In our Pokemon GO Shiny Mew Research 2023 guide, we are going to talk about whether Mew can be shiny in the game, and if yes, how to get your hands on one. For all intents and purposes, any and all versions of Mew are locked behind events. Luckily for you, there’s an event coming that will offer you to purchase a Masterwork Research story behind which the special Mew will be. Let’s get into the details.
Can Mew Be Shiny in Pokemon GO?
Yes, Mew can absolutely be shiny in Pokemon GO, and the upcoming Special Research will be a fantastic opportunity to encounter one. We’ll get more into that in the next section. For now, let’s talk about how to tell the difference between a regular and shiny Mew. The normal version is the famous pinkish one that everybody knows and recognizes immediately. The shiny Mew, on the other hand, is a light, pastel blueish color, as you can see in the image above. Assuming you have regular color vision, you’ll probably have no trouble discerning between the two. And even if not, both the regular and shiny Mew tend to appear only in specific events, so you’ll never really have that much trouble with them. Speaking of events…
How to Get Shiny Mew in Pokemon GO
You’ll be able to get a shiny Mew in Pokemon GO during the 7th Anniversary Party event, which will feature the All-in-One #151 Masterwork Research story. It will cost you five bucks, or your local equivalent. You’ll be able to buy it all across the event, and then complete it at any time. Once you finish all of the tasks, your reward will be an encounter with a shiny Mew. If you’ve previously purchased a ticket to Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto, you won’t be able to buy this one; something to keep in mind. Is this worth the five dollars, even taking into account separate event bonuses the ticket provides? I’d say yes. There are basically zero other alternatives to encountering a shiny Mew with a 100% guarantee. Good luck.