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Pokémon Sword Shield, Let's Go save bonuses in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl explained

How to get Mew and Jirachi in the 2021 Gen 4 remakes.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl it's possible to receive a Mew and Jirachi from having a save file for previous games in the series.

These are Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee or Pokémon Sword and Shield, and by having played on them Nintendo Switch, the respective bonus Mythical will be yours.

Though the requirements are as simple as that, you need to reach a specific point in the game first - which this pages explains in more detail.

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How to get Mew from Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

First, make sure you have a save file from either Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee on your Nintendo Switch system.

You can then receive your bonus Mew in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl by reaching Floarama Town, which is about four hours into the game.

Once there, speak to the madame in the field of flowers - it's at the south end of the town - and she will give you Mew.

Note that no matter how many save files of Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee you have on your system, you will only receive a single Mew during Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl this way.


It’s time to revisit Sinnoh! Our now complete Diamond and Pearl walkthrough to the main story is where to start. Your journey begins with selecting your starter Pokémon near Twinleaf Town, before visiting Sandgem Town and Jubilife City. To become a Pokémon Master, you need to defeat the Gym Leaders in Oreburgh City, Eterna City, Veilstone City, Pastoria City and Hearthome City, along with three others.

Aside from badges, you’ll want to grab Mystery Gift codes, complete the Sinnoh Pokédex by using Honey Trees, visiting the Great Marsh and the Pokémon Hideaways in the Grand Underground. Take the time to catch Gible, Spiritomb andDrifloon! Finally, you can now catch Arceus.


How to get Jirachi from Pokémon Sword and Shield in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

First, make sure you have a save file from either Sword or Shield on your Nintendo Switch system.

You can then receive your bonus Jirachi in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl by reaching Floarama Town, which is about four hours into the game.

Once there, speak to the gentleman in the field of flowers - it's at the south end of the town - and he will give you Jirachi.

Note that no matter how many save files of Sword or Shield you have on your system, you will only receive a single Jirachi during Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl this way.

Enjoy using your new Mythicals!

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