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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Wii U Mewtwo.png

Mewtwo strikes back by popular demand after an absence in Brawl! Mewtwo shares several similarities with Rosalina, being large but very lightweight, and having long-reaching attacks. Mewtwo's main form of attack is with its long tail, which gives it excellent physical range to poke enemies or to keep foes at bay. Mewtwo also has a great projectile and several KO options, including powerful smashes and reliable throws. Additionally, Mewtwo has some tricky moves up its sleeve, from a projectile reflector to a sharp stare that stuns enemies. Unfortunately, Mewtwo's lightness gives it serious problems with survival, compounded by its size which makes it harder to evade opposing attacks. Some of Mewtwo's better ranged attacks are also sluggish, so mobile characters can give it trouble. All in all, Mewtwo is a defensive glass cannon, using its range to damage and KO while keeping itself from harm.

Basic attributes[edit]

Mewtwo is ridiculously lightweight. In fact, it is even lighter than Mr. Game & Watch, placing it only above Jigglypuff on weight rankings. Its ground speed is pretty average, dashing roughly as fast as Donkey Kong, while its air speed is excellent, coming just behind Jigglypuff. Mewtwo's fall speed is pretty average as well, but its lengthy jump animation make it feel floaty. Its dodges all involve teleporting in and out, which makes it harder for enemies to tell where you're dodging. Mewtwo is able to wall jump.


Moveset Analysis[edit]

Standard Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) 2 button(+2 button2 button2 button) Psychic Wave Mewtwo reaches forward with a palm strike, followed by launching continuous sparks of psychic energy before finishing with a claw swipe.
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button)
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+2 button Tail Swing Mewtwo swings its tail forward. The attack can be angled by tilting up or down on the control stick.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left control or Right control)+A button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Up lstick+A button Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Tail Arch Mewtwo swings its tail in an arch over itself.
Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Up cpad+A button
Down lstick+A button Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Tail Sweep Mewtwo swipes low to the ground with its tail.
Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Down cpad+A button
A button while dashing A button while dashing 2 button while dashing Lunge Burst Mewtwo charges forward and thrusts its palms forward, blasting anyone in front with psychic energy.
A button while dashing A button while dashing A button while dashing
A button while hanging A button while hanging 2 button while hanging Mewtwo climbs up and sweeps the ground with its tail.
A button while hanging A button while hanging A button while hanging

Smash Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button+2 button Focused Blast Mewtwo puts both of its palms together and launches a burst of psychic energy.
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left control or Right control)+A button Smash (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button Psychic Cloud Mewtwo holds its hand up, creating a storm of psychic energy that draws in enemies and launches them upward.
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up control+A button Smash Up cpad+A button
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button Psychic Pistol Mewtwo points at the ground in front of it and shoots a burst of psychic energy.
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down control+A button Smash Down cpad+A button

Air Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png 2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Psychic Sparks Sparks of psychic power shoots out erratically around Mewtwo's body.
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Shadow Claw Mewtwo swipes forward with its hand, burning foes with psychic energy.
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Tail Upper Mewtwo swings its tail upward.
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Aerial Tail Arch Mewtwo swings its tail in an arch over it.
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Flip Stomp Mewtwo kicks downward, resulting in a strong meteor smash if you connect with the center of the foot.
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png

Throws

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A button after grab A button after grab 2 button after grab Mind Shock Mewtwo zaps the grabbed opponent with psychic energy.
A button after grab A button after grab A button after grab
Right lstick after grab Right nunchuk after grab Right dpad after grab Shadow Gatling Mewtwo throws the grabbed opponent forward and follows up with 5 uncharged energy spheres.
Right lstick after grab Right control after grab Right cpad after grab
Left lstick after grab Left nunchuk after grab Left dpad after grab Psychic Toss Mewtwo flings the grabbed opponent backward.
Left lstick after grab Left control after grab Left cpad after grab
Up lstick after grab Up nunchuk after grab Up dpad after grab Revolving Launch Mewtwo spins the grabbed opponent a few times before throwing them upward.
Up lstick after grab Up control after grab Up cpad after grab
Down lstick after grab Down nunchuk after grab Down dpad after grab Tail Slam Mewtwo throws the grabbed opponent on to the ground and swings down with its tail.
Down lstick after grab Down control after grab Down cpad after grab

Special Attacks[edit]

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
B button B button 1 button Shadow Ball Mewtwo charges up a ball of dark energy, before launching the ball as a projectile that wiggles up and down as it travels forward. Mewtwo can cancel the charge by pressing shield.
B button B button B button
Unavailable
Unavailable
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+B button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button Confusion Mewtwo disrupts the space in front of him, sending projectiles back at their users. Nearby enemies get caught in the psychic vortex and are momentarily stunned before dropping. Mewtwo gains some horizontal momentum while using the move.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left control or Right control)+B button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+B button
Unavailable
Unavailable
Up lstick+B button Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Teleport Mewtwo teleports in a direction of your choosing. The move preserves a bit of momentum when used in the air.
Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Up cpad+B button
Unavailable
Unavailable
Down lstick+B button Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Disable Mewtwo stares forward, stunning grounded enemies facing it while knocking away aerial enemies. It does nothing if it's used against an opponent's back.
Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Down cpad+B button
Unavailable
Unavailable

Taunts

Control Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Up dpad 1 button Up dpad+A button Mewtwo crosses its arms and spins around.
Up dpad Up dpad Up dpad
(Left dpad or Right dpad) 1 button+2 button A button Mewtwo surrounds itself in an aura of psychic power.
(Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad)
Down dpad 2 button Down dpad+A button Mewtwo points at the screen while filling its claw with psychic energy.
Down dpad Down dpad Down dpad

Final Smash - Psystrike[edit]

Mewtwo transforms into Mega Mewtwo Y, greatly amplifying its psychic powers. It launches a sphere of psychic energy that travels across the screen. Any enemies that as much as grazes the sphere gets stunned as their minds are overwhelmed by psychic force, sending them flying. Psystrike is a simple, albeit flashy projectile Final Smash, similar in vein to Zelda's Light Arrow. Your goal is to have as many players lined up in the path of your psychic ball as you can to maximize its effect. The ball travels somewhat slowly but has a pretty big hitbox, so you need a little anticipation to catch more mobile players with it. Psystrike is moderately powerful for a Final Smash, usually KOing from around 50%.