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Mythical Pokémon are group of rare Pokémon which can only be encountered in special means, including Special Research and EX Raid Battle. The obtain method of Mythical Pokémon is more difficult than that of Legendary Pokémon.

In core-series games, Mythical Pokémon were a group of Pokémon seen so rarely in the Pokémon world that some question their very existence.

Characteristics

Mythical Pokémon share the following characteristics:

  • Buddy Pokémon 20 km for 1 candy
  • require 100,000 Stardusts 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, cannot be mass transferred as well
  • if tradable, require a Special Trade, cost a large amount of Stardust even if already registered by both trainers

Kanto

The Mythical Pokémon from Kanto region is Mew.

Mew
#151
Mew
Icon Psychic

Johto

The Mythical Pokémon from Johto region is Celebi.

Celebi
#251
Celebi
Icon Psychic
Icon Grass

Hoenn

The Mythical Pokémon from Hoenn region are Jirachi and Deoxys. The second one — Deoxys, is known for having four different forms.

Jirachi
#385
Jirachi
Icon Steel
Icon Psychic
Deoxys
#386
Deoxys
Icon Psychic
Deoxys attack
#386
Deoxys Attack
Icon Psychic
Deoxys defense
#386
Deoxys Defense
Icon Psychic
Deoxys speed
#386
Deoxys Speed
Icon Psychic

Sinnoh

There are five Mythical Pokémon from Sinnoh region which are Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin and Arceus. None of them is currently available.

First two of them – Phione and Manaphy are duo of Sea Guardians.

Phione
#489
Phione
Icon Water
Manaphy
#490
Manaphy
Icon Water

Following three Mythical Pokémon aren't related to each other. Shaymin has two forms.

Darkrai
#491
Darkrai
Icon Dark
Shaymin
#492
Land Shaymin
Icon Grass
Shaymin sky
#492
Sky Shaymin
Icon Grass
Icon Flying
Arceus
#493
Arceus
Icon Normal

Other

Meltan and Melmetal are Mythical Pokémon introduced with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Meltan
#808
Meltan
Icon Steel
Melmetal
#809
Melmetal
Icon Steel

Availability

Pokémon Transferable? Tradable? Deployable to Gym? Obtain method
Mew
Mew
No No No Special Research - A Mythical Discovery
Celebi
Celebi
No No No Special Research - GO Fest 2018/A Ripple in Time
Jirachi
Jirachi
No No No Special Research - GO Fest 2019
Deoxys
Deoxys
Yes No No EX Raid Battle
Meltan
Meltan
Yes Yes Yes Special Research - Let's Go, Meltan
Mystery Box
Melmetal
Melmetal
Yes Yes Yes Evolved from Meltan

See also

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