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Community POTW #103

Discussion in 'POTW Collaboration' started by Serebii, Nov 4, 2018.

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  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

  2. ericgall23

    ericgall23 Pokémon Fan

    So, there is a Pokemon Let's Go Mew game alongside Let's Go Pikachu and Let's go Eevee?!?! I haven't heard of that game at all... Even if it don't exist, I don't really see the link between Mew, and Pikachu and Eevee. Sure, it origins from Kanto, but it could a rare Nintendo Event that will happen only once in your life.... Sad...

    Anyway, Mew has an infinite possibilities, as it can learn all TMs and Tutors. But listing them would be too long.

    Have a nice day everyone! ;)
  3. Mestorn

    Mestorn Wandering Battler

    Mew, the genesis pokémon. It is said that all Pokémon are descended from Mew. If so, than how is Mew related to Arceus (God), Dialga/Palkia (creators of Time and Space?) and manmade Pokémon like Porygon? Anyways, I degress, Mew is an incredibly versatile pokémon and can pull off almost any set to some degree of success.

    Big Bang
    Item: Mewnium Z
    Ability: Synchronize
    -Nasty Plot
    -Ice Beam/Flamethrower/Thunderbolt/Dazzling Gleam/Aura Sphere
    -Ice Beam/Flamethrower/Thunderbolt/Dazzling Gleam/Aura Sphere
    Nature: Modest (+SATK, -ATK) or Timid (+SPE, -ATK)
    EVs: 252 SATK/252 SPE/4 HP

    Mewnium Z is one of Mew's greatest tricks. A one time nuke that also grants the powerful Psychic terrain, boosting Mew's STAB to ridiculous levels as well as protecting Mew from priority like Sucker Punch. Standard Nasty Plot sweeper otherwise. Last coverage move is up to preference.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  4. XaelOstigian

    XaelOstigian Competitive...kinda

    Umm...I guess Arceus is God and Mew is Jesus? I honestly have no idea. Almost sounds like the Pokemon equivalent of the chicken and the egg question.
  5. Lucario At Service

    Lucario At Service Calm Trainer

    If you are going on that route, then i would say that Mew would either be 'Adam/Eve'.
  6. shoz999

    shoz999 The Legend of Mudkip


    Background Information!
    Mew is popularly known as The Phantom Pokemon for it's illusive mysterious nature throughout the series and is quite a fitting title as Mew is still one of the few event legendaries that is actually really hard to get as of USUM which unleashed legendary mayhem to the public, at least until Let's Go's take on the Mew Event. It's less popular but actual Pokemon category title however is The New Species Pokemon. It's category title comes partly from the fact that at one time, it was a secret Pokemon even unknown to Nintendo at the time. By the time magazines revealed this, people assumed Mew was at the out-of-bounds truck at Vermillion City. According to it's Pokedex Entry, Mew is made up of the genetic composition of all Pokemon, a myth-turned-fact that's explored in Pokemon Adventures Emerald Arc when the soil of Mew's birthplace, Faraway Island, is used to calm almost all 386 Pokemon (the total of Pokemon up to Gen 3). One of Mew's most impactful roles is easily the very first chapter of Pokemon Adventures, where Red naively challenges the cute but absurdly strong legendary only for his very first Pokemon to get one-shotted, giving Red a harsh realization that he still has a lot to learn about Pokemon. However it's most famous debut started in Mewtwo Strikes Back where it battled it's cloned counterpart, Mewtwo, near the end of the movie. Anyways, enough about the background behind Mew.

    Phantom Mew (Defensive/Staller Set)
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Synchronize
    Nature: Calm (+SpD/-Atk)/Lax (+Def/-SpA)/Bold (+Def/-Atk)/Careful (+SpD/-SpA)
    EVs: 252 HP/236 Def/16 SpD or 252 HP/236 SpD/16 Def
    Taunt/Double Team/Stealth Rocks/Heal Bell/Trick (Choice Band over Leftovers)
    Psychic/Psyshock/Ice Beam/Knock Off/Foul Play/Explosion

    As the Mew's more famous title implies, this is supposed to be a very annoying Mew set to deal with, one with heals, tankiness and stalling power even against the best stallers. The problem with this Mew set is that Mew has so many great moves but it's combos are limited to it's four move slots. Another problem is its outdated stats. Mew is no longer that special in competitive today due to the fact that it is a Jack-of-all-trades but master of none, having access to all TM/Tutor moves but is greatly outclassed by much more powerful tankier and trickier sets such as Cresselia or Skarmory who function the trickers/tank role far better than Mew can be. This doesn't mean Mew is bad, just outclassed in many ways. Offensively it has to count on STAB but it can count on Foul Play for decent damage against high physical attackers like Garchomp. If using Choice Band, one might consider having Trick on Mew to lock certain Pokemon moves. And like any decent tank set, what fun is to toy with people without considering the almighty annoying power that is Double Team, Taunt, Status Moves and recovery moves. However if one does not think that Mew will not be sufficient at recovery, one might want to consider the move Explosion as a last resort

    New Species Mew (Offensive/Baton Passer)

    Item: Mewnium Z
    Ability: Synchronize
    Nature: Timid (+Spe,-Atk)
    EVs: 252 SpA/252 Spe
    Focus Blast/Aura Sphere/Nasty Plot
    Rock Polish
    Ice Beam/Flamethrower/Ancient Power/Baton Pass

    As the name implies, this set intend to use the full force of what Mew has to offer or pass on it's power to it's descendants, the other Pokemon Team Members. Mewnium Z is a massive upgrade to a Pokemon that has been getting powercreeped by more and more legendaries that have mastered specific areas turning Mew into a Jack-of-all-trades but master of none. Essentially Mewnium Z is both an offensive and a setup move, delivering a 180-STAB attack against any non-Dark type while also setting up Psychic terrain which protects Mew from priority moves and gives Mew a massive boost in it's Psychic moves. For coverage, one may want to consider Ice Beam against common Dragon threas, Ancient Power on Volcarona or Flamethrower against common steel and bug-types. Rock Polish to increase Mew's sweeping potential through it's speed, allowing it to outpace other potential sweepers like Garchomp or Greninja. Some other moves that people may want to consider, due to the potential of how predictable Mewnium Z can be, is the old fashion Nasty Plot-Rock Polish-and-Baton Pass combo. With the Mewnium buff, this makes Mew a lot more intimidating but also somewhat predictable. Using this intimidation, one could bluff the opponent who might switch into a Dark-type for a Nasty-Plot or Rock-Polish and baton pass to a different Pokemon. Again, the problem with Mew sets in general is four move-slot syndrome as you have to decide between coverage moves and sweeper-setup potential.
  7. Kommo-o

    Kommo-o POTW Writer and Discord mod

    Thanks everyone for your input! I think we all agree offensive Mew with Nasty Plot + Mewnium Z should be there since it's a really powerful nuke that even sets Psychic Terrain to further bolster Mew after using it. Toxic staller sets are kinda outdated due to the prevalence of Tapu Fini in BSS / 6v6, specially considering that it is walled by Steel types unless it runs Flamethrower (which is overall weak anyways). From now on, I will try my best to offer feedback on any interesting sets I find in here :D
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  8. HeatEdgeSword

    HeatEdgeSword Active Member

    Here's a Doubles set for Mew.

    More than meets the eyes
    Item: Aguav Berry
    Ability: Synchronize
    -Fake Out
    - Tailwind
    - Ice Beam
    Nature: Timid
    252 HP/ 12 SpA/ 28 SpD/ 212 Spe

    Mew mainly wants to transform into its partner in Doubles, especially those that have stats boosts. Fake Out gives its partner some momentum to work around with by making one of its foes flinch. Tailwind for speed control, and Ice Beam those are weak to Ice such as Landorus and Zygarde if it hasn't transformed yet. If it's a Trick Room team, Tailwind can be replaced by Trick Room, give it a speed reducing nature, and tweaking its speed EV for something else. Aguav Berry is for emergency recovery in a pinch, most Pokemon don't run a special defense reducing nature in Doubles so that a transformed Mew won't be confused after consuming it.
  9. Sceptile Leaf Blade

    Sceptile Leaf Blade Nighttime Guardian

    Remember that Fake Out is fairly difficult to get on Mew, it's from XD, so you can't get it on modern Mew. That said, Fake Out is popular on Mew in Special Rating season 13 (doubles, only legendaries, mythicals, and UBs allowed). Normalium Z is also used on that set at times for Z-Transform so that Mew heals upon transformation. It's not particularly fast and open to quite some damage on that second turn from the likes of Xerneas so having that healing when transforming is nice. Also, I don't think the nature is changed when transforming, Mew only copies stats (excluding hitpoints), typing, ability (to an extent, form-changing abilities don't function), stat changes, and form. It doesn't copy stuff beneath that like EVs, IVs, or nature. It just copies the stats itself.
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