How to get Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Meg Bethany Koepp
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Mew is the first Mythical Pokemon from Gen 1. Here’s how to get Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

There are many Legendary Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, although most of them are locked behind the post-game, making you beat the story before you can go hunting for them. Luckily, Mew is the easiest one to obtain.

Mew is, of course, the very first Mythical Pokemon and has always been a tough Pokemon to find. In the past, most players needed to rely on cheats or one-off events to unlock Mew. Now, however, any Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl player can unlock this legend of the franchise.

There is only one way to obtain the Kanto Mythical, but the good news is that it’s very simple and most players will be able to do it with ease.


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Mew is legitimately obtainable in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

How to get Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

To get Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, you need save data from either Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee on your Nintendo Switch console. If you’ve played one of them before, you’ll already have it unless you deleted it, otherwise you’ll need to purchase the game and play it first before you can qualify.

After defeating the first Gym Leader, Roark, in Oreburgh City, head back to Jubilife City and then north onto Route 204 and through Ravaged Path to get to Floaroma Town. As you enter from the south side, look directly to the left and you’ll see an elderly couple standing in a field of flowers.

Speak to the old lady on the right and if you have Let’s Go save data, she will gift you Mew!

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You get Mew early on in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

How to get Shiny Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Unfortunately, the Gen I Mythical is Shiny locked so there’s no chance of receiving the Shiny version of Mew from the nice old lady. The only way to obtain a Shiny Mew in the game (currently) is to trade with another player who has one.

The good news is that Pokemon Home will soon be making its way to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. So, if you’ve already got a Shiny Mew in your collection, it will soon be able to join your team in Sinnoh.

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Shiny Mew is yet to arrive in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Who is Mew? Mythical Pokemon explained

Mew is a popular Psychic-type Mythical from Gen I. It is said to be made up of the DNA of every single Pokemon across all eight Generations, allowing it to learn almost every single move in the series.

Because of this, it is a necessity for many Trainers’ teams as you can adapt its moveset for specific Gym Leaders and Elite Four members rather than having to train up another ‘mon of a specific type.


And there you have it! Now you should be the proud owner of Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. For more Sinnoh remake guides and walkthroughs, check out the following:

All Rare Candy locations | Where to find Munchlax | Hardest Pokemon to catch in the Sinnoh region | Where to find Cresselia | How to find Heatran | How to get the National Pokedex | Best starter to pick | How to get the Poketch | Version differences

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