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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. A shiny Mew has also been found in the network data. Mew 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 Bug, Ghost, 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.

Mew’s move sets

Quick Moves Charge Moves
Steel Wing Steel Psychic Psychic
Charge Beam Electric Ancient Power Rock
Shadow Claw Ghost Dragon Claw Dragon
Volt Switch Electric Psyshock Psychic
Struggle Normal Ice Beam Ice
Dragon Tail Dragon Blizzard Ice
Frost Breath Ice Hyper Beam Normal
Infestation Bug Solar Beam Grass
Poison Jab Poison Thunderbolt Electric
Rock Smash Fighting Thunder Electric
Snarl Dark Flame Charge Fire
Cut Normal Low Sweep Fighting
Pound Normal Overheat Fire
Waterfall Water Energy Ball Grass
Stone Edge Rock
Focus Blast Fighting
Gyro Ball Steel
Bulldoze Ground
Rock Slide Rock
Grass Knot Grass
Flash Cannon Steel
Wild Charge Electric
Dark Pulse Dark
Dazzling Gleam Fairy

Mew’s Most Useful Movesets in Pokémon Go

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

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.

For a more in depth analysis on Mew’s most useful movesets based on type advantage, we recommend the Mythical Meta Guide here and Mew’s Most Useful Movesets (work in progress), both of which were written by TomSharpe.

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. A Shiny Mew is available in the game’s network traffic.

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

Here’s how Shiny Mew looks like in Pokemon GO, as data mined by Chrales (read our interview here):

Shiny Mew Pokemon GO
Shiny Mew Pokemon GO

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