Classification Genetic Pokémon
Type Psychic
Implied Gender Genderless
Style Standard
HP 600
Synergy Gauge Size 400CC
Stance Effects High: Charges Synergy Gauge.

Low: Counter Armor against Low Attacks.

Unlockability Starter
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More Details From Mewtwo at Pokken Arena
"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are."
―Mewtwo in the first pokemon movie (and by extension, Takeshi Shudo)

Mewtwo is a pure psychic type Pokémon and one of the two unlockable playable Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament (The other being Shadow Mewtwo). He can be unlocked by beating the Red League and then beating the series of events that follow, ending in a battle with Shadow Mewtwo. He is one of the only man-made Pokémon in the series. Mewtwo was initially exclusive to the Wii U version, but was added to the arcade version via an event in May 2016.

In Pokkén TournamentEdit

Mewtwo is classified as a standard fighter. It has a somewhat high 600 HP. In High Stance, it slowly recharges its Synergy Gauge. It's a much needed irony for Mewtwo, as most of its Pokemon moves consume its synergy gauge. This can make it quite hard to transition into burst mode as you are constantly using up synergy to protect yourself or damage your enemy.

It is a semiclone of Shadow Mewtwo, sharing roughly half of its moves with it.

With balance updates, Mewtwo has been overwhelmingly nerfed, primarily in the form of making its Pokémon moves more risky. Some of its ranged attacks have also been made more punishable.

The regular version of Mewtwo has some Kazuya Mishima inspired moves, while the Shadow version fights similiar to Algol from the Soul Calibur franchise.

Special Characteristics Edit

Pokemon Move Synergy Power Draining Edit

Barrier Cancelling Edit

Psystrike Edit

Coming soon

Synergy Burst Edit

Aesthetics Edit

Character-Specific Burst Mode Effects Edit

Burst Attack - Psydisaster Edit

Move ListEdit


Name Notes Damage
A Psycho Cut Can transition into a follow-up attack if A is pressed again. 57 (Hit 1), 48 (Follow-up)
Forward + A

Hyper Beam

Consumes Synergy Gauge. Pierces counters. Trajectory can be modified with the D-Pad. Transitions into Teleport if B is pressed during the attack.

Back + A Barrier

Functions as a counter. Consumes Synergy Gauge. Can transition into Confusion (another counter) with A, Telekenesis (a grab) with Y, Drain Punch (a healing attack) with X, or Teleport with B.

30 (Barrier), 30 (Confusion), 60 (Drain Punch)

A (Midair) Focus Blast Chargeable. Consumes Synergy Gauge. 70-120
Up + A (Duel Phase) Psystrike: Consumes Synergy Gauge and resists hitstun. Can become a combo attack if A is pressed multiple times. 21 (Hit 1), 20 (Hit 2), 40 (Hit 3)

Just Frame

40 (Hit 2)

90 (Hit 3)

Down + A, A (Duel Phase) Fire Punch ~ Ice Punch A counter. Consumes Synergy Gauge. Lowers opponent's attack in Synergy Burst. Can transition into Thunder Punch (which lowers opponent's defense in Synergy Burst) if A is pressed again. 140 (Fire Punch and Ice Punch), 70 (Thunder Punch)
Burst Attack Psydisas-ter Functions as a grab. 241

Version historyEdit


  • Confusion's hitbox made smaller.
  • Jumping attack can now be countered for a critical hit and has less range.


  • Point where Flame Pillar can be cancelled delayed.


  • Timing of Mewtwo's Synergy Gauge decrease during counter changed.
  • Range of forward ranged attack reduced.
  • Backward ranged attack made slower and can now be stopped by Pokémon attacks.
  • Homing attack deals less hits during the second portion of the move.
  • Drain Punch increases Synergy Gauge further on first hit
  • All Pokémon Attacks drain Mewtwo's Synergy Gauge further.
  • Barrier made slower.
  • Confusion made easier to block.
  • Invincibility after missing Burst Attack reduced.

Trivia Edit

  • Pokken Tournament is the only medium outside of the main series game to feature Mega Mewtwo X as opposed to Mega Mewtwo Y. In all other appearances where only one Mega Evolution appears, Mega Mewtwo Y is given preference. This may be due to the fact that, as a Fighting-type Mega Evolution, it was found to be more fitting for a Pokemon Fighting Game.
  • The animation of Mewtwo's Psystrike is a direct reference to its animation in the Pokemon X and Pokemon Y main series games, in which Mewtwo's signature move and two Mega Evolutions first debuted.
  • Despite having gone unnoticed by many fans, Mega Mewtwo X's arm stretching during its Duel Phase Grab animation is actually a reference to its arms being portrayed as elastic in its Pokemon X and Pokemon Y animations.
  • Mewtwo possesses the largest Synergy Gauge to fill out of all Battle Pokemon in the game, and consequently is rarely able to perform Synergy Burst in battles.
  • This is one of the very few depictions of Mewtwo, counting the main series games, anime and spin-offs to feature a Mewtwo that is incapable of human speech.
  • At a Base Stat Total of 680 in the main series games, Mewtwo has the highest main series BST of all available Battle Pokemon prior to Mega Evolution. Its Mega Evolution holds the same distinction among all other Mega Evolutions in the game. As Mega Mewtwo X, it also possesses the highest Attack stat out of all Pokemon in the main series games. It is unknown whether such distinctions would also apply to Shadow Mewtwo.
  • Mewtwo is the only Battle Pokemon in the game whose Pokemon Moves actually drain Synergy Power from its Synergy Gauge. This further impedes its ability to perform Synergy Burst consistently.
Characters in Pokkén Tournament
AegislashBlastoiseBlazikenBraixenChandelureCharizardCroagunkDarkraiDecidueyeEmpoleonGarchompGardevoirGengarLucarioMachampMewtwoPikachuPikachu LibreSceptileScizorShadow MewtwoSuicuneWeavile
Unlockable characters in the Wii U version in italics. Characters not in the Wii U version in bold.
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