(Japanese: ミュウツー Mewtwo) is a Psychic-type legendary Pokémon who was cloned from a Mew.
The story of Mewtwo is chronicled in the radio drama The Birth of Mewtwo, and its animated counterpart, The Uncut Story Of Mewtwo's Origin; the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back, and the television special Mewtwo Returns. It made a brief appearance in the anime, notably in The Battle of the Badge, when Giovanni used it to defeat Gary Oak, and again in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, where it escapes from Team Rocket HQ, a scene also chronicled in Mewtwo Strikes Back, and later seen again in Mewtwo Returns. He is voiced by Phillip Bartlett and then later voiced by Dan Green in the special Mewtwo Returns.
In his MCF debut he appears in a backstory involving Tracy's life as a Pokemon trainer as the main antagonist but becomes an ally near the end. In MCF: Giovanni's Revenge Mewtwo returns he appears as an ally to them helping them defeat Giovanni.
Approximately twenty years ago, Team Rocket discovered that a Mew was living in Guyana. Many years later, under the orders of the new boss, Giovanni, an expedition team comprised of Team Rocket scientists traveled to the area to search for a fossil of Mew, and succeeded in finding an eyelash belonging to it. Giovanni hired Dr. Fuji to clone Mew for him and create the most powerful Pokémon in existence. Fuji agreed, but only in order to continue his research into cloning his deceased daughter, Amber.
One month after the discovery of the eyelash, Mewtwo was successfully created and stored at New Island. At this point, it was still not fully grown and lived in a large tank beside others that contained Bulbasaurtwo, Squirtletwo, Charmandertwo, and Ambertwo. Fuji and the other scientists thought that Mewtwo was unconscious inside its tube, but it was able to communicate telepathically with Ambertwo and the other clones. However, because the cloning process requires a strong life force, all four other clones died. Before this, it is stated that Mew is said to have an immortal life force, and this is why Mew's DNA sample made a successful clone in Mewtwo.
Over the years, Mewtwo matured and grew confused over its origin and place in the world. After resolving to figure out where it belongs, Mewtwo broke out of its tank. The Team Rocket scientists were happy that they had succeeded in creating the most powerful Pokémon in the world, but that joy turned to horror once Mewtwo retaliated. Realizing that it was just an experiment of mankind, Mewtwo unleashed its fury upon them. Despite the efforts of the security systems that were designed to control it, Mewtwo destroyed the laboratory on New Island and all of the scientists in it.
Mewtwo and the clones migrated to Johto and eventually settled on Mount Quena. To prevent any encounters with humans, Mewtwo frequently used severe storms to make the mountain inaccessible. One day, a bus full of people was nearly knocked off the road, so Mewtwo decided to use its telekinesis to right the bus and prevent an accident. After its actions were questioned, it explained to its fellow clones that a bus crash would attract even more humans. However, Meowthtwo believed that the act may have also been due to a growing soft spot for humanity, which Mewtwo vehemently denied.
After a few years, Giovanni found Mewtwo's hiding place using one of Team Rocket's satellites and began a plan to capture it once again. However, this plan was foiled when Mewtwo again met with Ash, who did not remember their previous encounter. Giovanni restrained Mewtwo, but Ash and his friends helped it to escape and defeat Giovanni. At the end of the ordeal, Mewtwo erased Giovanni and his soldiers' memories and decided to move throughout the world, searching for the meaning of its life.
In the epilogue to Mewtwo Returns and in some TV series opening sequences and movie previews, Mewtwo has been seen wearing a plain brown cape and moving across rooftops at night.
Powers and characteristicsEdit
Throughout the course of the first movie, Mewtwo viewed all humans as its enemy, as Team Rocket's boss Giovanni would usually rely on it for his evil deeds. However, since Ash was petrified by the attacks of both Mewtwo and Mew, Mewtwo had a change of heart and did everything to make sure that no one remembered what happened.
It had calmed considerably since the events in Kanto, and Mewtwo had grown into a guardian figure for its fellow clones. While it still questioned its place in the world, it felt responsible for its clones and was willing to sacrifice itself in order to keep them safe from harm. Its view on humanity was further changed as Ash helped Mewtwo to Purity Spring, Ash claiming that no one needs a reason to help someone. Mewtwo's outlook on life was further influenced by how the spring affected it, as if the waters had the same restoring effect on it as they did on other Pokémon, then it concluded that the world was its rightful place as well.
After the military operation on Mount Quena came to a head, Mewtwo had initially contemplated on erasing the memories of everyone involved. However, it took Meowth's speech into consideration, as erasing their memories would prevent the clones from learning about their past, and forgetting would not change the fact that things happen. Mewtwo decided to only erase the memories of Team Rocket—excluding Jessie, James, and Meowth—and departed.
In MCF: Mewtwo Strikes back a backstory involving Tracy's backstory as a Pokemon Trainer he appears as the main antagonist reprising the same role as he does in his debut movie though when he wipes everyones memories like he does in the movie, he erases Tracy, Tricia and Seamus's memories as well. He later appears in MCF: Giovanni's Revenge helping the MCF, Ash, Brock and Misty save the Pokemon from Giovanni and finally have his revenge on Giovanni.
- MCF: Mewtwo Strikes Back (Debut)
- MCF: Giovanni's Revenge (Return)
- In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mewtwo uses Shadow Ball, a move that had yet to be released at the time.
- The city that Mewtwo is seen overlooking at the end of Mewtwo Returns bears a great resemblance to New York City. Buildings that resemble the Chrysler Building and MetLife Building can be seen in the distance. The narrator refers to it as "a faraway city."
- Mewtwo also had a passing mention in the special The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, as when the mirage Mewtwo was created, the Mirage Master claimed that "This is not the Mewtwo you are familiar with", possibly meaning that he saw Pikachu's memory of Mewtwo.