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Type(s)
Type Psychic  
Species Genetic Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Unnerve (DW)
Pokédex
Dragonite ← 150 → Mew
Kanto 150 Johto 249/254
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 151
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Mewtwo
150
ミュウツー Myuutsuu
150Mewtwo
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
269.0 lbs. 122.0 kg 6'07" 2.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F150
Cry

Type(s)
Type Psychic  Type Fighting
Species Genetic Pokémon
Abilities Steadfast
Pokédex
Dragonite ← 150M → Mew
Kanto 150 Johto 249/254
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 151
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Mega Mewtwo X
150M
メガミュウツーX Mega Myuutsuu X
150MMewtwo
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
280.0 lbs. 127.0 kg 7'07" 2.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F150M
Cry

Type(s)
Type Psychic  
Species Genetic Pokémon
Abilities Insomnia
Pokédex
Dragonite ← 150M2 → Mew
Kanto 150 Johto 249/254
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 151
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Mega Mewtwo Y
150M2
メガミュウツーY Mega Myuutsuu Y
150M2Mewtwo
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
72.8 lbs. 33.0 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple
Body Style Footprint
Body12
F150M2
Cry

Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー Myuutsuu) is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Giovanni hired scientists from Cinnabar Island to create it, which they did using Mew's DNA. This is similar to Genesect being created by Team Plasma in the newer generations of Pokémon using what many people say was Kabutops as the base. It is the final boss in Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs. Right after that, it gained levels of power, forcing the player to fight it twice. It later rescues Rand from a different dimension. It is the highest level Pokémon to be caught in Pokémon Fire Red and Pokémon Leaf Green, appearing at Level 70 in Cerulean Cave.

Mewtwo's original name was Gigu-2 as a reference to the similar villain from Earthbound - Giegue (better known as Giygas).

Evolution

Mewtwo, has two special mega evolutions, that can reached in Pokémon X/Y, during battle. The different evolutions are most likely so that X and Y have differences.

Biology

Physiology

Mewtwo is based loosely off of Mew, with a less feline look. Its body is purple and it has three fingers on each hand. Mewtwo has a faint purple aura emerging from it at full power.

Forms

Armor mewtwo

Armored Mewtwo

Mewtwo has an Anime/Manga exclusive form named Armored Mewtwo in the anime, and M2 Bind in the Manga. In the manga the form increases all of Mewtwo's Psychic abilities, and in the anime it allows Giovanni to control it.


Evolution

Though it technically doesn't evolve, Mewtwo has two Mega Evolutions, which appear in the Pokemon X and Y games. Mega Mewtwo Y was the first of the two to be revealed. It is exclusive to Pokémon Y Version, making its anime debut in the movie: Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening. The form drastically changes Mewtwo's appearance, moving its tail to its head, giving it a long head, and changing it's eye colour, feet and hands. Mewtwo can only evolve into this form by holding the Mewtwonite Y in battle. Mega Mewtwo X, exclusive to Pokémon X Version, gains the Fighting-type upon evolution. It does not change Mewtwo's appearance as drastically, but it gives it a more "armored" look. Mewtwo can only evolve into this form by holding the Mewtwonite X Mega Stone in battle.

Special abilities

Mewtwo is highly adept at using its Psychic powers, displaying telekinesis and telepathy as well. It uses it's telepathy to communicate with humans and translate the Pokémon language. It is able to Fly, block special abilities, and erase people's memories as seen in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Mewtwo when caught has a base happiness of 0, it is said to have the most savage heart of all Pokémon.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene splicing and DNA engineering experiments.
Yellow
Its DNA is almost the same as Mew's. However, its size and disposition are vastly different.
Gold
Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes.
Silver
It usually remains motionless to conserve energy, so that it may unleash its full power in battle.
Crystal
A vicious psychic Pokémon created by genetic engineering. Its cold, glowing eyes strike fear into its enemy.
Ruby
Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Sapphire
Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Emerald
A Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans made its body, they failed to give it a warm heart.
FireRed
A Pokémon whose genetic code was repeatedly recombined for research. It turned vicious as a result.
LeafGreen
It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene-splicing and DNA-engineering experiments.
Diamond
?
Pearl
?
Platinum
A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
HeartGold
Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes.
SoulSilver
It usually remains motionless to conserve energy, so that it may unleash its full power in battle.
Black
A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
White
A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
Black 2
A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
White 2
A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
X
Y


Locations

Mewtwo Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Cerulean Cave One
Yellow Cerulean Cave One
Gold/Silver Trade None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Cerulean Cave One
Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Cerulean Cave One
Black/White Mewtwo Returns Mystery Gift/Trade One


Events

Event Year Location Level
Pokémon Smash! 2011 Japan 70
Mighty Mewtwo 2012 North America 70

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
File:Red-Blue Myuustu Sprite.png File:Yellow Myuustu Sprite.png File:Red-Green Myuutsu Sprite.png Generation I Myuustu Back Sprite
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Gold Myuustu Sprite.png File:Silver Myuustu Sprite.png File:Crystal Myuustu Sprite.gif Generation II Myuustu Back Sprite
Gold Myuustu Sprite Shiny Silver Myuustu Sprite Shiny Crystal Myuustu Sprite Shiny Generation II Myuustu Back Sprite Shiny
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Ruby-Sapphire Myuustu Sprite.png File:Emerald Myuustu Sprite.gif File:FireRed-LeafGreen Myuustu Sprite.png Generation III Myuustu Back Sprite
Ruby-Sapphire Myuustu Sprite Shiny Emerald Myuustu Sprite Shiny FireRed-LeafGreen Myuustu Sprite Shiny Generation III Myuustu Back Sprite Shiny
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Mewtwo DP Platinum Myuustu Sprite Mewtwo HGSS Generation IV Myuustu Back Sprite
Diamond-Pearl Myuustu Sprite Shiny Platinum Myuustu Sprite Shiny Mewtwo Shiny HGSS Generation IV Myuustu Back Sprite Shiny
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Mewtwo BW.png File:Mewtwo Back V.png
File:Mewtwo Shiny BW.png File:Mewtwo Shiny Back BW.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Appearances

In the anime

Armored Mewtwo

Mewtwo in its armour when Giovanni controlled it

Mewtwo's anime debut was in Battle of the Badge! where Giovanni used it against Gary, who referred to it as an "evil" Pokémon. Mewtwo again appeared in It's Mr. Mime Time briefly. Mewtwo also appeared in Showdown at the Poké-Corral! where it escaped from Giovanni's gym, as seen in the movie. Mewtwo has been the focus of a few movies, being the main Pokémon in Mewtwo Strikes Back, in Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon under the control of Dr. Yung and Extremespeed Genesect and the Reawakening of Mewtwo. Mewtwo was also the star of the movie; Mewtwo Returns.

In the manga

It was created by Blaine in a laboratory and went on a rampage, almost destroying Cerulean City. When Red heard about "The Monster of Cerulean City", he decided to catch it. After a single encounter with the tornado that was Mewtwo, he met Blaine. Blaine told Red of his condition, how if Mewtwo continued to rampage, both Blaine and it would die. Blaine then continued to show Red his disfigured hand, a mark that he shared with Mewtwo, and concluded his talk with Red, declaring he intended to kill Mewtwo, in order to put it out of its misery, and also to save his own life. Red later encountered Blaine attempting to finish Mewtwo. Red, after stopping Blaine's attempted suicidal killing of Mewtwo, caught it using his whole team, and launching Pika with the Master Ball in its mouth, catching Mewtwo for Blaine. Blaine decided to train and raise Mewtwo as his own. Later, Mewtwo appeared alongside Blaine, battling a child helping them train. Blaine assisted Yellow from then on out, being paired with Yellow by Sabrina's Alakazam. In this setting, we learn that Mewtwo needs to rest in its Poké Ball, and if it was released for too long (over 5 minutes), it would die. It then appeared again in the FireRed and LeafGreen chapter, being loaned to Red by Blaine. It aided the Pokédex holders in stopping 9 Forretress from blowing up Neo Team Rocket's airship with Explosion, and with fighting Deoxys. Since then, it is back on Cinnabar Island, training with Blaine.

Etymology

Mewtwo's name comes from the word 'Mew', which is like a cat meowing, and 'two' because it's a clone of Mew. It is based on a scientific cat.

Trivia

  • Although it is a clone of Mew, it comes before Mew in the Pokédex possibly because Mew is a Mythical Pokémon and Mythicals always come last in the PokéDex.
  • Mewtwo was created from one of Mew's cells.
  • Mewtwo is the only Pokémon thus far to be created as a result of cloning, but not the only one to be created scientifically, Pokémon such as Castform and the Porygon family are created scientifically, Genesect and the Fossil Pokémon existing in today's environment are aided by science. 
  • Mewtwo is the first Pokémon to receive a Mega Evolution, as well being the first Pokemon having two different Mega Evolution Forms.
  • Mewtwo has been noted as being the most powerful Pokémon in existence. The most recent note of this was in Mewtwo: Prologue to the Awakening, where it is stated twice.

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