Mew (M01)

ミュウ Mew
Mew M01.png
Debuts in Mewtwo Strikes Back
Gender Unknown
Ability Synchronize*
Current location Unknown
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mew Kōichi Yamadera

Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Mew) is a Mythical Pokémon who had a starring role in Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake.

In the movies

Mew made a cameo appearance at the start of the movie, and did not take a major role until later. A Mewtwo was cloned from Mew's DNA, extracted from Mew's eyelash. Later, Mew started appearing around New Island while Mewtwo was testing its first partner Pokémon clones. Mew followed Team Rocket into the main part of the island.

Mew traveling

When Mewtwo's other new clones were born, Mew came with them, but disappeared momentarily. When Mew reappeared shortly later, it tried to reason with Mewtwo, which led to a battle between the two. Ash stopped their battle by throwing himself in the middle of their attacks, which turned him to stone. After Ash was revived by Pokémon tears, Mewtwo flew away with its clones and Mew went with them. At the end of the movie, Ash briefly saw Mew in the sky, though Brock and Misty didn't see anything. After the credits are over, a brief scene plays showing Mew flying towards the mountains.

In Mewtwo Returns, Mewtwo briefly saw Mew after being thrown into the Purity Spring on Mount Quena, but this was just its imagination. It briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies. Mew physically reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it played the same role.

Personality and characteristics

Mew floating in a bubble

Mew has a very playful and curious nature, and it prefers having fun over fighting. It didn't even seem to understand that Mewtwo was wanting to fight it until one of Mewtwo's attacks actually hit it. When battling, however, Mew was shown taking the fight very seriously as well. After the battle, Mew quickly took back its serious side and resumed its playful personality, proving the fact that it had been fighting only because it had to defend itself. In the Japanese version, Mew also wanted to defend original, uncloned Pokémon, believing them to be just as good, if not better, than the clones.

Moves used

Using Barrier
Move First Used In
Teleport Mewtwo Strikes Back
Psychic Mewtwo Strikes Back
Barrier Mewtwo Strikes Back*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

This Mew was distributed to players who insert a serial code that were given away at 7-Eleven stores in Japan via 7-SPOT. Players need to go to different 7-Eleven stores and collect two different virtual stamps using 7-SPOT to obtain a serial code. The serial codes were available from July 11 to 31, 2017 at 7 am to 7 pm, and can be redeemed from July 11 to August 7, 2017.

This Mew is based on Mew from the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back!. The Trainer ID number is based on the premiere date of the first Pokémon movie in Japan, July 18, 1998.

The OT of Mew was changed shortly due to a glitch caused by an illegitimate character on the OT.

#0151 Mew  
  Level 50  
Ability: Synchronize
Held item: None
ID: 980718
OT: 20TH☆*
Met: a Pokémon movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Wishing Ribbon
Psychic Special
Psychic Status
Normal Status
Normal Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online July 11 to August 7, 2017
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Mewtwo Strikes Back!

Mew appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back!.

Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution

Mew appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.

In the TCG

Mew is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Mew.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ancient Mew   Miscellaneous Promotional cards     Unnumbered Promotional cards    


See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mew.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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