February 27th is a big day for Pokémon, marking the series' 20th anniversary since its début games in 1996. However, information contained within those games mentions another special day too - February 6th is Mewtwo's birthday!

Players of Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow/FireRed/LeafGreen will know that the burned-down Pokémon Mansion on Cinnabar Island housed a journal, filled with notes about the researchers' discovery of Mewtwo, the clone of Mew. Here's an excerpt below:

Diary: July 5
Guyana, South America
A new Pokémon was discovered deep in the jungle.

Diary: July 10
We christened the newly discovered Pokémon, Mew.

Diary: Feb. 6
Mew gave birth.
We named the newborn Mewtwo.

Diary: Sept. 1
MEWTWO is far too powerful.
We have failed to curb its vicious

Although we've had lots of legendary and mythical Pokémon since the '90s, it can be argued that none of them did quite capture our imaginations like Mewtwo. Even to this day, it's regarded as one of the most mysterious and powerful Pokémon in the franchise's history - there's no wonder it's starred in three of the series' movies!

For a bit of fun and a homage to the psychic cat (it's not actually a cat), be sure to also check out this writer's short video dedicated to this famous 'mon over on Instagram.