How to Get Mew in Pokemon Red

Are you a fan of Pokemon Red and want to know how to catch Mew legally in the game? Look no further! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.

First things first, you’ll need a bra. Yes, you read that right. You’ll be using it for its reputation abilities and to glitch the game. Pay attention to the trainers you’re fighting, as battling the wrong one while in the middle of the process to catch Mew will ruin it all.

Make sure to save at every checkpoint where the presenter saves the state, as these are the important parts and checkpoints you need to pay attention to.

The first step is to press Start right before the trainer challenges you as you pass by. Move the screen after you press Start to teleport out. This will begin the process of glitching the game. The cool part about this glitch is that it not only allows you to catch Mew but virtually any Pokemon in the game, as long as you know the codes for each of them.

The Pokemon code for Mew comes right after the Pokemon code first logo, so you’ll need to kill a Slowbro to be able to do this trick. Find the trainer with the logo, but don’t get too close, or the game will freeze. Move at least one square away from him, so he walks toward you to prevent that.

Beat the trainer, but as soon as you do, teleport out to the Pokemon Center. Now, walk toward the Nugget Bridge, and you’ll encounter Mew. As soon as you walk into the middle of the Nugget Bridge, your pause menu will pop up automatically. Don’t worry; it’s part of the process. Take down your pause menu, and Mew will appear.

With this method, not only can you catch Mew illegally, but you can also catch it before even fighting Misty. You can use it for the rest of the game, which is pretty much the entire game. Just make sure to have something to put him to sleep with or to paralyze him because he’s pretty tough to catch in this game.

Mew can learn any ability in the game and can actually learn any single TM in the entire game. He will learn new abilities every ten levels, and the abilities that he gets are pretty random. You might see him learning things like Sky Attack and Metronome and other abilities.

We hope this guide helped you catch Mew in Pokemon Red. Enjoy your new Pokemon, and make sure to use it wisely!


How do you get a legal Mew?
For any aspiring new Mew owners, the most surefire way to obtain the pink Pokémon is by purchasing a Poké Ball Plus. The accessory was once used to obtain Mew within Pokémon Let's GO, and now the same method back to provide a Mew for the latest Generation.
Where can you find Mewtwo in Pokémon Red?
It's located at the end of the Unkown Dungeon (which you can access from Cerulean City once you have beaten the game). Simply go north from Cerulean City to Route 24, then use Surf to swim south to get to the cave entrance. However, there is only one Mewtwo in each game -- so don't accidentally knock it out.