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This article is about Mewtwo's appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. For other uses, see Mewtwo.

Mewtwo is a downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It was confirmed in a Nintendo Direct on October 23, 2014. It was a part of the "Super Smash Bros. Offer" free DLC promotion obtainable by registering both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game in Club Nintendo by March 31st 2015. For non-Club Nintendo Members, Mewtwo was released as paid DLC on April 28th, 2015 for £3.49 ($3.99) or for £4.49 ($4.99) on both games.



  • Many of its attacks involving dark energy have disjointed hitboxes.
  • Air dodge moves him farther than most air dodges in the game. It is very fast with little lag.
  • Up and Down Throws can lead to many follow ups.
  • Fast Aerial Attacks.
  • Jab has little ending lag, being capable of follow up into grabs and other fast attacks.
  • Great gimping potential, which aided by it recovery makes him a very powerful character for attacking offstage.
  • Can make use of many mindgames using Teleport and air dodge. This also makes it recovery versatile and less predictable.
  • Very good recovery with Teleport and backward aerial Shadow Ball.
  • Confusion can throw opponents off-balance, goes through shields and reflects projectiles.
  • Disable can stun opponents for longer periods of time the higher is their percentages.


  • Quite tall and floaty, being an easy target.
  • Second lightest character in the game(first being Jigglypuff), being extremely easy to KO.
  • Most tilts have considerable ending lag.
  • Shadow Ball lacks hitboxes while charging, unlike Lucario's Aura Sphere.
  • Disable requires eye-contact range, meaning it won't hit if opponents are with their backs turned to Mewtwo.
  • Shadow Ball is Mewtwo's only ranged attack apart from Final Smash.


Mewtwo is a a character with a vast potential for fast damage racking, with a solid moveset for both ground and air. Its Aerial Attacks are fast and spammable, Smash Attacks that are devastating, and very versatile Special Attacks.

Its Jab and Rapid Jab are very fast and powerful, being able to lock opponents and deal fast damage in little time. While its Tilts suffer a bit with lag, they cover great range, allowing him to safely poke opponents and interrupt approaches. Its Up and Down Tilts are notable for combo'ing with themselves.

Mewtwo's Aerial Attacks, on the other hand, are great for approaches due their low landing lag, being specially useful with short-hops. Up Aerial can combo with itself, as well with Up Tilt when fast falling. Neutral Aerial can also combo with itself, as well with most of Mewtwo's ground attacks when fast falling. Back Aerial and Forward Aerial are great gimping tools, while the later is potentially deadly with high KO potential. Down Aerial is a solid Meteor Smash and can be used as fast approach with short hops.

While its Throws are not so powerful in terms of KO (with its Back Throw being weaker than Zelda's), its Forward Throw is notable for having a huge range, with the shower of mini Shadow Balls being able to hit many opponents at once. Down Throw is also incredible for follow ups, being able to combo with many moves against low percentage enemies. In terms of knockback, Up Throw is Mewtwo's strongest throw.

Shadow Ball is one of the most powerful projectiles in the game. When fully charged it deals 25%, which is higher than Wii Fit Trainer's Sun Salutation combined with Deep Breathing, while the knockback is as powerful as Samus' Charge Shot and Lucario's Aura Sphere (at mid-high Aura Power). However, unlike in Melee, it no longer causes damage to nearby opponents while charging.

Confusion and Disable add versatility to its arsenal, making him able to deal with different kind of enemies. Confusion can be used to throw enemies off balance and reflect projectiles. Disable can cause very high stun against opponents at high percentages, however they must be at eye-contact with Mewtwo, meaning the move will not affect enemies with their back turned to Mewtwo.

Teleport blinks Mewtwo in the direction tilted. While it is not fast as Palutena's, it keeps Mewtwo's momentum after using, meaning it can grant additional range for recovery. Also, its air dodge functions the same way.

Despite receiving a weight buff from Melee, Mewtwo still is a mid-lightweight character, meaning that while he can KO opponents early, so can they. its size also makes him a very easy target, while its floatiness makes him easy to juggle, especially when facing fast characters like Sheik, Zero Suit Samus, Captain Falcon and Diddy Kong.

A good Mewtwo player must use its range in their favor and punish attacks accordingly. As many of Mewtwo's attacks have disjointed hitboxes, spacing is key.

Changes from Melee to Wii U/3DS

Being at the bottom of the Tier List in Melee, Mewtwo has received many buffs to speed, knockback and damage, as well as a few tweaks in some moves. Some of its animations are also different.

Also, its design has changed since Super Smash Bros. Melee to match its most recent appearances in the Pokémon games and even the Pokémon anime. Its head is smaller in proportion to its body, and it has a more defined build that makes it taller and vaguely humanoid.


  • Has a more slim build, with a smaller head, resulting in smaller hitboxes.
  • Its tail stands more vertically, reducing greatly its hitbox range.
  • Faces the camera more while walking and dashing. Also, its dashing speed is much faster.
  • Air dodging towards the ground apparently gives him much lower landing lag.
  • Dodge roll is much faster and has much lower ending lag.
  • Faster ground and aerial speed.
  • Smoother second jump, however it is slightly lower.
  • No longer able to double jump cancel.
  • Higher speed, knockback and range in most moves.
  • Lighter than in Melee, now being the second lightest in the game after Jigglypuff.
  • Has different animations than in Melee when attacking with battering items. Also, it no longer has unique hitbox data for its dash attack with items.
  • Can Wall Jump.

Ground Attacks

  • The second hit of Mewtwo's Neutral Attack can transition between rapid jabs and a finisher. The first hit and subsequent attacks are much faster, with less startup and ending lag, as well locking opponents easier between hits. It also has bigger hitboxes, with wider waves of dark energy. However, the first hit causes slightly less damage.
  • Forward and Down Tilts have much more range, but are slower overall.
  • Up Tilt has a slightly different animation and covers much more range, hitting enemies behind Mewtwo at later frames. However, is slower.
  • Forward Smash is faster and causes higher knockback. Additionally, the blast of dark energy is much larger, covering more range, being almost as large as Lucario's Forward Smash with mid-high percentage.
  • Up Smash has a bigger hitboxes, with larger swirls of dark energy which expands horizontally. It now traps opponents more efficiently between hits, sucking them more easily into the the blast. Additionally, its traction is much lower, meaning Mewtwo can slide a bit when using it during a dash.
  • Down Smashes is much faster and has bigger hitboxes, with larger blasts of dark energy.
  • Dash Attack is faster, with less startup and ending lag. The blast of dark energy has a larger hitboxes, however Mewtwo slides less on the ground, meaning the attack doesn't cover as much range.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral Aerial has bigger hitboxes, with a larger electrical field. Additionally, it causes higher knockback (both base and scaling).
  • Forward Aerial has a different animation, with Mewtwo swiping sideways instead of downwards. It is also much faster, covers more range, and has less ending lag.
  • Back Aerial has higher range and less ending lag.
  • Up Aerial has a slightly different animation and covers more range, hitting enemies behind Mewtwo at later frames. However, it is slower.
  • Down Aerial covers more range, is much faster and has less ending and landing lag. It can Meteor if connects with the opponent right below Mewtwo, and launches the enemy horizontally if connects with the side of the attack. Additionally, the hitbox on Mewtwo's foot now causes damage with dark energy.

Grabs and Throws

  • Grab and dash grab have slightly higher range and less ending lag.
  • Pummel is faster.
  • Forward Throw has a slightly different animation. Additionally, the projectiles launched are larger, connect with enemies better, and cover more distance, allowing Mewtwo to hit more enemies caught in range. The final projectile also deals higher knockback, enough to KO at very high percentages.
  • Back Throw has a different animation, with Mewtwo launching the enemy backwards with one hand without looking back. It has higher base knockback, but lower knockback scaling.
  • Down Throw is faster and has a larger hitbox, allowing Mewtwo to hit additional enemies in range. It also causes a stronger, more horizontal knockback. It has low base knockback and knockback scaling.

Special Attacks

  • Shadow Ball charges and travels faster, but has less recoil, reducing its potential for recovery. Additionally, when fully charged, it will shine and make distinct sound effect. However, it no longer causes damage while charging, but on the other hand it has very high knockback scaling, much stronger than Samus' Charge Shot and Lucario's Aura Sphere (except when with maximum Aura Power). The uncharged damage has been reduced, while the fully charged damage has been increased. It also causes much higher shield damage when fully charged.
  • Confusion has a larger hitbox in front of Mewtwo, with a distinct graphical effect resembling a energy wave expanding in ripples, with a longer lasting hitbox. It has lower ending lag, and flips enemies faster. Additionally, it successfully acts as a reflecting move, without removing the projectile's hitbox.
  • Teleport now has a different animation, with Mewtwo being enveloped in a purple energy barrier. However, being different from its air dodge animation now prevents mindgames. Additionally, Mewtwo keep its momentum after using it, giving the player more control of landing trajectory after using it, as well granting additional recovery from farther distances.
  • Disable is faster and Mewtwo stands lower than before, with its eyes turning green instead of yellow. However, it no longer launches opponents that are already stunned. Mewtwo's falls slower if this move is used in the air.
  • Now has a Final Smash called Psystrike, transforming it into Mega Mewtwo Y. Unlike Charizard's and Lucario's Final Smashes, Mewtwo will simply unleash a special attack rather than being controllable for a small amount of time. The projectile resembles Palutena's Black Hole, but goes through enemies, briefly stunning them before launching them horizontally.


Ground Moves


  • Neutral Combo: Mewtwo reaches its arm out, blasting out a bit of shadow energy. As a finisher, Mewtwo can blast out a stream of shadow energy in a swipe.
  • Forward Tilt: Mewtwo flicks its tail forward.
  • Up Tilt: Mewtwo flips upward, hitting with its tail.
  • Down Tilt: Mewtwo spins around, sweeping its tail low.
  • Dash Attack: Mewtwo holds its arms out while sliding, inflicting damage with shadow energy.


  • Forward Smash: Mewtwo shoves forward, releasing a pulse of shadow.
  • Up Smash: Mewtwo holds its palm up, releasing a storm of shadow energy that hits multiple times.
  • Down Smash: Mewtwo points its finger downward, releasing a blast of shadow energy on the ground right in front of it.


To be Added

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral Aerial: Mewtwo releases a long lasting shock out of its body.
  • Forward Aerial: Mewtwo slashes forward with shadow energy.
  • Back Aerial: Mewtwo hits behind itself with its tail.
  • Up Aerial: Mewtwo flips upward, hitting with its tail. Good juggling move.
  • Down Aerial: Mewtwo flips backward and hits with its foot downward. Can Meteor Smash.

Grabs & Throws

  • Pummel: Mewtwo hits the opponent in its grasp with shadow energy.
  • Forward Throw: Mewtwo throws its foe diagonally forward and shoots with multiple small Shadow Balls.
  • Back Throw: Mewtwo uses Psychic to throw its enemy backward.
  • Up Throw: Mewtwo uses Psychic to throw its foe upward, spinning around it. Can lead to Up Tilt, Neutral Aerial and Up Aerial follow ups at low percentages.
  • Down Throw: Mewtwo slams the enemy down with its tail, bouncing it horizontally. It is its best throw for starting combos, such as running Up Smash.

Special Moves

Mewtwo's Special Moves
Melee SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Shadow Ball
Side Special Confusion
Up Special Teleport
Down Special Disable
Final Smash Psystrike

Custom Moves TBA


  • Up Taunt: Original taunt from Melee, where it spins and laughs.
  • Side Taunt: Surrounds itself with a dark aura (similar to Lucario's Up Taunt).
  • Down Taunt: Faces the camera, thrusting its hand at the screen while emitting dark energy. It mimics its pose from the original artwork by Ken Sugimori.

Idle Animations

  • Slowly rises its hand towards the face, clenching its fist and trembling.
  • Crosses its arms and open its arms right after, trembling.

On-Screen Appearance

Teleports out of nowhere, enveloped in dark energy, and slowly descends while floating until it reaches the ground.

In Competitive Play

To be Added

Trophy Description


Mewtwo (collectable trophy)

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.

Mewtwo (Fighter Trophy)

Mewtwo puts its psychic powers to great use in this game. Not only it can float in midair, but its telekinesis gives its attacks extra reach and its throws added power. However, its light body is easy to launch, so if you're willing to take the risk of getting close, it might just be worthy!

Psystrike (Mewtwo's All-Star Trophy)

Mewtwo's Final Smash starts as Mewtwo Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo Y. It then fires a huge psychic projectile that penetrates enemies and obstacles. This projectile doesn't do any damage, but it freezes every foe it hits in place. They can even be frozen midjump! Afterward, every foe hit with this projectile will take a powerful psychic hit to the head.

Mewtwo (Alt)

Mewtwo's Confusion Side Special not only lets you repel projectiles, it also reflects the damage back to your opponent. Its Down Special, Disable, stuns an enemy for longer the higher its damage is. As it works by Mewtwo glaring at his foe, this only works when they make eye contact.

Costume Gallery




  • Mewtwo's character image is a reference to its original artwork by Ken Sugimori, though the pose is slightly different.
  • Mewtwo's introduction tagline in its trailer is a reference to the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. In the same trailer, Mewtwo is also shown encountering Genesect, likely in reference to the sixteenth Pokémon movie.
  • Mewtwo is the second character of three to have been removed in one game (Super Smash Bros. Brawl), then return in a later game (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), the others being Dr. Mario and Roy.
    • Mewtwo is also the only returning Melee character that is not a clone.
  • When Mewtwo fully charges a Shadow Ball, its eyes glint in its damage meter picture.
  • Mewtwo is the first DLC character in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Mewtwo had two trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U before it was ever announced as a playable character: regular Mewtwo and its Mega Evolutions. There are no changes to the older trophies, however.
  • Mewtwo in Smash Bros., much like other characters, is a representation of the character as a whole, with all its incarnations from different media (games, manga, anime). It can be considered both the original Mewtwo (seen in "Mewtwo Strikes Back") as well the second Mewtwo seen ("Best Wishes"), considering its trailer says "Mewtwo Strikes Back" as well as showing it transforming into Mega Mewtwo Y.
    • It should be noted, however, that this Mewtwo keeps its (male) voice unchanged from Mewtwo Strikes Back, whereas the second Mewtwo has a female voice actress.
  • Mewtwo, Ganondorf, Olimar, and Robin are the only characters that can deal damage based on dark energy.
  • Mewtwo is the first character that currently does not have any Custom Moves.
    • However, Mewtwo does have does have leftover data for custom moves, accessible in-game via a glitch involving shared Mii Fighters. By downloading a Mii, viewing it in the character select screen, backing out, selecting Mewtwo, and choosing “Random,” Mewtwo will inherit the special moves codes of last viewed Mii viewed.
      • This inheritance isn’t perfect, which leads to many game-breaking glitches with Mewtwo that can crash the game. However, other results allow Mewtwo to become invincible, invisible, slow down time (in the same manner as using Final Smashes) and other unpredictable results.
  • Mewtwo's voice actor in SSBWU/3DS, Keiji Fujiwara, previously voiced another character, Maxie, in the Japanese adaptation of the Pokemon Anime.
  • There is a bug involving Mewtwo's grab. Since it doesn't directly hold its opponent (rather using psychic energy to do so), if Mewtwo grabs an opponent that is in a moveable platform that is moving away from him, the opponent will be locked in Mewtwo's grab animation and move away from him. If Mewtwo throws the opponent, he/she will instantly teleport to Mewtwo to be thrown.
  • In the official Super Smash Bros. website, Mewtwo is called "A New Challenger" instead of a veteran. This is most likely a result of him being the first DLC character.

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