How to Catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO

Trying to figure out how you can catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO?

When you talk about classic Pokémon, Mew and Mewtwo will never be out of the conversation. They are one of the oldest Pokémons ever introduced in the franchise, and they are extremely powerful as well. 

However, this doesn’t mean that they are invulnerable.

Mewtwo is a pure Psychic-type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type Pokémons and moves. On the other hand, it resists Fighting and Psychic-type moves, but defense is not Mewtwo’s main arsenal. 

When it comes to firepower, Mewtwo has plenty! Mewtwo’s move set is quite great against any type of Pokémon, making it very helpful in various situations. 

Mew, on the other hand, is an extremely rare and mythical Pokémon in Pokémon GO. This means that you won’t be able to catch it outside of special research tasks. You also can’t find it in the wild, five-star raiders, or any other rotations. 

With this, every player probably wants to catch both Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO.

In this guide, we will show you how to get Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO.

Let’s begin!

How to Get Mew in Pokémon GO?

You can only obtain Mew in Pokémon GO by completing the ‘A Mythical Discovery’ special task. During this research task, Professor Willow will ask you to do particular requests. Once you complete the research task, you’ll be able to unlock the Mythical Pokémon Mew. 

Research Task 1/8


For the first research task, you’ll be asked to spin 5 PokeStops, Catch 10 Pokémons, and Transfer 5 Pokémons. We don’t expect you to encounter any problems during the first stage since the tasks at hand are pretty straightforward. 

Once you complete this, you’ll be rewarded with 10 Great Balls, 1 Incubator, and 3 Lures. 

Research Task 2/8

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You’ll need to earn 2 Candies by walking with your buddy, perform 10 Great throws, and hatch three eggs in this task. This stage will take quite a while as you’ll have to walk 6KM to earn 2 Candies. 

We suggest using a 1KM Pokémon like Magikarp or Metapod will come in very handy since you’ll also need some candy for Stage 6. If you haven’t bought any Incubators yet, hatch some 2KM eggs using your infinite incubator and the incubator you earned from Stage 1. 

Upon completing this stage, you’ll get 2000 Stardust, 3 Incense, and 20 Great Balls.

Research Task 3/8

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In Stage 3, you’ll be required to reach level 15, battle in a gym twice, and complete two raids. Unless you’re a new player, you are probably already level 15, and this should not be an issue. Nonetheless, the 2 Raids and Gym battle in this stage will help you earn some EXP to level up.

Upon completing the task at hand, you’ll earn 1 Quick TM, 1 Charge TM, and 2 Star Pieces. 

Research Task 4/8

catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO

For Stage 4, you need to earn a silver Kanto medal, evolve 20 Pokémon, and walk with your buddy to earn five candies. 

If you’ve been playing for a while, there’s a chance that you have the original 50 Pokémon required for the silver Kanto medal. The only task that can take a while in this part is the 20 Pokémon evolutions. 

Once you’ve accomplished the tasks at hand, you’ll earn 20 Great Balls, 3 Lures, and 4000 Stardust.

Research Task 5/8

catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO

In this stage, you’ll be required to catch a Ditto, perform 20 Great throws, and catch 10 Ghost Pokémon. 

This is where things get a little interesting. Accomplishing this task may take you a while, especially if you don’t have any experience catching a Ditto. Catching 10 Ghost Pokémon is pretty straightforward, but it will also take you time. 

Completing this task will give you 1 Premium Raid Pass, 1 Lucky Egg, and 15 Revives. 

Research Task 6/8

catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO

For the research task 6/8, you’ll have to reach level 25, join 10 Raids, and evolve a Magikarp. The challenging part about this task is that Magikarp needs 400 candies to transform into Gyarados. Just think about the time required to earn that many candies. Thankfully, once you’re done evolving Makigarp, the remaining tasks are pretty straightforward.

Rewards for this task include 6000 Stardust, 5 Rare Candy, and 3 Incense. 

Research Task 7/8

This stage should also not take too long once you perform one excellent curve throw. The remaining tasks involve catching 50 Pokémon using a berry and earning a gold Kanto medal. To get a gold medal, you need to catch at least 100 Pokémon from the Kanto region. 

If you’ve been playing Pokémon GO for a while, you probably just need a few Pokémon to reach 100. 

Completing this task will give you 8000 Stardust, 20 Ultra Balls, and a Mythical Pokémon Encounter.

Research Task 8/8

catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO

For the final task, you’ll finally be facing Mew, and the only thing left to do is catch it! Unlike a Raid, Mew can’t flee, so you have all the time to catch it. We suggest using a Pinap Berry and a curveball throw to maximize your chance of catching Mew. 

Once you’ve completed this stage, you’ll be rewarded with 10,000 Stardust, 1 Superior Incubator, 20 Mew Candy, and of course Mew.

How to Catch Mewtwo in Pokémon GO?

catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO

Previously, Mewtwo was a regular ex-raid Legendary but has now been replaced by Deoxys. The good thing is that Niantic continues to circle the Raid Legendaries, and it is just a matter of time before we see Mewtwo back in Raids again. 

Mewtwo was present in late 2018, so we all just need to be patient and wait for its return this year. Nonetheless, you can spend the time you have for now to gather Pokémon GO Sinnoh Stones.

You Might Ask (FAQs)

What is Mewtwo Weak Against in Pokémon GO?

Mewtwo can be very vulnerable to dark, ghost, and bug Pokémon.

Is Mewtwo still available in Pokémon GO?

Unfortunately, Mewtwo is currently not available. It was previously available on the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Mewtwo. Mewtwo will also be a tough Pokémon to handle if you decide to challenge it. We recommend teaming up with other players when you challenge it. 

This wraps up our guide on how to catch Mew and Mewtwo in Pokémon GO. If you have questions or other concerns, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to help you out. 

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