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New Pokémon Announced for X and Y, Possibly a Form of Mewtwo  

by Kimberly Keller - April 6, 2013, 7:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: http://www.pokemon.com/pokemonxy/en-us/, Pokemon

Mewtwo might have some competition.

Pokémon Smash revealed what appears to be new Pokémon for the upcoming Pokémon X and Y today. It bears a strong resemblance to Mewtwo and is being referred to as a new Pokémon.

Junichi Masuda, one of the founding members of Game Freak, guest starred on the show and revealed an image of the Pokémon to the hosts. Videos of it battling in-game were also shown. Nothing further was discussed about the Pokémon, so it is not clear at this time if this is a new form or a new Pokémon altogether.

It has been over a month since the reveal of Sylveon, Eevee’s newest evolution. Little is known of Sylveon, and what type it is still remains a mystery. Pokémon X and Y will be released in October this year.

Check out the video and gallery below for footage and screens of this announcement in action.

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Talkback

EnnerApril 06, 2013

Ooo, I'm getting so excited.


I do have some concerns for the game. Actually, not really concerns but more management of my expectations. The video seems to be battle footage and it looks very much like a Pokemon battle except with polygonal, cel-shaded Pokemon and snazzy animations. (I wonder if there will be an option to turn the animations off as the ones in the video are quite lengthy; it would be odd not to have the option.) I don't know when I picked it up, but for some unknown reason I held that the notion Pokemon X/Y would be a revolution for the series. So far in this early footage (wait, is it still early if the game is only a little more than six months away?), looks to be a very Pokemon Pokemon game. Which... is just fine with me as I haven't played a Pokemon game since Pokemon Ruby.


Oh, it will be quite a trip to catch up with three generations worth of refinements in one go!

FjurbanskiApril 06, 2013

Blasphemy. Mewtwo is fine just the way he is. My bet is that this is a genuine evolution of mew, rather than another form of mewtwo.


(which is still unacceptable)

The show pretty clearly calls this a new pokemon, and we should regard it as such until otherwise proven.

ArbokApril 06, 2013

Mew, Mewtwo ....Mewthree?

Might be a second clone of Mew. That would make it a new Pokémon, and I would be cool with that as long as it doesn't overshadow Mewtwo.

I still hold to the theory that it's the Pokemon equivalent of sticking a new hat on Malibu Stacey.

ArbokApril 06, 2013

Quote from: Fjurbanski

Blasphemy. Mewtwo is fine just the way he is. My bet is that this is a genuine evolution of mew, rather than another form of mewtwo.

(which is still unacceptable)

I'm still going to guess Mewthree, but in response to this post, it probably has more to do with Mewtwo than Mew. The upcoming Pokémon movie is centered around Mewtwo, and going from this announcement I doubt that's coincidence:

http://youtu.be/ltlggmo20Ck


EDIT: Also, I'm guessing this greatly increases the chances of seeing Mewtwo back in Smash Bros.  ;D

yoshi1001April 06, 2013

It's obviously Mew Zero, the artificially sweetened Pokemon with 0 calories.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 06, 2013

They are calling this a new Pokemon, just like they called White Kyurem and Black Kyurem new Pokemon. This is not the first time a new form was refered to as a new Pokemon. With this thing set to appear in the new mewtwo movie, my guess is this mewthree is just a new form.

I can't wait for Mewtwo back in smash with this awesome costume change.

FjurbanskiApril 06, 2013

yeah, that would be cool if mewtwo were back in smash brothers..... but not if it's this mewtwo. I want my old mewtwo back!

Luigi DudeApril 06, 2013

This 100% guarantee's Mewtwo moveset will be returning for the next Smash Bros as this new Pokemon.  Like I said in the recent Smash Bros thread.

Quote from: Luigi

Whoever the major humanoid Pokemon is for X and Y - Since Black and White was released in Japan during September 2010, and that team went to work on X and Y right after, it would have been in development for at least 1.5 years before Sakurai finalized the roster which he probably did around last Summer.  When he went to Game Freak they probably told him who the Mewtwo/Lucario type of Pokemon for X and Y will be and that's who will be making an appearance in the next Smash Bros.

This new form of Mewtwo is going to be the star focus of the upcoming movie, making it the first major humanoid Pokemon of X and Y.  Lucario was the star of the first Diamond and Pearl related movie and the first major humanoid Pokemon of that gen making him the choice for Smash Bros.  So basically this new form is that Pokemon I was talking about, so yeah, he's in.

It actually works out perfectly for Sakurai in the end.  Mewtwo was the only original moveset from Melee that was completely cut for Brawl and heavily requested to return.  The problem was the representation of Red/Blue/Green Pokemon was already too great and he didn't want to give Pokemon a 5 slot on the selection screen since Mario and Zelda both only had 4.  Well for the next Smash Bros, Mario and Zelda will probably get 5 slots so Pokemon will too, and since this new Mewtwo is from a new gen, he can easily have him count as the new character, while bringing Mewtwo's moveset back and not having the original gen look even more loopsided in representation then it already does.

Pixelated PixiesApril 07, 2013

What is it with Nintendo and putting handles on things?

Perhaps this new Mew clone refuses to be put inside a Pokeball, and he has therefore evolved a handle on his head so that he can still remain portable?

PokemonTrainerZApril 07, 2013

You know, while I know a lot of people live MewTwo and Mew don't you think it's time to take those nostalgia glasses off? Seriously, I see lots of people hating on this version just because of it's design, which honestly I think he looks pretty cool, kind of like a kid MewTwo, I can understand that some of you hold MewTwo close to your chest because of nostalgia, but why not give this new guy a chance? We don't really know what he will be like, if he will kick major butt or if he will suck, let's just wait and see what his name is and what kind of pokemon he is. Also for those who are confused this has been stated as being a whole knew pokemon, not a form of MewTwo.

joshnickersonApril 07, 2013

Quote from: Fjurbanski

Blasphemy. Mewtwo is fine just the way he is. My bet is that this is a genuine evolution of mew, rather than another form of mewtwo.


(which is still unacceptable)

A Pokemon that evolves???

UNACCEPTABBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

/end Lemongrab voice

Quote from: Crimm

The show pretty clearly calls this a new pokemon, and we should regard it as such until otherwise proven.

Strongly, strongly disagree there Jim.


Back when BW2 was revealed, Masuda himself posted on Twitter in Japanese and in English that Black/White Kyurem were new Pokemon, which they aren't. It might be Mewthree, but them calling it a new Pokemon on Smash and the English site isn't proof enough until we see a Pokedex number or a name.

TJ SpykeApril 07, 2013

Quote from: Luigi

This 100% guarantee's Mewtwo moveset will be returning for the next Smash Bros as this new Pokemon.

This new form of Mewtwo is going to be the star focus of the upcoming movie, making it the first major humanoid Pokemon of X and Y.  was the star of the first Diamond and Pearl related movie and the first major humanoid Pokemon of that gen making him the choice for Smash Bros.  So basically this new form is that Pokemon I was talking about, so yeah, he's in.

Except your whole reasoning is flawed. Mewtwo is the star of the next movie, not this new Pokemon.

ArbokApril 07, 2013

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: Luigi

This 100% guarantee's Mewtwo moveset will be returning for the next Smash Bros as this new Pokemon.

This new form of Mewtwo is going to be the star focus of the upcoming movie, making it the first major humanoid Pokemon of X and Y.  was the star of the first Diamond and Pearl related movie and the first major humanoid Pokemon of that gen making him the choice for Smash Bros.  So basically this new form is that Pokemon I was talking about, so yeah, he's in.

Except your whole reasoning is flawed. Mewtwo is the star of the next movie, not this new Pokemon.

There is a poster going around that replaces Mewtwo in the movie poster with this "new Pokémon"... not only that but the poster was leaked before this announcement, so many thought it was fake until this made the rounds.

That pretty much seals that:

a. he will be in the movie
b. he is likely a form that Mewtwo changes into during the course of the movie (probably like Giratina's sky form, and if that's the case the name would still be "Mewtwo")

So my short lived Mewthree theory is dead.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterApril 07, 2013

Quote from: PokemonTrainerZ

You know, while I know a lot of people live MewTwo and Mew don't you think it's time to take those nostalgia glasses off? Seriously, I see lots of people hating on this version just because of it's design, which honestly I think he looks pretty cool, kind of like a kid MewTwo, I can understand that some of you hold MewTwo close to your chest because of nostalgia, but why not give this new guy a chance? We don't really know what he will be like, if he will kick major butt or if he will suck, let's just wait and see what his name is and what kind of pokemon he is.

i agree to an extent, there is a certain point where i say no that thing is fugly(gen 5 did this a few times, including the 3 starters) but i don't often hate on the series just because of that... togekiss for example, just doesn't look like a natural evolution of togepi,

Quote:

Also for those who are confused this has been stated as being a whole knew pokemon, not a form of MewTwo.

just like the kyurem forms in BW2 were new pokemon... they basically said mewtwo 18 times and we know he'll show up in the next movie...
honestly i like the idea of mewtwo having a second form, maybe have it built around defense or physical attacks

nickmitchApril 07, 2013

The poster in question:
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/nickmitch889/potential-mewtwo-forme-1-e1365009197376_zps95c13955.jpg

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterApril 07, 2013

Quote from: Pixelated

What is it with Nintendo and putting handles on things?

You can interpret that...

TJ SpykeApril 07, 2013

Quote from: Arbok

There is a poster going around that replaces Mewtwo in the movie poster with this "new Pokémon"... not only that but the poster was leaked before this announcement, so many thought it was fake until this made the rounds.

That poster is not confirmed to be real though. The official poster uses Mewtwo.

CericApril 08, 2013

I think MewHat is a new Pokemon in the Mew family much like MewTwo is not an Evolution to Mew but they are genetically similar (I was about to say species but I'm fairly sure Mew and Mewtwo can't have kids.)

Though I still don't like the look of this one.  MewTwo is still the most Bad Ass looking of the Mew Lineage.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 08, 2013

Quote from: Luigi

This 100% guarantee's Mewtwo moveset will be returning for the next Smash Bros as this new Pokemon.  Like I said in the recent Smash Bros thread.

Quote from: Luigi

Whoever the major humanoid Pokemon is for X and Y - Since Black and White was released in Japan during September 2010, and that team went to work on X and Y right after, it would have been in development for at least 1.5 years before Sakurai finalized the roster which he probably did around last Summer.  When he went to Game Freak they probably told him who the Mewtwo/Lucario type of Pokemon for X and Y will be and that's who will be making an appearance in the next Smash Bros.

This new form of Mewtwo is going to be the star focus of the upcoming movie, making it the first major humanoid Pokemon of X and Y.  Lucario was the star of the first Diamond and Pearl related movie and the first major humanoid Pokemon of that gen making him the choice for Smash Bros.  So basically this new form is that Pokemon I was talking about, so yeah, he's in.

It actually works out perfectly for Sakurai in the end.  Mewtwo was the only original moveset from Melee that was completely cut for Brawl and heavily requested to return.  The problem was the representation of Red/Blue/Green Pokemon was already too great and he didn't want to give Pokemon a 5 slot on the selection screen since Mario and Zelda both only had 4.  Well for the next Smash Bros, Mario and Zelda will probably get 5 slots so Pokemon will too, and since this new Mewtwo is from a new gen, he can easily have him count as the new character, while bringing Mewtwo's moveset back and not having the original gen look even more loopsided in representation then it already does.

Yeah this sounds extremely likely and it just falls in line so well. We want Mewtwo back and his new form seems to be the face of 6th gen, so its win win. All there really needs to be is an aesthetic costume change for each of the forms.

OreantaAlexandre Trottier, Contributing WriterApril 08, 2013

If he was a sickly green colour, they could call him MewSpew.

If he was overweight and wearing a poncho, they could call him MumuTwo.


If he was a cross-breed between Miltank and Mewtwo, we could call him MooTwo.

On the other hand, if he was a cross-breed between Noctowl and Mewtwo, he would be HooTwo.

If he was a soup-like beef dish, we could call him MewStew.

If there were five of them that sang and danced together, they could be Da MewCrew.

... okay, I'm done with the terrible jokes. I actually like the design, but I'm not particularly fond of the name MewThree, even though it makes sense for them to call him that. I know it's not official yet, so I'm hoping they'll come up with something that's catchy AND makes sense!

Dan LaserApril 08, 2013

Those toes are really gross... Mewtoes...

TJ SpykeApril 13, 2013

So apparently the new issue of CoroCoro states that it is a new form of Mewtwo. So I guess it's not really a new Pokemon, but another lame "new forme" of an existing Pokemon. There is a poster for the new Pokemon movie that says " Mewtwo has awakened and become its new shape."

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

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