After so damn long, I finally managed to finish A Mythical Discovery, the special research in Pokemon Go for Mew. I got stuck on this quest so many damn times. But it all finished very abruptly and probably in the best way possible.
So the Mew quest is a bit of a funny one, and is actually a requirement if you want to do the Celebi quest. The Celebi quest unlocks when you reach stage 4 of 8 of A Mythical Discovery. But both quests are pretty similar, with the same old series of steps. The Mew quest though doesn’t require me to evolve a bunch of Eevees. Instead, it asks for some much harder tasks.
For me though, A Mythical Discovery came to a grinding halt up until recently. I’d been stuck at part 5 for ages, needing to catch 10 Ghost type Pokemon and a Ditto. Both scenarios are pretty random, but the Ghost type part in particular irked me because they simply didn’t want to spawn. It took the Kanto event for me to be able to catch Gastlies, which suddenly made them way more common. The Ditto was also a pain in the ass, and if it hadn’t been for the Chikorita/Meltan event, I wouldn’t have completed that research until the same day I completed the Mew quest. Dittos are fucking annoying.
Step 5 might have been a load of random luck, but step 6 was a huge obstacle. As well as battling in 10 raids and reaching level 25, I needed to evolve a Magikarp. Which requires 400 candies. Thank heavens I started preparing for that one in advance!
But even with using Pinap berries on every Magikarp I saw, AND having a lucky Magikarp as my buddy and walking it over 130km (yes, really), it still took me ages. As I reached the big 300, I started to get desperate, making use of my normally super shitty GPS to earn me an extra candy during the night.
On the 15th of October, I got my last candy. I also got a shiny Meditite from the last raid I needed for stage 6. Level 25 I reached ages ago.
Stage 7 though, that was a breeze in comparison. I needed to make a curved excellent throw, earn a gold Kanto medal (catching 100 Kanto Pokemon) and feed 50 berries to Pokemon in order to catch them. The Kanto medal I already had, thanks to the Kanto event that had recently passed. That left me with a curved excellent throw and berries.
I managed to do both of those within an hour and a half. Kinda.
Actually, it only took about 20 minutes for the excellent throw. I got it by accident on a Mankey who I was only trying to catch because I’d fed it a berry. I’d attempted to get the excellent throw on some larger Pokemon but because of all the berries, they’d all catch quickly within the first throw or two. Curve balls, especially great ones, have stupid good catch rates on the things you normally see wandering around.
But I ran into a roadblock. I was out of normal candies. I used everything apart from golden razberries, and I sure as heck wasn’t going to use those on normal, common Pokemon. Didn’t matter. I’d finish the quest tomorrow or something.
As I was considering leaving, I bumped into a nice guy who I’ve seen wandering around a few times. A Mewtwo raid and another Meditite raid also popped up. I messaged my brother, who came to join us, he messaged the heavy hitters from the local raid group (which apparently there was drama in but eh I didn’t care).
With seven accounts and about half an hour later, we managed to beat down a Mewtwo.
I’ll be honest I suck at the long-ranged curve ball throws on legendary targets, so I let my brother help me. We did manage to catch it, with just a few balls to spare. Thankfully most of us had been team Instinct.
In the mean time, I’d forgotten about the berries needed for A Mythical Discovery. Turns out, all those candies I’d force-fed that poor Mewtwo had all counted towards the quest!
Immediately after catching Mewtwo, I found myself looking at this screen.
I did want to use AR mode for Mew. But yet again, the game wouldn’t let me. Mew was WAY easier to catch than Celebi. She just sort of moved around, almost like an Abra but in more directions.
After about 5 throws, I caught Mew!
AND SHE HAS FOCUS BLAST. LIKE 3/4 OF THE MEWTWOS I CAUGHT.
Seriously why do I keep on getting Focus Blast? Funnily enough, the one Mewtwo I caught beforehand is the first I’ve caught without Focus Blast, it instead has Thunderbolt (which I’ll probably change because I have Raikou and Zapdos) Still, Focus Blast is a good attack, and Mew also comes with Waterfall, which according to Calcy IV is a great attack. I’m very happy with my Mew!
I was also rewarded a ton of Mew candy, a ton of star dust and a super incubator, something I desperately needed because all I have are damn 7km eggs and they take forever to hatch with mediocre rewards. The multiple Incense I received from stage 7 will also come in handy.
This also leads to a weird scenario. Sorting my Pokemon by Most Recent gives me this wonderful gem.
So yeah! That’s it! I caught a Mewtwo then caught Mew, finally ending the special research quest. That means I’ve finished both A Mythical Discovery and a Ripple in Time.
Just in time for Generation 4 and a bunch of new stuff!