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Moon lucario
April 18th, 2008, 03:22 PM
ive been thinking about this a lot and i cant figure it out. is mew a mouse or a cat?

Alli
April 18th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Mew is a pretty kitty. :3

-filler-

Moon lucario
April 18th, 2008, 03:46 PM
but he has like a lot of mouse-like features; more mouse features then a cat does. =P

sol52
April 18th, 2008, 03:54 PM
maybe hes a pink cat-mouse thingy

Azonic
April 18th, 2008, 03:57 PM
He was supposed to be a cat. Hence "Mew", a sound a cat makes. To contradict this, it has a long mouse-like tail, and its forward legs are more mouselike than catlike. Though it does have cat hears, and its snout looks like it belongs to a cat. It is supposed to be a cat though.

Scales
April 18th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Yes it is a cat with mouse like qualities who flies around and is shaped like a fetus. The mother of all pokemon.

Moon lucario
April 18th, 2008, 04:27 PM
but it cant be that. if u look at it it looks like a cat lolz dont we all agree?

Le_Avatar
April 18th, 2008, 04:46 PM
It's a legendary pokemon... As Raikou, Entei and Suicune are not dog or cat... They're legendary pokemon :P

Cassino
April 18th, 2008, 04:47 PM
The PokéDex entries in the games should say. Pikachu for example is an "electric mouse Pokémon".

Now, I don't care enough about it to set out to see Mew in any of the games, so I leave getting its entry to you...

hothead
April 18th, 2008, 04:50 PM
i don't know but i would say it was a cat because of the cry it makes when it gets sent into battle

DiggorysGremlin
April 19th, 2008, 12:08 AM
It's a FOETUS people. Yes, that's how you spell it. It's transforms, it's APPARENTLY the ancestor of all Pokemon and in the first movie, you can see Mew in a bubble in the FOETAL POSITION. Point made. I declare this thread dead.

Vyro
April 19th, 2008, 04:50 AM
mew is obviously a cat! I mean it's name is mew what more proof do you need?

XaRhS
April 20th, 2008, 02:12 AM
anyways.....all of the pokemon are reflecting something.....for example smeargle is a painter!ursaring is a bear.......etc.

El Gofre
April 20th, 2008, 03:38 AM
Diggory, a foetus spends the final trimester upside down in the womb. I've never seen mew flying upside down. Besides, since when have foetus had massive feet and tails?

Mew is neither a cat, nor a mouse. It's like trying to categorise mewtwo, celebi ect. But of the options given it's a mouse

XaRhS
April 20th, 2008, 04:12 AM
don't torture yourselves.the main point is that mew is a legendary no matter what animal it is

manutdrule
April 20th, 2008, 04:20 AM
heres a link to find out lots more about mew if interested:
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mew_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

To quote:
Origin


Mew shares some traits with felines. It is also similar to an animal embryo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/embryo). It is purported to be the first Pokémon from which all others are descended, in the same way that all animal embryos look identical at an early stage of development.
Name origin

Mew's name may refer to its cat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cat)-like appearance, with mew being the sound a kitten makes, the Japanese word unique (myō), or the English word mutant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mutant) (myūtanto).



Enuff said.

DiggorysGremlin
April 21st, 2008, 12:47 AM
[quote=manutdrule;3515456]It is also similar to an animal embryo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/embryo). It is purported to be the first Pokémon from which all others are descended, in the same way that all animal embryos look identical at an early stage of development. [quote]

Exactly. And it's name MAY be mew, or myuu in Japanese, but that is the SOUND it makes, and bases it off of that. Sure it sounds like a cat, but read the entire comment I quoted than. However, this is discussing What Mew IS, not what it's name means, but I used that as an example.

In closure, just read the quote.

Motsuko Live
April 21st, 2008, 02:15 AM
Species: New Species PokemonMew is a new species Pokemon. It doesn't have to be based of a cat or a mouse. I mean, look at Gastrodon! What the hell was that thing based off of ...wait. Maybe it's a slug *shot'd*

Anyways, there's still tons of Pokemon who aren't based on a anything at all! Who says Mew has to be either cat or mouse. Why can't it be in between?

CartoonJunkie
April 21st, 2008, 04:14 AM
Well, whatever it is, I think it looks like a fetus. :P

EmpoleMew
April 22nd, 2008, 12:10 PM
Mew is a new species Pokemon. It doesn't have to be based of a cat or a mouse. I mean, look at Gastrodon! What the hell was that thing based off of ...[S]wait. Maybe it's a slug *shot'd*[/SIZE=1]

In the case of Gastrodon, its a play on the words "gastropod" and "mastodon" in terms of name. Those words relate to snails and slugs, although that is relevantly off-topic.

Mew, however, is supposedly a kitten. Yes, it does have a sort of fetus shape and thus, its tail could be the umbilical cord. (Do kittens have those?) But then that means...

Mew is really Giygas!

XaRhS
April 22nd, 2008, 02:18 PM
honestly now,girafarig is a giraffee but its tail isn't the ordinary one for a giraffee so i agree with ''empolemew''.some pokemon have mixed characteristics and weird ones so they can attract people.if those characteristics weren't mixed we would have a typical giraffee and a typical kitten.(i don't like simple and typical things)

Ryden
April 25th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Mew is a Cat/mouse Hybrid I guess. looking at it they clearly wanted a super cute legendary the fans would fall in love with...and they succeeded. Mew is my fav Legendary.

Not that is matters, but I'd like to point out I have always thought and consider mew to be female...and thats not just cause of the pinkness either >_>

EmpoleMew
April 26th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Mew is a Cat/mouse Hybrid I guess. looking at it they clearly wanted a super cute legendary the fans would fall in love with...and they succeeded. Mew is my fav Legendary.

Not that is matters, but I'd like to point out I have always thought and consider mew to be female...and thats not just cause of the pinkness either >_>

I agree with everything in this statement. Although, it seems weird how the Pokemon that can learn all TMs/HMs would be a super cute legendary. Then again,that's probably why they chose Mew. Wait, did that make sense?

Moonlit Umbreon
April 26th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Alot of Pokemon are based on animals and alot of Pokemon aren't, so we really have no judgement in stating what it's creator has based it on. I wouldn't have guessed pikachu to be a mouse Pokemon, even if it didn't have it in it's description. =3

Anxiety.
April 26th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Dunno really. Cat or Mouse... ?
Mew is the sound a cat makes, but we have established that much... it's mouse like features point to mouse... Serebii has the Pokedex info on Mew, it says that it is a new species Pokemon... that didn't help at all...

You know, out of Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Colosseum, XD, Diamond AND Pearl, Emerald is the only game where you can catch a legit mew, you get it on the others via trade/pal park... just thought I should tell you, seemed interesting xD

Anyway, I think Mew is a cat, I don't know why, I just think Cat suits it better.

Toastypk
April 26th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Based on the name "mew", I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be more feline shaped.

kohei
April 26th, 2008, 10:09 PM
I'm guessing its name comes from μ?
Since it's supposedly an "average" of all existing Pokemon.

So hence, it's a distilled form of all existing Pokemon, and not a mouse or a cat.

Tooshie
April 27th, 2008, 02:33 AM
well based frome the name its a feline cat....xD

Toblerone
April 27th, 2008, 02:52 AM
Its definitely a mouse sort of pokémon. It also has a mouse-ish tail and definitely a mouse face.

Acrutheo
April 27th, 2008, 03:06 AM
It definitely has the physical features of a mouse, but its name points in the direction of a cat. Also, about nine years ago I had a book on pokémon that stated Mewtwo to be, if I recall correctly, a "ferocious feline". Since Mewtwo, the clone of Mew is a cat, it would suggest that Mew is, too. However, I don't know if I even still have it and I can't vouch for its veracity in terms of descriptions.

Soulofinfamy
April 27th, 2008, 04:47 AM
It's a mouse that got turned into a cat. We should just ask ken.

Trainer Trance
April 28th, 2008, 01:36 AM
I say it's an Embryo...

Look at Mew's original sprite from the Japanese Red and Green versions...

Then look at pictures of an embryo...

'Nuff said.