Mewtwo (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
Sinnoh
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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
BodyUnknown.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 Psychic-type Pokémon. It is one of the more famous Legendary Pokémon, being the subject of two Pokémon Movies, and starring as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It can be captured in Pokémon Red and Green, Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen after defeating the Elite Four, and upgrading the Sevii Islands Network Machine in FireRed/LeafGreen. It is found in Cerulean Cave at Level 70.

Mewtwo's Ability is Pressure, which causes the opponent to use two PP instead of one each time it uses a move.

Biology

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

Physiology

Mewtwo is a creature with a humanoid posture. Mewtwo's body is grayish-purple with a purple under-side and a long, purple tail. Mewtwo's feet have three toes and three-fingered hands. Mewtwo 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. Not exactly a neck, as it obviously provides no support to the head, 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.

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 the air (and take anyone else that it pleases with it), speak human tongue by using telepathy and take over 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.

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 frend 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.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

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 It's Mr. Mime Time 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.

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

In the TCG

Mewtwo has made many appearances in the trading card game:

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Mewtwo can be unlocked after a lot of playing in VS. Mode; either after 700 matches or 20 hours of combined play. Despite Mewtwo being a Legendary Pokémon, most players of the game don't consider it to be a great fighter as Mewtwo's weight, speed and strength are unreal to its Pokémon statistics.

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.

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 Western Cave (99F)

Base stats

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

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Ghost-type moves is 0.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Confusion
Disable
Swift
Psychic
Confusion
Disable
Confusion
Disable
Confusion
Disable
8       Barrier
11   Barrier Barrier  
15       Swift
22   Swift Swift Future Sight
29       Psych Up
33   Psych Up Psych Up  
36       Miracle Eye
43       Mist
44   Future Sight Future Sight  
50       Psycho Cut
55   Mist Mist  
57       Amnesia
63 Barrier      
64       Power Swap
Guard Swap
66 Psychic Psychic Psychic  
70 Recover      
71       Psychic
75 Mist      
77   Amnesia Amnesia  
79 Me First
81 Amnesia      
86       Recover
88   Recover Recover  
93       Safeguard
99   Safeguard Safeguard  
100       Aura Sphere

By TM/HM

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
RB Y
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02   Headbutt    
TM03   Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04     Calm Mind Calm Mind
TM05 Mega Kick      
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07   Zap Cannon Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash Bulk Up Bulk Up
TM09 Take Down Psych Up    
TM10 Double Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Water Gun   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      
TM20 Rage Endure Safeguard Safeguard
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM22 Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam
TM23   Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 Thunderbolt   Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM26     Earthquake Earthquake
TM27   Return Return Return
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      
TM37     Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39   Swift Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash   Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM41   Thunderpunch Torment Torment
TM42   Dream Eater Facade Facade
TM43   Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Thunder Wave      
TM46 Psywave      
TM48   Fire Punch Skill Swap Skill Swap
TM49 Tri Attack   Snatch Snatch
TM50 Substitute Nightmare    
TM52       Focus Blast
TM53       Energy Ball
TM56       Fling
TM57       Charge Beam
TM58       Endure
TM60       Drain Punch
TM61       Will-O-Wisp
TM63       Embargo
TM67       Recycle
TM68       Giga Impact
TM70       Flash
TM71       Stone Edge
TM72       Avalanche
TM73       Thunder Wave
TM77       Psych Up
TM80       Rock Slide
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM84       Poison Jab
TM85       Dream Eater
TM86       Grass Knot
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
TM92       Trick Room
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM05 Flash Flash Flash  
HM06     Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM08       Rock Climb

By breeding

Mewtwo can't breed.

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen and Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald only:

Special moves

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

Due to the Template:Type2 being off-balance with the fourteen other types in Generation I, and combined with its high base stats (only equaled, never surpassed, until Generation IV introduced Arceus), Mewtwo was long regarded as the most powerful of all Pokémon, and considered broken.

Origin

It is very cat-like, and its nature and origin are similar to elements of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, in which an artificial lifeform turned on its creators. Mewtwo also bears a resemblance to the Dragon Ball Z villian, Frieza.

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

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