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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
Mew
151
ミュウ Myuu
151Mew
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
8.8 lbs. 4.0 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Pink
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F151
Cry

Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Myuu) is a Psychic-type Mythical and Legendary Pokémon, and is the last Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex. Unlike any other Pokémon, it has the ability to learn every TM and HM. Its DNA was cloned to create Mewtwo.

Biology

Physiology

Mew is a small cat-like Pokémon with large feet with three toes, blue eyes, small pointed ears and a long, skinny tail. 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.

Special abilities

Mew has the Ability Synchronize. This ability allows it to pass on any status problem, except Sleep and Frozen, to its opponent. This ability also raises the encounter rate of Pokémon with its same nature.

Additionally, it is said that Mew's DNA possesses the genetic composition of all existing Pokémon species, thus allowing it to use all known Pokémon techniques. Also, as shown in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, it can change into any Pokémon using Transform. It changed into Meowth, Ho-Oh, Pidgeot, Pikachu, Aipom, Treecko, Taillow, Mime Jr., and Pichu. 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.

Mew has also shown its ability to Levitate, create force fields, and change its form into any existing species of Pokémon. It is a very versatile and is arguably one of the most powerful Pokémon in every region.

Game info

Game locations

Mew Locations
Version(s) Location 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


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.

Super Smash Bros.

Mew has been a featured Pokémon in every one of the Super Smash Brothers games.

In original Super Smash Bros., a Mew will fly up without affecting the battlefield. In Super Smash Bros. Melee there is a 1 in 251 chance that a Poké Ball item contains Mew, and if this is the first time the player sees it, they will get an "achievement" after the battle. While it does not attack, the player receives 10,000 points after the battle is over. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it may even leave the player with a CD, a rare item that unlocks additional music in the game. Also, like in Melee, if it is the player's first time seeing Mew, they will get a "Notice" record from encountering him. This can be viewed later, along with the date and time the player received it.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 151 front Y 151 front GR 151 front Spr b g1 151
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 151 front S 151 front C 151 front Spr b g2 151
Spr 2s 151 s Spr 2c 151 s Spr b g2 151 s
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
E 151 front E 151 front E 151 front Spr b g3 151
Shiny mew emerald sprite Shiny mew emerald sprite Shiny mew emerald sprite Spr b g3 151 s
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DPPtMew DPPtMew HGSS 151 front Spr b g4 151
Spr 4d 151 s Spr 4d 151 s Shiny Mew HGSS Spr b g4 151 s
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Mew BW Mew BW Back
Shiny Mew BW Shiny Mew BW Back
X Y Back
Mew XY MewBackXY
MewShinyXY MewBackShinyXY

Appearances

In the anime

Main articles: Mew (MS001) and Mew (MS008)
Mew c

Mew as it appears in the movie

Mew has been featured in several Pokémon movies, having a large role in most of them.

Mew first appeared in the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back or Pokémon the First Movie, and fought with Mewtwo. Mew's second movie appearance was in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, where Mew from the first movie takes Meowth and Ash's Pikachu to the Tree of Beginning. Mew has also made appearances in other movies.

Mew has been shown several times though in the TV series anime. Mew is in the opening theme of the Pokémon anime series, and it was featured in the TV Movie special Mewtwo Returns, during a flashback sequence of Mewtwo's. In the episode A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!, it appears in one of Meowth's boss fantasies, along with Celebi, Phione, Manaphy, and Jirachi. It appears as a mirage Pokémon in the special The Mastermind of.

In the manga

The first legendary Pokémon that Red saw was Mew; he tried to capture it, but due to his lack of experience he was unable to catch it. In the Emerald arc, Emerald used soil from Mew's birthplace to calm down all the rental Pokémon as Mew is believed to have the DNA of all Pokémon.

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 Pokemon" 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.

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