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How to Get Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainers in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl can use previous game save data to receive a Mew.
Trainers in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl can use previous game save data to receive a Mew. / Nintendo, The Pokemon Company

Trainers in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl can use previous game save data to receive a Mew.

Nintendo has more than a few tricks up its sleeves in the latest Sinnoh region remakes, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. While the pair of titles are touted as “faithful remakes” with no outstanding added features or changed progression, they do have some Easter eggs for longtime fans—and customers—of the franchise to discover. These typically involve rare mythical Pokemon that can only be accessed if the trainer has experienced other games.

One of these is Mew.

Mew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In order to be eligible to receive a Mew, fans will need to have save data on their Nintendo Switch console from Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu and/or Eevee. The amount of time isn’t strictly important, but—given the time since its release—we expect most have already completed the game.

To receive the Mew, trainers will need to make their way to Floaroma Town—north of Jubilife City. Once there, they’ll spot an elderly couple to the immediate left of the town’s southernmost entrance.

As per our previous article on how to get Jirachi, each couple will offer a different mythical Pokemon based on the save data on their Switch. Mew will be gifted to the trainer by the elderly woman.

Floaroma Town can be accessed after receiving the first Gym badge, the Coal Badge, from Orenburgh City Gym Leader, Roark. This badge allows trainers to use the Hidden Move, Rock Smash, which frees up the tunnel north from Jubilife City leading to Floaroma Town.

Trainers can also get a Manaphy Egg via the Mystery Gift system for a limited time.