Mythical Pokémon are group of rare Pokémon which are encountered by special means, including Special Research and EX Raid Battle. The method to obtain Mythical Pokémon is more challenging than that of Legendary Pokémon.
In core-series games, Mythical Pokémon are a group of Pokémon seen so rarely in the Pokémon world that some question their very existence.
Mythical Pokémon share the following characteristics:
- Buddy Pokémon 20 km for 1 candy
- Require 100,000 Stardust and 100 candies to unlock the second Charged Attack
- Can be filtered in Pokémon search by typing mythical
- If transferable, an extra warning appears when trainers try to transfer them. They also cannot be mass transferred
- A Special Trade is required to trade them. Trading costs a large amount of Stardust even if already registered by both trainers
- Cannot participate Premier Cup in GO Battle League
The Mythical Pokémon from Kanto region is Mew.
The Mythical Pokémon from Johto region is Celebi.
First two of them, Phione and Manaphy, are duo called the Sea Guardians.
There is also Grass-type Mythical Pokémon, Shaymin, which has two different forms.
Victini is a Psychic, Fire-type Mythical Pokémon. Unlike the other Mythical Pokémon's placement in Pokédex, the end of each region of Pokédex, Victini is the first Pokémon in the Unova region Pokédex, even before the Starter Pokémon.
Another Unova region Mythical Pokémon is Meloetta, which also has two different forms.
The last Mythical Pokémon of Unova region is Genesect, the first and only Bug-type Mythical Pokémon, it has 5 different forms.
Another Kalos region Mythical Pokémon is Hoopa, known for having two different forms.
Meltan and Melmetal are Mythical Pokémon introduced with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. It is currently unknown what region they belong to in Pokémon GO. These are the first Mythical Pokémon in the entire franchise to have an evolution line.
|Pokémon||Can be transferred?||Can be traded ?||Can be deployed to Gym?||Obtain method|
|No||No||No||Special Research - A Mythical Discovery, All-in-One #151|
|No||No||No||Special Research - GO Fest 2018, A Ripple in Time, Distracted by Something Shiny|
|No||No||No||Special Research - GO Fest 2019, A Thousand-Year Slumber|
|Yes||No||No||Raid Battle/EX Raid Battle|
|No||No||No||Special Research - GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory, Investigate a Mysterious Energy|
|No||No||No||Special Research - The Melody Pokémon|
Special Research - A Drive to Investigate, Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
|No||No||No||Special Research - Hoopa's Arrival|
|Yes||Yes||Yes||Special Research - Let's GO, Meltan|
|Yes||Yes||Yes||Evolved from Meltan|