Is Mew good in Pokémon Go?

Mew is an incredibly rare Pokémon.

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Mew is an extremely rare and mythical Pokémon in Pokémon Go. You won’t be able to catch it outside of special research tasks. You won’t find it in the wild, in five-star raids, or any regular rotations. Mew is tough to capture, so if you don’t have this Pokémon in your collection, the chances of adding it to your Pokémon Go roster is pretty slim unless you want to complete some of the biggest, longest events in the mobile game. When you do capture Mew, it’s a good Pokémon. It’s viable in raids and PvP. The downside to the Pokémon is that it has a massive list of moves you have to pick for both fast and charged moves. Once you narrow that down and have a better idea of how you want to use Mew, it’s a good Pokémon for nearly any player. We’ve already listed out the best moveset it can learn, too.

Mew is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type moves, but it’s resistant to Fighting and Psychic-type attacks. For PvP, Mew has a maximum CP of 3,265, an attack of 177, a defense of 177, and a stamina of 189. For PvE, Mew has an attack of 210, a defense of 210, and a stamina of 225. Despite having a high maximum CP number, Mew is a viable option for you to use in both the Great and Master League. Most Pokémon can’t compete in entirely separate categories like that as effectively as Mew can, which gives it some excellent flexibility, depending on how you want to use it.

For the Great League, Mew is one of the top choices. You can use it to take down Pokémon such as Galarian Stunfisk, Azumarill, Skarmory, and Alolan Marowak. These choices are top picks in the Great League, making it an excellent Pokémon to counter some widely used meta options in that category. You want to choose to use it as your lead Pokémon or as a back-up option that can help comfortably battle a Pokémon that is currently countering your first or second choice.

When using Mew in the Master League, you’ll be facing off against far more legendary powerful opponents. However, Mew has access to all of its stats. It’s not going to be as high up the meta ladder as in the Great League, but it’s still a great pick. It’s capable of taking down Dialga, Melmetal, Togekiss, and even Mewtwo, but only on specific occasions. It’s going to lose against Gyarados, Groudon, and Kyogre, to name a few. Much like the Great League, you want to treat it like your switch Pokémon, keeping it in reserve until a safer matchup.

For raids, you can be a bit more aggressive with Mew. It has balanced stats to make it a viable choice, and if you don’t have any Pokémon that are super effective against the legendary you’re fighting, Mew is a good backup. But you want to use it against Fighting, Psychic, and specific choices.

Overall, Mew is a good Pokémon. It can compete in multiple Battle Leagues, and it can hold its own in most five-star raids. We highly recommend adding it to your Pokémon Go collection, but finding it is the real challenge.