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How to Transfer Mew from the Poké Ball Plus (Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!)


Instructions on transferring the Mythical Pokémon Mew from a Poké Ball Plus to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.


  • If you transfer Mew to your game and then delete the save file, Mew will also be deleted. You will not be able to get Mew again on a new game from the same Poké Ball Plus. Please consider this before deleting or restarting your game.

Additional Information:

  • Mew can only be transferred into one copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. Once it has been transferred to a game, it will no longer be available on the Poké Ball Plus to transfer again to a different game.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Verify that the Poké Ball Plus contains Mew.
    1. Press and hold the control stick button on the Poké Ball Plus for a few seconds, then let go.
    2. The ring around the control stick button will light up as a pink/purple colour and make a sound like Mew laughing. (You can also shake the Poké Ball Plus to hear Mew’s voice.)
    3. The coloured ring will flash about once per second if it contains a Mew that has not yet been transferred to a game.
  2. Launch Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! from the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu.
  3. Use the Poké Ball Plus as your in-game controller.
  4. Press the Top Button on the Poké Ball Plus during gameplay to access the in-game menu.
  5. Select “Communicate”.
    • This option becomes available after you have battled your rival for the first time.
  6. Select “Mystery Gifts”.
  7. Select “Get with a Poké Ball Plus”.
  8. You will see a message that says: “A Pokémon is in your Poké Ball Plus. It’s a present for you!” Select “Yes” twice to connect to the internet and receive the Pokémon.
  9. Once you have received a gift, please go to the Pokémon Center and pick it up from the delivery person.
    • If you already have a Pokémon waiting from a previous promotion, you will need to pick that one up, then return for this new one.