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How to get Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 6/Feb/2020 10:14 Updated: 6/Feb/2020 10:17

by Paul Cot


Unbeknown to a lot of trainers, you can get Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Unfortunately, your options are somewhat limited, though.

A quick scan through the Galar region Pokedex and you could be forgiven for thinking that there aren’t any Mythical Pokemon. However, that isn’t true as the original Mythical species from the Kanto region can be obtained.

A Mythical Pokemon after all

While the good news is Mew can be added to your Pokemon Sword and Shield game, the bad news is it requires an accessory to do so.

Poke Ball Plus Mew
Mew lurks as a gift for those who buy the Poke Ball Plus accessory – as long as someone else hasn’t redeemed it already!

Pokemon Let’s Go players will remember the Poke Ball Plus accessory – a handheld Poke Ball that works as a controller for both Let’s Go games on the Nintendo Switch. It’s worth noting that there’s no controller functionality whatsoever in Sword and Shield, however.

If you’re lucky enough to have the $50 accessory, or even had it come bundled with the 2019 game, then you may be able to add the iconic psychic-type. That is if you haven’t already done so with in Let’s Go Pikachu! or Let’s Go Eevee!

You’ll need to buy another one (if you really want Mew) or wait until Pokemon Home launches later in February. The cloud-based service will allow you to store Pokemon from generations past and more importantly trade existing ones into new games. So, you’ll be able to trade Mew from Let’s Go to Sword and Shield.

If you haven’t redeemed Mew before though, then follow the below steps and you’ll be able to travel around the luscious Galar region with Mew.

  1. Go into the main menu within Pokemon Sword and Shield and select Mystery Gift.
  2. Click “Take a stroll with Poke Ball Plus”.
  3. Press the top button or control stick on your Poke Ball Plus and then wait until it connects.
  4. At this point you should hear a cry that resembles Mew. The game will say there is a Pokemon in your Poke Ball Plus and whether you’d like to get it. Click yes.
  5. A Level 1 Mew will be in your party or in a storage box.
Mew Pokemon Let's GoChances are most trainers will have to wait for Pokemon Home to launch to transfer over their Mew…

Without a Poke Ball Plus?

As Pokemon Home has yet to launch, there is no other way to get Mew in your Pokemon Sword and Shield game.

When trading species from other games does become available though, you will be able to transfer Mew, as well as various other ‘mons. This will only work species available in Sword and Shield – although interestingly Mew isn’t in the Galar region Pokedex (currently) and is therefore the exception.

Find Mew in wild?

Right now, there is no chance of finding Mew somewhere in the Galar region, even in the darkest depths of the wild area. However, we can’t rule a special event or another type of change in the future.

35 species weren’t present in the game at launch but were found in the game’s code – one of them being Mew. Then there are the two Pokemon Sword and Shield DLCs – The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra – which will surely bring more surprises to the game.

The latter of those – The Crown Tundra – is expected to bring an array of past legendary Pokemon to the game. So, for those who don’t have, or want to buy, a Poke Ball Plus there’s an outside chance you’ll be able to get Mew yet.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.