Mewtwo (original series)

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ミュウツー Mewtwo
Mewtwo M01.png
Debuts in The Battle of the Badge
Caught at New Island
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Released in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral
Current location Johto
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mewtwo Masachika Ichimura
Shōtarō Morikubo*
Fujiko Takimoto*
Philip Bartlett*
Dan Green*

Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー Mewtwo) is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon who was cloned from a Mew.

The story of Mewtwo is chronicled in the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo, its animated counterpart The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin, the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back, and the television special Mewtwo Returns. It made a brief appearance in the anime, notably in The Battle of the Badge, when Giovanni used it to defeat Gary Oak. It briefly appeared again in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, where it escaped from Team Rocket HQ, a scene also chronicled in Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Returns.


Young Mewtwo crying as Ambertwo dies


Approximately twenty years ago, Team Rocket discovered that a Mew was living in Guyana. Many years later, under the orders of the new boss, Giovanni, an expedition team of Team Rocket scientists traveled to the area to search for a fossil of Mew, and succeeded in finding an eyelash belonging to it. Giovanni hired Dr. Fuji to clone Mew for him and create the most powerful Pokémon in existence. Fuji agreed, but only in order to continue his research into cloning his deceased daughter, Amber.

One month after the discovery of the eyelash, Mewtwo was successfully created and stored at New Island. At this point, it was still not fully grown and lived in a large tank beside others that contained Bulbasaurtwo, Squirtletwo, Charmandertwo, and Ambertwo. Fuji and the other scientists thought that Mewtwo was unconscious inside its tube, but it was able to communicate telepathically with Ambertwo and the other clones. However, because the cloning process requires a strong life force, all four other clones died. Before this, Mew was revealed to have an immortal life force, explaining why Mew's DNA sample made a successful clone in Mewtwo.

Over the years, Mewtwo matured and grew confused over its origin and place in the world. After resolving to figure out where it belongs, Mewtwo broke out of its tank. The Team Rocket scientists were happy that they had succeeded in creating the most powerful Pokémon in the world, but that joy turned to horror once Mewtwo retaliated. Realizing that it was just an experiment of mankind, Mewtwo unleashed its fury upon them. Despite the efforts of the security systems that were designed to control it, Mewtwo destroyed the laboratory on New Island and all of the scientists in it.

Mewtwo in its robotic suit

Immediately thereafter, Giovanni found Mewtwo and convinced it to help with Team Rocket's goal of controlling the world. Mewtwo's power was focused as well as restrained by a robotic suit of armor as it performed tasks, such as battling for Giovanni in the Viridian Gym and helping Team Rocket capture Pokémon. At one point, Giovanni, after temporarily (at the time) abdicating the Viridian Gym to Jessie James and Meowth, utilized Mewtwo for what was presumably a very serious matter. Mewtwo eventually became tired of being used by Giovanni. It developed a strong hatred for humans and felt that they were weak and selfish beings who were only interested in power and wealth; it also despised the Pokémon who served humans. Mewtwo escaped from Giovanni, destroying Team Rocket headquarters in the process (something that the Team Rocket trio witnessed, ironically around the time they themselves considered defecting from Team Rocket), and relocated to its birthplace on New Island and built a castle there.

Mewtwo then issued a challenge to several strong Pokémon Trainers, including Ash Ketchum. It used its powers to create a storm that would serve as a test to see who could make it to the island. Only a handful of Trainers decided to brave the storm and arrive, including Ash and his friends. Upon revealing itself, Mewtwo challenged the Trainers with its clone Pokémon—Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard—to prove its superiority to human Trainers and the superiority of cloned Pokémon in comparison to trained Pokémon. To do this, Mewtwo used a variation of the Poké Balls used by Trainers. Once caught in the Balls, the Trainers' Pokémon were cloned in a downstairs laboratory. However, before Mewtwo could defeat the Trainers and move out into the world, Mew appeared. Mew and Mewtwo fought at length, ceasing only when Ash—exasperated over the drawn-out and fruitless battling—ran into the fray and was caught in their crossfire, which turned his body to stone. After Ash was revived by the tears of the nearby Pokémon, clone and original alike, Mewtwo experienced a change of heart and no longer sought to conquer the world. Mewtwo reasoned that it would be best if no one remembered the events that had transpired, so it erased the memories of all the people and Pokémon and transported everyone but Team Rocket back to the mainland. Mewtwo and Mew left New Island with the cloned Pokémon to seek a proper place for themselves.


Mewtwo overlooking an unknown city

Soon afterwards, Mewtwo and the clones migrated to Johto and eventually settled on Mount Quena. To prevent any encounters with humans, Mewtwo frequently used severe storms to make the mountain inaccessible. One day, a bus full of people was nearly knocked off the road, so Mewtwo decided to use its telekinesis to right the bus and prevent an accident. After its actions were questioned, it explained to its fellow clones that a bus crash would attract even more humans. However, Meowthtwo believed that the act may have also been due to a growing soft spot for humanity, which Mewtwo vehemently denied.

After a few years, Giovanni found Mewtwo's hiding place using one of Team Rocket's satellites and began a plan to capture it once again. However, this plan was foiled when Mewtwo again met with Ash, who did not remember their previous encounter. Giovanni restrained Mewtwo, but Ash and his friends helped it to escape and defeat Giovanni. At the end of the ordeal, Mewtwo erased Giovanni and his soldiers' memories and decided to move throughout the world, searching for the meaning of its life.

Unknown city

In the epilogue to Mewtwo Returns and in some openings and movie previews, Mewtwo has been seen wearing a plain brown cape and moving across rooftops at night.

Personality and characteristics

Throughout the course of the first movie, Mewtwo viewed all humans as its enemy, as Team Rocket's boss Giovanni would usually rely on it for his evil deeds. However, since Ash was petrified by the attacks of both Mewtwo and Mew, Mewtwo had a change of heart and did everything to make sure that no one remembered what happened.

It had calmed considerably since the events in Kanto, and Mewtwo had grown into a guardian figure for its fellow clones. While it still questioned its place in the world, it felt responsible for its clones and was willing to sacrifice itself in order to keep them safe from harm. Its view on humanity was further changed as Ash helped Mewtwo to Purity Spring, Ash claiming that no one needs a reason to help someone. Mewtwo's outlook on life was further influenced by how the spring affected it, as if the waters had the same restoring effect on it as they did on other Pokémon, then it concluded that the world was its rightful place as well.

After the military operation on Mount Quena came to a head, Mewtwo had initially contemplated on erasing the memories of everyone involved. However, it took Meowth's speech into consideration, as erasing their memories would prevent the clones from learning about their past, and forgetting would not change the fact that things happen. Mewtwo decided to only erase the memories of Team Rocket—excluding Jessie, James, and Meowth—and departed.

Moves used

Mewtwo Shadow Ball.png
Using Shadow Ball
Mewtwo Counter.png
Using Counter
Move First Used In
Psychic  The Battle of the Badge
Hyper Beam The Birth of Mewtwo
Recover The Birth of Mewtwo
Swift The Birth of Mewtwo
Barrier  Mewtwo Strikes Back
Counter  Mewtwo Strikes Back
Shadow Ball  Mewtwo Strikes Back
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


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Main article: Pikachutwo

Pikachu was cloned from Ash's Pikachu and battled him. Dubbed "Pikachutwo" and "Pikatwo" by the fandom, this clone was also central to the plot of Mewtwo Returns.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Megumi Hayashibara
Meowth was cloned from Team Rocket's Meowth. He was the only clone who refused to fight his counterpart. Dubbed "Meowthtwo" (Japanese: Nyarthtwo) by the fandom, this clone was also central to the plot of Mewtwo Returns. He was seen often with Pikachutwo in that special.

Unlike the Meowth he was cloned from, Meowthtwo is incapable of speaking human language, as that trait was a learned behavior, and thus not carried in Meowth's genetic makeup.

None of Meowthtwo's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese Chiyako Shibahara
English Chiyako Shibahara
This Venusaur battled Corey's Venusaur, Bruteroot. It easily defeated Bruteroot, first blocking its Razor Leaf and then using its vines to send it flying.

Venusaurtwo's known moves are Vine Whip and Razor Leaf*.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Mewtwo's cloned Charizard battled Ash's Charizard, winning the match easily.

Charizardtwo's known moves are Flamethrower and Seismic Toss.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
The cloned Blastoise battled Neesha's own Blastoise, Shellshocker. It easily defeated Shellshocker with a single attack.

Blastoisetwo's known moves are Rapid Spin and Hydro Pump*.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Mewtwo's Cloned Pokémon
Cloned Pokémon
Mewtwo cloned many of the Pokémon owned by the Trainers that came to New Island. Other than the Pokémon already mentioned above, Mewtwo's army included Pokémon cloned from Ash's Bulbasaur and Squirtle; Misty's Psyduck; Brock's Vulpix; Corey's Pidgeot, Scyther, Hitmonlee, Rhyhorn, and Sandslash; Neesha's Wigglytuff, Rapidash, Dewgong, Vileplume, and Ninetales; and Fergus's Gyarados, Nidoqueen, Seadra, Vaporeon, Golduck, and Tentacruel.

Bulbasaurtwo's only known move is Vine Whip.
Other cloned Pokémon's moves are unknown.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back


Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo, and Squirtletwo
Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo, and Squirtletwo
Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo, and Squirtletwo are three of the original cloning attempts made by Dr. Fuji, along with Ambertwo and Mewtwo itself. They were created after Ambertwo and before Mewtwo, but the cloning attempts failed and all three Pokémon died shortly thereafter, followed soon by Ambertwo.

None of their moves are known.

Debut The Birth of Mewtwo
Voice actors
English Tara Jayne (Bulbasaurtwo)
Michael Haigney (Charmandertwo)
Eric Stuart (Squirtletwo)


Mewtwo's Fearow
Mewtwo used this Fearow to find Trainers worthy of coming to New Island. It has a camera attached to its neck so Mewtwo can see what it flies over and choose worthy Trainers.

None of Fearow's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Mewtwo's Dragonite
Mewtwo used this Dragonite as a messenger to deliver invitations for Trainers to come to New Island.

None of Dragonite's moves are known.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese Mitsuru Ogata
English Mitsuru Ogata

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 市村正親 Masachika Ichimura
森久保祥太郎 Shotaro Morikubo (child) (M01)
瀧本富士子 Fujiko Takimoto (child) (The Birth of Mewtwo)
English Philip Bartlett (M01)
Dan Green (Mewtwo Returns)
Unknown (child)
Czech Jaromír Meduna
Dutch Victor van Swaay
Finnish Jussi Lampi (M01)
Pasi Ruohonen (Mewtwo Returns)
French Canada Benoît Marleau
Europe Jean-Marc Delhausse
German Frank Muth
Hungarian Attila Kaszás (M01)
Frigyes Hollósi (Mewtwo Returns)
Italian Mario Zucca
Norwegian Ivar Nørve
Polish Marek Obertyn
Brazilian Portuguese Guilherme Briggs
Russian Олег Куценко Oleg Kutsenko
Spanish Latin America Enrique Mederos
Spain Luis Bajo
Swedish Stephan Karlsén
Turkish Ayhan Kahya

In the core series

Giovanni's Mewtwo appears in the following games. Its moveset and Mega Stone differs between Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Psychic Unknown
Held item:
Bag Mewtwonite X Sprite.png Mewtwonite X
Mewtwo Lv.70
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
Psychic Unknown
Held item:
Bag Mewtwonite Y Sprite.png Mewtwonite Y
Mewtwo Lv.70
Psychic Special
Aura Sphere
Fighting Special
Psychic Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special

A special Mewtwo based on the version that appeared in the twenty-second movie was distributed via serial code to Japanese players of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as a preorder bonus for attendants of the movie. The serial code was available from April 12 to July 11, 2019, and was redeemable until September 30, 2019. The Mewtwo has maxed out AVs in every stat, and has a CP of 10000.

#150 Mewtwo
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 70 150Mewtwo.png
Psychic Unknown
Ability: None
Held item: None
ID: 980718
OT: はかせ
Met: Pokémon Movie 19 (fateful encounter)
Nature: Quiet
Ribbon: None
Psychic Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Psychic Status
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
PE serial code all Japan April 12 to September 30, 2019
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

In the spin-off games

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In Pokémon Puzzle League

On the Very Hard and Super Hard difficulties of Pokémon Puzzle League, Mewtwo states it is the Puzzle Master and is the final opponent to defeat. In the background of the battle, an image of Mewtwo is seen along with several of its cloned Pokémon.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

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Mewtwo appears in the manga adaptation of the first movie.



In the TCG

Mewtwo's Dragonite has served as the basis for one card in the TCG. The following is a list of cards based on Mewtwo's Dragonite.

Mewtwo's Dragonite
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Dragonite Colorless Wizards Black Star Promos   5 Pokémon Web Rare 038/048


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