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Catch Mew in R/B/Y

Mew is a special Pokèmon that cannot be found in Red/Blue/Yellow normally. You must download it from Nintendo, use a Gameshark or other cheating device, or you can use this handy little glitch!

First of all you…
- MUST NOT have beaten the youngster with the Slowpoke (on Level 17) that is on the way to Bill’s house
- MUST NOT have beaten the gambler with two Poliwag’s and a Poliwhirl in route 8 (near the entrance to the underground path.)
- If you have beaten one/both of the mentioned trainers you will have to restart your game and play up to where you get Fly, making sure you do not beat them.

Follow the steps below.

Make sure you have a Pokèmon that knows fly with you.
Go to Celadon City and enter the Underground Path to the East.
Exit the path and stand just outside the door, but do not take another step.
Save your game here, because if you stuff up the next part the whole glitch is ruined, and you can’t save after this point without wrecking your game and the glitch.
Walk down one step and immediately press Start. If you do it right the menu will pop up before the gambler notices you. If not, turn off your game and try again.
Once it works, and the start menu pops up go to Pokèmon, and then choose your flying Pokèmon and fly to Cerulean City.

The gambler will notice you just as you fly away.
The start button won’t work anymore because the game thinks you are in a battle with the gambler, but don’t worry about that.
Go north and then across Nugget bridge and then go east until you see the Youngster with a Slowpoke (the one described above, and pictured to the left.)
If you walk right up to Youngster the game will lock up, so you have to walk across and let him notice you and walk towards you.
Defeat his Slowpoke, (your start button will work again) and then fly to Lavender Town.
Head west into Route 8.
As soon as you enter the Route the Start menu will pop up by itself. Do not do anything. Just press B to exit it.
As soon as you’ve pressed B a wild Pokèmon will attack you…
It’s Mew on Level 7 with only Pound attack. Once you have caught Mew you can save your game without wrecking it.
There are two different ways to enter Route 8 and catch Mew after beating the Youngster.
If you have access to Saffron City, you can fly there and go through the eastern city gate.
Also, you can fly to Celadon City, head east to Route 7, enter the Underground Path, and come out in front of the Gambler.

The Route 8 Gambler isn't the only trainer that can start the glitch.
The Super Nerd just west of him can also do it, and so can the second Fisherman you meet when heading south from Lavender on Route 12.
There are lots of others. You can basically use any trainer that is scrolled onto the screen by the same step that puts you in their sight.
But remember, the final battle with Mew will only be triggered by returining to the Route that the trainer was in, which is not always Route 8.

This glitch was found at the GameFAQs message board. The pictures are credited to p-files I did not find this glitch; I am only letting you know about it, so if you have any questions or problems please contact the p-files or GameFAQ message boards for more information. I assure you that this glitch does work! I’ve used it on my own Blue Version game and I have successfully caught the Level 7 Mew. However, like with all glitches, you must use it at your own risk.
~ Sarah