Capturing Mew in Pokémon GO isn’t as easy as it sounds. You must meet a long list of requirements before you can even think of catching the ever-famous legendary Pokémon. However, catching Mew becomes a child’s play if the player is dedicated enough and has a step-by-step guide at their disposal. Let’s go through them one by one.
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- How To Get Mew from The “A Mythical Discovery Questline”
How To Get Mew from The “A Mythical Discovery Questline“
A Mythical Discover Questline from Professor Willow is the first step in your journey towards capturing Mew. The requirements for this event are reaching level 5 and doing thorough and well-thought-out research on Professor Willow beforehand. You can expect Willow to offer you the quest once the abovementioned requests are met.
The first part of the questline revolves around Willow asking you to spin five Pokestops, catch 10 Pokémon and transfer five of the ones you just captured. The first few steps are simple. You’ve got to tap the Pokestops or gyms on your phone to get them spinning. As for catching the Pokemon, the same old throwing Pokéball trick applies. Once you’ve spotted a Pokémon, walk up to it on your phone and initiate an attack. Keep on throwing the Pokéballs until you’ve captured the desired Pokémon.
As far as transferring Pokémon goes, it’s a bit complicated but gets easier once you’re aware of the steps. Head over to the main menu and select Pokémon. A tab showing all of your captured Pokemon will show up. Next, select the Pokémon you wish to transfer and then click the setting menu, which will look like this ().
A ‘transfer’ option will pop up on the menu right after, allowing you to begin the transfer. You’ve got to repeat these steps five times, and the first part of the quest will be done and dusted.
Then comes the second part of the quest, where you’ll have to acquire two candies, hatch three whole eggs and make ten flawless throws. You’ve got to have a buddy Pokémon when collecting the two candies. A buddy Pokémon is simply the one you travel with outside its Pokéball. Take a stroll with it, and you’ll be rewarded with candies.
As far as making ten great throws is concerned, the player must first come across a wild Pokémon to capture. Once you’ve spotted one, holding the Pokéball until the halo encircling the Pokémon is roughly half its size before tossing the Pokéball will give you a great throw.
When you see the words ‘excellent’ pop up on your screen, know that you’ve completed one great throw.
Players receive a wide variety of eggs throughout the game. An egg incubator is necessary if you’re thinking of hatching your egg. You’ve got to walk a certain distance before the incubator goes off. The distance varies according to the rarity of the egg so take great care to be extra cautious when hatching rarer eggs.
Part three of the quest demands the player to fight in two gyms, level up to 15, and participate in two raids. Your experience and expertise increase with each battle, so the easiest of these goals is to reach level 15.
The player can engage in both gym and raid battles at gyms. If you wish to combat with a gym, walk a few steps towards its location and initiate an attack on the gym’s Pokémon.
Raid battles are a tad bit trickier. They involve you teaming up with a couple of other players to defeat a raid boss Pokémon. These raid bosses are scary and challenging to capture, so bring your A-game to the battleground.
Next up, the player has to acquire five more candies, win a Silver Kanto Medal, and evolve 20 Pokémon. Going for a pleasant little stroll with your buddy Pokémon will get you those candies, so put your walking shoes on and explore!
As for the second bit, interacting with as many as 50 Pokémon from the Kanto district will get you that Silver Kanto Medal. All you can do in this regard is play consistently and explore many different neighborhoods to encounter wild Pokémon.
You’ll automatically be rewarded with the medal shortly. If you’re a regular game player, you might already have the medal in your inventory.
Evolving Pokémon requires treating them with their unique Pokémon candies. It takes 50 candies to perform an evolution on a Pokémon that can only evolve once. For Pokemon that can evolve twice, 25 candies are necessary for the first evolution, whereas the second one costs a whopping 100 candies.
Therefore, the best way to evolve the Pokémon is to find 20 Pokémon with two evolutions each. Once you’ve got that settled, you can evolve them all once by using fewer candies.
You will have to be adept at capturing Pokémon by now, as this part tasks the players with catching 10 Ghost-type mons and a Ditto and making 20 great throws. Performing 20 great throws is no easy task, but you’ll be able to reach the goal if you incorporate this task while searching for ghost Pokémon and a Ditto.
Ghost-type Pokémon aren’t the typical mons you come across daily. They are found in the dead of the night and early morning hours (8 pm to 9 am) in urban areas and eerie churches. If by chance, it’s cloudy out, you can expect to find the ghost mons on your regular walks, too, as the game recognizes the weather and ghost Pokémon come out of their typical hiding places.
Coming to Ditto, you might encounter two problems while capturing them. First off, they disguise themselves as random Pokémon and are hardly seen on their own on the map.
Secondly, the Pokémon they imitate keeps changing with regular game updates. It’s better to check the lists of Pokémon Ditto is currently appearing as online to increase your chances of excelling in his part of the quest.
Part 6 demands the player to reach level 25, participate in 10 raids and evolve a Magikarp. The leveling up and participating in 10 raids bit can be achieved by following the guidelines above.
However, evolving Magikarp into Gyarados is the most challenging phase of this part. You’ll be needing a whopping 400 Magikarp candies for completing this evolution. So, get ready to take lovely long walks alongside rivers, and other water bodies, as these will be the best places to stack up on those Magikarp candies.
Coming this far, you’ve certainly got the hang of making the perfect great throws. In Part 7, you’ll perform an excellent curveball throw, earn a Gold Kanto Medal, and capture 50 Pokémon using berries. The excellent curveball throw can be performed by holding the screen and tracing a tiny circle around the Pokémon.
Next up, take the Pokéball and spin it around a couple of times in a circular motion before releasing it to the left or right. If you’re lucky enough, the ball will curve towards your Pokémon, and you’ll be able to land it right in the center of the circle you traced in the first place.
Remember the details about acquiring the Silver Kanto Medal? Well, the Gold one can be earned in the same way. The only difference is that you’ll have to interact with 100 Kanto Pokémon instead of 50. Now, this can be a bit taxing, but with enough dedication, you’ll be able to get your hands on the medal soon enough.
When considering increasing your catch chance or the number of candies rewarded during a catch, Berries are the way to go. With every new level, you’ll be rewarded with berries, but research, pinch, gyms, Pokestops, and raids will allow you to earn more if you’re ever in dire need.
The part you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. You will encounter Mew as soon as you finish all Part 7 tasks. This tiny guy has a 100% catch rate and cannot fly. Sure, it moves around a lot but landing a precise Pokéball throw is all that’s needed to capture it. You can manage that, having pulled out all of the abovementioned tasks, now can’t you?
And that’s pretty much it for the guide. Tune in next time for more exciting Pokemon Go guides.