Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How to Get Mew and Jirachi

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, there are eighteen mythical and legendary Pokémon for you to catch, including Mew and Jirachi. With sava data from other Nintendo Switch games, you can unlock these two Pokémon really easily and early on in your game.

In this guide, we explain how to get Mew and Jirachi in your collection!

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How to Get Mew and Jirachi

A Pokémon Trainer walking with their Palkia in Floarama Town facing an elderly couple in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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In order to unlock either of these mythical Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, there are two separate prerequisites you need to have met. If you haven't met these, getting your hands on Mew and Jirachi is either going to be costly or require a very generous friend.

First, for Jirachi, you need to have save data relating to prior Nintendo Switch title, Pokémon Sword and Shield. To unlock Mew, you must have save data for either Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!

If you fill either, or both, of the prerequisites, here's what you need to do step by step in order to unlock the mythical pair:

  • Travel to Floarama Town.
  • Left of the Pokémon Center, there is a flower field with an elderly couple stood in it (pictured above).
  • Speaking with the old woman (right) will unlock Mew, provided you have Let's Go save data on your console.
  • Speaking with the old man (left) will unlock Jirachi, provided you have Sword and Shield save data on your console.
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Now you've hopefully got your hands on Mew and Jirachi! You'll be able to add them to your party or send straight to a box. Whatever you do, be wary to not release or trade them; if you do this, you run the risk of never seeing them again, as you cannot get them off the old couple again.

If you want to get your hands on more mythical Pokémon, check out our guide to getting Manaphy and Phione. You might also want to check out our evolution guide if you've got some specific Pokémon you're looking to collect!