Mew and Mewtwo are set to star in the most creative Tera Raid event in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet to date, with a free Mew available via Mystery Gift code now.
The August 8 Pokemon Presents revealed details on a new Tera Raid event that will keep players busy as they await the release of the Teal Mask DLC. While previous seven-star raids have centered around beating a super-powered starter from previous generations, the next event challenges players to take down a Terastalized Mewtwo.
Players will have some help though, as Mew is set to join the fight alongside the players. This is an event unlike anything seen in previous Pokemon games, and it’s one that will challenge players in a brand new way.
Previous special Tera Raids such as the recent Mightiest Mark Rillaboom event have seen players meticulously create the perfect counters to the raid boss, in some cases with the boss being beatable in one turn. That almost certainly won’t be the case here.
Mew Mystery Gift code in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Players can get a free Mew via Mystery Gift in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet using the code “GETY0URMEW.”
Players need to unlock the ability to receive Mystery Gifts by playing to a certain point in the game in order to receive their Mew. Unlike previous Mystery Gift giveaways such as the Pokemon TCG: Obsidian Flames-themed Charizard, this Mew will have a random Tera Type, nature, and moveset.
Data mines suggest that Mew will effectively have power-ups during this Tera Raid event when used against Mewtwo. Players will still likely have to take extra care when preparing for this powerful raid boss.
When is the Mewtwo Tera Raid event in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
The Mewtwo Tera Raid event runs from September 1 to September 17, 2023. From a scheduling perspective, it’s radically different from previous seven-star raid events.
Previous seven-star Tera Raid events have run across two weekends. This has made these events an appointment for many, but Mewtwo will make things a bit easier. Instead of running for just two weekends, players will have 17 days to defeat and then catch Mewtwo.
Can you catch Mewtwo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Mewtwo will be available to catch as part of the Get Mew and Mewtwo event in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
While Mewtwo has starred in previous events in Pokemon games, it hasn’t always been catchable. Players could fight a powerful Mewtwo in a Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid event, but weren’t able to catch it even after defeating it. Thankfully, that’s not the case here.
Players can get a Mew using the Mystery Gift code, and then catch a Mewtwo after defeating it in the Tera Raid den. Odds are that only one Mewtwo can be caught per save file, similar to previous seven-star Tera Raid events.
Will you be able to get shiny Mewtwo or Mew in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Players will not be able to get a shiny Mewtwo or Mew from their Pokemon Scarlet and Violet event.
To this point, no seven-star Tera Raid event has given players the opportunity to catch shiny Pokemon. While Pokemon in regular Tera Raid battles typically have a chance of being shiny, special events have been an exception to that.
Players can use the best shiny hunting sandwiches for most of the Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, but starters and other special Pokemon have required players to have picnics and hope for the best. The best way to catch a shiny Mewtwo is in Ramanas Park in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, or in Dynamax Adventures in Sword and Shield. That’s still a tall task for players, as it will undoubtedly require a huge number of resets.