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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How to get Mew and Jirachi

You can get the two mythical Pokemon if you have save data for other Pokemon games on your Nintendo Switch.

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Players who have save data for other Pokemon games on their Switch can receive a Mew and Jirachi in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out on Nintendo Switch, and they contain a special bonus for everyone who's played other Pokemon games on the console: the mythical Pokemon Mew and Jirachi. To get them, you'll need to have data for Pokemon Sword/Shield and Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee saved on your system. Here's how to claim the free mythical Pokemon.

How to get Jirachi

Players who have Pokemon Sword or Shield save data on their system will be able to get Jirachi in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Speak to the gentleman standing in the flower field near the southern entrance of Floaroma Town and he'll gift you the mythical Pokemon.

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Speak to the gentleman to collect Jirachi.

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How to get Mew

Players who have save data for Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu or Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee on their Switch will instead be able to get Mew in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. To collect the Pokemon, you'll need to speak to the madame in the same flower field near the southern entrance of Floaroma Town.

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Speak to the madame to receive Mew.

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Keep in mind that you can only claim one of each mythical Pokemon. Even if you have save data for both Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield on your system, for example, you'll only receive one Jirachi in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl.

Those aren't the only free mythical Pokemon that Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players can get. Everyone who purchases a copy of either game before Feb. 21, 2022 will be able to receive a free Manaphy egg via the Mystery Gift function. You can also catch older legendary Pokemon in the games through a brand-new facility called Ramanas Park.

After Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokemon Legends: Arceus will launch for Switch on Jan. 28. It, too, has an extra bonus for Sword and Shield players. Everyone who has Sword or Shield save data on their console will be able to get the mythical Pokemon Shaymin in Pokemon Legends, as well as a Shaymin kimono set for their trainers. Players with Let's Go save data will also receive a Pikachu and Eevee trainer mask.