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Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー Mewtwo) is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series. It was playable in Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube, was absent from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but returned as downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
Mewtwo is an unlockable character and can be unlocked by playing over 20 hours of single player and multiplayer matches or playing at least 700 Melee matches. Its main stage is Pokémon Stadium.
Mewtwo has an unusual combination of attributes. Unlike other characters, its throws are exceedingly powerful, capable of KO'ing at similar percentages as smash attacks. It also boasts several fast attacks that can be linked together for simple and effective combos, and possesses an exceptional recovery. However, it is rather light, moves and falls slowly, and is a large target, making it easy to combo back. It also has difficulties KO'ing opponents - while its throws are strong, it needs to get grabs first, and its other KO moves are either slow or have short range.
A genetically created Pokémon, Mewtwo is the result of many long years of research by a solitary scientist. Although Mewtwo was cloned 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.
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.
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.
While Mewtwo is no longer a playable character, it makes an appearance in the game as a trophy.
Although Mewtwo is not a playable character, there are many empty files with its name, suggesting that it was originally meant to be playable.
A Genetic Pokémon. This legendary Pokémon was based on a recombination of Mew's DNA, created by a scientist after years of research. However, Mewtwo greatly differs from Mew in both size and personality and it is said to have the most twisted and savage heart among all Pokémon. Mewtwo has incredibly high combat abilities and uses Psychic-type attacks.
Mewtwo returned as a downloadable bonus character. It was confirmed to be a playable character during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50-Fact Extravaganza on October 23, 2014. It was free for players who have bought both the 3DS and Wii U versions and have registered both to Club Nintendo by March 31, 2015, and those who received the code could redeem and download Mewtwo as early as April 14, 2015. However, Mewtwo is also purchasable for a small fee if one did not buy both games or did not register both to Club Nintendo. It became available to the public for purchase on April 28, 2015.
Mewtwo is now voiced by Keiji Fujiwara, replacing Masachika Ichimura's work from Super Smash Bros. Melee. As in Melee, Mewtwo has fully voiced victory quotes in Japanese (which are re-recorded versions of its Melee quotes), which are removed for international versions.
Mewtwo received a mix of buffs and nerfs in its transition from Melee to Smash 4, but it is considered to be buffed overall due to its increase in mobility and power. While its KO ability was improved due to increased knockback on some of its attacks (such as its up smash and down aerial), its combo and approach ability were toned down a bit due to the removal of wavedashing and double jump canceling; however, some new mechanics have helped to create new combos. Two specials that were previously thought worthless, Confusion and Disable, are now viable due to buffs in speed and use (particularly in comboing). Mewtwo is more mobile but also lighter, making it more susceptible to KOs. Overall, Mewtwo is significantly better than it was in Melee.
Mewtwo's Final Smash is its signature move, Psystrike, performed after a Mega Evolution into Mega Mewtwo Y.
Mewtwo also appears in both versions as a normal trophy, and both versions of Mega Mewtwo appear as a single trophy in the Wii U version.
- Pit: Who is THAT?
- Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
- Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
- Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!
Mewtwo puts its psychic powers to great use in this game. Not only does it have floaty jumps, but its telekinesis gives its attacks extra reach and its throws added power. However, its light body makes it east to launch, so if you're willing to take the risk of getting in close, it might just be worth it!
Mewtwo's Confusion side special not only lets you repel projectiles-it also reflect the damage back on your opponent. Its down special, Disable, stuns an enemy for longer the higher its damage is. As it works by having Mewtwo glare at its foe, this only works if they make eye contact.
Mewtwo's Final Smash starts as Mewtwo Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo Y. It then fires a huge psychic projectile that penetrates enemies and obstacles. This projectile doesn't do any damage, but it freezes every foe it hits in place. They can even be frozen midjump! Afterward, every foe hit with this projectile will take a powerful psychic hit to the head.
Created from modified Mew DNA, Mewtwo was designed to be the ultimate Pokémon. It didn't take on any of Mew's kinder traits and only uses its intelligence to destroy its enemies. Or...so it seems. Perhaps it just feels frightened or even tormented, and that's why it lashes out. Whatever the reason, Mewtwo is not to be messed with.
- For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mewtwo.