Mew

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Mew
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Mew's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games SSB
Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Move Fly
Rarity Very Rare
Japanese voice actor Kōichi Yamadera
Article on Bulbapedia Mew (Pokémon)

Mew (ミュウ, Mew) is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise. It has appeared as a very rare Pokémon in every game of the Super Smash Bros. series.

In-universe, Mew is the origin of Mewtwo, with the latter being its genetically-altered clone.

Origin[edit]

Mew's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Blue.

Introduced in Generation I, Mew is a pink, feline, Psychic-type Pokémon that somewhat resembles an embryo. It is often depicted as floating through the air, sometimes encased in a bubble of energy. Within the Pokédex, it is registered at #151 as the "New Species Pokémon", being the last Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex. It is said to be the origin of all other species of Pokémon, and as such, it can legitimately learn any move in the game. Sightings of Mew are very rare, as the Pokémon is normally invisible, only revealing itself to the pure of heart.

Some time in the past, Mew was encountered and captured by scientists, who performed a multitude of experiments until it gave birth to a clone, dubbed Mewtwo. Oddly enough, Mew is numbered after Mewtwo in the Pokédex, most likely due to its late inclusion during the franchise's development.

According to developer anecdotes, Mew was never originally intended to be encountered at all, only being mentioned as part of the games' backstory. However, just two weeks before the games were due for release, removing the development tools left enough unused space for a single Pokémon; programmer Shigeki Morimoto included Mew as a secret encounter, something even Nintendo was unaware of.[1]

Because of its hidden nature, Mew became the first Mythical Pokémon. It cannot be obtained through regular gameplay, and thus the only way to obtain it legitimately is through real-life distribution events. In most of these events, Mew is obtained without fighting it.

The only game where Mew can be encountered and fought normally is Pokémon Emerald, where the player can participate in an event to visit a deserted island where it resides.

Its depiction within the Super Smash Bros. series is similar to Mewtwo, in that both of them are loosely based off of their first movie incarnations; Kōichi Yamadera, its actor from the movie, also provides its voice in Smash.

Mew's appearance in a bubble is based on its appearance in Pokémon Snap. The move Mew uses in its appearances in Smash is Fly; since Mew is capable of learning all TM and HM moves, it can learn the move from HM02 in all games. Its elusive nature is also reflected appropriately; it is among the rarest Pokémon to encounter in each installment, and doing so is usually acknowledged through a notice.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Sprite

Mew makes its first appearance in Super Smash Bros.. It will not do anything, but will instead remain on the screen for a few seconds, then fly off. It can be completely unnoticed when it comes out of a Poké Ball if the fighting is intense, since it doesn't harm anyone. Mew's appearance is rare since it is a legendary Pokémon. If Mew is summoned by the player in the 1P Game, the player is awarded the Mew Catcher bonus, worth 10,000 points. Mew has a 1-in-151 chance of appearing in this game, in reference to Mew's Pokedex number, and the total number of Pokémon at the time when Super Smash Bros. came out.[2]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Mew and Mewtwo in Melee.

Mew returns in Super Smash Bros. Melee, appearing in a bubble and flying off instead of attacking, again causing no harm to any fighter. Mew can only appear from a Poké Ball if all characters are unlocked. This makes Mew one of only two unlockable Pokémon in Melee, the other being Celebi. The first time the player sees a Mew, they will receive a notice commemorating the occasion.

As a trophy[edit]

Mew is featured as a collectible trophy; to attain it, the player has to clear the All-Star Mode on Hard or Very Hard difficulty, though the player is allowed to use continues.

Mew trophy in Melee.
Mew
Mew is an extremely rare Pokémon that has been seen by only a few people. Information on every Pokémon in the world is contained in Mew's cell structure, so it has the ability to use any and all TMs and HMs. Some Pokémon scholars believe Mew to be the ancestor of all existing Pokémon, but the idea is debatable.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

It softly ascends to the sky while dropping off one CD. It’s your lucky day if you meet this one.
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!
Mew as seen in Brawl.

Mew returns yet again in the third installment, and it now drops a CD before flying away. It is the rarest of all the Pokémon. After encountering Mew for the first time, the player receives a notice as in Melee.

If the player has collected all of the CDs, Mew will instead drop stickers, like Jirachi does. If the player has collected all CDs and stickers, Mew drops nothing.

As a trophy[edit]

Mew also returns as a collectible trophy, obtained randomly through the Coin Launcher, or found in The Subspace Emissary or the rest areas of All-Star and Boss Battles.

Mew trophy in Brawl.
Mew

A New Species Pokémon. An extremely rare Pokémon that contains the DNA of all other Pokémon, it is thought by many scholars to be a Pokémon ancestor, considering the wide range of moves it can use. On top of being able to make itself invisible, Mew can also transform into any opponent Pokémon and use characteristics and moves in exactly the same way."

Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
Mew Pokémon series TypeIcon(Body).pngTypeIcon(Spin).png Attack +4 PikachuHeadSSBB.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Mew (Pokemon series).png
Mew
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Mew in Smash for Wii U.
Mew as seen in the 3DS version of SSB4

Mew returns in Super Smash Bros. 4 as either a Poké Ball or Master Ball summon. It drops a random trophy or Custom Part as it flies away, taking over Celebi's role in Brawl. In the Wii U version, it may also drop CDs. This is the first game where Mew does not need to be unlocked.

Trophy information[edit]

The Mew trophy in for Wii U
The Mew trophy in for 3DS
Mew
North America Mew is a Pokémon previously thought to be extinct but rediscovered by Dr. Fuji. This Legendary Pokémon doesn't often show itself to humans, so it is considered quite lucky to see one. In Smash Bros., Mew will appear and then use Fly to sail away, leaving behind a gift. Thanks, Mew!
Europe Mew was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered by Dr Fuji in Guyana. This Mythical Pokémon doesn't often show itself to humans, so it's considered very lucky to see one. In this game, it will float upwards and leave a present behind. If only Mew would turn up more often, eh?
Game Boy: Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
GB Advance: Pokémon Emerald (05/2005)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Mew returns as a Poké Ball summon. However, as in-battle collectible spawns have been removed entirely, it has no effect in-game at all, much like its pre-Brawl behavior.

Mew cannot be summoned on Corneria or Mushroomy Kingdom.

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
465
Mew Spirit.png
Mew
Support
★★★★ 1 Special Move Power↑ Pokémon Series

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Mew, Goldeen, and Snorlax are the only Pokémon to appear as Poké Ball Pokémon in every game.
    • Mew is also the only mythical Poké Ball Pokémon to appear in every game.
    • Mew is also the first mythical Pokémon to appear in Smash.
  • If Mew is sent out during Smash Tour, it will not drop anything.

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