Showdown at the Poké Corral
Current location Johto
Mewtwo
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mewtwo Masachika Ichimura (adult)
Fujiko Takimoto (child)
Phillip Bartlett (MSB)
Dan Green (MR)

Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon cloned from a Mew. His Japanese voice actors are 市村正親 Masachika Ichimura (adult) and 瀧本富士子 Fujiko Takimoto (child). His English voice actors are Phillip Bartlett (Mewtwo Strikes Back) and Dan Green (Mewtwo Returns).

The story of Mewtwo is chronicled in The Birth of Mewtwo (CD drama), Mewtwo Strikes Back (movie), and Mewtwo Returns (TV special). It made a brief appearance in the anime in The Battle of the Badge when Giovanni used him to defeat Gary Oak, and in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral where it escapes from Team Rocket headquarters (a scene also chronicled in Mewtwo Strikes Back).

History

Approximately twenty years before the present, Team Rocket discovered that a Mew was living in the Andes Mountains. Many years later, under the orders of its new leader, Giovanni, Rocket members went back to the area to search for fossils. They succeeded in finding an eyelash belonging to Mew. Giovanni asked Dr. Fuji to clone Mew for him. Fuji agreed because it wanted to use Team Rocket's research funds to attempt to clone his deceased daughter, Amber.

One month after the discovery of the eyelash, Mewtwo was successfully created and was stored at New Island. At this point, it was still not fully grown and lived in a large test tube alongside a tube containing Ambertwo. Fuji and Giovanni thought Mewtwo was sleeping inside his tube, but it was able to communicate telepathically with Ambertwo. However, because the lifeforce of a human is not as strong as a Pokémon's, the Amber clone died. It also grew alongside three other clones, a Bulbasaurtwo, Squirtletwo, and Charmandertwo. However, these clones died shortly before the Amber clone, suggesting that Mewtwo's lifeforce is even stronger than a normal Pokémon's.

Eventually, Mewtwo fully matured and broke out of its test tube. Those responsible for its creation were happy that they succeeded in their goal of creating the world's most powerful Pokémon. Enraged and confused about the circumstances that led to his creation and powers, Mewtwo attacked the scientists on New Island. A computer attacked and attempted to kill him to protect the scientists, but Mewtwo quickly recovered and destroyed the island and everyone on it.

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In its robotic suit, as an unknown species, according to the Pokédex

Later, Giovanni found Mewtwo and convinced it to help with Team Rocket's goal of controlling the world. Mewtwo's power was focused in a robotic suit of armor, preforming tasks such as battling within the Viridian Gym. Eventually Mewtwo became tired of being used by Giovanni. It developed a strong hatred for humans, and thought that they were weak beings only interested in power and greed; it also despised the Pokémon who served humans. It escaped from Giovanni, destroying Team Rocket headquarters in the process, and relocated to its birthplace on New Island. There it issued a challenge to several strong Pokémon Trainers, including Ash Ketchum. Only a handful of Trainers made the hard trip to the island, and Mewtwo challenged them with a Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard (all cloned) to prove its superiority to human Trainers and the superiority of cloned Pokémon to trained Pokémon. However, before it could defeat the Trainers and move out into the world, Mew appeared. The two Pokémon fought and ceased battle when Ash was caught in their crossfire and killed. Mew convinced Mewtwo to stop its destructive rampage. Mewtwo, wanting to find itself, erased the memories of those present and left New Island for Johto.

A few years later, Giovanni found Mewtwo's hiding place and began a plan to capture it once again. However, this plan was foiled when Mewtwo once again met with Ash, who did not remember their previous encounter. Giovanni restrained Mewtwo, but Ash and friends helped it to escape and defeat Giovanni. At the end of the ordeal, Mewtwo erased Giovanni and his soldiers' memories of him, and decided to move throughout the world searching for the meaning of its life.

In the epilogue to Mewtwo Returns and in some TV series opening sequences and movie previews, Mewtwo has been seen wearing a plain brown cape and moving across rooftops at night.

Moves used

Using Shadow Ball Move First Used In
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Psychic The Battle of the Badge
Barrier Mewtwo Strikes Back
Counter Mewtwo Strikes Back
Swift Unknown
Hyper Beam Unknown
Shadow Ball Mewtwo Strikes Back
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

Pokémon

Created

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Pikachu
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Venusaur
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Charizard
File:MewtwosOriginBlastoiseClone.PNG
Blastoise
001.png
Bulbasaur
007.png
Squirtle
028.png
Sandslash
031.png
Nidoqueen
037.png
Vulpix
038.png
Ninetales
045.png
Vileplume
052.png
Meowth
130.png
Gyarados
055.png
Golduck
073.png
Tentacruel
087.png
Dewgong
106.png
Hitmonlee
117.png
Seadra
111.png
Rhyhorn
123.png
Scyther
134.png
Vaporeon
040.png
Wigglytuff
054.png
Psyduck
018.png
Pidgeot
078.png
Rapidash

Befriended

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Bulbasaurtwo
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Charmandertwo
File:MewtwosOriginSquirtleClone.PNG
Squirtletwo

Used

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Dragonite
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Fearow

Trivia

  • In the first movie, Mewtwo used Shadow Ball despite this move not being released at the time.
  • The cloned Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur look extremely similar to their cloned evolved forms. Mewtwo also mentions when it introduces them to Ash, Misty, Brock, Fergus, Corey, Neesha, and Nurse Joy that it also had a Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur, and that they evolved, which hints that it may have cloned them from its childhood friends.
  • It's implied in Gary's battle with Mewtwo that Mewtwo's armor scrambles the Pokédex's scanning ability, as the Pokédex's screen has static on it when it states that it was unknown and had unavailable data. All undocumented Pokémon both before and after it either were blank on the screen (e.g. Ho-Oh's, Blaziken's and Electivire's first appearances), or were shown, but the Pokédex didn't have any other data (e.g. Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar).

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For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mewtwo.

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