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|ability = [[Synchronize]]
 
|ability = [[Synchronize]]
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'''Mew''' (Japanese: '''ミュウ''' ''Myuu'') is a {{type|Psychic}}-[[Types|type]] [[Mythical Pokémon|Mythical]] and [[Legendary Pokémon]], and is the last [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] in the [[Kanto]] [[Pokédex]]. Unlike any other Pokémon, it has the ability to learn every [[TM]] and [[HM]] except [[Draco Meteor]].
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'''Mew''' (Japanese: '''ミュウ''' ''Myuu'') is a {{type|Psychic}}-[[Types|type]] [[Mythical Pokémon|Mythical]] and [[Legendary Pokémon]], and is the last [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] in the [[Kanto]] [[Pokédex]]. Unlike any other Pokémon, it has the ability to learn every [[TM]] and [[HM]]. Although, it still would not be able to learn those exclusive to a particular Pokémon or group of Pokémon, such as [[Draco Meteor]] and [[Secret Sword]]. It can also float but cannot learn fly.
   
Mew does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon; however, its DNA was cloned to create [[Mewtwo]]. It was the last Pokémon in the [[Pokédex]] until [[Generation II]] was released.
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Mew does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon; however, its DNA was cloned to create [[Mewtwo]]. It was the last Pokémon in the [[Pokédex]] until [[Generation II]] was released.
   
==Appearance==
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==Biology==
Mew's appearance is that of a pink cat-like [[Pokémon]] with large feet, 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.
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===Physiology===
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Mew's appearance is that of a pink 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==
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===Special abilities===
 
Mew has the [[Pokémon Abilities|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.
 
Mew has the [[Pokémon Abilities|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]].
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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]]. It's possession of every Pokémon's DNA also allows it the [[Devolution|Devolve]] Pokémon, as show in the TCG though it's 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.
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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.
   
==Appearances==
 
===In the anime===
 
[[File:Mew c.jpg|thumb|left|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 ''[[Pokémon the First 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 [[Team Rocket's Meowth|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 ''[[DP092: A Lean, Mean, Team Rocket Machine|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 Mirage Pokémon|The Mastermind of ]]''[[File:1_Brandon's_Mew.png|thumb|left|Mew in "Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]][[File:Mew.jpg|thumb|Curious Mew]][[File:Ancient_mew_1.jpg|thumb|left|Ancient Mew card]]''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon|Mirage Pokémon]]''.[[File:MewOpening.png|thumb|Mew in the opening of generation 1]]
 
 
===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 (Adventures)|Emerald]] used soil from Mew's [[Faraway Island|birthplace]] to calm down all the rental Pokémon as Mew is believed to have the DNA of all Pokémon.
 
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==Game info==
 
==Game info==
 
===Game locations===
 
===Game locations===
 
{{Game Locations
 
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===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
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|redblue=So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
gold=Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.|
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|yellow=When viewed through a microscope, this Pokémon's short, fine, delicate hair can be seen.
silver=Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.|
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|gold=Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
crystal=Because it can learn any move, some people began research to see if it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.|
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|silver=Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
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.|
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|crystal=Because it can learn any move, some people began research to see if it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
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|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.
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|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.
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|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.
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|firered=A Pokémon of South America that was thought to have been extinct. It is very intelligent and learns any move.
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|leafgreen=So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
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|diamond=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.|
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|pearl=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.|
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|platinum=Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
soulsilver=Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.|
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|heartgold=Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
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|black 2=Because it is able to use every move, there are many scientists who believe that it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
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|white 2=Because it is able to use every move, there are many scientists who believe that it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
 
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===''Super Smash Bros.''===
 
===''Super Smash Bros.''===
 
 
Mew has been a featured [[Pokémon]] in every one of the ''Super Smash Brothers'' games.
 
Mew has been a featured [[Pokémon]] in every one of the ''Super Smash Brothers'' games.
   
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==Origins==
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==Appearances==
Mew's name likely has to do with the onomatopoeia for a kitten's cry, referring to its cat-like appearance. However, some say that it is derived from the greek letter ''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:17.33333396911621px;font-weight:bold;line-height:19.19999885559082px;">μ</span>''(pronounced mew). In some fonts they way it is written makes it look like a cat. It's also the 12 most powerful pokemon
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===In the anime===
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{{main|Mew (MS001)|Mew (MS008)}}
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[[File:Mew c.jpg|thumb|Mew as it appears in the movie|100px]]
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Mew has been featured in several [[Pokémon movies]], having a large role in most of them.
   
==Gallery==
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Mew first appeared in the movie ''[[Pokémon the First Movie|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'' or [[Pokémon the First Movie]], and fought with [[Mewtwo]].
{{Gallery Box-Small|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
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Mew's second movie appearance was in ''[[Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'', where Mew from the first movie takes [[Team Rocket's Meowth|Meowth]] and [[Ash's Pikachu]] to the [[Tree of Beginning]]. Mew has also made appearances in other movies.
Awesome Sir Aaron.png|Mew (anime)
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Mew.gif
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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 ''[[DP092: A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!|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 Mirage Pokémon|The Mastermind of]]''.
Mew 15.jpg
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5555.png|Mew's original artwork
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===In the manga===
MewOpening.png|Mew seen in the [[Pokémon Theme Song (Gotta Catch 'Em All)]].
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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 (Adventures)|Emerald]] used soil from Mew's [[Faraway Island|birthplace]] to calm down all the rental Pokémon as Mew is believed to have the DNA of all Pokémon.
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== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
 
*Mew was the very first Pokémon trademark ever to be applied for and registered, which may be the reason why it was made "the ancestor of all Pokémon."
 
*Mew was the very first Pokémon trademark ever to be applied for and registered, which may be the reason why it was made "the ancestor of all Pokémon."
*Mew is said to hold the DNA of all Pokemon. This is supported by the fact that it is one of only two Pokémon able to learn [[Transform]], the other being [[Ditto]]. This also supports the fact that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokemon.
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*Mew is said to hold the DNA of all Pokémon. This is supported by the fact that it is one of only two Pokémon able to learn [[Transform]], the other being [[Ditto]]. This also supports the fact that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
 
*Mew and Ditto have similar normal and shiny colours.
 
*Mew and Ditto have similar normal and shiny colours.
 
*Despite Mew's DNA being used to create Mewtwo, Mew comes after Mewtwo in the Pokedex, this is possibly due to Mew being Legendary and Mythical whereas Mewtwo is just Legendary, Mythicals always come last in the Pokedex.
 
*Despite Mew's DNA being used to create Mewtwo, Mew comes after Mewtwo in the Pokedex, this is possibly due to Mew being Legendary and Mythical whereas Mewtwo is just Legendary, Mythicals always come last in the Pokedex.
*Despite being labelled "the ancestor of all Pokemon" it is unknown if Mew was actually the first Pokemon, 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 Pokemon, it is therefore unknown if Mew was born first and created Arceus or Arceus created Mew to hold the DNA of all Pokemon that Arceus created from then on.
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*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.
 
*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.
*Mew's gender has been a subject of debate for some time. Officially, Mew is genderless; however, in various media such as the films and television series, Mew is described as mother. That it gave birth to Mewtwo (as described in the video game series) isn't in a literal sense. Mewtwo was created from Mew's DNA; thus, Mew could be considered Mewtwo's "parent." In [[PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure]], it is referred to as a "he", in the first Pokemon movie guide it is also referred to as a male. Numerous fans have mistaken Mew for a female, similarly many fans mistake Mew's clone counterpart, Mewtwo, for a male, officially both are genderless.
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*Mew's gender has been a subject of debate for some time. Officially, Mew is genderless; however, in various media such as the films and television series, Mew is described as mother. That it gave birth to Mewtwo (as described in the video game series) isn't in a literal sense. Mewtwo was created from Mew's DNA; thus, Mew could be considered Mewtwo's "parent." In [[PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure]], it is referred to as a "he", in the first Pokémon movie guide it is also referred to as a male. Numerous fans have mistaken Mew for a female, similarly many fans mistake Mew's clone counterpart, Mewtwo, for a male, officially both are genderless.
 
*Based on scales, Mew has the longest tail in relation to its own body. This does not include snakelike Pokémon such as Ekans, Arbok, and Seviper.
 
*Based on scales, Mew has the longest tail in relation to its own body. This does not include snakelike Pokémon such as Ekans, Arbok, and Seviper.
*Only known Pokemon to have it's DNA used in a cloning process, 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, however rumours of a Mewthree have still persisted for some time.
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*Only known Pokémon to have it's DNA used in a cloning process, 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, however rumours of a Mewthree have still persisted for some time.
 
*Although having lower stats than Mewtwo, in the anime it is shown to be just as powerful, if not more powerful, than its clone counterpart. This is an example of anime physics.
 
*Although having lower stats than Mewtwo, in the anime it is shown to be just as powerful, if not more powerful, than its clone counterpart. This is an example of anime physics.
 
*In Japan, a pink Nintendo DS was released with Mew on it.
 
*In Japan, a pink Nintendo DS was released with Mew on it.
 
*In Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow it is impossible to complete the PokéDex without doing [[Mew Glitch#The Mew Glitch|the Mew Glitch]].
 
*In Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow it is impossible to complete the PokéDex without doing [[Mew Glitch#The Mew Glitch|the Mew Glitch]].
*Mew was the first Pokémon introduced who is not legitimately obtainable in the main series. Celebi soon followed, however Celebi became legitimatly available in the Japanese version of Crystal via event only.
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*Mew was the first Pokémon introduced who is not legitimately obtainable in the main series. Celebi soon followed, however Celebi became legitimately available in the Japanese version of Crystal via event only.
 
*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.
 
*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.
*Mew is from Guyana (mentioned in a journal in the Pokemon Mansion). 
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*Mew is from Guyana (mentioned in a journal in the Pokémon Mansion). 
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*A hacker found coding for an encounter with a level 4 Mew in Pokémon X/Y. This could mean there's an upcoming early-game event.
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==Gallery==
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Latest revision as of 22:34, April 14, 2014

Type
Psychic  
Species New Species Pokémon
Abilities Synchronize
Pokédex
Mewtwo ← 151 → Chikorita
Kanto 151 Johto N/A
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 4.0kg 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. Although, it still would not be able to learn those exclusive to a particular Pokémon or group of Pokémon, such as Draco Meteor and Secret Sword. It can also float but cannot learn fly.

Mew does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon; however, its DNA was cloned to create Mewtwo. It was the last Pokémon in the Pokédex until Generation II was released.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Mew's appearance is that of a pink 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 abilitiesEdit

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. It's possession of every Pokémon's DNA also allows it the Devolve Pokémon, as show in the TCG though it's 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 infoEdit

Game locationsEdit

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 entriesEdit

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
Y

Super Smash Bros.Edit

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.

SpritesEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Spr 1b 151 Spr 1y 151 Spr 1g 151 Spr b g1 151
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Spr 2c 151 Spr 2s 151 Spr 2c 151 Spr b g2 151
Spr 2c 151 s Spr 2s 151 s Spr 2c 151 s Spr b g2 151 s
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3e 151 Spr 3e 151 Spr 3e 151 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 Mew HGSS 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

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

Main articles: Mew (MS001) and Mew (MS008)
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Mew as it appears in the movie
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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 mangaEdit

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.

TriviaEdit

  • Mew was the very first Pokémon trademark ever to be applied for and registered, which may be 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 two Pokémon able to learn Transform, the other being Ditto. 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 Pokedex, this is possibly due to Mew being Legendary and Mythical whereas Mewtwo is just Legendary, Mythicals always come last in the Pokedex.
  • 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.
  • Mew's gender has been a subject of debate for some time. Officially, Mew is genderless; however, in various media such as the films and television series, Mew is described as mother. That it gave birth to Mewtwo (as described in the video game series) isn't in a literal sense. Mewtwo was created from Mew's DNA; thus, Mew could be considered Mewtwo's "parent." In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, it is referred to as a "he", in the first Pokémon movie guide it is also referred to as a male. Numerous fans have mistaken Mew for a female, similarly many fans mistake Mew's clone counterpart, Mewtwo, for a male, officially both are genderless.
  • Based on scales, Mew has the longest tail in relation to its own body. This does not include snakelike Pokémon such as Ekans, Arbok, and Seviper.
  • Only known Pokémon to have it's DNA used in a cloning process, 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, however rumours of a Mewthree have still persisted for some time.
  • Although having lower stats than Mewtwo, in the anime it is shown to be just as powerful, if not more powerful, than its clone counterpart. This is an example of anime physics.
  • In Japan, a pink Nintendo DS was released with Mew on it.
  • In Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow it is impossible to complete the PokéDex without doing the Mew Glitch.
  • Mew was the first Pokémon introduced who is not legitimately obtainable in the main series. Celebi soon followed, however Celebi became legitimately available in the Japanese version of Crystal via event only.
  • 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.
  • Mew is from Guyana (mentioned in a journal in the Pokémon Mansion). 
  • A hacker found coding for an encounter with a level 4 Mew in Pokémon X/Y. This could mean there's an upcoming early-game event.

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