Pokemon Scarlet Violet Mew

How to Get A Free Mew in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

It's not under the truck, dummy

The latest Pokémon Presents stream has brought us tons of news about everything Pokemon. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players in particular are celebrating even harder, as we got not only new info on the upcoming DLCs but also on the return of two iconic Pokemon from the series: Mew and Mewtwo. The latter will be obtainable through Tera Raids, but you can get the former right now completely for free! Here’s how to get a free Mew in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Get Your Free Mew in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Mew is being distributed for free right now by using the code GETY0URMEW through the game’s Mystery Gift feature. Differently from other Mystery Gifts Pokemon, the Mew you receive is unique in both his Tera Type and Moves, so that leaves you with up to 18 possible Mews to get!

To redeem your free Mew, all you gotta do is the following:

  • 1 – Launch your Pokemon Scarlet/Violet game;
  • 2 – Open the menu and connect to the Poke Portal (requires internet connection);
  • 3 – Scroll down and select “Mystery Gift”;
  • 4 – Select “Get with Code/Password” and enter “GETY0URMEW”

Mew can be claimed from August 8 to September 18, so grab it quickly before it goes away!

Your Mew will be automatically added to your boxes, so take a look at which type and moves you got! Mew is notorious for being able to learn every single TM out there, so you can customize its moves in any way you want, as long as you’re willing to give it some effort.

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Despite not receiving official confirmation, we can assume that this Mew cannot be shiny. No Mystery Gift Pokemon can even come as shiny unless it’s specifically stated, so there’s no reason for that to be the case with Mew. It’s been a good while since Mew has been officially distributed by Nintendo, so it’s still a win anyway.

His powerful clone counterpart Mewtwo will later be available as a Tera Raid in September, so you have a lot of time to prepare for that. In the meantime, you should definitely check out the other active Mystery Gift codes.


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Patrick Souza
Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.