Mew (Pokémon)

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MEW redirects here. For the Trading Card Game set that uses this set identifier, see 151 (TCG).
For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Mew (disambiguation).
Mew
New Species Pokémon
ミュウ
Mew
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Mew



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Synchronize Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Mew
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Weight
8.8 lbs. 4.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
64
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Mew
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
100
External Links

Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Mew) is a Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Mew is notable for its unique ability to learn every Technical Machine, Technical Record, Hidden Machine, and Move Tutor move (except those exclusive to a particular Pokémon or group of Pokémon, such as Volt Tackle and Secret Sword).

It is a member of the Mew duo along with Mewtwo.

Mew was first officially revealed in the May 1996 issue of CoroCoro[1], less than two months after Pokémon Red and Green were released in Japan.

Biology

Mew is a pink, bipedal Pokémon with mammalian features. It has a rounded, wide snout; triangular ears; and large, blue eyes. It has short arms with three-fingered paws and large hind paws with oval markings on the soles. Its tail is long and thin with an ovoid tip. Its fur is so fine and thin, it can only be seen under a microscope.

Mew has shown a playful, childish personality, showing signs of high intelligence, curiosity, shyness, playfulness, and even selflessness. It is said to have the DNA of every single Pokémon contained within its body. This causes many scientists to theorize that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokémon. It is an incredibly adaptable species, capable of levitation and teleportation. It can use almost all known Moves, regardless of their Types. It has also shown the rare power to transform into all known Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people. As seen on several occasions, it has the ability to create an orb of energy around itself for protection, which can come in many colors, such as green, yellow, and pink.

According to journals found in Kanto's Pokémon Mansion, Dr. Fuji is the one who discovered Mew deep in the jungle and coined its name. With other scientists, he managed to gather some of Mew's DNA and used it in his mansion to create a modified clone of it, aiming it to be the most powerful Pokémon of all, which resulted in the birth of the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo. Since Mew can make itself invisible, very few people have seen it, leading some scientists to declare it extinct and most to assume it to be nothing, but a mirage. However, sightings of it are still being reported to this day, confirming its existence. Even though it's rarely seen, it will willingly show itself to a person who is pure of heart and has a strong desire to see it.

According to the anime's radio drama, The Birth of Mewtwo, Mew was discovered by Jessie's mother, Miyamoto, who registered its cry in a forest 20 years before the events of the series. It was worshiped for its protection by ancient people who created a song in its honor and believed it appeared once a year with the rising sun. It wasn't rediscovered until 18 years after Miyamoto met Mew by sunrise on the peak of a high mountain. As depicted in the episode In the Palms of our Hands! it is capable of splitting itself up and transforming into more than one Pokémon at the same time. It was also shown to possess a strong rivalry with its clone, Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Mew is the only known Pokémon capable of using the Z-Move Genesis Supernova.

Game data

NPC appearances

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  Spoilers end here.  

Pokédex entries

The Pokédex entry from Japanese Pokémon Blue and LeafGreen had some localization changes:

  • 「いまでも まぼろしの ポケモンと いわれる。そのすがたを みたものは ぜんこくでも ほとんど いない。」 (It is still called a Mythical Pokémon. Its shape was seen by almost no one in the entire country.)BLG
    This entry uses the Japanese term for Mythical Pokémon (literally: Illusory Pokémon), but it predates the definitive split between Legendary and Mythical in English media. The localization calls Mew a "mirage" instead.
    In the localization, Mew is said to be a mirage by "many experts". However, the Japanese text does not mention any experts.
    In Japanese, it is said that almost no one has seen Mew in the entire country (全国(ぜんこく)). In English, this was changed to "worldwide".

In the German version of Pokémon Stadium, Mew's entry does not mention South America; instead, it says that Mew has been seen in "Niemandsland" (No Man's Land).

Generation I Kanto
#151
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
Blue
Yellow When viewed through a microscope, this Pokémon's short, fine, delicate hair can be seen.
Stadium A mythical Pokémon of South America which had been thought extinct. A growing number of people have seen it recently.
Generation II Johto
#250
Gold Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
Silver Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
Crystal Because it can learn any move, some people began research to see if it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
Stadium 2 Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#151
Ruby Mew is said to possess the genetic composition of all Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people.
Sapphire
Emerald A Mew is said to possess the genes of all Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people.
FireRed A Pokémon of South America that was thought to have been extinct. It is very intelligent and learns any move.
LeafGreen So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#255
Diamond Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.
SoulSilver Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Because it is able to use every move, there are many scientists who believe that it is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
White
Black 2 Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Y Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques.
Omega Ruby Mew is said to possess the genetic composition of all Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#151
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu When viewed through a microscope, this Pokémon's short, fine, delicate hair can be seen.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It's very intelligent and can use an incredible variety of moves. Many believe that all other Pokémon are descendants of this one.*
Shield This mythical Pokémon is said to be extinct, but sightings of it are still being reported to this day.*
Brilliant Diamond Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of Pokémon.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Event
Blue (Japan)
Event
Yellow
Event
Generation II
Gold Silver
Event
Crystal
Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Event
Emerald
Faraway Island (requires Old Sea Map)* (Only one)
Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
My Pokémon Ranch
Event
Platinum
My Pokémon Ranch*
Event
HeartGold SoulSilver
Event
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Event
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Redeem from Poké Ball Plus
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Redeem from Poké Ball Plus
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Floaroma Town (Only one*)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Event


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Rainbow Cloud
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Indigo Plateau*
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Buried Relic (36F-98F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle (event mission 3)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Deep Mystery Jungle
MD Sky
Deep Mystery Jungle
Ranch
Store 999 Pokémon*
Rumble
Password
PokéPark Wii
Sky Pavilion
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore*
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land (Reward), NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 6
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (All Areas)
Super MD
Mystery Jungle
Picross
Area 04: Stage 07 (must be unlocked with a password)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Buried Relic (40F, 60F, 70F, 90F, 98F)
New Snap
Founja JunglePost-credits
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Launch Special: Meet Mew (3DS)
Event: Mew Strikes Again (3DS)
Event: Mew Manifests (3DS)
Event: Mew Appears (3DS)
Event: Launch Special Stage (Mobile)
Event: Mew Strikes Again (Mobile)
Event: Mew Appears (Mobile)
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Fourth release; 3DS and Mobile)
GO
Special Research
Masters EX
Log-in bonus: Professor Oak & Mew
Café ReMix
Complete Mew challenge and Mew Flower Cake recipe
UNITE
Purchase for 15,000 Aeos Coins/575 Aeos Gems


Also, in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2, Mew is available as a rental Pokémon after the player beats Round 1 of the Prime Cup.

In events

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Yellow
Emerald
  Lum Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 100.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
18/25 ★★★☆☆


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

While Mew is Transformed into other Pokémon, type effectiveness depends on the type(s) of the Pokémon transformed into.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Reflect Type Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1010 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
3030 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
4040 Life Dew Water Status 0000 00——% 10
5050 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
6060 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
7070 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
8080 Transform Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
9090 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
100100 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mew
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mew
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mew
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.9%
Friend Area: Final Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP It makes me happy being with you!
26%-50% HP Oh, no! My HP is half gone!
1%-25% HP I can't go on! My HP is almost gone...
Level up I leveled up! Doesn't that make you happy?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 50%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Clear Mystery Jungle during the epilogue
Connected to: Bulbasaur, Charmeleon, Chikorita, Mudkip, Xerneas
Connection Orb Set: 1

Phrases
Normal I'll do my best on expeditions!
Low HP (< 50%) Hmmm… It's getting tough…
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 18 Min. exp.: 150 Max. exp.: 250
Browser entry R-213
Mew is a rare Pokémon considered to be a mirage. It does flips and can go invisible.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Not available in the present.
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
 
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry N-222
It lets loose psychic orbs at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Mew oversees the PokéPark from the Sky Pavilion. It was Mew's invitation that brought you and your friends to restore friendship to the PokéPark.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 50 - 130   20

#159
 

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.
  Swappable Skill(s):
Block Smash+, Eject+,
Barrier Bash+, Power of 4+


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 225 Base Attack: 210 Base Defense: 210
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Pound, Steel Wing, Charge Beam, Shadow Claw, Volt Switch, Struggle Bug, Frost Breath, Dragon Tail, Infestation, Poison Jab, Rock Smash, Snarl, Cut, Waterfall
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Ancient Power, Dragon Claw, Psyshock, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Hyper Beam, Solar Beam, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Flame Charge, Low Sweep, Overheat, Focus Blast, Energy Ball, Stone Edge, Gyro Ball, Bulldoze, Rock Slide, Grass Knot, Flash Cannon, Wild Charge, Dark Pulse, Dazzling Gleam, Surf
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #060
Mew is an incredibly intelligent Pokémon that lives hidden in the ruins. People say it only appears before those who are pure of heart.

In Pokémon GO, Mew can be obtained by completing the Special Research, A Mythical Discovery.

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Mew
 Psychic 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Mew images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Main series

Major appearances

Mew (M01)

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Mew fought its clone Mewtwo to stop it from destroying the world. Afterwards, it made cameo appearances in anime works related to the movie, such as The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin and Mewtwo Returns before the movie was remade into Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.

Mew (M08)

A Mew was the guardian of the Tree of Beginning in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Mew (anime)
 
Mew in the main series

Mew first appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!, four years prior to the events of Pokémon - I Choose You!. Goh and Chloe spotted it while attending Professor Oak's Summer Camp, where it was seen battling a Nidoking. Mew soon ran off, leading Goh and Chloe to chase it. This Mew has made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Other

A Mew appeared in PK14.

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, a Mirage Mew helped sabotage the Mirage Master's plans.

Minor appearances

A Mew appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Mew was attacked by Mewtwo.

Mew made its main series debut in the boss fantasy of A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!. As of this episode, every Generation I Pokémon appeared in at least one episode of the anime.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, an image of a Mew was on a computer screen used by Mewtwo's creators.

A Mew appeared in the ending credits in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Mew made its main series physical debut in Alola, Kanto!, flying around near Professor Oak's Laboratory. As of this episode, every Generation I Pokémon physically appeared in at least one episode of the anime.

A Mew appeared in a fantasy in That New Old Gang of Mine!.

A silhouetted Mew appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

Pokémon Origins

A Mew appeared at the end of File 4: Charizard, being the only Generation I Pokémon that Red had not caught by the end of the miniseries.

GOTCHA!

A Mew briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Main article: Mew (M01)
Main article: Mew (M08)

Two different Mew appear in the manga adaptations of the first and eighth Pokémon movies.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Mew (Adventures)

Mew debuted in A Glimpse of the Glow.

In The Jynx Jinx, Green's Ditto, nicknamed Ditty, transformed into Mew as an example to Red. It later used this form to lure the Team Rocket Grunts away.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Mew appeared as a silhouette in Let's Aim For The Goal!.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Mew appeared in a flashback in Being Stalked by a Scorbunny–and Challenging a Snorlax in Dynamax Form?!.

A Mew appeared in Getting More than You Battled For!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Mew appeared in Obtain the Moon Stone!!, where it was revealed to be a woman who accidentally transformed into Mew after an experiment went wrong. She eventually reverted to her normal form.

Giovanni caught a Mew as part of the supplies used for the creation of Mewtwo. It was released along with Mewtwo after the creation was unsuccessful.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Red befriended a Mew in Showdown! Clefairy VS Mew!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Mew (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Mew trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros., Mew will sometimes appear out of a Poké Ball. When summoned, it will use Fly to leave the arena. In single-player, the summoner is awarded the "Mew Catcher" bonus, worth 15,000 points.

After unlocking every character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, there is a 1 in 251 chance of Mew appearing from a Poké Ball. The thrower of the Poké Ball receives the same "Mew Catcher" bonus.

Mew returns again as a rare Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the chance of it appearing is 1 in 493 this time. Like the other "secret" Pokémon, it drops rare items instead of just flying away. In Mew's case, the items are CDs. However, once all the pick-up CDs are obtained, it will drop Stickers instead.

Mew returns in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and comes out of a Poké Ball (rarely) and/or Master Ball (rare, but less rare than a Poké Ball).

Mew returns yet again in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, once again as a rare Poké Ball summon, but also as a Spirit.

Throughout the series, Mew, much like Mewtwo, is roughly akin to its portrayal in the first movie, especially having Kōichi Yamadera reprise his role.

Melee trophy information

Mew is an extremely rare Pokémon that has been seen by only a few people. Information on every Pokémon in the world is contained in Mew's cell structure, so it has the ability to use any and all TMs and HMs. Some Pokémon scholars believe Mew to be the ancestor of all existing Pokémon, but the idea is debatable.

Brawl trophy information

"A New Species Pokémon. An extremely rare Pokémon that contains the DNA of all other Pokémon, it is thought by many scholars to be a Pokémon ancestor, considering the wide range of moves it can use. On top of being able to make itself invisible, Mew can also transform into any opponent Pokémon and use characteristics and moves in exactly the same way."

3DS/Wii U trophy information

Mew appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

NA: Mew is a Pokémon previously thought to be extinct but rediscovered by Dr. Fuji. This Legendary Pokémon doesn't often show itself to humans, so it is considered quite lucky to see one. In Smash Bros., Mew will appear and then use Fly to sail away, leaving behind a gift. Thanks, Mew!

PAL: Mew was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered by Dr. Fuji in Guyana. This Mythical Pokémon doesn't often show itself to humans, so it's considered very lucky to see one. In this game, it will float upwards and leave a present behind. If only Mew would turn up more often, eh?

 
Mew in Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon Snap

Mew appears in the seventh course, Rainbow Cloud. Although the game is not combat-oriented, the difficulty of photographing Mew effectively makes it the game's boss. Mew floats in a bubble that turns opaque when the zoom is activated, so players must throw a series of Pester Balls or Food at it to break the bubble so Mew will come out for a clear shot. Photographing Mew gets an automatic bonus of 2,500 points, making it the highest-ranking Pokémon in the game with the highest possible score of 10,000 points with perfect positioning, size, and pose.

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Mew (UNITE)

Mew is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a ranged attacker.

Celestial

Mew appeared in the music video for Celestial by Ed Sheeran.


Music

This is a list of music associated with Mew in the Pokémon games.

Games Location Song name Composition Arrangement
Pokémon Snap During the Rainbow Cloud course, where Mew is encountered Rainbow Cloud[2] Ikuko Mimori[a 1] Ikuko Mimori[a 1]
 E  When battling Mew Battle! (Mew) Junichi Masuda Gō Ichinose
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure During Mew's Chase Skill Game Unknown Unknown

Trivia

 
Mew's discovery date.
 
A wild Mew found using the Mew glitch
  • The US release of Mew as an event for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver happened on the ten-year anniversary of the original release of Gold and Silver.
  • In 2012, Mew was voted the most popular Legendary/Mythical Pokémon in the Pokémon Power Bracket, which consisted of all Legendary and Mythical Pokémon from the first four generations.
  • Mew started the trend of every generation until Generation VI introducing a Mythical Pokémon with a base stat total of 600 and a stat distribution of 100 all around. Others that follow this trend include Celebi, Jirachi, Manaphy, Land Forme Shaymin, and Victini.
  • At 981 episodes (and over two decades), Mew is the Pokémon species that has taken the longest to physically debut in the main anime series from the start of their generation out of any Pokémon thus far.
  • The only ways to legitimately obtain a Shiny Mew are via the Generation II Gotta Catch Em All Event in Thanksgiving 2002, the Old Sea Map on a Japanese copy of Pokémon Emerald, or through the Pokémon Go Mew Masterwork Research quest, which was available for a limited time in Pokémon GO during the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event and then became available again for players who missed purchasing it the first time for a few days in early July 2023.
    • Only the latter two can exist in modern games, as Gen II's "Gotta Catch Em All" Shiny Mew cannot legitimately be transferred to Generation III or later.
    • Mew is the only Pokémon that can be shiny while having the Mightiest Mark.
  • Mew is tied with Muk for the shortest English name of all Pokémon.
    • Mew has the shortest Korean name of all Pokémon, only consisting of one hangul character.
  • Mew is the only Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! that cannot have the Pokémon GO origin mark ( ) in said games.
  • Mew is the only Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation I.
  • As of Generation IX, Mew is the only Generation I Pokémon that does not appear in any regional Pokédex other than Kanto and Johto.
  • The symbol for the Fusion Strike expansion   resembles Mew's tail surrounded by Dynamax clouds.

Origin

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Designer Shigeki Morimoto stated that Mew's design was based on Mewtwo. Its design was made simpler than Mewtwo in order to take up less space on the cartridge.[7][8]

Mew's overall physical appearance appears to be based on domestic cats. Several of Mew's features, such as a short muzzle and large hind feet, are commonly found in cats. Its morphology is also vaguely similar to a jerboa, having large hind legs and a long skinny tail. Mew's earliest design in Pokémon Red and Green resembled a vertebrate embryo, featuring a large head and small body. Mew was soon revised and became mostly mammalian with cat-like traits, while still retaining several embryonic features such as having short fine hair and small forearms. Mew is believed by scientists to be the last universal common ancestor of all other Pokémon, which, along with its resemblance to an embryo, may be a reference to the recapitulation theory.

Name origin

Mew may be a combination of mutant or mutation and new. It may also involve 妙 myō (wonderful, exquisite).

According to Julien Bardakoff, the French localizer for Pokémon Red and Blue, he asked if Mew's name was based on the English onomatopoeia for a cat's meow, and was explicitly told it was not.[9]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ミュウ Mew From mutant or mutation and new, as well as myō
  French Mew Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Mew Same as English/Japanese name
  German Mew Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Mew Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean Mew Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 夢幻 / 梦幻 Mènghuàn From 夢幻 / 梦幻 mènghuàn
  Cantonese Chinese 夢幻 Muhngwaahn*
夢夢 Muhngmuhng*
From 夢幻 muhngwaahn
From muhng doubled


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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Staff of Pokémon Snap - Ikuko Mimori is the only person credited for music in the credits of Pokémon Snap.

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