I See Mew Redux

A while back, we shared a video from GameTrailers.com showing how to trick your Red Version or Blue Version cartridge into giving you a battle with a wild Mew, without the aid of a cheating device. Well, new information has come to light about exactly how and why it works. Check out the re-edited episode of GT's Pop-Fiction below!



Happy Birthday Mewtwo!

Just wanted to stop for a second and give Mewtwo a proper birthday shout out! I hope all of you can take some time today to celebrate the day that Mew gave birth to one of the most popular Pokémon known to date. While your eating your cake and remembering your fond memories of how you wasted your Masterball before you got to Mewtwo in Red/Blue - remember... Mewtwo will always be somewhere in your heart... or just a free download off Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection.

Pokemon, Then and Now

Mewto Strikes Back - The "Defeat of the Truth"

To get to the bottom of what Pokemon is all about, we have to go back in time and analyze the first movie. Now, everything about Pokemon is predicated on the fact that Pokemon is about forcably capturing creatures, throwing tournaments, and making Pokemon fight each other. Despite that, Pokemon is hell bent on passing as a "journey of self-discovery, of hope, and dreams, friendship, and the power inside". 

How do they manage to convince the viewer that this is what Pokemon is all about? They create a villain who does all these things, and then that villain is defeated. This is the point of the first movie. Enter Mewtwo Strikes Back. Out of hubris, scientists cloned the lovable Mew to create a Frankenstein-ish Pokemon Mewtwo. Mewtwo, angered that he was created for power, went on to forcably capture creatures, throw tournaments, and make Pokemon fight each other.


In other words...Mewtwo does everything normal Pokemon trainers are expected to do. Only Mewtwo does it in a profoundly unnatural, demonized way so as to cover the potential and realistic immorality that Pokemon does and should represent. He even injures Ash.

Then, as we see the Pokemon fighting, an inspirational, sad song comes on, calling for peace and brotherly love. Not even the kids of the era missed the complete contradiction of Pokemon ever preaching love and peace. Then Mew, the "original", swoops in, heals Ash, and Mewtwo flies away into self-exile with all his clones.

In numerological order, Mewtwo is #150, and Mew is #151 even though Mew is supposed to have been discovered first. The reality of the matter is, symbolically, Mew is Mewtwo's clone, and that's why it comes first. When Pokemon talks about clones, it is talking about cloning Mewtwo, the original attitude of Pokemon, in order to attain Mew. 
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PKMN of the Week: Mewtwo

This weeks Pokémon is Mewtwo! Whooo!

Mewtwo is highly skilled with Psychic powers. It can levitate through use of telekinesis, speak telepathically, and take control of another living being's mind. It is known for its powerful Shadow Ball and Aura Sphere. Mewtwo is also capable of wielding various types of attacks (but to a lesser extent than Mew). To exert its powerful psychic abilities, it will stay motionless for long periods of time in intense concentration to raise its capabilities to the maximum power.

In the anime, Mewtwo also has the ability to telekinetically create massive hurricanes thought to be powerful enough to destroy the planet and is constantly protected from harm inside a deflective sphere of psychic energy. Mewtwo has also stated it can block a Pokémon's special abilities in battle.

Mewtwo has the second highest Special Attack in the game, surpassed only by the Attack Forme of Deoxys.

Mewtwo and Lugia have the highest base stat total of all Psychic-types.

Mewtwo's name is a combination of Mew, referring to the Pokémon on which it was based, and two, indicating that it is a clone of Mew. It also sounds somewhat phonetically similar to the English word mutant.

Source: Bulbapeida

Sunday Recap for Eeveetober Week

Well I hope everyone enjoyed Eeveetober as much as I did. It was a great holiday. The end got a little rough **Leafeon**, and I apologize that due to too many Halloween Parties over the weekend... somethings got forgotten... anyways... here is your RECAP!

 Eeveelutions: Flareon - Rare Article

Mew, Myth or Fact - Found Item

Eeveelutions: Espeon - Rare Article

Eeveelutions: Umbreon - Rare Article

MOTW: Last Resort - Weekly Move

Sneak Peak Season 1 - Critical Hit! - Podcast

Eeveelutions: Glaceon - Rare Article

017 The Eeveetober - Podcast

Eeveelutions: Leafeon - Rare Article

Saturday Sketch - Saturday Sketch