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    I was working at an elementary school today. Two first grade boys started talking about Pokemon and got on the subject of Mewtwo. They started listing the different kinds of Mew, including "Blue Mew" and "Metal Mew". I explained to them that one was just Mew's shiny color and the other was a rumor started because of pictures from the first movie of Mewtwo in his armor.

    This is the second time I've had to debunk a version of the Mewthree rumor. Two years ago a boy told me his favorite Pokemon was Mewfour. Ow. None of these kids were even born when "Mewtwo Strikes Back" came out. How did they even hear about this? Next thing you know they'll be asking how to catch the PokeGods.

    So, anyone have a similar experience?

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    Aw, it's kinda cute. We all remember swapping those stories on the playground with our friends, about the secret glitches and pokemon lore that may or may not have been true. Now it's moved on to the younger generation. It's like a tradition still being kept alive. That's really heartwarming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feralninja View Post
    Aw, it's kinda cute. We all remember swapping those stories on the playground with our friends, about the secret glitches and pokemon lore that may or may not have been true. Now it's moved on to the younger generation. It's like a tradition still being kept alive. That's really heartwarming.
    Agreed, this so much.

    That's good some of the kids know of the old stories, and (alot of) people say that they only know gen V pokemon. ._.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Umbreon View Post
    I was working at an elementary school today. Two first grade boys started talking about Pokemon and got on the subject of Mewtwo. They started listing the different kinds of Mew, including "Blue Mew" and "Metal Mew". I explained to them that one was just Mew's shiny color and the other was a rumor started because of pictures from the first movie of Mewtwo in his armor.

    This is the second time I've had to debunk a version of the Mewthree rumor. Two years ago a boy told me his favorite Pokemon was Mewfour. Ow. None of these kids were even born when "Mewtwo Strikes Back" came out. How did they even hear about this? Next thing you know they'll be asking how to catch the PokeGods.

    So, anyone have a similar experience?
    I like there are still wome who aren't complete genfyverrs, but some that like them too, vut this is just kind of taking it too far :P

    I remember my classmate asking how to get the MiniManafie (even spelled it wrong) in Eterna Forest... Um, what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkac View Post
    I like there are still wome who aren't complete genfyverrs, but some that like them too, vut this is just kind of taking it too far :P

    I remember my classmate asking how to get the MiniManafie (even spelled it wrong) in Eterna Forest... Um, what?
    MiniManafie? Never heard of that. All I can make of that is: Mini Manaphy. Rofl.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylz View Post
    MiniManafie? Never heard of that. All I can make of that is: Mini Manaphy. Rofl.
    i hink he was reffering to Phione, which comes from an egg made by Manaphy, so you would think Phione would be smaller than Manaphy... Oddly enough, Phione is bigger than Manaphy O.o

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    I keep hearing something about Giratina having a third form. Like what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Umbreon View Post
    I was working at an elementary school today. Two first grade boys started talking about Pokemon and got on the subject of Mewtwo. They started listing the different kinds of Mew, including "Blue Mew" and "Metal Mew". I explained to them that one was just Mew's shiny color and the other was a rumor started because of pictures from the first movie of Mewtwo in his armor.

    This is the second time I've had to debunk a version of the Mewthree rumor. Two years ago a boy told me his favorite Pokemon was Mewfour. Ow. None of these kids were even born when "Mewtwo Strikes Back" came out. How did they even hear about this? Next thing you know they'll be asking how to catch the PokeGods.

    So, anyone have a similar experience?
    Just shows that today's adults are letting there kids like the classics like Pokemon

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    I'm just happy that they actually know about the original generation(s). In my experience, all younger children I've come across that play the Pokemon games are quite central to gen 5..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Umbreon View Post
    I was working at an elementary school today. Two first grade boys started talking about Pokemon and got on the subject of Mewtwo. They started listing the different kinds of Mew, including "Blue Mew" and "Metal Mew". I explained to them that one was just Mew's shiny color and the other was a rumor started because of pictures from the first movie of Mewtwo in his armor.

    This is the second time I've had to debunk a version of the Mewthree rumor. Two years ago a boy told me his favorite Pokemon was Mewfour. Ow. None of these kids were even born when "Mewtwo Strikes Back" came out. How did they even hear about this? Next thing you know they'll be asking how to catch the PokeGods.

    So, anyone have a similar experience?
    Yeah only It was a rumor that actually worked. It was Missingo

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    the internet is how they knew.. stuff can survive forever online.. it's like urban legends passed on over the years...


    but my most annoyed would be..

    this gen is the last gen.. and then they give dumb reasons why -_-


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    I know a couple of kids who finally heard about Mew being under the truck. It's funny, because they only really have gen 4 games, so they don't know what this "truck" is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemonsquared View Post
    Yeah only It was a rumor that actually worked. It was Missingo
    Mew also worked for me on pokemon red
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkac View Post
    I like there are still wome who aren't complete genfyverrs, but some that like them too, vut this is just kind of taking it too far :P
    I've never met a kid with a generational preference. They tend to judge Pokemon based on looks and power. Most don't really have a concept of "generation" since they've only lived through one or two (this year's 5th graders were in kindergarten when Gen 4 started). To the first graders I was talking about Mewtwo is just as new as Genesect.

    At least those kids listened to me. I've had kids stick with their misinformation even after I've pointed out the truth. One boy (who had previously told me he wasn't allowed on Pokemon fansites and his Internet usage was closely monitored) insisted that Wonder Guard Shedinja was given out as a Wi-Fi event.
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    It honestly makes me so happy they even know about the original 151 Pokemon, lol.
    It makes me not feel like an old 18 year old fart.

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    Well, there are a lot of youtube videos about people modding the games to make it look like mewthree was a real event and catch them. I believed them as a kid so they probably also.



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    The Mewthree joke is older than time itself.
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    There was actually a hacked game based off lg/fr that had mewthree in it. it was chaos black.

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    The catch Deoxys in space, and then with it go to the lady next to the white rock in Mosdeep City and get a Jirachi.


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    Gotta love those old rumors. In my circle of friends we had one where we speculated on how to get Celebii. (bring a team of shinies to the shrine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi there View Post
    The Mewthree joke is older than time itself.
    And I suppose Genesect might as well be the closest to Mewthree that we'll ever get.
    Shokotan: "And then, in Extremespeed Genesect: The Awakening of Mewtwo, we meet another Mewtwo!"
    Yuyama: "Yes, I thought it'd be better if it was a different Mewtwo."
    Good for you Yuyama. Too bad you've singlehandedly torpedoed any lingering respect I and anyone else had for you.

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    The Mewthree joke to me is annoying now, totally blaming people who make Mewthree fakemons.

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    I don't know about those rumors,but there aer people who genuinly believe that lavender town creepypasts *ones wit Buried alive,ghost etc* refer to real events
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    Oh, I've done my share of Pokemon-Myth-Busting.

    Generation I:
    - "Catch all 150 Pokemon, talk to Prof. Oak and he gives you Mew"
    Nope. All he says is "Wow! Great job!" (more or less) and stares at you blankly. GameFreak gives you... a diploma that has absolutely no value.
    - "Use Strength to move that truck in SS. Anne to find Mew"
    Nope. Apparently that truck has its parking brake up. It won't budge. Ever. Nothing underneath.
    - "Catch Missingno. and the game crashes"
    No. Depends on the Missingno. variant. I caught my favorite variant (Kabutops Fossil) and my Yellow is still alive. That awesome sprite wasn't retained, but it's still a Missingno..

    Generation II:
    - "Catch all 250 Pokemon, talk to Prof. Oak, and he gives you Celebi"
    Heard that one before. Just like in Generation I, all he says is "Congratulations" and that's it.
    - "Breed a level 30 female Abra with Everstone with a male Meganium to get a Celebi Egg"
    That's stupid. Results: level 5 Abra. Yay?
    - "Take 6 Unowns to the Ilex Forest Shrine. The Unowns must spell CELEBI for it to appear"
    ... Nope. Doing that will just get you a team of worthless letters.
    - "Stand in front of Ilex Forest Shrine for 8 hours for Celebi to appear"
    Nope. Had my Gold on in front of that shrine for 8 hours while I did some... productive stuff on HG. Results: my guy just stared at that shrine for 8 hours straight like a vegetable.

    Generation III:
    - "Catch all 200 Pokemon, go to Mossdeep Space Station to go into space and catch Jirachi"
    Lots of things wrong with that. Why would Jirachi be in space? I talked to everyone in that space station. All I got was... a Sun Stone.
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