Mewtwo's primary ability is Pressure. Whenever an opponent uses a move against a Pokémon that has this ability, the PP of said move is reduced by 2 instead of 1. Unnerve, an ability reserved for Mewtwo from the Dream World, prevents the opposing Pokémon from using their held Berry while the Pokémon with Unnerve is in battle.
Mewtwo does not evolve, nor does it have a pre-evolved form through the first five Generations. Starting in Generation VI, however, a Mewtwo can Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo X in Pokémon X or Mega Mewtwo Y in Pokémon Y by using that game's version of .
Mewtwo cannot breed as a result of being a Legendary Pokémon. It takes Mewtwo 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Mewtwo takes the appearance of a creature that has been genetically altered. Its most distinguishing features is an extension that runs from the base of Mewtwo's head to the base of its neck, and its purple tail, resemblant of Mew's tail, albeit thicker. Due to these genetic alterations, it is believed to be the strongest Pokémon in not only the Kanto region, but the entire series.
Mewtwo, like Mew, is genderless. However, it appears to act more male than female.
Mewtwo has appeared in most of the main Pokémon games. It has appeared in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Heart Gold and Soul Silver in Cerulean Cave after defeating the Elite Four. Heart Gold and Soul Silver players will still have to get all 8 Kanto Gym Badges before entering, however, and Flash is required due to how dark the cave is.
Mewtwo appears as a Boss Pokémon in many of the Spin-Off games that it has appeared in. After getting all 10 Championship Trophies in Pokémon Stadium, you earn the option of battling Mewtwo. Defeating it unlocks the R2 (Round 2) Tournaments; beat those and you'll face a more difficult Mewtwo. Mewtwo also appears in the Rival's team after beating all the tournaments in Pokémon Stadium 2, alongside Lugia and Ho-oh.
Mewtwo appears at an unknown location and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Mewtwo can be found at the 99th Floor of the Western Cave in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. Mewtwo appears in two vastly different locations in the second round of Mystery Dungeon Games. In Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness it appears at Aegis Cave DPB5F when it is Dark Only or Dark Crater B6. In both instances a Stone Plate or Mystery Part is required. Mewtwo is located at the Sky Stairs in Explorers of Sky. Mystery Dungeon 3 has Mewtwo located in each game's respective Secret area at Floor 30.
Mewtwo is the final boss of the main storyline in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. You have to battle it twice: once with its normal powers and a second time combined with the powers of the Golden Steelhead Armor. This accounts for Mewtwo's only appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series.
Complete Battle Roayle EX-6 in Pokémon Rumble Blast and Mewtwo will be findable at any of the game's Factory stages.
In Pokémon Conquest, have Facilities at Level 3 and clear Kenshin's Episode. Once this is done, head to Illusio to encounter Mewtwo.
Trading Card Game
Mewtwo has appeared in 15 different sets, seven promos and the 10th Movie Commemoration Set in Japan. It is listed as a Rare card or greater in all sets that it has appeared in. Mewtwo is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Gym Challenge, Neo Destiny (3 Star hidden), Expedition (2), EX Ruby and Sapphire, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Delta Species, EX Holon Phantoms (2), Majestic Dawn, and Legends Awakened sets.
Only three Mewtwo cards are listed as a Super Rare Card: a Lv. X card in the Legends Awakening set, and two Mewtwo EX in the Next Destinies set.
Mewtwo made its initial appearance in the episode The Battle of the Badge, where it easily defeated Gary's Arcanine and Nidoking. It escaped from Team Rocket's Headquarters in the episode Showdown at the Poké Corral, setting up the events for Mewtwo Strikes Back.
In the anime Team Rocket, led by Giovanni create Mewtwo. Dr. Fuji is part of this as he hopes to clone his dead daughter so she can live. They get a Mew eyelash deep in a forest and use that DNA to create the clone, Mewtwo.
A different Mewtwo appeared in the 10th Anniversary Special episode The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. This Mewtwo was created by Dr. Yung and was a mirage Pokémon. Dr. Yung used all of Pikachu's memories to give Mewtwo power. At the end of the special there is a showdown. Ash, Misty, Oak, May, and the one mirage Pokemon that isn't evil and is a "flawed specimen" Mew. Mew and Mewtwo end up having the final battle in the end and Mew gives up its life to defeat Mewtwo. Thus, this Mewtwo ceases to exist.
Mewtwo's primary appearances were the film Mewtwo Strikes Back, in which it had escaped the clutches of Team Rocket and was the main antagonist of the film. Its storyline continued in Mewtwo Returns, in which Giovanni hadn't forgotten about the Pokémon that had escaped his clutches and aimed to take it back.
Mewtwo would be created by Blaine in the Manga while he was in the employ of Team Rocket. He would artificially engineer Mewtwo by combining his own DNA with the eyelashes of a Mew. Blaine would have a genetic connection with Mewtwo, which enabled him to track Mewtwo down and capture it with the assistance of Red, and fights alongside Yellow in the Incident at Cerise Island, and Mewtwo would be freed when Entei burned the connection.
Mewtwo would return to face off with Team Rocket once again, teaming with Red, Blue and Green to stop their scheme involving Deoxys. In an epic battle, Mewtwo would barely emerge victorious. However, a collision of Mewtwo's powers with that of a separate energy field would render Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and Silver petrified in stone.
Mewtwo makes appearances in Chapters 16, 34 35, 47, 64, 79-82, 162, and 283-302.
Mewtwo is a part of the Uber tier of competitive battling. Thanks to its great offensive power and a high base 130 Speed that allows for it to outspeed the majority of the tier, Mewtwo is among the most threatening offensive Pokémon in the tier with the ability to wear down opposing Pokémon mid-game and become a destructive late game cleaner. A massive movepool allows Mewtwo to cover its bases relatively well while having access to valuable moves like Taunt and Calm Mind which further its versatility. Mewtwo's Life Orb set is among the tier's best wallbreaking Pokémon with Psystrike to wreck special walls and coverage like Focus Blast, Ice Beam, and Fire Blast to cover its bases. While Mewtwo is a great offensive threat, it lacks good defensive synergy due to its horrid defensive typing and can fall just short in terms of OHKOing specific threats.
Mewtwo cannot breed; therefore it doesn't have any Egg Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
NOTE: Electro Ball is part of a Mewtwo given away as part of a WiFi Event, commemorating the 1st Anniversary of the Generation V games Black and White. It will be distributed in Japan from September 26, 2011 to October 31, 2011.
To commemorate the first anniversary of the release of the 5th Generation games Black and White, the Mewtwo that uses Electro Ball is being distributed via Nintendo WiFi in North America, Europe and Australia from February 11, 2012 to March 6, 2012.
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM72: Avalanche
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM08: Rock Climb
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
- Mewtwo has the highest base stats of all Generation I Pokémon. The cave in which it is encountered is called the "Unknown Dungeon" in Generation I.
- Mewtwo was the first Pokémon in the English Anime opening. However, in Japan this honor goes to Charizard.
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