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Mewtwo
600px-SSB4 - Mewtwo Artwork

PokemonSymbolSSB4
Nickname The Reawakened Legend
Special Moves Shadow Ball (Neutral), Confusion (Side), Teleport (Up), Disable (Down)
Final Smash Psystrike
First appearance Pokémon Red & Blue series (1996)
Voice actor Keiji Fujiwara

Mewtwo (ミュウツー, Mewtwo) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Its return in Super Smash Bros. 4 was announced during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza on October 23rd, 2014. Mewtwo is the first downloadable character in Super Smash Bros. history, and was made available on April 28th, 2015. However, it was made available at no cost as early as April 15th, 2015 for players who registered both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS on Club Nintendo by March 31st, 2015. Instead of retaining Masachika Ichimura as its voice actor, Mewtwo is now voiced by Keiji Fujiwara, who imitates some of Ichimura's voice clips from Melee.

Trophy Description

Mewtwo puts its psychic powers to great use in this game. Not only does it have floaty jumps, but its telekinesis gives its extra reach and its throws added power. However, its light body makes it easy to launch, so if you're willing to take the risk of getting in close, it might be worth it!

Trivia

  • Mewtwo is the second of three Super Smash Bros. Melee characters to return to the series after being absent from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, succeeding Dr. Mario and preceding Roy.
  • Mewtwo's pose in its official art for Super Smash Bros. 4 is nearly identical to its pose in its official art for Melee.
  • As possible callbacks to Melee, Mewtwo has only one voice clip for when it is KO'd, and only the Japanese version of SSB4 features its victory quotes consisting of spoken dialogue.
  • Mewtwo folds its arms in numerous instances. It does so while using its up tilt, up taunt, or a Hammer; during its defeated/No Contest and screen KO's animations; and when it is asleep, teetering, or helpless.
  • Prior to update 1.0.7, it was possible to access glitched versions of Mewtwo's custom moves via a glitch involving shared Mii Fighters. Most of these crash the game, with the exception of both variations of Confusion, a non-functional version of Disable that renders Mewtwo helpless, and a version of Disable which zooms the camera in on Mewtwo and temporarily slows down time, all of which have limited functionality. It is unclear whether the glitch involved accessing custom moves that were incomplete, or data not intended for use of custom moves. One of the variations of Mewtwo's glitched custom Confusion is very similar to the soul breaker glitch. It is speculated that these were unfinished custom moves and that DLC characters were intended to have custom moves. While the glitch was removed by update 1.0.7, it was still possible to view replays containing these special moves prior to update 1.0.8.
  • Mewtwo is the only veteran DLC character with a new voice actor, and the only character in SSB4 to speak only in the Japanese version.
  • Mewtwo is the only DLC character to have been downloadable for free. It is also the only DLC character who does not share equipment types with any other DLC character.
  • As of SSB4, Mewtwo is the only character whose falling speed has remained unchanged.
  • Mewtwo's non-fighter trophy model has very slightly different features from its playable character and fighter trophy's models. It has a slightly smaller head, slightly smaller eyes, a thicker and slightly longer tail, slightly smaller hands, a more vibrant shade of violet for its midsection, tail, and eyes, and its texture has a satin finish instead of a glossy finish. As a result, it resembles the Mewtwo from the first Pokémon movie, whereas Mewtwo's playable character and fighter trophy's models are virtually identical to its appearance in Pokédex 3D Pro.
  • Mewtwo and Lucario are the only playable Pokémon in SSB4 who do not emerge from a Poké Ball as part of their on-screen appearances.
  • Although Mewtwo's Final Smash involves Mega Evolution, it differs from Charizard and Lucario's in a few distinct ways. Mewtwo's is used for a single attack and renders it both invincible and stationary for its duration, whereas Charizard and Lucario's function as transformations that grant improved offense, mobility, and armor for their durations. Mewtwo's Final Smash is also referred to by its primary attack's name (Psystrike), instead of simply as "Mega Evolution".
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