Pokemon Sword and Shield has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. This pair of games takes players to Galar, a picturesque region that is home to a variety of Pokemon to collect. Although not all monsters from the series are available in the titles, Sword and Shield has a mix of new Gen 8 Pokémon and old favorites, some of which may even take new forms of Gigantamaxing.
Unlike new Pokemon games like Sun and Moon, there are only a few new legendary Pokémon to capture in sword and shield, but it's also possible to grab an old mythical Pokémon, Mew – if you're right accessories, that is. If you want to add the adorable Mythical Pokemon to your collection, we have divided how to unlock Mew in Pokemon Sword and Shield below.
How to Unlock Mew in Pokemon Sword & Shield
To unlock Mew, you & # 39; I must have Poke Ball Plus, a Poke Ball-shaped controller that was first released with Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee last year. Poke Ball Plus can either be purchased individually for $ 50 USD or collected along with a copy of either Let's Go game.
The accessory itself works a lot like a Joy-Con and can be used to play Let & # 39; s Go titles, but the real incentive to pick one up is that it comes with Mew as an exclusive bonus. If you haven't already redeemed Mew in Let's Go, you can connect Poke Ball Plus to your Sword or Shield copy and claim Mythical Pokemon in these games instead.
To connect Poke Ball Plus to Sword and Shield, go to the menu screen and select Mystery Gift. From there you choose the option to connect to a Poke Ball Plus and you can download Mew to your game. However, as mentioned before, this only works if you haven't already claimed Mythical Pokemon in a Let & # 39; s Go title; If you have it, you either have to buy another Poke Ball Plus or wait until the Pokemon Home service launches sometime next year to transfer it to Sword or Shield.
What Else Can Poke Ball Plus Do In Sword & Shield?
While you cannot use Poke Ball Plus as controls for playing swords and shields, you can send your Pokémon to the accessories and walk around with them, just like in Let's # P Go Go Pikachu and Eevee. To do so, first select Mystery Gift from the menu screen and then select Take a Walk with Poke Ball Plus. The Pokemon you take on a walk doesn't get any experience points, but it comes back with items like Rare Candy, Poke Balls and other items.