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Pokémon TCG: Top 10 Best Mew of All Time

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We listed the top 10 best Mew in the history of Pokémon TCG, both in the competitive scene and Expanded. Check it out!

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In this article, we'll show you the top 10 strongest and most interesting Mew in the history of Pokémon TCG, considering cards from the Wizards of the Coast era until today.

Mew is one of the most beloved Pokémon in the entire franchise, and, alongside Mewtwo, it was the most iconic "legendary" Pokémon in Kanto - Mew was even the first "mythic" Pokémon, if we consider the VGC as our main source.

Top 10 Best Mew

10 - Mew (Sword/Shield: Celebrations)

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This card was really strong in Standard in its time, all throughout the second semester of 2021 until April 2024. This was much because of its ability, which looked for Items on the top six cards of your deck and put them in your hand. Many players used it to try to find a Battle VIP Pass FST 225.


It can be very useful for some strategies in Expanded as well. This, alongside its great consistency over almost 3 years, earned it a spot in our list.

9 - Mew (Black/White: Promo Card)

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This Mew was great as a support Pokémon. Its ability, Psyscan, let you take a peek at your opponent's hand, but Mew PR-BLW BW98 had to be your active Pokémon. This alone was already incredible because, as we all know, looking at your opponent's hand gives you an absurd advantage in the game.

As for its attack, Psychic Exchange, it was a great way to shuffle your hand and draw 6 new cards, just like Cynthia UPR 119.

8 - Mew (Sun/Moon: Unbroken Bonds)

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This Mew stands out because of its ability, Bench Barrier, which protects your benched Pokémon from enemy attacks. For those who are familiar with current Standard, it is similar to Manaphy BRS 41.

The great thing about it is its attack. Even though it only deals a small amount of damage (just 3 counters that you'll put sparingly on your opponent's Pokémon in any way you like), it only costs one colorless energy card, which makes it a versatile Pokémon in any deck that wants to protect your Benched Pokémon.

7 - Mew (X/Y: Fates Collide)

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This Pokémon's ability, Memories of Dawn, is what makes it incredible; it lets you copy attacks of any of your basic Pokémon in play - but you'll still need the energy cards they require to attack.

It is very common to use this Mew to copy attacks from basic Pokémon V in Volcarona V EVS 21 decks. As well as decks that use Amazing Rare Pokémon like Kyogre SHF 21 and Yveltal SHF 46, TAG TEAM-GX Pokémon like Togepi & Cleffa & Igglybuff-GX CEC 143, and Lost March, Mad Party, and Night March decks.

6 - Mew V (Sword/Shield: Darkness Ablaze)

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This Mew's attack is quite similar to Mewtwo-EX NXD 54's attack from Black/White: Next Destinies. The only difference between their attacks, which are both X Ball, is that they use different energy cards. Mew's attack costs two Psychic energy cards.

Still, it is a good Pokémon against enemies that use numerous energy cards when they attack - you'll deal an absurd amount of damage to them.

5 - Mew "Prime" (Heart Gold/Soul Silver: Triumphant)

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This was one of the most important Pokémon in the Heart Gold/ Soul Silver era - it was crucial for the Lost Box strategy at the time. Its attack, See Off, lets you search in your deck for a Pokémon, and then you'll send it to the Lost Zone. Next, you'll use its ability, Lost Link, to use the attacks of the Pokémon in your Lost Zone.

And, of course, we can't forget that, at the time, we had Lost World CL 81, which would win the game automatically if you had 6 Pokémon in the Lost Zone!

4 - Mew-EX (Black/White: Dragon Exalted)

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Mew-EX DRX 46 was a reprint inspired by Mew ex LM 88. Its ability lets you use attacks of any Pokémon in play, yours and your opponent's, as long as you have the necessary energy cards they require.


Besides extremely versatile and powerful in Standard in the Black/White era, it was ideal to play around which Pokémon we were facing and extract as much out of its ability as we could. As time went on, and the Pokémon Company created more strategies and Pokémon, this Mew became a bit too fragile for Expanded in 2024. It is currently a "glass-cannon" that wouldn't last too long on the board.

However, it still earned a spot in our list because of its history and its extremely strong ability.

3 - Mew ex (Scarlet/Violet: 151)

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Moving on to the Scarlet/Violet block, Mew ex sv3pt5 151 was, at the same time, a recursive Pokémon that let you draw cards through its ability, Restart, and also an attacker because of its main attack. Genome Hacking, for three colorless energy cards, lets you pick one of your opponent's Active Pokémon's attacks and copy it.

And the bet part? You don't need to have the energy cards the original attack requires! You simply copy it, and that's it.

It is quite common in Standard particularly, but you can still spot it in Expanded occasionally.

2 - Mew VMax (Sword/Shield: Fusion Strike)

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Mew VMax made history in Pokémon TCG because of its effect, Cross Fusion Strike: it copied attacks of your benched Pokémon as long as they were part of this same archetype, Fusion Strike. The most common Pokémon and attacks players used were:

Genesect V FST 185 and Techno Blast.

Oricorio FST 42 and Glistening Droplets.

Meloetta FST 124 and Melodious Echo.

Its deck itself used Genesect V FST 185 to draw more cards throughout the game, and this way look for the resources that buffed the damage Mew VMAX FST 114 dealt, like your four copies of Power Tablet FST 236. Choice Belt BRS 135 was also a great choice to deal more damage against Pokémon V.

Its dominance in Standard was so iconic that this deck was incredibly popular since its release, in mid-November 2021, all the way until the April 2024 rotation.

And, of course, In Expanded, it was also in various powerful decks.

1 - Mewtwo & Mew TAG TEAM-GX (Sun/Moon: Unified Minds)

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In our first place, we have the well-deserved, unstoppable, undefeatable, Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71. Its ability, Perfection, lets you copy attacks from a wide array of Pokémon in your discard pile or your bench, as long as they are Pokémon GX or EX.

As we mentioned before when we discussed the best Mewtwo of all timelink outside website, to protect it from stadiums like Path to the Peak CRE 148 and Silent Lab PRC 140, ideally, you'll use Chaotic Swell CEC 187 any time you can.

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Honorable Mentions

Mew (Ruby/Sapphire: Legend Maker)


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This Pokémon earned a spot in our list because of its ability, Type Change. Maybe, in the future, the Pokémon Company could reprint this ability and bring it back, considering it was very nice.

Mew (X/Y: Evolutions)

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This was a reprint of Mew PR 47, from the Wizards of the Coast era, and it stands out because of its ability, which prevents effects of attacks and damage of the opponent's evolved Pokémon.

Mew (Wizards of the Coast Era: Promo Card)

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Mew PR 9 was a charming attacker from the early days of the Wizards of the Coast era.

Mew (Diamond/Pearl: Secret Wonders)

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This was a very recursive Pokémon because its first attack drew you cards if you had less cards in hand than your opponent. Then you'd draw cards until you had as many cards as they did. And the best of it all? This attack didn't cost a thing!

To make it even better, its second attack copied attacks from any Pokémon in your opponent's discard pile, and you didn't need to pay their original energy cost! If it had any other requirements, however, you still had to do those first.

Final Words

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Thank you for reading.

See you next time.