Pokemon GO is all about catching ’em all, and while you are able to find most Pokemon out in the wild, Mythical Pokemon are very difficult to catch.

Every Pokemon trainers want to add Mythical Pokemon to their Pokedex, however, many of them can only be caught after completing specific Special Research Stories.

Here’s a complete list of every Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon GO right now, as well as how you can get them!

This list is up to date following the addition of the Shaymin Special Research Story Grass and Gratitude on April 20, 2023.
Pokemon GO Celebi

Every Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon GO & How to Catch Them

This is every Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon GO, as well as what you need to do to catch them and whether you can get the shiny version:

PokemonHow to CatchShiny Available?
Mew
Mew Pokemon GO
A Mythical Discovery Special ResearchNo longer available:
Exclusive to All-in-One #151 Masterwork Research
Celebi
Celebi Pokemon GO
A Ripple in Time Special ResearchNo longer available:
Exclusive to Distracted by Something Shiny Special Research
Jirachi
Jirachi Pokemon GO
A Thousand-Year Slumber Special ResearchYes – From Masterwork Research: Wish Granted
Deoxys (Normal)
Pokemon GO Deoxys (Normal)
5-Star Deoxys Raid BattlesYes
Deoxys (Attack)
Deoxys (Attack Forme) Pokemon GO
5-Star Deoxys Raid BattlesYes
Deoxys (Defense)
Deoxys (Defense Forme)
5-Star Deoxys Raid BattlesYes
Deoxys (Speed)
Deoxys (Speed Forme)
5-Star Deoxys Raid BattlesYes
Darkrai
Darkrai Pokemon GO
5-Star Raid BattlesYes
Shaymin (Land Forme)
Shaymin Land Forme Pokemon GO

Grass and Gratitude Special Research Story
Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Special Research
No
Shaymin (Sky forme)
Shaymin Sky Forme Pokemon GO
Available during 2022 Pokemon GO Fest No
Victini
Victini Pokemon GO
Investigate a Mysterious Energy Special ResearchNo
Meloetta (Aria)
Meloetta (Aria) Pokemon GO
The Melody Pokemon Special ResearchNo
Genesect
Genesect Pokemon GO
5-Star Raid BattlesYes
Hoopa (Confined)
Hoopa Confined Pokemon GO
Misunderstood Mischief Special ResearchNo
Hoopa (Unbound)
Hoopa Pokemon GO (Unbound)
Mischief Unbound Special Research
Hoopa Unbound Elite Raids
No
Meltan
Meltan Pokemon GO
Let’s GO, Meltan Special Research
Using a Mystery Box During Events
Only during specific events
Melmetal
Melmetal Pokemon GO
Evolve Meltan using 400 CandyYes
Zarude
Zarude Pokemon GO
Search for Zarude! Special ResearchNo
Keldeo
Keldeo Pokemon GO
Something Extraordinary Special ResearchNo

Also, find out every Legendary Pokemon and Ultra Beast in Pokemon GO too!

Darkrai Pokemon GO

Good luck catching all of these Mythical Pokemon. It might take a while to complete all of the Special Research Stories, but it’ll be worth it to get these rare Pokemon!

Also, if you’re looking to fill up your Pokedex with even rare Pokemon, check out the list of every region-exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

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