Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to get Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield. However, as always, it is a little tricky.

There are two methods to get Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The first of these is if you own the peripheral Poke Ball Plus which was available when Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu were released. The second method is via Pokemon Home, the Pokemon transfer app that has recently been made available. We’re going to look at both of these methods so you too can get your hands on Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

How to get Mew with Poke Ball Plus in Pokemon Sword and Shield

If you’re lucky enough to own the Poke Ball Plus that was around when Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu were released then happy days, you’ve got nice and easy access to a free Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The only caveat is that you mustn’t have redeemed Mew in your Pokemon Let’s Go variant so if you’re one of those people, here’s how to complete your Mew acquisition:

  1. Open the Mystery Gift option

    Be in the main menu of your version of Pokemon Sword or Shield and select the Mystery Gift option.

  2. Prepare to link with your Poke Ball PLus

    Click “Take a stroll with Poke Ball Plus”.

  3. Connect with your Poke Ball Plus

    Pick up your Poke Ball Plus accessory and either press the top button or control stick. Your Poke Ball Plus will now connect.

  4. Acquire your Mew

    You will hear a Mew sound and your game will display a message that gives you the option to get Mew. Choose Yes.

  5. Get Mew into your party

    Head over to your storage box and there should be a level one Mew for you to use.

So, that’s the first method of how to get Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield wrapped up. If you do have a Poke Ball Plus then fantastic, you’ve just secured a Mew. On the other hand, if you don’t have the accessory, there’s still a chance via the second method.

How to get Mew via Pokemon Home in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Now Pokemon Home has launched, you have quick and easy access to Pokemon you’ve already caught and transfer them over to Pokemon Sword and Shield. This can be done with the likes of Mew:

  1. Find Pokemon Home in the eShop
    Head over to the eShop on your Nintendo Switch and search for Pokemon Home.
  2. Install Pokemon Home
    Download and install Pokemon Home onto your Nintendo Switch and link your Nintendo account.
  3. Open Pokemon
    Select the Pokemon option.
  4. Choose the game where you already have Mew
    Find the game where you have previously acquired Mew.
  5. Transfer Mew
    Locate Mew in the Box on the left and transfer over to the right Box.

And there you have it, you’ve just learnt how to get Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield via Pokemon Home!

So, we’ve covered two ways in which you can get Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Unfortunately, at this moment in time these are the only two ways thus meaning you won’t be able to find Mew roaming around in the Galar region wild but hey, who knows, with Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLCs, there may be a third route in getting Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

We hope that you’ve been able to follow the steps successfully to acquire a Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield. If you have any other Pokemon queries or problems, here are some articles that could help you:

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