The only way to catch the shiny version of Mew in Pokemon GO is through the All-in-One #151 Masterwork Research Story.
After completing step 3 of All-in-One #151, players will get an encounter with shiny Mew as a reward.
This Masterwork Research was only available to players who bought the ticket for this Research back in 2021 during Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto. However, it is returning to the store during the Pokemon GO 7th Anniversary Party event.
The ticket for the All-in-One #151 Masterwork Research will be on sale once again from 10 AM local time on July 6 to 8 PM local time on July 12, 2023.
Can You Get Shiny Mew For Free?
Unfortunately, free-to-play trainers cannot get the shiny version of Mew in Pokemon GO.
Shiny Mew is exclusively for players who purchase the ticket for the All-in-One #151 Research.
Like most other shiny Mythical Pokemon, shiny Mew will never be available for free. Therefore, if you are desperate to catch one, you may have to fork up the $5 while you still can!
Can You Get More Than One Shiny Mew?
No, every Pokemon GO player can only get one shiny Mew. This is because as the only way of getting one is through the All-in-One #151 Masterwork Research.
This Research can only be completed once per player, limiting everyone to one shiny Mew each.
What Color is Shiny Mew?
The shiny version of Mew is a light blue color, making it appear very different to the standard version of this iconic Mythical Pokemon.