Mew was a hidden character in the "Red" and "Blue" versions of the original "Pokemon" series. There is a glitch that allowed players to catch Mew in a wild battle. Mew is not an available character in any other game except "Pokemon Emerald." Getting Mew requires either an Action Replay or the use of the Migrate function.
Things You'll Need
- "Pokemon Red," "Yellow" or "Blue"
- "Pokemon Emerald"
- FireWire connection
Method One for Getting Mew
Connect one end of the FireWire cord to the FireWire port in the back of your DS.
Connect the other end of the FireWire cord to the FireWire port in a friend's DS.
Go to a Pokemon center and find the three ladies standing in a row. Talk to the first lady to enter trading mode. Your friend must do the same.
Trade one (or more) Pokemon for Mew in the "Trade" menu.
Confirm the trade. You and your friend must both hit the "Confirm" button or the trade will not go through.
Disconnect the DS FireWire from both DS units.
Method Two for Getting Mew
Catch Mew in "Pokemon Red," "Blue" or "Yellow" using the Mew glitch. Alternatively, get him from Faraway Island in "Pokemon Emerald."
Migrate Mew to "Pokemon LeafGreen" using the "Migrate" function in the game's Start menu.
Add Mew to your party.
Method Three for Getting Mew
Insert "Pokemon LeafGreen" into the Action Replay.
Place the Action Replay with "Pokemon LeafGreen" inside into the DS or Game Boy Advance.
Type in the code:
Tips & Warnings
- Mew is available in "Pokemon Emerald" version, where he is legally obtainable at Faraway Island. This is the only place in any game where Mew is available without using a cheat.
- Mew is also available from time to time at special Pokemon events held at various retail establishments like Toys R Us.
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