Throughout the years, there’s been no shortage of legendary Pokemon to keep trainers mystified and preoccupied with the burning desire to catch ’em all. Even the new pair of legendary beasts that are set to debut in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, Yvetal and Xerneas, have a certain allure about them, but it’s hard for any of the more recent monsters to rival the likes of the original mythical Pokemon, Mewtwo.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that longtime fans of Pokemon have a soft spot in their heart for Mewtwo, and its evident Game Freak still isn’t ready to let the rogue Team Rocket experiment go quite yet. That much became apparent when the company announced that a “new” Pokemon that allegedly shares something in common with the infamous Legendary will appear in the next set of games.

The new critter was unveiled during the latest episode of Pokemon Smash in Japan, and is scheduled to debut in the upcoming animated feature film Extreme Speed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens. Of course, it’ll eventually make its in-game debut later this October in Pokemon X and Y, but its reveal is still shrouded in mystery.

Pokemon X Y Mewtwo Form Screenshots

According to the official press release, it sounds like the Mewtwo… two (Mewthree?) is an entirely new creature, but other reports claim that it’s simply a new form for the preexisting pocket monster. Unless Team Rocket figured it would take another crack at cloning Mew, it’s a safe bet that this will simply be another version of the creature — although that’s not official yet.

Adding new forms to legendary Pokemon isn’t exactly a new thing for the series, and some won’t think too highly of adding one to a Pokemon as popular as Mewtwo, but it’s nice to see that the character is being revisited. It’s also a promising sign that Mewtwo may make his triumphant return in the next Super Smash Bros. game given his apparent rise to relevancy. Just some food for thought.

Do you think this is a new form for Mewtwo or a new genetic experiment?

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