Mewtwo (SSBU)

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This article is about Mewtwo's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For the character in other contexts, see Mewtwo.
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe Pokémon
Other Smash Bros. appearances in Melee
in SSB4

Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Psystrike
A Legendary Pokémon known for its technical moves. Use Confusion or Disable as a diversion, then land a Shadow Ball! For its Final Smash, Mewtwo transforms into Mega Mewtwo Y and fires a projectile that freezes and launches the opponent!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Mewtwo (ミュウツー, Mewtwo) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Like in Melee, Mewtwo is once again an unlockable character. Mewtwo is classified as fighter #24.

Keiji Fujiwara reprises his role as Mewtwo in the game through reused voice clips from Smash 4.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Mewtwo received a mix of buffs and nerfs in the transition from Smash 4 to Ultimate. Some of its moves have improved range and hitbox placement, such as forward tilt, up tilt, back aerial, and forward aerial, and its throws are slightly stronger; however, Shadow Ball is smaller and weaker and it can no longer use Confusion to mix up its recovery.


  • Change Mewtwo has a more subdued color scheme and its body appears to have a glossy sheen. The end of its tail is also slightly larger.
  • Change All attacks that utilize darkness have more intense particle effects.
  • Change Mewtwo's idle pose has been altered; it now keeps one of its arms lifted.
  • Change Mewtwo's victory poses have been slightly altered:
    • The pose where Mewtwo laughs and floats has it float higher and look farther away from the screen.
    • The pose where Mewtwo thrusts its hand outward has an altered camera angle more towards its hand.
    • The pose where Mewtwo faces away from the screen has Mewtwo keep its eyes shut for slightly longer. [1]


  • Buff Like all characters, Mewtwo's jumpsquat animation now takes 3 frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Buff Mewtwo dashes faster.
  • Buff Mewtwo performs its double jump more quickly, improving its recovery and combo game.
  • Change Mewtwo is slightly heavier, improving its survivability but making it more susceptible to combos.

Ground Moves[edit]

  • Change Forward tilt has a new animation where Mewtwo spins horizontally to strike with its tail.
    • Buff Forward tilt has increased range.
    • Buff Forward tilt deals more knockback.
  • Buff Up tilt has improved hitboxes. It now properly connects with opponents behind Mewtwo.
    • Buff Up tilt has less endlag.
    • Change Up tilt has a slightly altered animation.
  • Nerf Down tilt has slightly more endlag.
  • Change Dash attack has an altered animation, with Mewtwo lunging forward with one hand.
  • Buff Forward smash can now be angled.
  • Buff Up smash has more range.

Aerial Attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag.
  • Change Neutral aerial has altered visuals. Rather than emitting multicolored orbs, Mewtwo discharges electricity around itself while flashing with a blue overlay.
    • Nerf Neutral aerial hits fewer times and deals less damage.
  • Buff Forward aerial has increased range.
  • Buff Back aerial has improved hitboxes. It can now reliably hit grounded opponents during a short hop.
    • Nerf Back aerial deals less damage.
  • Change Up aerial has an altered animation, with Mewtwo no longer facing the screen after finishing its tail sweep.
  • Buff Down aerial has increased range. It can now reliably hit grounded opponents after a full-hop.

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Nerf Forward throw's Shadow Balls are smaller.
  • Buff Up throw deals slightly more knockback, improving its KO potential.
  • Buff Back throw launches opponents more horizontally and deals more damage, both of which improve its KO potential.
    • Change Back throw has an altered animation, with Mewtwo tossing the opponent over its shoulder nonchalantly.
  • Buff Down throw can now combo into other attacks at mid-high percents.

Special Moves[edit]

  • Shadow Ball:
    • Nerf Shadow Ball has a smaller hitbox when fully charged.
    • Nerf Shadow Ball deals less damage.
    • Buff Shadow Ball reaches its full charge more quickly.
  • Confusion:
    • Buff Confusion has increased horizontal range.
    • Nerf Confusion no longer corrects the opponent's position to the center of the ripple, which may leave them too far away to follow up with an attack.
  • Teleport:
    • Change Teleport has a darker, more distinct visual effect when Mewtwo disappears and reappears.
  • Disable:
    • Buff Disable can now be reversed.
    • Buff Disable has more vertical range. Despite Mewtwo's posture being elevated during its new animation, it can still hit smaller characters below eye level.
    • Change Disable has an altered animation, with Mewtwo spreading its arms out while its eyes emit a flash.
  • Psystrike:
    • Change Mewtwo's Final Smash, Psystrike, has modified visual effects. The projectile is now colored purple and white throughout the orb instead of purple at the edge and black/yellow/blue in the center. The center of the orb resembles a burst of energy instead of a vortex, and the move also causes more intense visual effects when it hits an opponent.

Classic Mode: Psychic Control[edit]

Each round, through its psychic powers, Mewtwo controls previous opponents to use as teammates in future rounds; these teammates typically represent characters that have been possessed in their home series.

Round Opponent Stage
1 Ness and Lucas Fourside
2 Cloud Midgar
3 Ryu and Ken Suzaku Castle
4 Richter Dracula's Castle
5 Palutena and Pit Skyworld
6 Pikachu, Pichu, Jigglypuff, and Lucario Kalos Pokémon League
Bonus Stage
Final Master Hand and Crazy Hand Final Destination

Note: Each round uses a track taken from the universe fought in the previous round. A different CPU teammate will appear in each round except the first: Lucas in round 2, Cloud in round 3, Ken in round 4, Richter in round 5, Pit in round 6, and Pikachu in the final round.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Mewtwo was among the fighters that were summoned to fight the army of Master Hands.

Mewtwo was present when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. Mewtwo and Zelda attempted to reflect the beams using Confusion and Nayru's Love respectively; this effort failed, with both being vaporized and placed under Galeem's imprisonment, along with the rest of the fighters (excluding Kirby).

Alternate costumes[edit]

Mewtwo Palette (SSBU).png


Character Showcase Video[edit]


  • Mewtwo's artwork for Ultimate resembles its artwork for Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen, albeit with its hands and legs posed slightly differently.
  • Mewtwo was confirmed to be a playable character in Ultimate before Pikachu, making this the first time Pikachu was not the first Pokémon to be announced as part of the roster.
  • Mewtwo is the only DLC veteran who was playable in the E3 demo.
  • Mewtwo was the last non-DLC character added to the Super Smash Bros. Blog.
    • However, due to Mr. Game & Watch's blog page only being available on the Asian websites until December 7, Mr. Game & Watch was the last character added to the blog on non-Asian websites.

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