A brand new pokémon for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (generation-six) was revealed on April 8th, which bared a striking resemblance to an already highly known pokémon — Mewtwo, a legendary pokémon which originally appeared in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (generation-one).
Streamed over YouTube, the new pokémon was shown off flaunting moves typical of a Psychic-Type. The actual reveal is now up on Pokémon’s YouTube channel.
Now, here’s where my inner-geek wamts to come out and play. I’ve read it said that this new pokémon is related to Mewtwo, so allow me to try to break down how that could be possible.
I’m interested in seeing how the Pokémon lore explains this one, really. Sure, it does look strikingly similar to Mewtwo, but it can’t be any sort of evolution of Mewtwo — because Mewtwo was genetically created from a genetic sample of Mew, and thusly cannot evolve, I believe.
I believe this because Mewtwo was essentially created to be a weapon, to be controlled by Giovanni (gen-one’s eighth gym leader and Team Rocket’s leader).
Having said that, I wouldn’t dismiss a lore reason that explained that Mewtwo was encoded to evolve. I just think, as being created as a weapon, Mewtwo – in the eyes of Giovanni, possibly – wouldn’t have required the trait to evolve. Which sort of fits Mewtwo – in terms of lore – nicely into the rule of legendaries not being allowed to evolve for some reason. Some can change form, but as a whole they cannot evolve.
I also don’t believe that this new pokémon is in an evolution of Mew, whom Mewtwo was engineered from. Since this pokémon is so similar to Mewtwo, it’s too much of a coincidence for it to a direct evolution of Mew, since there’s a lot of genetic wizardry involved between Mew and Mewtwo.
What I’m trying to say is: since Mewtwo was designed and created to be better than Mew (implying human interference), why would a natural evolution of Mew turn out so coincidentally similar to a manmade clone?
Anyway, assuming this new pokémon is related to Mewtwo in some way, my hypothesis is: pokémon scientists managed to clone another Mewtwo from its genes somehow, making a “Mewthree” (har-har-har).
(Or it could just simply be a different form that Mewtwo can change into when brought on by some item or circumstance, but where’s the imagination in that?)
Still trying to think of a lore explanation I think this could only be feasible if a sample of Mewtwo’s genetic material was recovered, or if Mewtwo was finally captured (again) by Giovanni, who subsequently cloned another pokémon from it — one that would actually obey him and not throw a hissy-fit and blow up his building, and then go on a philosophical “who am I?” journey.
Mewthree, thereafter, must of escaped the cloning facility later down the line after being cloned (probably to chase the same journey as its predecessor did), because how else would it be catchable? Unless the whole point of catching it is to release it from captivity, after which – after earning its trust – it then becomes your partner.
As for Mewtwo: it either escapes the facility itself, or you might have to release it, too.
Furthermore, since I’m of the belief that gen-six will go down the genetic route (X and Y being possibly connected to X and Y chromosomes), this sort of story would fit that theme quite nicely, I feel.
I’m calling it right now that this is what explains this new Pokémon. I guess we’ll find out in October this year!
Chirps to a press release and Pokémon’s YouTube channel. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!