Mew (anime)

If you were looking for the character from the first movie and its remake, see Mew (M01).
If you were looking for the character from the eighth movie, see Mew (M08).
ミュウ Mew
Mew anime.png
Debuts in Enter Pikachu!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Faraway Island
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mew Kōichi Yamadera

Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Mew) is a recurring Pokémon character in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. Its capture is Goh's ultimate goal in his journey.

In the anime


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. Mew saved a baby Kangaskhan from a fall before leaving. After reporting this to Professor Oak, Goh became determined to make Mew his first capture.

In Settling the Scorbunny! and Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, Mew was mentioned by Goh, where his expressed his desire to make Mew his first partner Pokémon. After capturing Scorbunny, Goh decided to make Mew's capture his ultimate goal.

Mew reappeared in the present day in Dreams Are Made of These!, where it Transformed into a Lugia and attacked Team Rocket, who had captured Ash's Pikachu, Goh's Raboot, and Chloe's Yamper, freeing the trapped Pokémon. Everyone thought it was Lugia, but once it left, Mew revealed itself.

In Advice to Goh!, Goh learnt of Project Mew, a team tasked with searching for legendary Pokémon with the aim of searching for and locating Mew. Goh joined Project Mew in Leaping Toward the Dream! in the hope of achieving his goal of catching Mew.

In The Mew from Here!, Goh along with the other members of Project Mew arrived on Faraway Island and began their search for Mew. Unbeknownst to them, Mew was following them. It Transformed into the Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre and attacked the members of Project Mew. It lead them to the center of Table Mountain and turned back into its base form, where it shared a vision about the creation of the world with them. After this, it challenged them to a battle. It playfully defeated a number of their Pokémon before charging a powerful Hyper Beam. Goh stood his ground against it and thanked Mew for giving him a goal to strive for, as it led him to where he is now. The expression of gratitude caught Mew off-guard, and it proceeded to stop its attack and heal the surrounding Pokémon. It then Teleported into Goh's outstretched hand before laughing and Teleporting away.

Personality and characteristics

Mew is a strong Pokémon, capable of holding its own in battle, as seen during the flashback in Enter Pikachu!, where it held off against Nidoking's attacks and fought back with the same moves. In In the Palms of our Hands!, it was shown knocking out many Pokémon with ease and overpowering many attacks with its versatile moveset. It is able to Transform into more than one Pokémon at once.

Mew is also kind and helpful, as seen in Enter Pikachu!, where it saved a baby Kangaskhan from a fall and Dreams Are Made of These!, where it helped free the trapped Pokémon from Team Rocket's clutches.


See also: Transform
Transformed as Tauros Transformed as Lapras Transformed as Magmar
Transformed as Lugia Transformed as Groudon Transformed as Kyogre

Moves used

Using Thunderbolt
Using Air Slash
Move First Used In
Teleport  Enter Pikachu!
Fire Blast Enter Pikachu!
Transform  Enter Pikachu!
Thunderbolt  In the Palms of our Hands!
Air Slash  In the Palms of our Hands!
Shadow Ball  In the Palms of our Hands!
Hyper Beam  In the Palms of our Hands!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Used via Transform

Using Fire Blast
as a Groudon
Using Ice Beam
as a Kyogre
Move First Used In
Aeroblast Dreams Are Made of These!*
Ice Beam In the Palms of our Hands!*
Mud Shot In the Palms of our Hands!*
Slash In the Palms of our Hands!*
Fire Blast In the Palms of our Hands!*
Hydro Pump In the Palms of our Hands!*
Origin Pulse In the Palms of our Hands!*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Artwork from "After the story" [1] Artwork from "After the story" [2]

In the games

In spin-off games

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Mew appears as a promotional reward puck that premeired in Pokémon Ga-Olé's Grand Rush set 4. For an additional ¥100, player could obtain promotional disks following battles with Goh or Ash, with 'WINNER' versions available to players who successfully defeated their teams in Trainer and Battle mode. Players facing Ash could receive a Mew disk or a Lugia disk.

Tretta No. Name Type Class
P Mew (Promotional disks)  

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Mew apppeared in a flashback in Settling the Scorbunny!, playing the same role as it does in the anime.


See also

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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters