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Improved Catch Mew hint for Pokemon

Improved Catch Mew

For Pokemon Blue, and Red versions only.
If you're not going to take the time to try it then don't tell me I'm wrong, as I've accomplished this multiple times on multiple games. If you're hesitant about this trick use it on an unwanted game.
1. First start a new game.
2. Select your Pokemon, and start your journey.
3. Get to Cerulean (Misty's Town).
4. Head up the Nugget Bridge.
5. Now this is important! Do NOT fight the boy with the Slowpoke on the path to Bill's house! Avoid him at all costs! Do NOT fight the man to the left of Nugget Bridge hidden in the grass; in the direction of the Unknown Cave! Avoid him as well!
6. Find and catch an Abra. (Teleport move is needed.)
7. Go to the Cerulean Pokecenter (Very important that this is the last Pokecenter you have visited.).
8. Now go to the top of Nugget Bridge. STOP AT THE TOP! SAVE YOUR GAME!!!
9. Once you've saved head to the left, but DON'T go down! Make sure you're lined up with the man in the grass below. Now walk towards him. The moment you come into view of the man (THE EXACT SECOND!) pause the game.
10. While the game is paused go to your Pokemon, and use Abra's teleport move.
11. If this was done correctly once you teleport the man should get the mark above his head as if he were going to battle you, but you should teleport anyway.
12. To be sure it worked correctly try pausing your game once you arrive at the Pokecenter. If you cannot then it is working.
13. Now go fight the boy with the Slowpoke. Do NOT fight anyone else in between the time you teleport and the time you fight the boy. The only warning is you must not walk directly in front of him. You must go into his view from a distance. You must not go directly in front so that he will have to walk to reach you.
14. Defeat him. Do NOT lose.
15. Start heading back towards Cerulean city. On your way there your start menu will open by itself. Be prepared. Once you close the menu a battle with Mew will start. He is at a very low level, but is none the less still difficult to catch. You should get him to a low amount of life before trying to catch him, as the balls will actually miss.
16. Catch Mew. Its first couple of moves are not very useful. (i.e. Transform, Pound, etc.)
Whether you believe this or not it's a real glitch in the game. I have proven it, and I'm surprised it's not a more common trick by now. Don't tell me I'm wrong just try it.
Edited: Mar 15 2011

Added by: JokeDeity
May 3rd 2006, ID#4161


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7 comments, latest first.
Jun 27th 2011 Guest
@Guest: I don't know, I guess you just gotta' follow my instructions more closely and time it right.

@Trainer 200: Yes, it will work.
ID #52729
Jun 27th 2011 trainer 200
i have pokemon red but i only have a gba sp will it still work
ID #52682
May 19th 2011 Guest
using red version on gameboy color wats an emulator lol
ID #43894
May 19th 2011 JokeDeity
You might just have to work on your timing. Are you using Blue or Red version on a Gameboy? This is the best way to get the trick to work, if you're using an emulator you might not be able to time it as easily due to frame skipping, and it doesn't work in any other versions (not even Yellow).
ID #43876
May 19th 2011 Guest
can't get step 9 to work he disappears when I walk away then appears and wants to battle b4 i can pause it
ID #43868
Mar 14th 2011 JokeDeity
You didn't make him walk to you then. You can't walk directly in front of him.
ID #32593
Mar 14th 2011 Guest
when i get to the part where you are supposed to fight the slowpoke kid it just stalls and nothing happens after he gits the '!'. it goes away and i can move.
ID #32589
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