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|The New Specie Pokémon|
|#151 - Mew|
|Debut|| Pokémon: Red Version|
Pokémon: Green Version
|Height||0.4 m (1'04")|
|Weight||4.0 kg (8.8 lbs.)|
|Catch Rate||045||Hatch Steps||30,720|
|Base Exp.||064||Effort Points||HP|
|Kanto #||Johto #||Hoenn #||Sinnoh #|
|< 151 >||< 250 >|
|Unova #||Johto (IV) #|
|< 255 >|
Mew is a hidden Pokémon from the first generation games. The only legitimate way to gain Mew at the time was by having it transferred into the game by a Nintendo representative, usually at some contest or event. There are also glitches and cheating devices that have been used to gain Mew. Pokémon: Emerald Version is the first mainstream game in which Mew is actually found in the game, although a special item from Nintendo is needed to reach Mew, while My Pokémon Ranch is the only game where a Mew can be legitimately obtained for use in mainstream Pokémon games without partaking in any Nintendo events.
Mew is a small and mysterious Pokémon that some consider to be a myth. This is due to the fact that it often uses its powers to teleport away or turn invisible, giving the illusion that it is no more than a mirage. It is believed that only one with a pure heart and a strong desire to see Mew will see it. Mew hails from South America, and it has the genetic codes of all Pokémon, leading some to believe that Mew is actually the ancestor of all Pokémon, though with the introduction of Arceus, the "Alpha Pokémon" in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, this has become somewhat convulated.
Due to having the genetic code of all Pokémon, Mew is able to learn any move from a TM or HM. Mew is also the only Pokémon known to have given live birth, to the creature that was dubbed Mewtwo in the Cinnabar Mansion on Cinnabar Island. However, Mew is not assigned a gender in the games and is incapable of breeding with other Pokémon.
Mew has no evolution.
Mew has only been found in the forest of Faraway Island in Pokémon: Emerald Version (which can only be reached with the special Old Sea Map item). After being spotted, the Mew would take shelter in the grass, and the player would have to find it in order to engage it in battle.
Pokémon Snap revolved around the Pokémon photographer Todd's efforts to photograph Mew. He almost snaps a picture of Mew in the opening movie but misses. Mew is found on the game's final level, Rainbow Cloud and is the only Pokémon found in the area. Mew floats casually in an energy bubble which protects it from getting its picture taken. Todd must toss countless Pester Balls at the shield in order to break it. Afterwards, Todd has one brief chance to photograph Mew before it teleports away. Mew is found at Indigo Plateau in Pokémon Pinball. In both Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2, Mew appears as a Rental Pokémon in R2 Mode.
In Pokémon Trozei!, Mew can only be found in Mr. Who's Den. Mew makes rare appearances the Buried Relic area of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon if the player has a Music Box in their inventory, and in this game it often used Transform to imitate other Pokémon until defeated. Mew could be recruited only if the Final Island Friend Area had been purchased. In Pokémon Ranger, Mew was found in Lila Forest during the third event mission. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness and Time, Mew was found on the thirtieth floor of the Mystifying Jungle, where it had to be battled to earn the Grass Cornet.
In My Pokémon Ranch, after 999 Pokémon are present on the ranch, Hayley will trade a Mew to the player in exchange for a Pokémon egg. This Mew could then be transferred to the fourth generation Pokémon games. In Pokémon Rumble, Mew could be obtained using a password. Mew also appeared in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, where it guided Pikachu and friends Chikorita, Charmander and Piplup to the PokéPark, and it later appeared to Pikachu in a dream to tell it to collect all the pieces of the Sky Prism in order to restore peace to the park. After Pikachu succeeded, it could play with Mew at the Sky Pavilion.
- Mew also appears in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where it can be randomly summoned from a Pokéball. Mew will float away without affecting the battle at all, beyond granting a large amount of bonus points to the player who released it. In Brawl, Mew will also drop a collectible CD as it flies away. A Mew trophy is available in both Melee and Brawl, as well as a sticker in the latter game.
- Mew was featured in two of the Pokémon anime movies, the first and the eighth. In the first movie, Mew appeared and aided Ash and the others in fighting and defeating Mewtwo. The eighth movie explored Mew's origins and elaborates on the idea that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokémon.
- Mew has made several appearances in the Pokémon Adventures manga. In fact it was first featured in the very first chapter, where Red and Blue competed in attempting to capture it when it appeared in Viridian Forest, with both failing. Team Rocket also pursued it, only obtaining enough of its genetic material to partially create Mewtwo (with the rest of its DNA being supplied by Blaine). Mew also appeared near the end of the FireRed/LeafGreen arc, where it saved Red and part of Vermilion City from being destroyed by a crashing Team Rocket airship.
- Its name appears to be "mew", the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat meowing, due to Mew's cat-like appearance. It is also possible that Mew's name is derived from the English word "mutant" (due to the way it can learn a wide variety of moves) or the Japanese word "myo", which means "unique".
- Although it can learn moves from every TM and HM, it cannot learn all Move Tutor moves such as Draco Meteor, although this may be because of the Tutors themselves insisting on only teaching Pokémon of the specific type rather than Mew being unable to learn the move.