Mew is normally described as a pink, bipedal cat-like creature. Mew's hair is so fine and thin, it can only be seen under a microscope. It has a long, skinny tail ending with a rounded tip. Mew has big hind legs and short arms with three-fingered paws. Mew's feet are very large with oval markings near its three toes. Mew has triangular ears and baby blue eyes. Mew is said to have the DNA of every single Pokémon contained within its body. It also vaguely resembles an embryo or fetus, and is often depicted in a pink orb.
Mew is a genderless species.
Mew's main abilities include turning invisible at will (similar to Victini), creating force-fields of psychic energy and being able to transform into any one of the other 247 species of Pokémon. Mew is capable of wielding every type of attack possible. It also has the ability to float in mid-air, in much the same fashion as Celebi and Jirachi. It has been seen to be able to swim underwater as well.
Mew is a very curious and intelligent Pokémon that will only appear to someone with a pure heart. It loves playing around and swimming, and is known to act very childish at times, wanting everybody it trusts to play with it. It is attracted to lullabies and will try to stay as close to the music as possible. All in all, Mew is known as a happy, playful and optimistic species of Pokémon, unlike its clone, Mewtwo.
Reports found in Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Mansion region speak of expeditions of scientists, either independent or Team Rocket-funded, which had sighted Mew in Guyana, South America, the place where its first sighting was reported. However, since Mew can either make itself invisible or transform itself into any Pokémon it chooses, very few people have knowingly seen it, and it is called a mirage by most.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.