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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Obtain Mew and Jirachi

Vincent Lau

This page outlines how to obtain the Mythical Pokémon Mew and Jirachi.

New to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you can obtain an exceptionally rare Mew and Jirachi early on, from an old couple near the south-west corner of Floaroma Town, west from the Pokémon Center.

However, you must have save data from another Pokémon game present on your Nintendo Switch.

How to Obtain Mew

(1 of 2) Chat to the kind lady to adopt Mew from the Kanto region.

Chat to the kind lady to adopt Mew from the Kanto region. (left), This cute critter is a pure Psychic-type. (right)

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To get Mew, speak to the old lady when you have save data from Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee.

How to Obtain Jirachi

(1 of 2) This nice fella will give you Jirachi, a Mythical Pokémon from the Hoenn region.

This nice fella will give you Jirachi, a Mythical Pokémon from the Hoenn region. (left), Jirachi is a Steel and Pyschic-type. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
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To get Jirachi, speak to the old man when you have save data from Pokémon Sword or Shield.

How to Use Mew and Jirachi

(1 of 2) Mew when you first obtain it.

Mew when you first obtain it. (left), Jirachi when you first obtain it. (right)

Mew and Jirachi are both very low Level when you receive them, so they’ll need some TLC before they’re viable for battle. On the plus side, since they’re Mythical Pokémon, they’re a cut above most Pokémon you’ll have access to during early and mid-game.

That said, it’ll be ages before either of them has access to decent moves. In fact, Mew will be stuck with Pound as its only attacking move until Level 30, when it learns Ancient Power (which is so-so). Although if you have any spare TMs lying around, Mew has the quirk of being able to learn every single TM!

Jirachi is a bit better off, as it can use STAB Confusion right off the bat and gains Zen Headbutt at Level 28, though the former is weak and the latter is plagued with poor accuracy. Likewise, you may have to use some TMs to improve Jirachi’s early and mid-game performance.


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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    27 November 2021
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

The current pre-release version of our guide contains:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
    – Strategies for defeating the Gym Leaders and Elite Four.
    – Wild Pokémon and item locations for each route and dungeon.
  • A full breakdown of the Grand Underground.
    – All the Pokémon that inhabit the Hideways.
    – Information for all the treasure you can dig up.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    – How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • How to breed Pokémon.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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