No, this isn’t clickbait. If you’re aching to know how to catch Mew in Pokemon Let’s Go then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to complete your Pokedex by catching #151 or just want the legendary Pokemon for nostalgia’s stake, the Mew location in Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu is going to be high up on your priority list, no matter what.
How to Catch Mew in Pokemon Let’s Go
First things first, there is no way to catch Mew through conventional means. Unlike Mewtwo in Cerulean Cave or Zapdos in the Power Plant and others in our Wild Legendaries guide, the legendary psychic Pokemon isn’t going to pop up out of nowhere. To get Mew, you’re going to need to buy (or already own) the Poke Ball Plus, the accessory that acts as a controller and a Poke Ball in-game.
If you don’t have one, you can buy them in a bundle with the Pokemon Let’s Go version of your choice or separately for $49.99/£44.99.
Now, before you’ve even reached the first Gym (and at any other time in the game) you can switch your Poke Ball Plus on and get Mew. Here’s how to do it.
Press the menu button on your controller and go to the Communicate tile. From there, press Mystery Gifts. Select the third option: “Get With a Poke Ball Plus.”
Click through the prompts and, when it says “Would you like to receive it?” hit yes (duh) and make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet.
And… you’re done. The whole process, all told, takes about 45 seconds and, once it’s finished, you’ll have a Level 1 Mew waiting for you in your PC or in your party if there’s enough space.
How to Connect the Poke Ball Plus in Pokemon Let’s Go
This one’s super easy, too. Pause the game and go to “Options.” The second button, “Open Controller Settings” is your destination. Once there, you’ll be met with all possible controller options. Click the control stick in on your Poke Ball Plus and away you go!
Can I Get Mew in a New Save?
You can only get Mew once using your Poke Ball Plus and it is tied to one save and one save only. You cannot transfer it across saves, nor can you get a second Mew in a new save game.
Where is My Mew in Pokemon Let’s Go?
As we’ve already reported, deleting your Mew save game will mean that you’ll lose Mew for good. Don’t do that. Seriously. If you have done, there’s no way to get it back.
On a more hopeful note, if you have received your Mystery Gift of Mew and you’re looking for it, boot up the PC in any Pokemon Center and you’ll find the pink, cutesy legendary waiting for you there. D’aww. Isn’t that a relief?
Mew Moveset in Pokemon Let’s Go
The following are the moves that Mew can learn in Pokemon Let’s Go via levelling up:
- Confusion (Level 1)
- Mimic (Level 1)
- Pound (Level 1)
- Swift (Level 11)
- Amnesia (Level 22)
- Psywave (Level 33)
- Barrier (Level 44)
- Mega Punch (Level 55)
- Metronome (Level 66)
- Psychic (Level 77)
- Nasty Plot (Level 88)
- Transform (Level 99)
Further, Mew can also learn every single TM in the game. That’s all 60 technical moves from TM1 (Headbutt) through to TM60 (Mega Horn), which makes Mew one of the most diverse, adaptable creatures in the game and will be a force to be reckoned with no matter what its level.
Where is the Mew Master Trainer?
It’s not too hard to find this red-suited gentlemen. Head on over to the west side of the Pokemon Mansion on Cinnabar Island and the Mew Master Trainer will ask to see a Mew. Have it in your party and talk to him again and he’ll bestow upon you the title of Mew Master. Not too shabby, eh?
Mew Strengths and Weaknesses in Pokemon Let’s Go
With Mew being a Psychic Pokemon, it’s weak against a handful of types:
If you’re still chuckling at the thought of a Mew being bested by a Caterpie, why not check out which Pokemon types Mew is strongest against? There’s only two but knowing them could turn the tide in any battle: