Mew Move Tutor

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The Mew Move Tutor (Japanese: バトル山の人 Mt. Battle Guy) is a special NPC that appears in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. His sole purpose is to teach moves to Mew by asking the player several questions in order to determine a set of available 4 moves.

Overview

The Move Tutor appears at Mt. Battle if the player has a Mew in their party. Since Mew does not natively appear in XD: Gale of Darkness, it must be transferred in via Game Link Cable from a different Generation III game.

Speaking to the NPC and answering his questions is free. Accepting the proposed moveset costs 5000 Poké Coupons.

The NPC asks a total of 5 questions, and each response the player chooses affects a set of hidden score values. At the end of the sequence, the NPC then proposes a set of 4 moves based on these score values. If this move set is accepted, then the player's Mew will be taught the entire set, overwriting their currently-owned moves.

A pool of 100 moves are available through this tutor - this includes all moves that Mew could learn in Generation III from level up, TMs, HMs, and other Move Tutors, with an additional 6 moves exclusively available through this tutor. However, due to how the move set algorithm works, it is only possible to have one move from the exclusive set at a time.

Move Type
Faint Attack  Dark 
Fake Out  Normal 
Hypnosis  Psychic 
Night Shade  Ghost 
Role Play  Psychic 
Zap Cannon  Electric 

Questions

When a question is asked, only 2 of the possible responses are offered to the player, even if the question has 3 or more possible responses.

Each response chosen adjusts three values: attack, strategy, and risk. All three values start at 0.

If a response has a range instead of a single number (example: "-1 to 3"), then that response chooses a random integer within that range (example: -1, 0, 1, 2, or 3), with all integers having an equal chance to be selected.

Question 1

Question: "What are Pokémon to you?"

Response Attack Strategy Risk
Collectibles - +1 to +3 -
Friends - +1 -
Treasures - -3 to -1 -

Question 2

Question: "How would you like your MEW to be?"

Response Attack Strategy Risk
A strong MEW +2 - -
A kind MEW -2 - -
A weird MEW - - +3
You decide - - -3 to +3

Question 3

Question: "What kind of TRAINER are you?"

Response Attack Strategy Risk
Strike first to win +2 - -
All-out attack +1 to +3 - -
No giving up to the end - +1 to +3 -
A loss is a win (See below)

Choosing "A loss is a win" has two possible outcomes, each with a 50% chance to occur:

Outcome Attack Strategy Risk
Outcome A -2 - -
Outcome B - -1 to +3 -

Question 4

This question has multiple versions - the one that gets asked is random.

Question 4A

Question: PROF. KRANE or DR. KAMINKO. Which one is greater?

Response Attack Strategy Risk
DR. KAMINKO - - +2 to +4
PROF. KRANE - - -4 to -2

Question 4B

Question: Where would you rather live, PYRITE TOWN or PHENAC CITY?

Response Attack Strategy Risk
PYRITE TOWN - - +3
PHENAC CITY - - -3

Question 4C

Question: Which one is bad? CIPHER or TEAM SNAGEM?

Response Attack Strategy Risk
TEAM SNAGEM - - +1 to +4
CIPHER - - -4 to -1

Question 5

This question has multiple versions - the one that gets asked is random. However, the answer chosen does not affect the move set proposed at the end of the sequence.

Question 5A

Question: Okay, final question. MIROR B.'s underlings FOLLY or TRUDLY. Who do you like more?

  • A: FOLLY
  • B: TRUDLY

Question 5B

Question: Okay, final question. MT. BATTLE's VANDER or PRE GYM's JUSTY. Which one is stronger?

  • A: JUSTY
  • B: VANDER

Question 5C

Question: Okay, final question. SNATTLE or GORIGAN. Which is the smart one?

  • A: SNATTLE
  • B: GORIGAN

Question 5D

Question: Okay, final question. CIPHER ADMINS ARDOS or ELDES. Which one is cool?

  • A: ARDOS
  • B: ELDES

Question 5E

Question: Okay, final question. ROBO GROUDON and ROBO KYOGRE. Which one would you want?

  • A: ROBO GROUDON
  • B: ROBO KYOGRE

Move set determination

Category

At the end of the questionnaire, the NPC will select one of 6 categories based on the how the attack, strategy, and risk values compare to each other.

Highest
value
Second-highest
value
Lowest
value
Notes Category
Strategy Attack & Risk - Combo
Risk Attack & Strategy - Risky
Attack Strategy & Risk - Offensive
Attack Strategy Risk Risk < 1 Reliable
Attack = Risk Strategy - Offensive
Attack = Strategy Risk - Reliable
Strategy = Risk Attack - Defensive
Attack = Strategy = Risk - Random

Subcategory

After choosing a category, the NPC will choose a subcategory.

  • If the category chosen was "Combo", then the subcategory chosen will depend on the attack, strategy, and risk values.
  • If any other category was chosen, the subcategories are instead chosen by random chance.

Within each subcategory is a set of templates for the 4-move set that the NPC will propose. The NPC will choose one of these templates at random.

Within each template, each move slot of the set has certain rules applied to it:

  • A fixed slot can only contain certain moves.
  • A flagged slot can only contain moves that have (or don't have) a certain flag.

The following flags are possible:

  • SPECIAL - special attacks.
  • PHYSICAL - physical attacks.
  • CONSISTENT - moves with 100% accuracy and no drawback.
  • PUNCH - punching moves.
  • NONE - moves with no flags.

Additionally, the following groups describe available moves:

  • INCONSISTENT - any move without the CONSISTENT flag (including moves with NONE).
  • OFFENSIVE - any move with the PHYSICAL or SPECIAL flags.
  • ANY - any move in the pool, regardless of flags.

Note that moves which are exclusive to this tutor can only appear in fixed slots.

Combo

  • Subcategory 1 (attack is negative)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE
2 ANY ANY
  • Subcategory 2 (risk > attack)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 ANY ANY
2 ANY ANY
3 ANY ANY
4 OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE
5 OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE
  • Subcategory 3 (attack > risk)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 ANY ANY
2 ANY ANY
3 ANY ANY
4 ANY ANY
5 ANY ANY
6 ANY ANY
7 ANY ANY

Risky

  • subcategory 1 (60% chance)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 INCONSISTENT INCONSISTENT
2 INCONSISTENT INCONSISTENT
3 INCONSISTENT INCONSISTENT
4 INCONSISTENT INCONSISTENT
5 INCONSISTENT INCONSISTENT
  • subcategory 2 (40% chance)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE
2 OFFENSIVE

Reliable

This category does not have subcategories.

Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 CONSISTENT CONSISTENT
2 CONSISTENT CONSISTENT
3 CONSISTENT CONSISTENT
4 CONSISTENT CONSISTENT

Offensive

  • Subcategory 1 (70%)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE
2 PHYSICAL PHYSICAL PHYSICAL
3 PHYSICAL PHYSICAL PHYSICAL
4 SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL
  • Subcategory 2 (30%)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH
2
3 PHYSICAL

Defensive

  • Subcategory 1 (70%)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE
2 OFFENSIVE OFFENSIVE
  • Subcategory 2 (30%)
Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 ANY ANY

Random

This category does not have subcategories.

Template Move 1 Move 2 Move 3 Move 4
1 ANY ANY ANY ANY

Move pool and flags

Moves for non-fixed slots will be randomly selected from this pool, depending on their flags.

This pool contains all 94 non-exclusive moves that the tutor is able to teach.

Move Flag(s)
Name Type SPECIAL PHYSICAL CONSISTENT PUNCH NONE
Dragon Claw  dragon  - - -
Earthquake  ground  - - -
Sludge Bomb  poison  - - -
Overheat  fire  - - - -
Double-Edge  normal  - - - -
Explosion  normal  - - - -
Sky Attack  flying  - - - -
Solarbeam  Grass  - - - -
Focus Punch  fighting  - - -
Shadow Ball  ghost  - - -
Ice Beam  ice  - - -
Thunderbolt  electric  - - -
Flamethrower  fire  - - -
Body Slam  normal  - - -
Swords Dance  normal  - - - -
Softboiled  normal  - - - -
Thunder Wave  electric  - - - -
Rock Slide  rock  - - - -
Fire Blast  fire  - - - -
Thunder  electric  - - - -
Blizzard  ice  - - - -
Hyper Beam  normal  - - - -
Brick Break  fighting  - - -
Secret Power  normal  - - -
Surf  water  - - -
Waterfall  water  - - -
Facade  normal  - - -
Giga Drain  grass  - - -
Shock Wave  electric  - - -
Aerial Ace  flying  - - -
Water Pulse  water  - - -
Selfdestruct  normal  - - - -
DynamicPunch  fighting  - - -
Skill Swap  psychic  - - - -
Nightmare  ghost  - - - -
Calm Mind  psychic  - - - -
Bulk Up  fighting  - - - -
Toxic  poison  - - - -
Substitute  normal  - - - -
Hail  ice  - - - -
Sunny Day  fire  - - - -
Rain Dance  water  - - - -
Sandstorm  ground  - - - -
Frustration  normal  - - - -
Return  normal  - - - -
Rock Tomb  rock  - - - -
Steel Wing  steel  - - - -
Taunt  dark  - - - -
Snatch  dark  - - - -
Rest  psychic  - - - -
Swagger  normal  - - - -
Sleep Talk  normal  - - - -
Ice Punch  ice  - -
ThunderPunch  electric  - -
Fire Punch  fire  - -
Iron Tail  steel  - - - -
Mega Kick  normal  - - - -
Seismic Toss  fighting  - - -
Double Team  normal  - - - -
Endure  normal  - - - -
Counter  fighting  - - - -
Dream Eater  psychic  - - - -
Psych Up  normal  - - - -
Icy Wind  ice  - - - -
Swift  normal  - - -
Strength  normal  - - -
Light Screen  psychic  - - - -
Reflect  psychic  - - - -
Dive  water  - - -
Protect  normal  - - - -
Safeguard  normal  - - - -
Bullet Seed  grass  - - -
Rollout  rock  - - - -
Torment  dark  - - - -
Thief  dark  - - -
Mimic  normal  - - - -
Fury Cutter  bug  - - - -
Snore  normal  - - - -
Mud-Slap  ground  - - -
Defense Curl  normal  - - - -
Roar  normal  - - - -
Fly  flying  - - - -
Dig  ground  - - -
Hidden Power  normal  - - - -
Attract  normal  - - - -
Cut  normal  - - - -
Flash  normal  - - - -
Rock Smash  fighting  - - -
AncientPower  rock  - - -
Psychic  psychic  - - -
Mega Punch  normal  - - -
Transform  normal  - - - -
Pound  normal  - - -
Metronome  normal  - - - -

References

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