“Watashi wa makeru wake ni wa ikanai!
(I cannot lose!)”
Mewtwo is a Legendary Psychic-type Pokémon, created scientifically, based on the genetic code of a Mythical Pokémon, Mew. Due to constant experimentation (and its awareness of being an experiment), it went out of control and escaped. Among all the Pokémon that exist, Mewtwo has the most violent nature. Its first appearance was in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. As of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Mewtwo can Mega Evolve into either Mega Mewtwo X or Mega Mewtwo Y, the latter of which appears as its Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Mewtwo makes a playable appearance as an unlockable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and as a downloadable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Its appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series is primarily based on its depiction in the first Pokémon anime movie, where it was cruel, condescending, and fierce, but also questioned its existence and purpose.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mewtwo is an unlockable character. Mewtwo appears after the player has played a total of twenty hours of VS matches with one player, fifteen hours with two players, ten hours with three players, and five hours with four players. It then battles the match's winner; if the player defeats Mewtwo, it is playable from then on.
Mewtwo is a somewhat heavy character, but it has a high air jump (stemming from its Psychic abilities). Its attacks can be pretty powerful, but it is not very fast. Mewtwo also floats above the ground, making it an easy target to send flying and even KO at low damage percentages, and it also has low traction. Mewtwo also possesses a strong grab, and its throw moves pack a strong punch as well. Its neutral special is Shadow Ball, which charges and fires a ball of dark energy. Its side special is Confusion, which flips opponents onto the ground and deflects projectiles (However, the reflected projectile does not damage opponents). Mewtwo's down special is Disable, which dazes any opponents that it is facing when using the move. Finally, its up special is Teleport, which causes Mewtwo to disappear and reappear in a different location.
Mewtwo does not use its hands to hold items, using telekinetic powers instead, making the items hover before it. A similar style is seen when Mewtwo hangs on a cliff or grabs another character. The only time it does touch an item is when floating on the Parasol. Mewtwo is voiced by Masachika Ichimura in both English and Japanese.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mewtwo is one of the five characters who did not return in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character (the other four being Dr. Mario, Young Link, Pichu, and Roy). Data exists on the disc for Mewtwo as a playable character, however, meaning that at one point in development it may have been a character in the game. It does, however, have the appearance of a trophy, which can be obtained by completing All-Star Mode on Intense difficulty.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Originally, Mewtwo only appeared as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Additionally, a Mega Mewtwo X & Y trophy appeared exclusively for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
During the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza, however, Mewtwo was confirmed to appear as a downloadable fighter for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. It is one of three cut characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl to return, alongside Dr. Mario and Roy (the latter also appearing as a downloadable fighter). Mewtwo was released publicly as paid content at the Nintendo eShop on April 28, 2015, but players who had registered Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U onto their Club Nintendo account before the end of March 31, 2015 received free download codes for Mewtwo on April 15, 2015. Mewtwo's design as a playable character in this game is closer to its official appearance, and it is now voiced by Keiji Fujiwara.
While Mewtwo's moveset is identical to that of its Super Smash Bros. Melee incarnation, it has been given a Final Smash: Psystrike, in which it Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo Y and delivers a mental attack. Some of its other moves have also been altered to increase their effectiveness. Lastly, Mewtwo is much lighter and moves faster than in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
When Mewtwo is downloaded, it can appear in all the solo game modes, except for Events. In All-Star mode, Mewtwo appears between Diddy Kong and Pikachu. However, Mewtwo's inclusion has no effect on any of the challenges.
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophies
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
Player character trophies
Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Name in other languages