How to Get Mew in Pokémon GO

How to catch Mew in Pokémon GO.
How to catch Mew in Pokémon GO. / Photo by Niantic

How to Get Mew in Pokémon GO is simple if you know where to look. You can catch Mew in Pokémon GO by completing the A Mythical Discovery Special Research.

How to Get Mew in Pokémon GO

You should already have the quest if you haven't completed it yet. Go to your Research Tasks and Willow should have it ready for you.

Completing the entire quest will give you an encounter with Mew. There are eight stages to the Special Research.

A Mythical Discovery

1/8
Spin 5 PokéStops - 500 XP
Catch 10 Pokémon - 500 XP
Transfer 5 Pokémon - 500 XP
Completion Rewards - 10 Great Ball, Incubator, 3 Lure Module

2/8
Earn 2 candy with your buddy - ,1000 XP
Make 10 Great Throws - 1,000 XP
Hatch 3 Egg - 1,000 XP
Completion Rewards - 1,000 Stardust, 3 Incense, 20 Great Ball

3/8
Reach Level 15 - 1,500 XP
Battle 2 Gyms - 1,500 XP
Battle 2 Raids - 1,500 XP
Completion Rewards - Charge TM, Fast TM, 2 Star Piece

4/8
Earn Silver Kanto Medal - 2,000 XP
Earn 5 Candy from Buddy - 2,000 XP
Evolve 20 Pokémon - 2,000 XP
Completion Rewards - 3 Lure, 20 Great Ball, 2,000 Stardust

5/8
Catch a Ditto - 2,500 XP
Make 20 Great Throws - 2,500 XP
Catch 10 Ghost Type Pokémon - 2,500 XP
Completion Rewards - Raid Pass, Lucky Egg, 15 Revive

6/8
Evolve Magikarp - 3,000 XP
Battle in 10 Raids - 3,000 XP
Reach Level 25 - 3,000 XP
Completion Rewards - 5 Rare Candy, 3 Incense, 4,000 Stardust

7/8
Catch 50 Pokémon using a Berry - 3,500 XP
Make an excellent curve throw - 3,500 XP
Earn Gold Kanto Medal - 3,500 XP
Completion Reward - 20 Ultra Ball, 8,000 Stardust

8/8
Catch Mew - 4,000 XP
Completion Rewards - Super Incubator, 20 Mew Candy, 5,000 Stardust

When you finally get to Mew, it will teleport around the screen. It will also always break out of the first two balls you throw at it, but the third is guaranteed to catch it.