Recently, Nintendo announced that their new
Pokémon titles Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee! would support a cool new “Poké Ball Plus” Joy-Con that allows the player to simulate catching wild Pokémon in real life. This Poké Ball accessory also unlocks a special legendary Pokémon in the new titles, something Nintendo revealed during this year’s E3. There is, however, a catch for those who want to catch ’em all: players cannot catch Mew through any other means.
In the new titles, Pokémon can be unlocked by either capturing them in the wild or transferring them from
Pokémon GO. While almost any Pokémon can be transferred to the new games, according to the Official Pokémon Website, Mew cannot.
“Please note that you will not be able to bring a Mew caught in Pokémon GO into
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! The ability to claim your gift of Mew may be discontinued at some point after the initial sales period of the Poké Ball Plus.” — Pokémon.com
This means that the only way players can obtain Mew in the new games is to buy the Poké Ball Plus accessory, which is an interesting and likely disappointing development. This mythical Pokémon has been distributed in the mainline
Pokémon series through various promotions throughout the years, but this time it has been put behind the purchase of an accessory. Additionally, the description implies that the accessory may stop coming with Mew after a certain amount of time post-release.
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee! will be released along with the Poké Ball Plus accessory on November 16th, 2018. How do you feel about this news? Are you planning on getting a Poké Ball Plus? Tell us about it in the comments!
Source: The Pokémon Company