Mew has the ability Synchronize. With this ability, should Mew become afflicted by a Status condition, the Pokémon that afflicted it with said condition shall too become afflicted by the same status condition. Exceptions include immunities to certain statuses, such as a Poison or Steel-Type, or a Pokémon with the Immunity Ability cannot become Poisoned.
Mew is a Legendary Pokémon and cannot breed. It takes Mew 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Mew is genderless.
Mew has only been available through various promotional events held by Nintendo over the years, which has been the only way to get a true, legitimate Mew outside of using a cheating device.
Mew appears at Buried Relic from floors 36 to 99 in the first wave of Mystery Dungeon games, but the Get Rate is a mere 0.9%--a rarity to find indeed. In Dungeon Time & Darkness and Dungeon Sky, Mew can be found at the Interior of the Mystery Jungle. The third wave of Mystery Dungeon games has Mew available at each specific title's Chocolate-themed area, but only by participating in a WiiConnect24 Event.
Mew appears at Lila Forest during an Event Mission in Pokémon Ranger. Mew does not appear in the game's sequel Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but is obtainable in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs by completing the final Past mission, the Light Temple mission "At Last, Arceus and the Light" with an S Rank.
Trading Card Game
Mew cards have generally been obtained by a variety of different promos relating to the Pokémon franchise, as Mew appears in 13 different promo sets. Mew also appears in nine regular sets, all of which as a Rare card: Expedition (2), EX Legend Maker, EX Holon Phantoms (2), EX Dragon Frontiers, Secret Wonders and Triumphant, and two Pokémon Orgainized Play series (four and five).
The only time a Mew appears in the Anime that isn't related to a movie is the 10th Anniversary Episode "The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon." Mew was featured briefly in the opening of the North American version of the Anime during the first season.
A wild Mew has appeared in four different movies, most prominently in the film Mewtwo Strikes Back, in which Mew confronted Mewtwo in an epic clash until Ash interjected himself to try and stop the fighting. A different Mew gets featured in Lucario & The Mystery of Mew, this Mew based at what is known as The Tree of Beginning.
Mew also appears in The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus & The Jewel of Life.
Mew's Manga information is unknown as of writing.
Mew is in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With good bulk and a typing that allows for it to check a number of Pokémon in the tier, Mew is a very solid defensive Pokémon. It is able to check the likes of Mega Medicham, Tapu Lele, Mega Mawile, Landorus-T, and Zygarde. Mew's bulk gives it the ability to pivot into a number of threats, allowing for it to serve as a very good switch-in to a large portion of the metagame. Thanks to a wide movepool, Mew has plenty of options when it comes to support moves and attacks, allowing for it to serve as a great utility Pokémon that can be tailored to fit a team's needs. Its defensive set mandates Will-O-Wisp to burn physical threats Soft-Boiled for instant recovery, with either Ice Beam or Psychic as an attacking move depending on which Pokémon Mew wants to check. Mew can also run either Defog to remove entry hazards or Stealth Rock to provide hazard support. Mew is not perfect as a utility Pokémon, as it dislikes poison and burn, even if Synchronize punishes opposing Pokémon for inflicting status. Mew is also passive to a fault, giving switch-in opportunities to the likes of Ash-Greninja, Volcarona, and Mega Sableye, which can take advantage of Mew's presence.
Mew cannot breed.
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM09: Bullet Seed
- TM19: Giga Drain
- TM23: Iron Tail
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM47: Steel Wing
- TM48: Skill Swap
- TM49: Snatch
- TM51: Roost
- TM55: Brine
- TM58: Endure
- TM59: Dragon Pulse
- TM60: Drain Punch
- TM62: Silver Wind
- TM67: Recycle
- TM72: Avalanche
- TM76: Stealth Rock
- TM78: Captivate
- TM79: Dark Pulse
- TM82: Sleep Talk
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Only)
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold and Soul Silver Only)
- HM08: Rock Climb
By Move Tutor
Heart Gold and Soul Silver
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