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News Flash! Super Smash Bros. Dojo: Mewtwo

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Hello! We are working very hard on translating the Melee website. We decided to ramp up our translation focus on the character introduction pages in order to give everyone a better picture of Melee, and its character.

All comments were originally written by Sakurai himself. You can see Sakurai’s individual picture comments by hovering your mouse over the image.  Originally pictures were given their own page, but for the sake of brevity I combined them. The original page can be accessed here. [TN] marks a translation note.

Updated: January 8th, 2002

It’s not Mewto (just so you know). [TN1]mewtwo_pinup

Called the strongest Pokemon, wielder of a variety of psychic powers.
There are rumors that it’s very intelligent as well.

When you control Mewtwo, it has some unique behaviors.
It doesn’t walk, run, or hold items.
Doesn’t roll.
Its psychic powers must be very strong.

Overall, it’s strong, with good offense, and has a good number of quick moves.
It should be able to deal with a variety of playstyles.
(If I had to say, though, it might not be too good in large, chaotic battles)

However, it does have the weakness of being relatively light.

Rather than anything to do with its weight, you could say it’s easy to launch because it’s always floating.

Using your loose, smooth movement, hit the enemy with powerful moves.
There’s a lot to enjoy with this character.

Unlock criteria:
Play at least 20 hours of VS matches.
Alternatively, play 700 matches.

“20 hours of VS matches” is a value that represents a conversion of time to just one player.
You can fulfill the twenty hours requirement by plugging in four controllers, turning off items (to prevent SDs) and leave the game running for five hours.

(Images taken during development)

1. Mewtwo. It’s finally appeared.
2.Its “Confusion” move can secretly reflect projectiles as well.
3.Shadow Ball has a bit of an unusual flight path, so it might be hard to Powershield.
4.His attacks can incorporate electricity as well as purple fire.
5.Disable is a dangerous move that paralyzes enemies if their eyes are locked with Mewtwo.
6.Even when it carries items, it doesn’t use its hands.

Special Moves
Neutral Special: Shadow Ball
Side Special: Confusion
Up Special: Teleport
Down Special: Disable


[TN1] The way to write it in Japanese is what Sakurai is pointing out.
X   ミューツー
O   ミュウツー


one comment
  1. I would like to know how I would define Mewtwo’s “Theme” or “Niche”, I need to know it for an article that I will do.

    Troy Kv on November 12 |