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Guyana (Japanese: ギアナ Guiana) is a location in South America in the Pokémon world. It is known to be the habitat of Mew. It is based on the real-world location.

Mew flying over Guyana

In the games

Guyana is the location of the jungle where, according to the Pokémon Mansion journals, Mew was discovered. Faraway Island may be part of Guyana.

Mew's Pokédex entries from Pokémon Stadium and FireRed mention that it lives in South America, where the real-world Guyana is located.

In the anime

Ruins in Guyana depicting Mew (from Mewtwo Strikes Back)

Guyana is shown, though not named, in various anime depicting Mew and the origins of Mewtwo.

At the beginning of The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin (a short included at the start of the Japanese extended version of Mewtwo Strikes Back), a Team Rocket expedition team led by Dr. Fuji searched a jungle in Guyana for Mew. The expedition found a fossil of Mew's eyelash, from which they cloned Mewtwo. The first two minutes of this short, set in Guyana, were added to the beginning of the movie in the international extended version.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, scenes featuring Mew before it arrives on New Island also appear to be set in Guyana. Mewtwo's visions of Mew while in Dr. Fuji's cloning lab feature images of the Guyanese jungle.

The film's remake, Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution begins with Dr. Fuji leading an expedition in the jungle in Guyana to find evidence of Mew, whom they believed to be extinct. Meanwhile, Mew observed them from the jungle while frolicking with other Guyanese Pokémon. From ruins in the jungle that featured a wall carving of Mew, Dr. Fuji's team excavated a fossil from Mew's body—from which they later cloned Mewtwo.

Pokémon seen in Guyana


In other media

In the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo Guyana is not mentioned, but South America is mentioned in relation to Team Rocket's long search for Mew, which leads to a discovery of a fossil of Mew's eyebrow.

In Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge, Mew's most common location was in Guyana.

Real-world counterpart

Flag of Guyana

Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, previously known as British Guiana, is a real-world sovereign state on the northern coast of South America that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. As a former territory of the British Empire, it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

See also

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh (HisuiBattle Zone) • Unova
KalosAlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series White CityOrre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube IslandAeos Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolonParallel WorldsPuzzle Continent
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Ranger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

  This article is part of Project Locations, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every location in the Pokémon world.