It has just been announced that Mew will be distributed to HeartGold and SoulSilver players via Mystery Gift starting this Friday and through October 30th! The distribution is in commemoration of Gold and Silver‘s 10th anniversary. You can read the press release below.
BELLEVUE, Wash.- October 12, 2010 – It has been 10 years since Pokemon fans first visited the Johto region in the Pokemon Gold Version and Pokemon Silver Version video games. To commemorate this historic occasion, Pokemon Trainers can get the Rare Psychic-type Pokémon Mew for the original titles’ remakes, Pokémon HeartGold Version or Pokémon SoulSilver Version, for the Nintendo DS family of systems via a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection distribution event October 15 through October 30, 2010.
At first, it was believed that there were only 150 Pokemon. As #151 in the National Pokedex, Mew was the original secret Pokémon, revealed for the Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Blue Version video games. Over the past 12 years, Mew has very rarely been attainable, making this an extraordinary opportunity for Trainers across the nation.
The Mew character you will receive is a Level 5 and comes with one basic Normal-type attack, Pound, giving Pokemon Trainers the ability to raise and train Mew as they see fit. Making this distribution especially exclusive, Mew comes inside a Cherish Ball and has a Premier Ribbon, both indicating that you got it via a special event.
During the limited distribution period, players will need to receive Mew using the Mystery Gift option via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service and their existing wireless broadband Internet access, and will need to acquire the Pokédex in the game. Players must also have fewer than three Wonder Cards in their game.