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Ancient Mew (The Power of One promo)

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Ancient Mew  
ミュウ Mew
Team Plasma
Psychic
AncientMewThePowerofOnepromo.jpg
Promotional print
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Ancient Mew
Type Psychic
Hit Points 30
weakness
Psychic×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
  
English expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mew.

Ancient Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Mew) is a Psychic-type Basic Pokémon card. It was released as one of the Miscellaneous Promotional cards.

Card text

PsychicPsychic
Psyche
サイコキネシス
40

Release information

This card was released as a promotional card in the year 2000. It was given out with the purchase of a ticket for the theatrical run of The Power of One in the United States and other countries worldwide, limited to only the first week. After the first week of the theatrical run, attendees would only be able to receive a Moltres, Articuno, or Zapdos.

The Japanese version was included in the The Power of One movie pamphlet. Early Japanese prints of the card misspelled "Nintendo", in the understandable text, as "Nintedo", which was later corrected. Then, after the corrected version, a second version was released which features a new holofoil treatment with larger and more enhanced sparkles.

Gallery

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Ancient Mew in the anime
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The reverse of the card
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Ancient Mew 1.jpg
Distribution insert
Ancient Mew 2.jpg
Distribution insert
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • This card's text is depicted in medieval Futhark Runic and Gothenburg Runic writing; this page uses their English equivalents. Furthermore, the HP is 30 and retreat cost is double colorless.
  • People who attended a Wizards of the Coast event were given a sheet to read the runes. Based on this cheat sheet, the runes in the middle translate as New Species while the ones on the bottom translate as Little God... or Evil?. Four symbols in the holographic printing behind Mew were said to stand for Birth, Enthronement, Right of Succession and Death.
    • A method to decrypt to runes was also published on Pokémon.com, which referenced several other cards to determine what the card says.
  • Due to this card's text being in Runic, this card is one of only two cards to have ever been banned from the Unlimited format in addition to the Modified format. It shares this distinction with ___'s Pikachu.
  • The card's illustrator is also unknown due to the unusual design.
  • This card was depicted in The Power of One as the object that started Lawrence III's collection. The card was the only object from his collection still in his possession at the end of the movie. This was the second appearance of a TCG card in the anime, after the depiction of Dark Primeape in the Japanese version of EP073. No more TCG cards would appear in the anime until Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend.
  • The Weakness and Resistance symbols for Ancient Mew can be seen on the Xatu totem pole on the cover of the Neo Premium File 2.

Origin

Psyche's Japanese name is that of Psychic, a move in the Pokémon games that Mew can learn.


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