Mewtwo (Pokémon)

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ミュウツー Mewtwo
Artwork from FR/LG
Psychic '
Genetic Pokémon
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
Regional Browser numbers
2.0 m
269.0 lbs.
122.0 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Undiscovered group 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 220 Battle Exp.: 2201*

Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー Mewtwo) is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It is one of the most 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, Green, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen versions 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.


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.


Mewtwo is a creature with a humanoid posture. Mewtwo's body is grayish-purple with a purple underside and a long, purple tail. Mewtwo has three digits on each appendage. It 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. It is not exactly a neck, as it obviously provides no support to the head, however, 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.


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 friend Amber. Mewtwo is one of the only two truly evil Pokémon, the other being Darkrai.


Mewtwo, being a cloned Pokémon, has no natural habitat. However, during Generation I/Generation III it makes its hideout in Cerulean Cave's basement.


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In the anime

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. Mimie 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 the 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.

Pokémon Get da ze! portrays Shuu's father as having been the creator of Mewtwo after a failed five year search for the elusive Mew.

During the final volume of Magical Pokémon Journey, Hazel goes to a forest in another dimension to find Mew so it can grant her a wish, and gets trapped by Mewtwo.

In the TCG

Main article: Mewtwo (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Mewtwo is a playable character and is unlocked after a lot of playing in VS. Mode; either after 700 matches or 20 hours of combined play. The time taken is reduced by the number of human players, so Mewtwo can be unlocked after just five hours if four players are playing for the whole time.

Ironically for its legendary status, Mewtwo is considered to be a very poor character when played at the highest metagame. It is easy to knock off the stage due to its large body and light weight. In addition, Mewtwo is slow, does not have any fast defensive options and also has general problems with some of its other moves. This all leads to Mewtwo's position at the bottom of the bottom tier, below even Pichu.

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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.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Mewtwo was cut from the sequel's roster - effectively being replaced by Lucario. However, internal data features data for seven characters not in the roster; Mewtwo included. It is currently unknown if it will be possible to utilize this data in any way but this does show that Mewtwo was seriously considered for the game as there is the picture for ending classic mode of Mewtwo, and Mewtwo's voice was also found on the disc, but there is a chance that the data on Mewtwo is based on the data from Melee.

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.
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
One Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Cerulean Cave
None Trade
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Generation VI
None Trade

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Western Cave (99F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2
(Darkness Version)
Dark Crater (B6F)
Watchman Cave (B5F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 106
166 - 213 322 - 416
Attack: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 154
143 - 226 281 - 447
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 154.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
normally by:
Fighting ½×
Psychic ½×
Weak to:
Fighting ½×
Psychic ½×
Immune to:
Fighting ½×
Psychic ½×
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Psychic ½×

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


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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Confusion
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


Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
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

As a Legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo cannot breed.

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald only:

Special moves

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

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Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 150.png Spr 1y 150.png Spr 1g 150.png Spr b g1 150.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 150.png Spr 2s 150.png Spr 2c 150.png Spr b 2g 150.png
Spr 2g 150 s.png Spr 2s 150 s.png Spr 2c 150 s.png Spr b 2g 150 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 150.png Spr 3e 150.png Spr 3r 150.png Spr b 3r 150.png
Spr 3r 150 s.png Spr 3e 150 s.png Spr 3r 150 s.png Spr b 3r 150 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 150.png Spr 4d 150.png Spr 4h 150.png Spr b 4d 150.png
Spr 4d 150 s.png Spr 4d 150 s.png Spr 4h 150 s.png Spr b 4d 150 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 150.png Spr 5b 150.png Spr b 5b 150.png
Spr 5b 150 s.png Spr 5b 150 s.png Spr b 5b 150 s.png
Mewtwo For other sprites and images, please see Mewtwo images on Bulbagarden Archives.


  • 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.
  • While it is supposed to be a clone of Mew, it precedes Mew in the National Dex, being number 150, while Mew is number 151. Also, while Mewtwo is needed to complete one's Pokédex, Mew isn't. Also, Mewtwo can't learn every TM.
  • Although Mewtwo is considered to be a clone of Mew, scientific reports found in the burned mansion of Cinnabar Island state that Mew gave birth. This breaks up the basic reproduction method of Pokémon - eggs. Also, Mew, along with most legendary Pokémon, cannot produce eggs. Possibly, Mew was fertilized in vitro, and thus it could give birth.
  • There seems to be a bit of controversy among the programmers with Mewtwo's chest design. Some sprites and images are seen with him having three segments while other sprites and images are seen of him with only two segments.
  • Mewtwo was the first Pokémon ever to be seen on the English anime since it is the first Pokémon to appear in the opening theme song.


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 villain, 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

Generation I: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Generation II: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
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