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Super Smash Bros. Character
SSB4 - Mewtwo Artwork.png
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Melee (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (downloadable)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (downloadable)
Special Moves
Standard:  Shadow Ball
Side:  Confusion
Up:  Teleport
Down:  Disable
Final Smash:  Psystrike

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 Smash is primarily based on its depiction in the first Pokémon anime movie, where it was cruel, condescending and fierce, traits that carry over to Smash.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Mewtwo was meant to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros., but time constraints posed as an issue, so it was left out[1].

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Mewtwo's appearance from Melee.
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Main article: SmashWiki:Mewtwo (SSBM)

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[edit]

Mewtwo's trophy appearance from 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[edit]

Mewtwo, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Main article: SmashWiki:Mewtwo (SSB4)

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.[2] 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.

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 psychic attack. In addition, unlike other fighters, Mewtwo currently does not have any custom special moves. Lastly, Mewtwo is much lighter than it was in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

When Mewtwo is downloaded, it will appear in all the solo game modes, except for Events. In All-Star mode, Mewtwo will appear between Diddy Kong and Pikachu. However, Mewtwo's inclusion has no effect on any of the challenges.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophies[edit]

Name Image Game / Moves Description
Mewtwo (Classic) Trophy52.PNG Pokémon Red & Blue
A genetically created Pokémon, Mewtwo is the result of many long years of research by a solitary scientist. Although Mewtwo was cloned from the genes of the legendary Pokémon Mew, its size and character are far different than its ancestor. Its battle abilities have been radically heightened, making it ruthless.
Mewtwo (Adventure) Trophy53.PNG B: Shadow Ball
Smash B: Confusion
As Mewtwo relies mostly on its powerful brain, there are times when it scarcely uses its arms and legs. Since Mewtwo spends much of its time floating, it flies far when struck. Shadow Ball traces a jagged path once released: the longer Mewtwo holds it, the more powerful it becomes. Mewtwo uses Confusion to spin its foes around.
Mewtwo (All-Star) Trophy54.PNG Up & B: Teleport
Down & B: Disable
Mewtwo is definitely not a speedy character, but its ESP-powered grab and throw moves are comparatively strong. Teleport has a short range, but doesn't leave it open to attack. It's best used as an escape move during disturbances. Mewtwo can daze a foe if it makes eye contact and uses Disable; the move is useless unless Mewtwo is facing its enemy.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Mewtwo BrawlTrophy251.png GB Pokémon Red & Blue A Genetic Pokémon. This legendary Pokémon was based on a recombination of Mew's DNA, created by a scientist after years of research. However, Mewtwo greatly differs from Mew in both size and personality and is said to be the most twisted and savage Pokémon ever. Mewtwo has incredibly high combat abilities and uses Psychic-type attacks.
GBA Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Default Trophies[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Mewtwo Mewtwo Trophy 3DS.png MewtwoTrophyWiiU.png GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
GBA Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen (09/2004)
Created from modified Mew DNA, Mewtwo was designed to be the ultimate Pokémon. It didn't take on any of Mew's kinder traits and only uses its intelligence to destroy its enemies. it seems. Perhaps it just feels frightened or even tormented, and that's why it lashes out. Whatever the reason, Mewtwo is not to be messed with.
Mega Mewtwo X & Y N/A MegaMewtwoTrophyWiiU.png 3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013) It's almost no surprise that a Pokémon as powerful as Mewtwo wouldn't be limited to a single Mega Evolution. Mega Mewtwo X has strong arms and legs, while Mega Mewtwo Y has a whiplike, slender head. The differences aren't just physical - X brings improved fighting power, while Y can unleash even more psychic power. Mega Mewtwo comes in two forms rather than just one. Mega Mewtwo X has visibly strengthened limbs, which greatly boost its physical abilities in battle. Mega Mewtwo Y, on the other hand, has a whip-like tendril extending from the back of its head, which augments its psychic powers.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Player character Trophies[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in Description
Mewtwo MewtwoDLCTrophy3DS.png MewtwoDLCTrophy-SSBU.png GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
Mewtwo puts its psychic powers to great use in this game. Not only does it have floaty jumps, but its telekinesis gives its attacks extra reach and its throws added power. However, its light body makes it easy to launch, so if you're willing to risk getting in close, it might just be worth it!
Mewtwo (Alt.) MewtwoAltTrophy3DS.png MewtwoAltTrophyWiiU.png GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
Mewtwo's Confusion side special not only lets you repel projectiles–it also reflects the damage back on your opponent. Its down special, Disable, stuns an enemy for longer the higher its damage is. As it works by having Mewtwo glaring at its foe, this only works if they make eye contact.
Mewtwo's Confusion side special not only repels projectiles–it also reflects the damage back on your opponent. Its down special, Disable, stuns an enemy for longer the higher its damage is. Disable only works on foes that are facing Mewtwo.

Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

The following dialogue applies also to Lucas, Roy, and Ryu; all DLC characters, like Mewtwo.

  • Pit: Who is THAT?
  • Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
  • Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
  • Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミュウツー
ミュウ (Myū) is the Japanese name of Mew and "tsū" is the Japanese pronunciation of "two".
German Mewtu
Korean 뮤츠
Chinese Hong Kong: 超夢夢
Taiwan / China: 超夢 (Traditional) / 超梦 (Simplified)
"Super Mew". 夢夢 (Muhngmuhng) is Mew's Cantonese Chinese name and means "two dreams".

"Ultimate dream"


  • Mewtwo never speaks when the language is set to English (or, in the PAL version, at all); it makes only grunts, laughs, and other noises. However, it does speak telepathically on the results screen when the language is set to Japanese.
  • When in metal form in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mewtwo does not make clanking noises, even when it lands; in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, while it still does not clank while moving, it does when it lands.
  • The tagline for Mewtwo's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trailer, "Mewtwo Strikes Back!", is a reference to the name of the first Pokémon movie.


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  2. ^ Wii U - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza. Posted to YouTube by Nintendo (October 23, 2014). Retrieved October 23, 2014.