Mewtwo (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Mewtwo (disambiguation).
Mewtwo
Genetic Pokémon
ミュウツー
Mewtwo
#150
Mewtwo
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
Mega Mewtwo X
Mega Mewtwo Y
Mega Mewtwo Y



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Psychic Unknown
Mewtwo
Psychic Fighting
Mega Mewtwo X
Psychic Unknown
Mega Mewtwo Y
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Mewtwo
Cacophony
Mega Mewtwo X
Cacophony
Mega Mewtwo Y
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Steadfast
Mega Mewtwo X
Insomnia
Mega Mewtwo Y
Gender ratio
None (unknown gender)
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Mewtwo
7'07" 2.3 m
Mega Mewtwo X
4'11" 1.5 m
Mega Mewtwo Y
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
269.0 lbs. 122.0 kg
Mewtwo
280.0 lbs. 127.0 kg
Mega Mewtwo X
72.8 lbs. 33.0 kg
Mega Mewtwo Y
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Mewtwonite X Mewtwonite Y
Base experience yield
220
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Mewtwo
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Mewtwo X
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Mewtwo Y
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Mewtwo X
Footprint
F150.png None.png
Mega Mewtwo X
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
0
External Links

Mewtwo (Japanese: ミュウツー Mewtwo) is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Mewtwo can Mega Evolve into two different forms:

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

Biology

 
Mega Mewtwo X stretching its arm.

Mewtwo is a Pokémon created by science. It is a bipedal, humanoid Pokémon with some feline features. It is primarily gray with a long, purple tail. On top of its head are two short, blunt horns, and it has purple eyes. A tube extends from the back of its skull to the top of its spine, bypassing its neck. It has a defined chest and shoulders, which resemble a breastplate. The three digits on each hand and foot have spherical tips. Its tail is thick at the base but thins before ending in a small bulb.

Mega Mewtwo X is larger and bulkier than its normal state. The horns on its head are longer and extend from V-shaped ridges on its forehead. Additionally, the horns are now pointed and curve upward. It now has two tubes behind its neck, its eyes are light blue, and it has large, purple growths over its shoulders. Its torso is smooth and small compared to its long, bulky limbs, and a Y-shaped line connects the collar and underbelly. Its forearms and thighs each have two raised ridges and its digits are now longer and thinner. The tail is slightly shorter and stiffer than before and has a curled tip. Its muscles are augmented with psychic power, giving it a grip strength of one ton and the ability to sprint 100 meters in two seconds. When using moves in battle, it is shown to be able to stretch its arms and legs.

In comparison, Mega Mewtwo Y is smaller and lighter, losing its long tail and the tube behind its neck. However, it grows a long, purple appendage with a curled tip from the back of its head that is similar to its previous form's tail. On its head, it has two pointed, backward-curving spikes and a half-ring structure connecting to the base of each and crossing over the top of its head. Its eyes are now red and slightly larger. The digits on its hands and feet are now purple and more bulbous and the middle toe is longer than the others. A bumpy ridge similar to a sternum replaces the breastplate structure on its chest, but this form is still largely smoother than the other two. Despite its size, it has phenomenal mental power and is capable of smashing buildings with a mere thought.

Mewtwo was created after years of horrific gene splicing and DNA engineering experiments based on Mew. It is said to have the most savage heart among all Pokémon, lack compassion, and strike fear into its enemy with cold, glowing eyes. Because it was engineered to be the ultimate in battle, it can only think of defeating its foes. In the first movie, where it was shown to be capable of levitation, telepathy, and mind control, Mewtwo exemplified these vicious characteristics. However, it was later shown to be caring, protective, and even altruistic. Another Mewtwo in the anime shared its aversion to contact with others but was much less belligerent.

Mewtwo conserves energy by remaining motionless in order to unleash its full power in battle. It is also capable of materializing psychic waves in the form of its signature move, Psystrike. Though rarely seen in the wild, it is said to be resting in a dark cave somewhere.

History

According to the scientific logs found in the Pokémon Mansion of Cinnabar Island, Mewtwo was born from a pregnant Mew, found deep in the jungles of Guyana, whose embryo had been tampered with to alter its DNA. It was held and studied in the mansion where a scientist performed horrific gene-splicing experiments that made it vicious and extremely powerful. It eventually broke free of the Mansion, destroying it in the process, and fled. It can be encountered in Cerulean Cave, accessible only after a Trainer has proven his or her skill at the Indigo Plateau.

In the anime

Main series

 
Mewtwo in the anime
 
Mega Mewtwo X in the anime
 
Mega Mewtwo Y in the anime

Major appearances

Mewtwo (M01)

A Mewtwo had a prominent role during the original series, appearing in Mewtwo Strikes Back, its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, and its sequel special Mewtwo Returns, as well as a few episodes. Since the original series, it made further appearances in openings and a few stock appearances in movies.

Mewtwo reappeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!, living in Cero Island, where it accepted a challenge from Ash and Goh, winning easily.

Mewtwo (M16)

A Mewtwo capable of Mega Evolving into Mega Mewtwo Y had prominent roles in Genesect and the Legend Awakened and its prologue Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening.

Other

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, a Mirage Mewtwo was the most powerful Pokémon controlled by the Mirage Master. However, it was defeated when Pikachu destroyed the Mirage System with which it was built.


Minor appearances

Two Mewtwo capable of Mega Evolving appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I; one was Mega Mewtwo X, while the other was Mega Mewtwo Y.

Both Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y appeared in the ending credits of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP063 Mewtwo Gary's Pokédex Pokémon unknown. No available data.

Pokémon Origins

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

In File 4: Charizard, after finding out about its existence from Blue, Red entered Cerulean Cave to add Mewtwo's data to the Pokédex. In a fierce battle that wiped out almost all of Red's Pokémon, Mewtwo was finally defeated by Red's Charizard after it Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard X. Red then proceeded to catch Mewtwo, making his collection of the 150 known Pokémon complete.

GOTCHA!

A Mewtwo briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

 
Mega Mewtwo Y in Pokémon Adventures
 
Mega Mewtwo X in Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

Main article: Mewtwo (M01)
Main article: Mewtwo (M16)

Two different Mewtwo appear in the manga adaptations of the first and sixteenth Pokémon movies.

Magical Pokémon Journey

During the final volume of Magical Pokémon Journey, Hazel goes to a forest in another dimension to find Mew so it can grant her a wish, but is trapped by Mewtwo.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Mewtwo (M01)

Mewtwo appears in JNM15, playing the same role as it did in the anime.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Mewtwo appeared in PMDP29.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Mewtwo appeared as a silhouette in JBA5.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Mewtwo (Adventures)
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Similar to the anime, Mewtwo was created by Team Rocket in Pokémon Adventures. It first appeared in Tauros the Tyrant at Team Rocket's hideout, where it was still incomplete. It was completed by Blaine sometime before And Mewtwo Too?!, where it escaped from the hideout and settled into Cerulean Cave. The completion process involved Blaine using cells from his own arm, inadvertently also placing some of Mewtwo's cells into it. Red and Blaine battled Mewtwo together, with Red eventually capturing it with Blaine's Master Ball in And Mewtwo... Three!.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Mewtwo left Blaine's ownership in Heckled by Hitmontop after Entei had burned away the Mewtwo cells in his arm.

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

Mewtwo later returned to assist the Pokédex holders to battle Team Rocket and Deoxys.

X & Y chapter

Mewtwo was revealed to have reunited with Blaine, become the guardian of the Pokémon Village in Kalos, and gained the ability to Mega Evolve into either of its Mega forms. It assisted in battling against Team Flare and Zygarde.

  Spoilers end here.  

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu's father has a Mewtwo, which debuted in GDZ30.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Main article: Blue's Mewtwo

Mewtwo debuted in Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!

Mewtwo is a Pokémon created by Giovanni in Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!. It was caught by Blue prior to The Pokémon Banana League (Part 1). Mewtwo then became a "gag Pokémon" when its DNA was mixed with that of Clefairy.

Pokémon Zensho

A photo of a Mewtwo appeared in PZ07. Professor Oak showed the photo to Satoshi and Shigeru, who decided to try to capture it together.

In the TCG

Main article: Mewtwo (TCG)

In the TFG

One Mewtwo figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Mewtwo (Super Smash Bros.)

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Mewtwo (Pokkén Tournament)
Main article: Shadow Mewtwo

Mewtwo is a playable character. Additionally, Shadow Mewtwo is introduced as the story boss and is also a separate playable character.

Detective Pikachu

Main article: Mewtwo (Detective Pikachu)

A Mewtwo appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#150
Red It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene splicing and DNA engineering experiments.
Blue
Yellow Its DNA is almost the same as Mew's. However, its size and disposition are vastly different.
Stadium A vicious psychic Pokémon created by genetic engineering. Its cold, glowing eyes strike fear into its enemy.
Generation II Johto
#249
Gold Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes.
Silver It usually remains motionless to conserve energy, so that it may unleash its full power in battle.
Crystal Said to rest quietly in an undiscovered cave, this Pokémon was created solely for battling.
Stadium 2 Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#150
Ruby Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Sapphire
Emerald A Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans made its body, they failed to give it a warm heart.
FireRed A Pokémon whose genetic code was repeatedly recombined for research. It turned vicious as a result.
LeafGreen It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene-splicing and DNA-engineering experiments.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#254
Diamond A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes.
SoulSilver It usually remains motionless to conserve energy, so that it may unleash its full power in battle.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
White
Black 2 A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #151
Hoenn
#—
X It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene-splicing and DNA-engineering experiments.
Y A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon.
Omega Ruby Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#150
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Its DNA is almost the same as Mew's. However, its size and disposition are vastly different.
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Mewtwo X
Let's Go Pikachu Psychic power has augmented its muscles. It has a grip strength of one ton and can sprint a hundred meters in two seconds flat!
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Mewtwo Y
Let's Go Pikachu Despite its diminished size, its mental power has grown phenomenally. With a mere thought, it can smash a skyscraper to smithereens.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword Created from the DNA of Mew, this Pokémon is a dangerous combination of overwhelming power and a savage heart.
Shield The research efforts of a certain scientist ultimately resulted in this Pokémon. Its powers are dedicated to battling.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Cerulean Cave (only one)
Blue (Japan)
Cerulean Cave (only one)
Yellow
Cerulean Cave (only one)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave (only one)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave (only one)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Unknown Dungeon (only one)*
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) (only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Cerulean Cave (only one)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Trade
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)


In side games

Generation I
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
Western Cave (99F)
Generation IV
MD Time
Wonder Mail code
MD Darkness
Dark Crater (B6F), Aegis Cave (Pit B1-B5)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (25F-49F)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina
Ranger: GS
Sky Fortress, Rand's House
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: All (Random Legendary Encounter*)
Conquest
Illusio (special)
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale (Boss), NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 6
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX20
Event: A Legendary Opportunity
Event: Mewtwo Appears
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (Special Boss)
Super MD
Island of Isolation
Picross
Area 30: Stage 05
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Legendary Event: Lurking Shadow (Giovanni's)


Mewtwo is only obtainable in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time after downloading a special Wonder Mail from the Nintendo WFC. Unlike other Wonder Mails, the one to unlock Mewtwo does not come with a password.

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Mewtwo English United States 70  September 27 to October 3, 2002;
February 14 to 20, 2003
BW Pokémon Smash! Mewtwo Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
70 September 26 to October 31, 2011
BW February 2012 Mewtwo English Wi-Fi 70 February 12 to 26, 2012
BW Strongest Return Mewtwo Korean South Korea 70 March 3, 2012
BW Strongest Return Mewtwo Korean Wi-Fi 70 March 15 to May 10, 2012
BW Spring 2012 Mewtwo French Wi-Fi 70 March 26 to May 1, 2012
BW Spring 2012 Mewtwo German Wi-Fi 70 May 1 to 31, 2012
BW Spring 2012 Mewtwo Italian Wi-Fi 70 May 1 to 31, 2012
BW Spring 2012 Mewtwo Spanish Wi-Fi 70 May 1 to 31, 2012
BWB2W2 Pokémon Hills Mewtwo Japanese Japan and Taiwan
Indonesia
Philippines
100 June 15 to September 1, 2013
November 2, 6, and 9, 2013
November 16 to 17, 2013
BWB2W2 Pokémon Hills Mewtwo English Indonesia
Philippines
100 November 2, 6, and 9, 2013
November 16 to 17, 2013
XYORAS Pokémon Scrap Mewtwo Japanese region Online 100  April 28 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS 2016 Korean World Championship Series Mewtwo All South Korea 100  May 5 to 8, 2016
XYORAS Nintendo Hong Kong Mewtwo Japanese region Online 100  June 9 to July 24, 2016
XYORAS Nintendo Hong Kong Mewtwo PAL region Online 100  June 9 to July 24, 2016
XYORAS Nintendo Hong Kong Mewtwo Taiwanese region Online 100  June 9 to July 24, 2016
XYORAS Play! Pokémon 2016 Mewtwo American region Online 100  July 26 to August 21, 2016
XYORAS Play! Pokémon 2016 Mewtwo PAL region Online 100  July 26 to August 21, 2016
PE Professor's Mewtwo All Online 70 April 12 to September 30, 2019
PE Giovanni's Mewtwo All Online 70 August 9, 2019 to April 30, 2020
PE Pokémon Pass Mewtwo All Online 70 November 4, 2019 to March 5, 2020
PE Korean Professor's Mewtwo All Online 70 September 30 to November 30, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue*   BrightPowder (100%)
Yellow*
Events*   King's Rock (100%)   Custap Berry (100%)
  Mewtwonite Y (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Mewtwo
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
106
166 - 213 322 - 416
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
154
143 - 226 281 - 447
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total:
680
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 154.


Mega Mewtwo X
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
106
166 - 213 322 - 416
190
175 - 266 346 - 526
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
154
143 - 226 281 - 447
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Total:
780
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.


Mega Mewtwo Y
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
106
166 - 213 322 - 416
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
194
179 - 270 353 - 535
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Total:
780
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
19/23 ★★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Life Dew Water Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
088 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
1616 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
2424 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
3232 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00——% 20
4848 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5656 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
5656 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
6464 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
7272 Psystrike Psychic Special 100100 100100% 10
8080 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
8888 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mewtwo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mewtwo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM62  TM62 Speed Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM69  TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM72  TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM91  TM91 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR14  TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR19  TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25  TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34  TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40  TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR56  TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR89  TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mewtwo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mewtwo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mewtwo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mewtwo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Barrier × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Me First × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Miracle Eye × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mewtwo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mewtwo
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Hypnosis Mewtwo (Expedition 20)

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: 99.9%
Friend Area: Cryptic Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP I long to demonstrate my power to the world!
26%-50% HP What gives? Why is my HP down by half?
1%-25% HP I feel faint... This shouldn't be happening to me...
Level up Fine! Leveled up! Witness my newfound power!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -22%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Normal
Field move:
(present)
 
(Psy Power ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-293
It attacks by letting loose psychic orbs and launching powerful beams.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 80
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★★ Move: Psystrike
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Life Force
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Kenshin
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#158
 
 
 

Swap
Sometimes replaces a disruption with this Pokémon.
Skill Swapper: Power of 4, Psyburst
Mega Effects   9/14
Mega Mewtwo X: Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Mewtwo X.
Mega Mewtwo Y: Clears one kind of Pokémon with the same type as Mega Mewtwo Y (max 10).
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#158
 
 
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
Mega Effects   3/10
Mega Mewtwo X: Erases all Mega Mewtwo X in the puzzle area.
Mega Mewtwo Y: Erases all Pokémon in a Y-shaped pattern.
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 214 Base Attack: 300 Base Defense: 182
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Psycho Cut, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Thunderbolt*, Ice Beam*, Focus Blast*, Flamethrower*, Psystrike, Shadow Ball, Hyper Beam, Frustration, Return

Armored Mewtwo

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 214 Base Attack: 182 Base Defense: 278
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Iron Tail
Charged Attacks: Rock Slide, Dynamic Punch, Earthquake, Future Sight, Psystrike

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Mewtwo
 Psychic 


Forms

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
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
  For other sprites and images, please see Mewtwo images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Shadow Mewtwo's unique aura
  • One of the Pokémon Mansion journals states Mewtwo's birthday is February 6.
    • The same journal implies Mew was impregnated with the modified clone, just like with real-life cloning. All other depictions show Mewtwo being grown using laboratory equipment.
  • Mewtwo comes before Mew in the Pokédex despite being created from its modified DNA.
  • Mewtwo was the first Pokémon seen in the English dub, as it appears at the very beginning of the first dub opening.
  • Mewtwo is tied with Mew for the most anime opening appearances of any Legendary Pokémon, with seven in Japan.
  • Mewtwo is depicted on the door of Bill's lighthouse in Mystery at the Lighthouse, despite having only been seen by its creators and Team Rocket at that point in the anime. Similarly, Mewtwo's sprite was depicted as a portrait in Viridian Gym, despite being a public area.
  • The island country of Niue released a one-dollar coin featuring Mewtwo as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Mewtwo on the reverse side and the nation's crest on the obverse.
  • Mewtwo was originally depicted as the only member of its species, being a clone of Mew. In the anime and manga, however, it is implied that multiple Mewtwo have been created.
  • Mega Mewtwo Y was the first Mega Evolution revealed to the public.
    • It was also the first to appear in the anime, even before Mega Evolution was announced.
    • Prior to the announcement of Mega Evolution, Mega Mewtwo Y was referred to as its 「覚醒した姿」 Awakened Form.[1] This term was also used in the manga adaptation of the movie.
  • Mewtwo's Mega Evolutions are tied with Mega Rayquaza for the highest base stat total of all Pokémon, with 780, excluding non-playable Eternamax Eternatus.
    • Mega Mewtwo X has the highest base Attack of all Pokémon, as well as the highest single base stat and base Special Attack of all Fighting-type Pokémon.
      • Mega Mewtwo X's Attack increase is the largest single stat increase of all Mega Evolutions, at 80 points.
    • Mega Mewtwo Y has the highest base Special Attack of all Pokémon and the highest single base stat of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
      • With a mild nature, perfect IVs, and optimized EVs, a Level 100 Mega Mewtwo Y's stats sum to 2,038: the highest sum of any Pokémon.
  • Mewtwo and Charizard are currently the only Pokémon with two Mega Evolutions.
  • In Pokémon GO, Shadow Mewtwo is the only Shadow Pokémon that has a different aura from the other Shadow Pokémon; instead of purple fire, it is surrounded by an aura resembling its Psychic power. It does not have a unique appearance when purified, however.
  • In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, wild Mewtwo are programmed to always be holding a Berserk Gene, but since Mewtwo can't be found in the wild in those games, the item cannot be obtained that way. Even if it could be found in the wild, the item would be consumed immediately, so it still wouldn't be obtainable from Mewtwo.

Origin

Like Mew, Mewtwo has some feline characteristics, but its body structure is much larger as a result of gene splicing. Mewtwo also has some characteristics of a grey alien and a salamander.

Mega Mewtwo Y, much like Mew, has characteristics of a vertebrate embryo.

Name origin

Mewtwo is a combination of Mew (the Pokémon it originated from) and two (indicating that it is a clone). It may also be a play on the word mutant (ミュータント).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ミュウツー Mewtwo From Mew and two
  French Mewtwo Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Mewtwo Same as English/Japanese name
  German Mewtu Similar to English/Japanese name
  Italian Mewtwo Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 뮤츠 Mewtwo Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 超夢夢 Chīumuhngmuhng Can either mean "Ultimate dream" or "To transcend dreams". Alternatively, it can be taken as "Super Mew".
  Mandarin Chinese 超夢 / 超梦 Chāomèng Can either mean "Ultimate dream" or "To transcend dreams".


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