Pokémon names are often similar to the name of the species they evolve into. For instance, Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur and then into Venusaur. So following that logic, is Mewtwo the evolution of Mew?
Before Cosmog or Kubfu, no Legendary Pokémon was able to evolve. And Mew and Mewtwo are released in the very first games. So no, Mew does not evolve into Mewtwo.
They, however, have a special connection. Mew is arguably Mewtwo's parent because the latter came from its DNA.
Find out more information about this by reading the information below.
Can Mew Evolve into Mewtwo?
Evolution in Pokémon represents its growth. Every time a Pokémon evolves, they become stronger. Sometimes, they gain new abilities and even new typings.
The names of many Pokémon also relate to their evolved forms. Magnemite – Magneton – Magnezzone, Charmander – Charmeleon – Charizard – Slowpoke – Slowbro/Slowking; these are only a few examples.
With that said, many people who are not that familiar with Pokémon think that Mew evolves into Mewtwo. They are both magical cats, their names are very much related, and Mewtwo looks like an improved Mew.
But that is not the case. Mew is a Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. Therefore, Mew can't evolve into anything. It does not need it anyway since it is already strong as it is.
Mewtwo and Mew are related to each other, though.
Mew is said to possess the genetic composition of all Pokémon. So, in order to create the ultimate Pokémon, scientists experimented with Me's DNA.
The product of that horrific gene splicing and DNA experiments is none other than Mewtwo. That explains the name of this Pokémon.
Does Mew Evolve into Mewtwo in Pokémon Go?
Pokémon Go follows what is in the main series games. So a Pokémon evolves into what it should become unless the generation that Pokémon was introduced is not yet in Pokémon Go.
For example, Electabuzz evolves into Electivire. But Electabuzz in Pokémon Go was not able to evolve into Electivire until the Sinnoh Update happened.
The difference between that line and Mew and Mewtwo is that it is an actual evolution line. Meanwhile, as stated above, Mew does not evolve into Mewtwo.
Besides that, you can only catch one Mew in Pokémon Go. The developers would not want you to lose your only copy by evolving it.
Therefore, Mew cannot evolve into Mewtwo in Pokémon Go. You must obtain a Mewtwo from a raid if you want to catch one.
Who does Mew evolve into?
As a Mythical Pokémon, Mew does not evolve at all. It will stay as the pink pixie kitty forever.
Mew is the only Pokémon that learns the move transform other than ditto, though. And when a Pokémon uses that move, they copy the target's form, abilities, and stats (except HP). So, in battle, Mew can become any Pokémon.
However, technically speaking, that is not evolution.
What level does Mew evolve?
Again, Mew does not evolve since it is a Mythical Pokémon. The only Mythical Pokémon that can evolve is Meltan. And unlike Diancie, Mew does not have at least a Mega Evolution.
Therefore, there is no answer to this question.
How do you turn Mew into Mewtwo?
You can't turn Mew into Mewtwo. However, lore-wise, you can make your own Mewtwo if you can get your hands on a strand of Mew's DNA. You also need to be as smart as Team Rocket's scientist if you want to do that.
The closest thing to “turning Mew into Mewtwo” in the games is trading. You need to find someone with a Mewtwo who is also looking for a Mew. Then, you swap Pokémon.
With the power of imagination, you can make yourself believe that your Mew evolved into Mewtwo.
What is Mew's relation to Mewtwo?
Pokémon Silver, SoulSilver, Ruby and Sapphire, Y, and Alpha Sapphire, say Mew possesses the genetic composition of all Pokémon. So when Team Rocket boss Giovanni heard of it, he got an idea.
Giovanni sent an expedition to Guyana – where Mew lives – to find traces of it. The expedition successfully found an eyelash belonging to the said Mythical Pokémon.
Giovanni then hired Dr. Fuji to clone Mew for him so he could have the world's strongest Pokémon. They also did more by intentionally doing some alterations to make a stronger version of Mew.
Dr. Fuji agreed to do that so he could continue his research to clone his dead daughter, Amber. The team made five clones, Bulbasaurtwo, Squirtletwo, Charmandertwo, Ambertwo, and Mewtwo.
However, the cloning process required a strong life force to succeed. All of the other four clones died. On the other hand, because Mew is immortal, the clone that came from its DNA sample survived.
And that is how Mewtwo was born. Mewtwo is Mew's descendant.