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Mewtwo Evolution? New Form? Who is This New Pokemon?

Is Mewtwo finally getting an evolution?

A new Pokemon has shown up on the official site, and he bears a striking resemblance to the classic legendary Mewtwo. The trailer above shows this interesting specimen in action in Pokemon X and Y, and it's not unlikely we have a Mewtwo evolution on our hands.

Mewtwo evolution incoming?

There are several signs pointing this new reveal being Mewtwo's evolution. Click the image below (or here) to see where I circled the similarities between the two.

Further proof:
  • The recent trailer for the upcoming movie Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening confirms that Mewtwo himself will be making a return to the series.
  • The trailer for this new form in Pokemon X and Y in the header above shows this new form using an attack on Genesect, the antagonist in the new movie.
  • Near the end of the trailer for the movie, the Japanese text reads "You have yet to see the real 'Mewtwo'".

With the reveal of this new Pokemon coming so early and Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening being released on July 13 in Japan, it seems very likely we'll be seeing Mewtwo evolve into his new form during the movie.

But...

Mewtwo himself was genetically engineered to be the ultimate Pokemon, and it's all too easy to jump to the conclusion that this is an evolution of the original legendary Psychic-type. Could it be possible that this new Pokemon is an improvement upon the original design, as opposed to an evolution?

One could argue that Mewtwo is unable to evolve because he is not a naturally occurring species. If this is the case, then there is no way we're looking at an evolution. At the same time, the words from the movie trailer seem to point to Mewtwo being able to become even more powerful. His name is stated in quotes, implying his stronger form (that the reader "has yet to know") goes by a different name.

I do think Mewtwo has an evolution, and I do think it is this new revealed Pokemon -- but it's not far off to guess that it is a new and improved species based off of the original design.

[Edit] A new video showing Mewtwo transforming has been released. We still don't know whether he's an evolution or a new form, but hopefully we'll find out soon!

Published Apr. 7th 2013
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