Mirage Mew was a Pokémon created by Dr. Yung, unlike his many other mirage Pokémon Mew actually possessed a soul and refused to obey him. Dr. Yung disowned the Pokémon and wrote it off as a flawed specimen. It is first seen by Pikachu during the battle between Dr. Yung and Ash. After Dr. Yung kidnaps Professor Oak it meets the Pokémon professor but is later forced to leave the room. Ash's Pikachu is then kidnapped and Mew helps Ash find Pikachu who has had his memory read by a machine and is hurt. Mew is later seen again using Protect on itself to protect Pikachu, Combusken, Gyarados and Dragonite. Dr. Yung has had enough and orders Mewtwo to teach Mew a lesson. The other witness Mew being struck with an Iron Tail, Mega Punch and a Solarbeam. Mew is then absorbed into the Mirage system, to which Dr. Yung remarks "good riddance flawed specimen." This angers Ash who along with the others decide to take vengance on Mewtwo. Just as Mewtwo is about to obliterate Pikachu and the others it is restrained and Mew reappears. Professor Oak states that Mew was tucked into Mewtwo's data, then tells the group that if they want to defeat Dr. Yung they need to attack while Mew is restraining Mewtwo. Ash then realizes it'll cause Mew to disappear but then orders Pikachu to use Volt Tackle, he strikes Mewtwo and the other witness the Mirage system blow up and watch Mewtwo dissolve along with Mew who smiles as it is absorbed into the database. Professor Oak then states the reason the Mirage database exploded was because Mew possessed a soul and a soul can't be turned into data.