All Mythicals in Pokemon Go & how to catch them

Niladri Sarkar
mythical deoxys in pokemon go

Mythicals are some of the most sought-after finds in Pokemon Go, with many being as strong as Legendaries.

But, getting these Pokemon is easier said than done, and several players have yet to add them to their Pokedex.

If you’re curious about all the available Mythicals and how to catch them, here’s what you need to know.

Every Mythical in Pokemon Go

MythicalSpriteHow to getDebutCan it be shiny?
Mew-A Mythical Discovery Special Research
-Go Tour Kanto Research
All-in-one 151 Masterwork Research
March 30, 2018Yes
Celebi-Go Fest 2018
-Distracted by Something Shiny Special Research
Whisper in the Woods Masterwork Research
July 14, 2018Yes
Jirachi-Go Fest 2019
-A Thousand-Year Slumber Special Research
Wish Granted Masterwork Research
June 13, 2019Yes
Deoxys (Normal)-Elite Raids
-5-Star Raids
October 1, 2018Yes
Deoxys (Attack)-Elite Raids
-5-Star Raids
October 1, 2018Yes
Deoxys (Defense)-Elite Raids
-5-Star Raids
October 1, 2018Yes
Deoxys (Speed)-Elite Raids
-5-Star Raids
October 1, 2018Yes
Darkrai-5-Star RaidsOctober 17, 2019Yes
Shaymin (Land)-Go Fest 2022 Grass and Gratitude Special Research
Glimmers of Gratitude Masterwork Research
June 4, 2022Yes
Shaymin (Sky)-A Radiant Reunion Special Research
-Change form of Shaymin (Land)
August 27, 2022Yes
Victini-Investigate a Mysterious Energy Special ResearchJuly 26, 2020No
Keldeo-Something Extraordinary Special ResearchDecember 6, 2022No
Meloetta-The Melody Pokemon Special ResearchJuly 7, 2021No
Genesect-5-Star RaidsMarch 20, 2020Yes
Hoopa (Confined) -Misunderstood Mischief Special ResearchSeptember 5, 2021No
Hoopa (Unbound)-Change form of Hoopa (Confined)
-Elite Raids
November 26, 2021No
Diancie-Go Fest 2023 Special Research
Glitz and Glam Special Research
August 26, 2023No
MeltanMystery Box
8th Anniversary Party Timed Research
September 25, 2018Yes
MelmetalEvolve MeltanSeptember 25, 2018Yes
Zarude-Search for Zarude! Special Research
Rogue of the Jungle Special Research
October 1, 2021No
Marshadow-Go Fest 2024 Special ResearchMay 30, 2024No

How to get

Special Research:

  • Mew
  • Celebi
  • Jirachi
  • Shaymin (Land)
  • Shaymin (Sky)
  • Victini
  • Keldeo
  • Meloetta
  • Hoopa (Confined)
  • Diancie
  • Zarude

These Mythicals were first made available through Special Research and there was a time limit to claim the quest. But, once trainers grabbed the Research, they were free to complete it whenever they wanted.

Masterwork Research

  • Mew
  • Celebi
  • Jirachi
  • Shaymin

Masterwork Research quests are more grueling versions of Special Research as they involve tasks that could take months to complete and reward a guaranteed shiny Mythical. Again, you need to start the quest within a certain time frame.

5-Star Raids

  • All Deoxys forms
  • Darkrai
  • Genesect

These Mythicals are featured in 5-Star Raids that change monthly. While none are available in the current rotation, we’ll be sure to update this article when any of them headline Raid battles.

Elite Raids

  • All Deoxys forms
  • Hoopa (Unbound)

Elite Raids are exclusive events that take place in selective Gyms. They are conducted in-person only so Remote Raid Passes won’t work.

Mystery Box

  • Meltan

The Mystery Box is an in-game item that can be activated by connecting Pokemon Go with Home. This will unlock Meltan spawns around your location for 60 minutes and has a cooldown of 48 hours, which is often reduced during special events.


  • Melmetal

Evolve Meltan to Melmetal by feeding it 400 Candy. Make sure you use a Pinap Berry each time you catch Meltan to earn double Candy and evolve it quickly.

Also, you should know that Meltan and Melmetal are the only Mythicals that can be traded and kept in Gyms.

Form Change

  • Hoopa (Unbound)
  • Shaymin (Sky)

Click on ‘Change form’ in the Pokedex profile of Hoopa (Confined) along with 50 Candy and 10,000 Stardust to turn it into Hoopa (Unbound). Note that you can reverse the change with 10 Candy and 2000 Stardust.

On the other hand, you will need 25 Candy and 10,000 Stardust to change Shaymin (Land) to Shaymin (Sky) and vice versa.

pokemon go mythical meltan
Meltan appeared in Pokemon Go even before the mainline games or anime.

Available Mythicals (July 2024)

Marshadow will be up for grabs for Go Fest 2024 ticket holders from July 14, 2024, until July 15, 2024. Don’t miss the chance to grab this powerful new Mythical.

Missing Mythicals

  • Phione (Gen 4)
  • Manaphy (Gen 4)
  • Arceus (Gen 4)
  • Volcanion (Gen 6)
  • Magearna (Gen 7)
  • Zeraora (Gen 7)
  • Pecharunt (Gen 9)

There is no official news on when any of these missing Mythicals will debut in Pokemon Go, but rest assured we will let you know if their debuts are announced.

If you’re looking for more unique catches in the game, check out how to get Ultra Beasts and everything you should know about the mysterious Ultra Wormholes.

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