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Pokémon - Mew
No. 151
Region Kanto
Colour Pink
Height 1 ft 4 in
Weight 8.8 lbs
Type New Species
Attack Type
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Mewtwo Chikorita

Mew (ミュウ, Myuu) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. In the Pokémon video games, it is a Psychic-type secret Pokémon that was discovered in the first group of Pokémon games: Pokémon Red and Blue, Green, and Yellow. Mew is the Red/Blue/Green/Yellow counterpart to the Gold/Silver/Crystal Celebi and the Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Jirachi.

The name "Mew" refers to the sound made by a cat. Mew was secretly put in the game by one of the lead programmers, Shigeki Morimoto. When the Game Freak president, Satoshi Tajiri, found out about it, he told about it being in the game.

Mew is #151 in the Pokédex and could only be obtained through special events or by using a cheating device like Gameshark, or a game-enhancing device.


Pokémon - Mewtwo
No. 150
Region Kanto
Colour White and purple
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 269 lbs
Type Genetic
Attack Type
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Dragonite Mew

Mewtwo is a "Genetic" species of Pokémon that is number 150 in the Pokédex. Mewtwo was cloned from Mew by scientists. It is a Psychic type Pokémon. Mewtwo appeared in two movies: Pokémon: The First Movie and Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns.

In Pokémon Red and Blue the player first learns of Mewtwo by research papers left in a ruined laboratory on Cinnabar Island. Mewtwo is told to be a mutant child of Mew[1] made after years of work by one scientist.[2] Mewtwo is obtainable in the Cerulean Cave, which opens after defeating the Elite Four.[3] In the remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen the player now has to get 60 Pokédex entries before they can go in the cave.[4]

Mewtwo is a character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and is one of eleven playable characters that can be unlocked in the game. It uses the moves Shadow Ball, Confusion, Teleport, and Disable [5]


  1. Game Freak. Pokémon Red. Nintendo. Level/area: Pokémon Mansion, Cinnibar Island. (September 30, 1998) “Feb. 6. MEW gave birth. We named the newborn MEWTWO.”
  2. Nintendo. Super Smash Bros. Melee. Nintendo. Level/area: Mewtwo Trophy #1 description. (December 3, 2001) “A genetically created Pokémon, Mewtwo is the result of many long years of research by a solitary scientist. Although Mewtwo was cloned from the genes of the legendary Pokémon Mew, its size and character are far different than its ancestor. Its battle abilities have been radically heightened, making it ruthless.”
  3. Rich, Jason (1999). Pokémon: Pathways to Adventure. Sybex. p. 101. ISBN 0-782-12503-4 . 
  4. Nintendo staff (2004). Pokémon Leafgreen Version, Firered Version the Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Nintendo. ISBN 193020650X . 
  5. Nintendo. Super Smash Bros. Melee. (2001-12-03)

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