Mewtwo (Detective Pikachu)

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Mewtwo
ミュウツー Mewtwo
Mewtwo Detective Pikachu trailer.png
Mewtwo
Debuts in Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Caught at Ryme City
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location Ryme City
Mewtwo
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mewtwo 山寺宏一 Kōichi Yamadera
木下紗華 Sayaka Kinoshita
Rina Hoshino
Kotaro Watanabe

Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー Mewtwo) is a major character who appeared in the game Detective Pikachu and the movie of the same name.

In the games

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Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 古谷徹 Tōru Furuya
English Chris Smith

In the movie

Mewtwo was created by humans 20 years before but he managed to escape. Months before the events of the film, Harry Goodman was recruited by Howard Clifford to track down Mewtwo, which eventually led to his capture. Trapped in a spherical chamber, Mewtwo was used by Dr. Ann Laurent to produce the R substance, an aerosolized drug that can make Pokémon go on a rampage. However, Mewtwo was freed by Harry and his partner Pikachu, making Mewtwo realizing that not all humans are evil. When Harry's car crashed in an ambush, Mewtwo came to his rescue and combined a dying Harry into Pikachu's body but also erased his memory, creating Detective Pikachu as a result.

When Detective Pikachu was critically injured, a bunch of Bulbasaur brought Tim and Pikachu to Mewtwo's location, where he healed Pikachu. But before Mewtwo was able to fully reveal the secret of Harry's case, he was captured and taken away by Howard's man. When Tim arrived at Howard's office, he learnt that Howard was trying to transfer his mind into Mewtwo, so that he could use Mewtwo's ability to transfer all humans' minds into their Pokémon. Mewtwo tried to warn Tim to run before his body was taken over.

After a long struggle, Tim was able to remove Howard's neural link and Mewtwo was freed. As Detective Pikachu was about to fall to his death, Mewtwo used his psychic powers to save him. He then reversed the disaster caused by Howard. Before taking his leave, Mewtwo revealed that Detective Pikachu was actually Tim's father Harry Goodman and unmerged Harry out of Pikachu's body.

Personality and characteristics

This Mewtwo is portrayed as a benevolent figure despite his mistrust of humans, much like both Mewtwo in the anime after their character development. While mostly viewed by Tim and Pikachu as a dangerous, malevolent figure prior to meeting him, Mewtwo is in fact a protector of both humans and Pokémon, able to use his abilities to save the lives of others as he watches over them.

This Mewtwo differs from previous depictions of the character in two ways. The first is that he possesses the unique ability to transfer the minds of humans into Pokémon. This ability could only be done when the receiving Pokémon are willing (as in the case of Detective Pikachu) or when they lose control of themselves (when drugged with the R substance). The second is that he speaks with an androgynous "fused" telepathic voice provided by a male and a female voice actor; despite this, unlike previous Mewtwo, which were almost always referred to with gender-neutral pronouns, he is referred to with male pronouns throughout the movie. However, when Howard's mind is transferred into Mewtwo, he speaks non-telepathically with Howard's voice.

Voice actors

  • Note: Mewtwo is voiced by both actors using a fusion effect.
Language Voice actor
Japanese 山寺宏一 Kōichi Yamadera
木下紗華 Sayaka Kinoshita
English Rina Hoshino
Kotaro Watanabe
Polish Tomasz Błasiak
European Spanish Emma Cifuentes
Pablo Irles

Trivia

  • This incarnation of Mewtwo is the first one to speak normally (similar to Team Rocket's Meowth) rather than telepathically, albeit only when fused with Howard.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mewtwo.



Main characters Detective PikachuTim GoodmanLucy Stevens
Supporting characters: Dr. Ann LaurentHarry GoodmanHoward CliffordJack
Lieutenant Hide YoshidaMewtwoRoger CliffordSebastian
Game characters: Emilia ChristieMeiko OkamotoEthan GrahamBrad McMaster
Mike BakerFrank HolidayAmanda BlackstonePablo Millan

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