ATB’s Top 25 Pokemon: (3) Mew


This is At the Buzzer’s list of the top 25 Pokemon of all-time. We’re in the serious business zone now, counting down one by one through the top 10 until we reach the very best. For more information, click here or check out the Related Links down at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to vote on how we did in the poll below!

Today’s Pokemon appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it. Because it can learn any move, some people began research to see if it is the ancestor of all Pokémon. Its DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon, so it can use all kinds of techniques. When viewed through a microscope, this Pokémon’s short, fine, delicate hair can be seen.

3) Mew (6 votes, 270 points)

Chris: I used to think Mew was okay. It’s playful yet strong, and it flies around minding its own business. But then Super Smash Bros. Brawl happened and Mew shot up the charts.

See, Brawl featured a soundtrack of more than 300 themes, a massive collection of music from Nintendo games across generations. Each stage had adjustable sliders where you could choose exactly how often (or infrequently) a song played on a given stage. Considering my love for video game music, this was a big deal for me. Hell, I help pass the time until Brawl’s release by listening to the soundtrack nonstop for months.

Unfortunately, you didn’t start with all the music unlocked. Instead, you needed either to find them in the Subspace Emissary (bleh), or be lucky enough to have Mew show up in a Poke Ball. If he did (on about a 1 in 500 chance), he dropped a CD and unlocked a track. So Mew was automatically the best.

I’ll admit, the moment when he finally appears in the first Pokemon movie is also pretty hype. But I’ve never owned a Mew in my life, despite playing damn near every game in the series. I wasn’t willing or able to deposit 1,000 creatures into Pokemon Ranch and I missed any other giveaways. So Mew and I haven’t really had a chance to bond yet. Maybe that’ll change sometime.

Shaun: Unlike Chris, I obtained my Mew the good ol’ fashioned, American way–Game Sharked his ass right into my game.

In this playthrough of the original Red/Blue, my trainer, young Goku (yeah, I used to do a weird crossover thing all the time), woke up one morning, and stumbled upon a Mew living in his basement. This level one Mew and Goku became fast friends, and so, my journey began. This was easily some of the most fun I’ve ever had with the series, as training an overpowered psychic type as my starter brought a new layer to my experience (it also makes me question why they can’t find a way to change up the damn starting three from the standard fire/water/grass triumvirate).

Mew is awesome because he can learn every move, and every time I think I can’t love him any more, he does something awesome. Having his own stage in Pokemon Snap was epic (and I nailed him in the head with dozens of apples).

Plus, like Chris mentioned, his appearance in the first Pokemon movie was great – the only good picture I’ve ever drawn was Mew and Mewtwo both firing a psychic energy spheres at each other, and then detonating from the power. Fun fact. Mew is the best.

Jason: Oh man, where do you start with Mew? The “151st Pokemon”, the secret of the first generation… Mew’s sole point in existence seem to be to troll each and every person he meets. Whether it’s players in real life trying to track it down or Team Rocket in the first movie, Mew loves nothing better than to just float around and be cute; regardless of what you’d like him to do. Summon him in Smash Brothers? Well, I hope you really like cameos, cause you ain’t getting anything else outta him. Catch a glimpse of him in Pokemon Snap? Well you better snap fast before he trolls away and makes you re-play the level.

When it comes to Pokemon greats, Mew certainly deserves a place at the top. If only for the fact that Pokemon Trainers, both in game and in real life, will forever be trying to get their hands on the little guy. He’s the very embodiment of the “rare Pokemon”, and he sure seems to try his best to earn it…

Michaela: Mew is the most adorable legendary Pokemon ever, and the fact that it can learn every TM in the games can be dangerous if the most brutal, tactical moves are picked.



(4) Piplup

(5) Mewtwo

(6) Togekiss

(7) Espeon

(8) Glaceon

(9) Blastoise

(10) Lugia

(11) Charizard

(12) Scizor

(13) Latios

(14) Articuno

(15) Cubone

(16) Snorlax

(17) Starmie

(18) Pikachu

(19) Torchic

(20) Garchomp

(21) Lapras

(22) Dragonair

(23) Swampert

(24) Voltorb

(25) Butterfree





Honorable Mention


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