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Mew
151
ミュウ Myuu
151Mew
Generation I
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Psychic  
Species New Species Pokémon
Abilities Synchronize
Pokédex
Mewtwo ← 151 → Chikorita
Kanto 151 Johto 250/255
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
8.8 lbs. 4.0 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Pink
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F151
Cry

Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Myuu) is a Psychic-type Mythical and Legendary Pokémon. Its DNA was cloned in order to create Mewtwo. It can be only be obtained through Pokémon distribution events.

Biology

Anatomy

Mew is a small, cat-like Pokémon with small, pointed ears, blue eyes, a long, thin tail, and large feet with three toes. It is covered with a layer of fine, pink hair, only visible with the aid of a microscope. It has short arms with three fingers on each paw, and has small, orange, paw pads on the undersides of its feet.

Characteristics

It is said that Mew's DNA possesses the genetic composition of all existing Pokémon species, thus allowing it to use all known Pokémon moves. Its possession of every Pokémon's DNA also allows it to devolve Pokémon, as show in the TCG through its moves Devolution Beam and Devo Crush.

Game data

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Mew Glitch Unlimited
Yellow Mew Glitch Unlimited
Gold/Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Faraway Island One
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl My Pokémon Ranch One
Platinum My Pokémon Ranch One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Mystery Gift, Trade None
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
Yellow
When viewed through a microscope, this Pokémon's short, fine, delicate hair can be seen.
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.
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 thought 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.
Diamond
Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Pearl
Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Platinum
Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
HeartGold
Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
SoulSilver
Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
Black
Because it is able to use every move, there are many scientists who believe that it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
White
Because it is able to use every move, there are many scientists who believe that it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
Black 2
Because it is able to use every move, there are many scientists who believe that it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
White 2
Because it is able to use every move, there are many scientists who believe that it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
X
Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Y
Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.


Base stats

Base Stats
HP
100
Attack
100
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
100
Speed
100
Total
600

Learnset

By leveling up

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Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 151 front Y 151 front GR 151 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 151 front S 151 front C 151 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
E 151 front E 151 front E 151 front
Shiny mew emerald sprite Shiny mew emerald sprite Shiny mew emerald sprite
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 151 front DP 151 front HGSS 151 front
Shiny Mew HGSS
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Mew BW Mew BW Mew BW Back
Shiny Mew BW Shiny Mew BW Shiny Mew BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Mew XY Mew XY MewBackXY
MewShinyXY MewShinyXY MewBackShinyXY
GO Back
Sun Moon Back

Appearances

In the anime

In other games

Trivia

  • Mew was the very first Pokémon trademark ever to be applied for and registered, which is the reason why it was made "the ancestor of all Pokémon."
  • Mew is said to hold the DNA of all Pokémon. This is supported by the fact that it is one of only three Pokémon able to learn Transform, the other one through leveling being Ditto (Smeargle may as well by using its own move Sketch ). This also supports the fact that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
  • Mew and Ditto have similar normal and shiny colours.
  • Despite Mew's DNA being used to create Mewtwo, Mew comes after Mewtwo in the Pokédex.
  • Despite being labelled "the ancestor of all Pokémon" it is unknown if Mew was actually the first Pokémon, it was the first that was trademarked but story wise Arceus is said to have been alone when it was born and Arceus created other Pokémon, it is therefore unknown if Mew was born first and created Arceus or Arceus created Mew to hold the DNA of all Pokémon that Arceus created from then on.
  • Although it can learn all moves, Mew can't learn powerful and rare moves such as Blast Burn, Judgment, and Freeze Shock, mainly because some moves are to be learned by a specific Pokémon, and Mew cannot learn them under a specific condition.
  • Only known Pokémon to have its DNA used in a cloning process to create a different Pokémon, Mewtwo was created by cloning and gene splicing, Team Rocket (who were behind the experiments) were planning on creating a Mewthree. However, this plan failed when Mewtwo destroyed the lab.
  • In Japan, a pink Nintendo DS was released with Mew on it.
  • In Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow it was only officially available through events running during 1999-2000 outside Japan where the events ran approximately 4 years before. Today it's impossible to complete the PokéDex for these games without doing the Mew Glitch or using a memory modification device like the Gameshark, Action Replay, or Xploder.
  • Mew was the first event Pokémon introduced.
  • Mew wasn't originally going to be an actual Pokémon; it was originally just a prank set up by the developers, and behind the creators' backs, no less. However, due to all the publicity it got, it became official.
  • In celebration of Pokémon's 20th anniversary a Mew could be obtained via mystery gift at select GameStop stores on February 1 - February 24 for Pokémon X/Y or Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. In Australia, EB Games is still giving out Mew codes.
  • Mew placed 3rd in a special poll created to see which Pokémon was the most popular to be distributed for the upcoming movie Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna..

Origin

Mew is based on a cat. It also looks similar to a vertebrate embryo.

Name Origin

Mew's name seems to be derived from the word "mew", the sound a cat makes, and possibly "mutant".

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