Pokémon GO guide for first-ever Mythical Pokémon Mew moves, meta, stats and more

The folks at Pokémon GO Hub have put together a useful guide for everything you need to know about the first-ever Mythical Pokémon in Pokémon GO, Mew, which will officially be added to the immensely-popular mobile game tomorrow, March 30. Read on below to learn more about Mew in Pokémon GO:

Pokémon GO Mew is a PSYCHIC Mythical Pokémon, said to have the DNA of every Pokémon, and is a part of the Mew duo, along with Mewtwo. It has a Max CP of 3090. Mew has all around decent stats, 210 each for ATk and DEF and 200 HP, with its primary interest being in learning eight different charged moves.

This follows the original games’ lore, where Mew can learn every Technical Machine, Hidden Machine, and Move Tutor move (except those exclusive to a particular Pokémon or group of Pokémon, such as Draco Meteor and Secret Sword).

Written by ProHitman002

Mew in Pokémon Go
ID Pokémon ATK DEF HP MAX CP
151 Mew 210 210 200 3090

Mew in the Pokémon Go meta

Mew is a versatile attacker, with its signature moveset being Pound NORMAL and Psychic PSYCHIC, however the bevy of powerful attacks it has allows it to fit nearly any role it might need to. In terms of raw DPS, Solar Beam is the strongest move Mew can have, at least in scenarios where mew deals neutral damage.

Mew is a pure PSYCHIC and will resist FIGHTING and PSYCHIC moves (0.714 damage), while also being dealt super effective damage (1.4x) from BUGGHOST, and DARK. It will not be a powerhouse by any means, but considering an above average 210 attack and its versatility, it might just be able to fill a team lacking in a certain type of Pokémon.

  • Pound NORMAL (Fast)
  • Psychic PSYCHIC (Charged)
  • Blizzard ICE (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Thunder ELECTRIC (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Focus Blast FIGHTING (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Solar Beam GRASS (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Hyper Beam NORMAL (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Earthquake GROUND (Charged, 1 bar)
  • Fire Blast FIRE (Charged, 1 bar)

For a more in depth analysis, we recommend the Mythical Meta Guide written by TomSharpe here.

Mew Moves and Best Movesets in Pokémon Go

Signature set: Pound NORMAL / Psychic PSYCHIC
Highest DPS set: 
Pound NORMAL / Solar Beam GRASS

Mew has access to the moves listed above, and while it is incredibly less than the main series games (where Mew can learn every single move barring exclusive Tutor or Pokémon specific moves), it lends to its versatility in the gym.

It is unknown, but expected for Mew to not be allowed in gyms, so a defender aspect is not an option, and as for offense, its highest DPS comes from STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) with Psychic, although in neutral situations,  as previously mentioned, Solar Beam is the optimal charge move.

Shiny Mew in Pokémon Go

Regular Mew is the usual light pink throughout its body. Its shiny variant switches to a light blue, with no changes to its blue eye color. As of the time of this guide, a Shiny Mew is not available in the game’s network traffic.

Regular vs Shiny Mew
Mew
Normal Normal Mew Sprite
Shiny Shiny Mew Sprite

Source: Pokémon GO Hub

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