Vital Statistics: Mewtwo
Mewtwo is known as The Genetic Pokémon. Its original Japanese name, ミュウツー (Myuutsuu), comes from the fact that it is a clone of Mew, so it is Mew Number Two (using the English for "two"). This name may also be a pun on the English word "mutant".
The English name Mewtwo is a direct adaptation of the Japanese (which was based on English anyway). Other language adaptations followed suit, with the French, Spanish, and Italian all just using the name Mewtwo, and with slight adjustments to the German name Mewtu and the Korean name 뮤츠 (Myucheu).
While all these languages use basically the same name, the Chinese names take a different approach: the Cantonese name 超夢夢 (Chīumuhngmuhng) means "ultimate dream" and the Mandarin name 超夢 / 超梦 (Chāomèng) means "to transcend dreams". Because Mew's name in the Chinese means "dream", this is a way of saying Mewtwo is an improved Mew.
- A Pokémon whose genetic code was repeatedly recombined for research. It turned vicious as a result. Red/Green, FireRed Versions
- It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene-splicing and DNA-engineering experiments. Blue, Red/Blue, LeafGreen, X Versions
- Its DNA is almost the same as Mew's. However, its size and disposition are vastly different. Yellow, Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee Versions
- A vicious psychic Pokémon created by genetic engineering. Its cold glowing eyes strike fear into the hearts of its enemies. Pokémon Stadium
- Because its battle abilities were raised to the ultimate level, it thinks only of defeating its foes. Gold, HeartGold Versions
- It usually remains motionless to conserve energy, so that it may unleash its full power in battle. Silver, SoulSilver Versions
- Said to rest quietly in an undiscovered cave, this Pokémon was created solely for battling. Crystal Version
- 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. Ruby/Sapphire, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Versions
- 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. Emerald Version
- A Pokémon created by recombining Mew's genes. It's said to have the most savage heart among Pokémon. Diamond/Pearl, Platinum, Black/White, Black2/White2, Y Versions
- Created from the DNA of Mew, this Pokémon is a dangerous combination of overwhelming power and a savage heart. Sword Version
- The research efforts of a certain scientist ultimately resulted in this Pokémon. Its powers are dedicated to battling. Shield Version
- 2.0m (6'7")
- 122kg (269 lbs)
- White or light gray body with purple eyes, belly, and tail. When shiny, Mewtwo is acid green where usually colored purple.
- Click here for a design analysis
- Genderless in the games, but in the anime, it might be referred to with male pronouns in dubbed versions where the language forces identifying a gender.
- According to the Cinnabar Island diaries, Mewtwo was born February 6th (the only Pokémon known to have a specific birth-date). It was the result of horrific experimentation on Mew's genetic code, possibly in an attempt to understand Pokémon evolution or how to achieve immortality. Although it appears adult-like, Mewtwo is only a few years old. Mewtwo has successfully regenerated from near-death experiences, but there is no guarantee that science was successful in replicating Mew's immortal life-force.
- Similar Cries:
- Because the original games used tricks to save on space, Mewtwo's cry is similar to Mew's cry, which is to be expected. However, their cries also are similar to those cries of Paras evolutionary line, with Mewtwo sounding closest to Parasect.
- Voice Actors:
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- Click here for a full move list and analysis of their use
- In Generation 1, Mewtwo takes increasingly long to learn a new move (first taking three, then four, five, and six levels between moves). In Generations 2-3, Mewtwo can learn a new move every eleven levels. In Generations 4-7, Mewtwo can learn a new move approximately every seven levels. In Generation 8, Mewtwo can learn at least one new move every eight levels (with two moves both able to be learned at level 56).
- Mewtwo's opponents must work so hard to battle, they will use two PP for every move, rather than just the usual one.
- Mewtwo's opponents will be so uneasy, they will be unable to eat any held berries.
- In the games, Mewtwo is implied to have burned down the Pokémon Mansion where it was created, and fled to the Unknown Dungeon. There, it waits quietly to conserve energy, so that it can obliterate anyone that approaches. It just wants to be left alone.