Here's how to get these two mythical Pokémon in the Gen 4 remakes!

The Pokémon, the myth, the legend!

What you need to know

  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the Generation 4 titles on the Nintendo DS.
  • Players with save data from Pokémon Sword, Shield, Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! can receive mythical Pokémon as gifts in the Generation 4 remakes.
  • Jirachi is available for those who played Pokémon Sword and Shield, while Mew is available for those who played the Let's Go games.

If you're picking up Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl this week, you'll be in for a treat if you're a loyal fan of Pokémon games.

Two mythical Pokémon that are usually only obtainable through Mystery Gift distributions or special events, Mew and Jirachi, are available for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players, under the right conditions. If the player has save data for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! or Let's Go Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch, they can receive Mew from a woman in Floaroma Town.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players with save data for Pokémon Sword or Shield can receive the mythical Pokémon Jirachi, who first made its appearance in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. The method to obtain Jirachi is the same as Mew, except a man in Floaroma Town will give the player the mythical creature instead.

The Pokémon Company is rarely this generous with its mythical Pokémon, so many players who invested time in previous Pokémon games can find joy in having their efforts recognised. There's no word on whether distribution events will happen for players who did not purchase previous titles, but we'll be sure to update you if that happens.

Let's go, Sinnoh!

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

$60 at Amazon (Brilliant Diamond) $60 at Amazon (Shining Pearl) $60 at Best Buy (Brilliant Diamond) $60 at Best Buy (Shining Pearl)

Embark on an epic adventure

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are gorgeous remakes of the popular Nintendo DS titles that were first released in 2006. Explore the world, complete your Pokédex, and battle it out across eight gyms and countless Pokémon trainers, all dressed up in an amazing chibi style.

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