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How to Obtain Mew and Jirachi

By
Vincent Lau

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

New to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you can obtain an exceptionally rare "Mew" IconMew and "Jirachi" IconJirachi 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" IconMew from the Kanto region.

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

Pokémon Level Type
151.png"Mew" IconMew 1 pokemonbdsppsychic17.png

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

How to Obtain Jirachi

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

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

Pokémon Level Type
385.png"Jirachi" IconJirachi 5 pokemonbdspsteel17.pngpokemonbdsppsychic17.png

To get "Jirachi" IconJirachi, 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" IconMew when you first obtain it.

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

"Mew" IconMew and "Jirachi" IconJirachi 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" IconMew 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" IconMew has the quirk of being able to learn every single TM!

"Jirachi" IconJirachi 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" IconJirachi’s early and mid-game performance.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2022
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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.

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The following will be available via free updates to our guide:

  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    • How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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