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.
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
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 of Sea Guardians.
There is also Grass-type Mythical Pokémon – Shaymin which has two different forms.
There are four Mythical Pokémon from Unova region which are Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect. Currently none of Mythical Pokémon is available in the gameplay nor have its sprites assets in the game data.
The first one – Victini is the Fire, Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon. Unlike the other Mythical Pokémon's placement in Pokédex – which is at the end of region section of Pokédex, Victini is the first Pokémon of Unova-region Pokédex, even before the Starter Pokémon of this region.
The second Mythical Pokémon of Unova region is Keldeo, which is fourth member of Legendary Pokémon group – Swords of Justice. It is currently unknown if Keldeo will have two different forms in Pokémon GO.
The other Unova-region Mythical Pokémon is Meloetta, also known for having two different forms.
The last Mythical Pokémon of Unova region is Genesect, the first and only Bug-type Mythical Pokémon who is also known for having 6 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. This is the first Mythical Pokémon in the entire franchise to be known for evolving into another Pokémon.
|Pokémon||Transferable?||Tradable?||Deployable to Gym?||Obtain method|
|No||No||No||Special Research - A Mythical Discovery|
|No||No||No||Special Research - GO Fest 2018/A Ripple in Time|
|No||No||No||Special Research - GO Fest 2019/A Thousand-Year Slumber|
|Yes||No||No||Raid Battle/EX Raid Battle|
|Yes||Yes||Yes|| Special Research - Let's Go, Meltan|
|Yes||Yes||Yes||Evolved from Meltan|