Tree of Beginning

Tree of Beginning
世界のはじまりの樹 Tree of World's Beginning
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Tree of Beginning
Region Kanto
Debut Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
The Tree of Beginning is filled with lakes and rare Pokémon
The guardians of the Tree of Beginning

The Tree of Beginning (Japanese: 世界のはじまりの樹 Tree of World's Beginning or simply はじまりの樹 Tree of Beginning) is an anime-exclusive location and one of the settings of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. It is located in the northern reaches of Kanto near the kingdom of Rota, beyond Pewter City and Mt. Moon.

It is a rock formation that appears to be a gigantic tree. The Tree of Beginning is actually a living organism made up of crystal that feeds on sunlight. It has a symbiotic connection with a Mew that lives within it. The Tree of Beginning is a pristine environment and it is home to many kinds of ancient Pokémon thought to be extinct. It has a "circulatory system" of sorts that distributes nutrients to the crystals throughout its body. It also has a complex antibody system that takes the form of Fossil Pokémon that attack humans and machines within it, as well as guardians in the form of the Legendary giants.

The crystals of the tree actually seem to extend far beyond the formation itself, emerging from the ground like roots throughout the surrounding areas Time flowers grow inside and around the Tree of Beginning.

Centuries ago, Sir Aaron sacrificed himself to transfer his aura power to Mew so it could restore peace to the land and save it from two raging Pokémon armies. In the present, Mew, when attacked by Kidd Summers's two Weavile, whose job was only to put a tracking device on it, teleported to the Tree of Beginning with Pikachu and Meowth due to injuries Pikachu receiving in the battle. Ash, Brock, May, Max, and Lucario set out to find Pikachu, since Mew had a history of taking toys from nearby Cameran Palace and never returning them. Kidd Summers also accompanied the group, working on behalf of Banks to uncover the secrets of the Tree of Beginning. Inside the Tree of Beginning, they were attacked by Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. Lucario fought them off but none of his attacks worked on the white blood cells, which ate Jessie, James, Brock, May, Max, Kidd, and Ash. They wouldn't swallow Lucario, however, due to not perceiving any Pokémon as a "threat".

Mew brought them all back to life, though unfortunately, this put the immune system into shock and doomed the Tree of Beginning to die unless the same aura transfer with Mew was performed. Ash and Lucario transferred their power to Mew in order to restore the Tree to full health, Lucario finishing the process, sacrificing himself as Sir Aaron had done many years ago. The Tree of Beginning was restored to full health and the Legendary giants stopped attacking the humans.

Pokémon seen in the Tree of Beginning

Omanyte (×3)
Lileep (×3)
Nidoran♂ (multiple)
Ledyba (multiple)
Ledian (multiple)
Swablu (multiple)
Altaria (multiple)



The Tree of Beginning appears to be based on the Norse myths of Yggdrasil, the world tree.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 世界初始之樹 Shìjiè Chūshǐ-zhī Shù
  Dutch Boom van het begin
  French Arbre des Origines
  German Baum des Anfangs
  Hindi सुरुआत का पेड़ Shuruat ka Ped
  Korean 세계가 시작하는 나무 Saegyaega Sijakhaneun Namu
  Brazilian Portuguese Árvore da Origem
  Russian Древа Начала Dreva Nachala
  Spanish Árbol del Comienzo
  Thai ต้นไม้แห่งจุดเริ่มต้นของโลก Dton-mai haeng Jut-rerm-dton kong Lohk

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A.J.'s GymAcapulcoBill's LighthouseCameran PalaceCamomile IslandCamp PokéhearstCeladon UniversityCerise Laboratory
Chrysanthemum IslandCommerce CityCremini TownCrimson CityDark CityDragonite IslandEevee Evolution LabEvolution Mountain
Fennel ValleyFighting Spirit GymFrodomar CityGaiva DamGardenia TownGrampa CanyonGringey CityHidden VillageHollywood
HopHopHop TownHouse of ImiteHutber PortIndigo AcademyIsland of the Giant PokémonKaz GymLeaf ForestMaiden's PeakMatcha City
Metallica IslandMirage MansionMossgreen VillageMt. HideawayMulberry CityNeon TownNew IslandO-Hina TownOld Shore WharfPokélantis
Pokémon LandPokémon Ninja SchoolPokémon TechPokémon Theme ParkPokémopolisPotpourri IslandRifure VillageRotaRoy's hometownSable City
Safari LandSayda IslandSayda LabScissor StreetSeafoam IslandSilver TownStone TownSunnytownTeam Rocket AcademyTeam Rocket HQ
Terracotta TownTree of BeginningUnnamed island (EP060)Vermilion City schoolVermilion ForestWisteria TownXanadu NurseryYas Gym
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