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Event 44: Mewtwo Strikes!

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Event 44
Mewtwo Strikes!
HD version of Event 44
Official description Don't waste your time battling Zelda...
Character(s) used Choose (1 stock)
Opponent(s) Zelda (1 stock)
Mewtwo (1 stock)
Stage(s) Battlefield
Music Poké Floats
Availability Unlockable

Mewtwo Strikes! is the 44th event match of the 51 event matches in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

The player controls a fighter of their choice and must win a 1 stock match against a CPU Zelda and a CPU Mewtwo on the Battlefield stage. This event match features no time limit. The CPU Zelda's artificial intelligence is set at Level 9, while the CPU Mewtwo's artificial intelligence is set at Level 8.

When the match starts, the player's fighter will spawn on the center of the main platform, while Zelda spawns on the topmost soft platform. The match starts off with the player's fighter battling Zelda. After 15 seconds, Mewtwo will spawn on the leftmost soft platform and joins Zelda to battle the player's fighter. If the player KOs Mewtwo, it will result in a victory. If the player KOs Zelda, it will result in a loss.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ミュウツーの影 Shadow of Mewtwo
France French MEWTWO est de retour! Mewtwo is back!
Germany German Mewtu greift an! Mewtwo attacks!
Spain Spanish ¡Mewtwo al ataque! Mewtwo attacks!
Italy Italian L'arrivo di Mewtwo Mewtwo's arrival


  • The CPU Zelda's model features a slightly darker tint in this event match, similar to the tint applied to identical characters on the same team.
  • The music track that plays during this event match is an arrangement of the music tracks featured in Pokémon Red/Blue, despite the fact the event match takes place on the Battlefield stage. This occurrence happens again during Event 37: Legendary Pokémon, as well as All-Star Mode when the main opponent is Mewtwo.
  • This event match is a reference to a plot point in the film, Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back, where Mewtwo turns Nurse Joy into his mind-controlled servant. Prior to introducing himself, Nurse Joy instead introduced the various characters to Mewtwo's base.
  • Ironically, despite this event match's goal of KO'ing Mewtwo, Zelda is actually stronger, having her artificial intelligence set at Level 9 instead of Level 8, which allows her to deal 20% more knockback while Mewtwo has no such bonuses.