Mew (Pokémon)

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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
#250
Hoenn
#306
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'4"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
8.8 lbs.
Imperial
4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Pink
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F151.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
No eggs group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
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 Psychic type Pokémon. It is usually obtainable only by having it transferred to a player's cartridge at special Nintendo-sponsored events. In Pokémon Emerald, Faraway Island exists, allowing players to actually capture Mew, but access to this island requires an Old Sea Chart which is also only available through special events.

Mew's ability is Synchronize, which copies any status ailments the Pokémon might have over to its opponent.

Mew has been notorious since its discovery for its ability to learn every machine and tutor move, unique amongst all known Pokémon.

Mew does not evolve from or into any other Pokémon, and is the last Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex.


Biology

Physiology

Mew is normally described a pink cat-like creature. Mew's hair is so fine, 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.

Gender differences

Mew is a genderless Pokémon.

Special abilities

Mew's main abilities include turning invisible at will, creating force-fields of psychic energy and being able to transform into any one of the other nearly 500 species of Pokémon. Mew is capable of wielding nearly every type of attack possible, with the only exception of Draco Meteor (although it is able to use this via Transforming into a Pokémon that already has this move).

Behavior

Mew is an intelligent Pokémon and will only appear to someone with a pure heart. It also acts very childish, wanting everybody to play with it and laughing most of the time.

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 have had sights of 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 seen it, and it is considered a "mirage".

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food Considering Mew's unique lifestyle as a floating psychic Pokémon, and that no terrestrial animal resembles it, there is not a known diet for Mew.

In the anime

Mew appeared in two Pokémon movies. In the first, Mewtwo Strikes Back, it engaged in a battle with its clone, Mewtwo. In the eighth movie, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Mew kidnapped Ash's Pikachu and Meowth. In the first movie, it was voiced by 山寺宏一 Kōichi Yamadera, while in the eighth, it was voiced by こおろぎさとみ Satomi Kōrogi.

Jirarudan'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 Mirage Mew appears in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, and helps to frustrate the plans of Mirage Master.

In the manga

Mew has its own round in the Pokémon Special manga, VS. Mew. Here, Red and Green see one in Pallet Town and try to catch it, the phantom Pokémon was chased by Team Rocket.

In the TCG

The first set that Mew appeared in was the Japanese Fossil set. This card was removed from the English set and was released as a black star promo card instead, this promo has a foil and a non-foil version, with each a different number (foil: 9, non-foil: 8). Mew has also made several more recent occurrences in trading card sets. It has been in Expedition Base Set, EX Legend Maker (1 normal, 1 Pokémon-ex), EX Holon Phantoms (1 normal, 1 Pokémon-ex), EX Dragon Frontiers (as a Pokémon*), POP4 (foil and non-foil) and POP5.

Mew has had many promo cards. In English, there are the 2 above-mentioned black star promo Mew, lilypad Mew (black star promo #47) and Southern Islands. There are several promo Mew cards in Japanese which never got translated, like shiny Mew (a CoroCoro promo), the Japanese players' promo Mew ex and a Pokéball promo Mew.

Mew also appears on some trainer cards, like the Japanese Lucky Stadium, the very rare Mew trophy card given to the winners of the summer challenge in Japan. But also on some regular Trainer cards a Mew can be seen, like Pokémon Fan Club (POP4) and Fieldworker. Mew is also present in some current decks, for example, Mewtrick, the deck which won Worlds 2006, and also Destiny, a new but very popular deck.

Other appearances

Super Smash Brothers Melee

After unlocking every character, there is a 1 in 251 chance of Mew appearing from a Poké Ball. The thrower of the Poke Ball recieves 10,000 bonus points for the Mew Catcher bonus.

Game data

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 pokemon 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 though 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 Many scholars regard it as the ancestor of Pokémon since it can use all known moves.
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

File:Wildmew.jpg
A wild Mew found using the Mew glitch

Mew can easily be obtained in the Pokémon Red and Blue versions by using the Mew glitch. The Mew glitch also enable countless other normal and rarely-seen glitched Pokémon to be seen and captured, although some of them have been known to cause trouble to people's games.

Other then the Mew glitch, there are only 3 other ways to obtain it:

  • At a Nintendo promotional event
  • Having it traded by someone else
  • Using Gameshark or some other cheating device


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
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
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

File:SnapMew.jpg
Mew in Pokémon Snap
Game Location
Pokémon Snap Rainbow Cloud
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Buried Relic (36F-98F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle (Event mission 3)

Also, in Pokémon Stadium, Mew is available as a rental Pokémon for the Master Ball level of the Prime Cup.

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 100.

Type effectiveness

RBY

Under normal battle conditions in Generation I, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
None

Later versions

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Pound Pound Pound Pound
Transform
10 Transform Transform Transform Mega Punch
20 Mega Punch Mega Punch Mega Punch Metronome
30 Metronome Metronome Metronome Psychic
40 Psychic Psychic Psychic Barrier
50   Ancientpower Ancientpower Ancientpower
60       Amnesia
70       Me First
80       Baton Pass
90       Nasty Plot
100       Aura Sphere

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02 Razor Wind Headbutt Dragon Claw Dragon Claw
TM03 Swords Dance Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Whirlwind Rollout Calm Mind Calm Mind
TM05 Mega Kick Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07 Horn Drill Zap Cannon Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash Bulk Up Bulk Up
TM09 Take Down Psych Up Bullet Seed Bullet Seed
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Water Gun Sweet Scent Taunt Taunt
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16 Pay Day Icy Wind Light Screen Light Screen
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss Giga Drain Giga Drain Giga Drain
TM20 Rage Endure Safeguard Safeguard
TM21 Mega Drain Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM22 Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam
TM23 Dragon Rage Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 Thunderbolt Dragonbreath Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake
TM27 Fissure Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM29 Psychic Psychic Psychic Psychic
TM30 Teleport Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM31 Mimic Mud-Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect Ice Punch Reflect Reflect
TM34 Bide Swagger Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM35 Metronome Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM36 Selfdestruct Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb
TM37 Egg Bomb Sandstorm Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39 Swift Swift Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM41 Softboiled Thunderpunch Torment Torment
TM42 Dream Eater Dream Eater Facade Facade
TM43 Sky Attack Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Thunder Wave Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Psywave Thief Thief Thief
TM47 Explosion Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing
TM48 Rock Slide Fire Punch Skill Swap Skill Swap
TM49 Tri Attack Fury Cutter Snatch Snatch
TM50 Substitute Nightmare Overheat Overheat
TM51       Roost
TM52       Focus Blast
TM53       Energy Ball
TM54       False Swipe
TM55       Brine
TM56       Fling
TM57       Charge Beam
TM58       Endure
TM59       Dragon Pulse
TM60       Drain Punch
TM61       Will-O-Wisp
TM62       Silver Wind
TM63       Embargo
TM64       Explosion
TM65       Shadow Claw
TM66       Payback
TM67       Recycle
TM68       Giga Impact
TM69       Rock Polish
TM70       Flash
TM71       Stone Edge
TM72       Avalanche
TM73       Thunder Wave
TM74       Gyro Ball
TM75       Swords Dance
TM76       Stealth Rock
TM77       Psych Up
TM78       Captivate
TM79       Dark Pulse
TM80       Rock Slide
TM81       X-Scissor
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM84       Poison Jab
TM85       Dream Eater
TM86       Grass Knot
TM87       Swagger
TM88       Pluck
TM89       U-turn
TM90       Substitute
TM91       Flash Cannon
TM92       Trick Room
HM01 Cut Cut Cut Cut
HM02 Fly Fly Fly Fly
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM05 Flash Flash Flash Defog
HM06   Whirlpool Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM07   Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall
HM08     Dive Rock Climb

By breeding

Mew cannot be bred.

By tutoring

Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Trivia

  • Mew (then spelt ミュー, not ミュウ) is the first Pokémon trademark ever registered; it was 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.
  • Mew was the only Pokémon of the first 151 to be left out of the original Pokérap.
  • Mew was a little known secret when Pokémon Red and Green were first released in Japan. Even Nintendo was not initially aware that Satoshi Tajiri had programmed it into the game.
  • The user-designed Neopet species known as the Shoyru was based on Mew with draconic aspects added.
  • Lost scientific reports found in the burned mansion of Cinnabar Island explains that Mew gave birth. The scientists named the newborn "Mewtwo". This breaks up the basic reproduction method of Pokémon; Eggs. However, Legendary Pokémon cannot reproduce, namely in-game Legendary Pokémon, for they are genderless. This may explain why Mew gave birth to Mewtwo: Possibly Mew was fertilized in vitro, and thus it could gave birth a fully-developed Pokémon, since it cannot produce Eggs.
  • In Generation III, Mew was the only Kanto Pokémon not catchable in either FireRed or LeafGreen, the only legendary Kanto Pokémon catchable in Emerald and the only non FR/LG catchable to get a artwork for FR/LG.

Origin

Mew shares some traits with felines. It is also similar to an animal embryo. It is purported to be the first Pokémon from which all others are descended, in the same way that all animal embryos look identical at an early stage of development.

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

External links

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