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In later episodes of the anime, Professor Sycamore says that 3 things are required for Mega Evolution: a Mega Stone, a Key Stone, and a strong bond between the trainer and his/her Pokémon.

However, Mewtwo was able to mega evolve in the above episode, and it had none of the three. Is it because it's so legendary and OP that it can break the foundational laws of Pokémon? If not, how?

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Oh, and in this episode, Mewtwo's Aura Sphere missed.  Why is GF so inconsistent?
pretty sure it did have the stone
It's just like Kyurem changing formes
Because Mewtwo is a badass and doesn't play by the rules that why :3
"Screw the rules, i have money!" -Mewtwo, 1997
Mewtwo: That cannot be. You said we were partners. We stood as equals.

Giovanni: You were created by humans to obey humans. You could never be our equal.

Mewtwo: Humans may have created me, but they will never enslave me! This cannot be my destiny!

Giovanni: [as Mewtwo begins destroying the lab] Stop this now!

Mewtwo: I wasn't born a Pokémon, I was created; and my creators have used and betrayed me! So, I stand alone!

[Mewtwo blows up the laboratory]

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Because Gamefreak.

What else can you expect? Also the anime was been very inconsistant, which has led to the theory that the anime is completely different from the game.

As for the fundamental laws of Pokemon, a certain Pikachu once KO'd a Rhyhorn (Ground type) with Thunderbolt. That same Pikachu's Thunderbolt failed to destroy a certain Swanna because it was hiding behind an Aqua Ring. Aura Sphere has set a record for having missed.

The most logical expectation might be that Mewtwo is almost a completely humanoid Pokemon, so it doesn't need a trainer to actually set itself into a mega form. Also since it is artificial, maybe a few tweaks or something happened, that made it capable of Mega Evolving itself.

Hope I helped!

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this is the first step to the enslavement of mankind by pokemon!
You summed it up with "the anime is completely different from the game".
Even when Sycamore said that in anime, we already see that his logic is failing here. The only other logic that can apply is Gamefreak. And their logic is a Magnet Rise Volcarona sweep lol
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I know there is already a BA, but a good thing to say is that at the time, this wasn't meant to be Mewtwo's Mega Evolution, it was called the Eclair Form at the time. It was later revealed that it was Mega Mewtwo Y.

Hope I helped!

eclair... isn't that a pastry? xD