Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Myuu) is a 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.-
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.
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.
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.
In the anime
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 ofMirage Pokémon.
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.
|Diamond/Pearl||My Pokémon Ranch||One|
|Platinum||My Pokémon Ranch||One|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Mystery Gift, Trade||None|
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.
- 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).
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