A week ago, news broke of the first publicized player to have caught all the Pokémon in Pokémon Go, but the news was reported with a catch. They are only 142 Pokémon available in the US, nine short of the 151 featured in the original television series.
Three of the nine (Mr. Mime, Kangaskhan and Farfetch'd) are only available outside the US. The other six (Ditto, Moltres, Articuno, Zapdos, Mew and Mewtwo) have not been located at all, which begs two questions:
- Are they even available?
- If so, where are they?
The first question is the easiest to answer -- yes, the missing six are out there somewhere.
How do we know? Well, people have searched through the coding of the actual game and found the six Pokémon in question are embedded in the game's data.
Here's a video illustrating that point.
The second question is a bit trickier; where Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Ditto and Mewtwo are is anyone's guess. But there's very tangible evidence indicating the answer to where Mew may be, and all it requires is a Millennial trip down Memory Lane.
The first Pokémon games our generation truly fell in love with were the Red and Blue versions for the Game Boy. In those games, upon reaching Cinnabar Island, players have to navigate their ways through the Pokémon Mansion, a burned mansion where a Pokémon researcher used to live.
There's a specific journal in Pokémon Mansion that a player can read. In that journal lies the entry detailing the origins of a mysterious Pokémon.
The records clearly state the mysterious Pokémon was named Mew.
Pokémon Go is no stranger to placing Pokémon in specific habitats. You're much more likely to catch a Magikarp or a Goldeen near the Hudson River, for instance, than you are to catch them in your bedroom.
And the game has already shown it can go to great lengths to place a Pokémon exclusively where it "belongs." For example, there's no doubt Kangaskhan is available in Australia because of its Kangaroo-like features.
The idea that Mew is somewhere in a jungle in Guyana not only falls in line with its history but also current patterns in the game.
That being said, we have every reason to believe you can find Mew in Pokémon Go -- that is if you're in Guyana.