MewBot is a great Pokecord alternative, especially as Pokecord itself bit the dust in June. So, here’s how to play this great and decently feature-rich Discord pokemon bot including all commands, strategy information, spawning information and more!
Please do not join my Discord Server looking for MewBot! We totally removed the bot because hundreds of people joined only for the bot and never talked (and not talking means the bot won’t spawn stuff anyway btw).
Table of Contents
Added all the missing commands! The guide is complete for a 1.0 version.
Mewbot seems to be back to 95% operational after a week of extreme overload. It’s still pretty laggy though, expect commands to take up to a few seconds to register for the time being.
Adding MewBot to Discord
Top.gg has an invite link, just let the bot in and then you can use the ;start command to begin playing and ;help to see various help topics and commands.
If you just want to play MewBot you can play it in the official server. I welcome people joining my own server, but if all you want to do is spam and play MewBot and never talk, please join MewBot’s server instead, that’s what it’s for.
MewBot vs Pokecord Differences
Mewbot is a bit less reliable and (until it shut down) was less popular than Pokecord. Mewbot somewhat often goes down for up to a few hours, and at one point lost save data for players.
Mewbot spawns don’t work quite like Pokecord; you don’t need a command, just type the Pokemon’s name. New spawns do not override existing spawns (hallelujah!), but they do despawn after about 40 minutes. Mewbot edits the spawn post to show if a Pokemon is caught or despawned.
Mewbot has minigames like fishing, game corner, and even NPC battles. Fishing is a Hangman style guessing game and NPC battles are instant 1v1 fights with a random opponent (usually a Starter or Legendary Pokemon). These activities give items or money that can be used to buy items or pokemon in the market.
Pokemon level MUCH slower when just chatting in Mewbot. You could get a Pokemon from level 1 to 100 in Pokecord in about the time it takes a Pokemon to get from level 1 to 40 in Mewbot. NPC and regular duels between players give much better experience than chatting in Mewbot.
Mewbot’s battle system is much more in depth than Pokecord, but not quite on the par of say Smogon’s battle simulator. Status moves exist and work to some extent, but other features like critical hits don’t seem to work and I’ve seen a few status raising/lowering moves do the wrong effect.
How Pokemon Spawn In Mewbot
Pokemon spawn from mewbot, just like Pokecord, from normal, back and forth conversation between multiple people. Spamming random chat messages, chanting “spawn”, or just waiting with no one else chatting will not spawn Pokemon. If you join a discord with Mewbot planning to do one of the above, you are going to have a bad time and probably get kicked or get bored and leave as far too many people do.
People who actually chat normally and have conversations with real people—while keeping an eye on the spawn channel—are the people who catch the most Pokemon. Please don’t join our discord server, or any others except the official Mewbot server, if you’re just going to spam or not chat and hope you get Pokemon. Like Pokecord, Mewbot spawns are designed to encourage chatting. People who only check a server once a day will not catch any Pokemon.
MewBot has activities (minigames) that all drain 1 energy bar to limit spamming/progress. You can store 10 energy bars max and they automatically recover 1 every 20 minutes.
- Start the fishing minigame after buying a rod
- ;shop rods
- See the rods for sale, you need one to fish
To Fish you need a Rod, ;shop rods to check out the inventory. The cheapest rod is 5,000 credits, which seems like a lot but note 100% of Pokemon you catch fishing will have items like Mega Stones, Evolution items, etc. As far as I can tell, more expensive rods only matter for fishing experience, and as far as I can tell, fishing experience only matters for leaderboards.
Fishing is a basic Hangman style game where you get an incomplete Pokemon name with a random number of letters filled in and you must guess the correct name. There is a strange pool of what can spawn in fishing, and it’s unclear what “fishing level” does. Most non-legendary water type Pokemon seem to be able to spawn, including Pokemon that are never fished up in the official games. Certain Pokemon are far more common than others.
I highly recommend unlocking fishing as soon as you can, it is much cheaper to fish for evolution items and you get a lot of Pokemon in the process as well, and a fun minigame to boot. It’s like being able to force a spawn only you can catch. Please pay attention, people who try to spam.
- ;npc duel
- Starts a duel. The rest of the commands will be presented to you by the bot after starting a battle
- Note that your Mewbot pokemon start with Tackle in every slot. Learn some moves before trying a battle.
NPCs can be dueled with ;npc duel. NPCs seem to be scaled to your Pokemon’s level but won’t be below level 15 or so, so brand new low level Pokemon may need to be leveled up by chatting before they’re battle-ready. After that, NPC Duels are the fastest way to level up as you get a good amount of EXP and a small amount of credits for each win.
NPC duels like all Mewbot minigames use up Energy Bars. You can also Talk or Steal from NPCs though I do not fully understand these mechanics yet. Talking raises the friendship meter with a (fairly high) chance of lowering it instead. I am unsure what this does so far. Steal gives you a chance to steal money from them, and can only be used if you have 5000 credits to start with. Voting is the fastest way to earn credits to start.
- ;slots <amount>
- Play the minigame. Mewbot will manually prompt you for further input if you don’t put a number
- ;buy coins <amount>
- Buy X coins. A coin costs half a credit, so buy an even amount
- ;cash out <amount>
- Sell X coins, again for half a credit each
The Game Corner is a simple gambling minigame that requires “coins” separate from regular credits for no apparent reason other than “that’s how the games do it”. Coins have no value except to be cashed out back into Credits. You apparently gain Luck and get better outcomes the more you gamble, personally I have not bothered with it much.
MewBot Command List
Highly incomplete at the moment! Use ;help with mewbot in your server to see what I’m missing for now.
Just type a Pokemon’s name to catch them once spawned; no prefix is required.
Pokemon List Commands
- Displays a full list of your obtained Pokemon
- An alias of Pokemon. Use ;p f as a shortcut for ;pokemon filter
- ;info <number|latest>
- Detailed information about your current pokemon
- ;nickname <name>
- Nicknames the currently selected pokemon
- View a list of your favorite pokemon
- ;fav add <pokemon number>
- Adds the listed pokemon to the Favorites list
- ;fav remove <pokemon number>
- Removes the listed pokemon from the Favorites list
- ;pokedex national
- Displays all Pokemon you’ve caught and a counter showing how many you have out of how many availible
- ;pokedex unowned
- Displays all the pokemon you don’t have
This is complicated enough I’ve just copied the ingame help for now.
Breeding barely works at all. You can only breed 1 egg at a time without buying more slots, Pokemon may randomly (OFTEN!) fail to breed even if everything is right, Pokemon require the right Egg Groups to breed, 90% of MewBot Pokemon are Male to further complicate matters. So finding a breeding pair is an incredibly frustrating experience.
I have to this day never successfully bred anything in MewBot. You’d think a Ditto would work but even that failed 100% of the time for me. I’ve even had it refuse to attempt to breed compatible Pokemon.
- ;breed <male number> <female number>
- Attempts to breed the selected pokemon numbers together. Good luck finding a breeding pair, because the MewBot interface will not help you in any way shape or form.
- This command has a 30 second cooldown unlike most others, to make breeding harder I guess
- You may get the message “These Two Pokemon are not breedable!” in error. Just ignore it and try again
- ;duel @user
- Start 1 on 1 battle with the selected user, using only your selected pokemon. You’ll be prompted for further commands by the bot
- ;battle @user
- Start a full, 6 Pokemon battle with this user. Make sure your party is set up, see below
- ;learn <slot number> <move name>
- Learn the selected move in the selected slot number on your currently selected pokemon
- A list of learnable moves for your currently selected pokemon
Mewbot supports a full 6 party loadout unlike Pokecord. The Party is only used for Party duels, not one on one, and only your active pokemon gains XP from talking.
- Displays your current Party
- ;party add <slot number> <pokemon number>
- Adds the selected pokemon to the selected slot
- ;party remove<slot number>
- Removes this Pokemon from the party
- ;form <form>
- Transform to a different form for most basic form types. Cannot be used for Regional variants (Alola forms etc.)
- An unfortunately titled command to return to the default form. Presumably this returns your Fusion pokemon as well.
- ;solarize <Solgaleo number>
- Solarize your Necrozma (must be your active pokemon) with a Solgaleo (input the Pokemon number)
- ;lunarize <Lunala number>
- Lunarize your Necrozma (must be your active pokemon) with a Lunala (input the Pokemon number)
- ;fuse black <Zekrom number>
- Fuse your Kyurem (must be your active pokemon) with a Zekrom (input the Pokemon number)
- ;fuse white <Reshiram number>
- Fuse your Kyurem (must be your active pokemon) with a Reshiram (input the Pokemon number)
- ;mega evolve <x/y>
- Mega evolve your current Pokemon. Add X or Y if your Pokemon has X/Y forms to specify which
Admin & UI Commands
Administration, settings, and other miscellaneous features go here.
- View your items
- ;equip <item name>
- Equip 1 <item name> onto your current pokemon
- Remove the currently equipped item from your current pokemon
- Displays your trainer card, with some basic stats about you, credits, Pokemon count etc
- See the latest updates to MewBot
- ;silence or ;level up
- Turns level up messages for you (not the server) off or on respectively
- ;visible disable|enable
- Disable or enable the public viewing of your trainer card
- See player stats including Energy Bars, Fishing Level, and Game Corner luck/coins
- View uptime and other information for MewBot’s program
- ;leaderboard Fishing|Pokemon|Credits|Redeems|Servers
- View a leaderboard, input the type of leaderboard from the list after the ;leaderboard command.
These will help you set up MewBot in a non-annoying way for your server’s needs; I strongly recommend checking them out as a server admin.
- Change the bot’s command prefix, most useful if you have other discord bots that accept ; as a prefix. If you change this, remember all commands listed here assume ; as the prefix. Default is ;
- ;channel disable/enable
- Disables commands/level up messages in the current channel. Useful if you want to keep level up messages out of popular channels
- ;redirect spawns #channel
- Forces all spawns into the chosen channel name, where #channel is whatever existing channel you want Mewbot to post into. Note Mewbot still monitors all channels it has permission to view to post spawns, though in my experience chatting in the enabled channel appears much more effective at causing spawns.
- ;redirect disable
- Disable redirection of spawns
- ;auto pin spawns #channel
- Let the bot pin all spawns to a channel. Useful I guess if your channel is so fast spawns get lost. Not very useful otherwise, as spawns despawn in under an hour.
- ;auto delete spawns #channel
- Delete spawns that happen in a certain channel, if you want to ‘clean up’. Not very effective as the catch command and congratulations message persist.
Missions are a difficult daily task that grants 10,000 credits. You don’t know what your mission is until you check it for the day. Everyone gets the same mission on a given day, but the missions do change day to day. The reward is NOT automatically claimed.
- See your daily mission. Sometimes the requirements are extremely high, such as requiring Redeems
- Everyone gets the same mission the same day! You could pin the daily mission in your MewBot channel if you like
- ;missions claim
- Claim 10,000 credits if you completed your mission
MewBot Trading & Market
- View the different shops you can use Credits to buy from
- ;shop <shop name>
- Open the selected shop. Currently the shop names are:
- trade items
- battle items
- Open the selected shop. Currently the shop names are:
- View the list of premium packs, they will be sent in DMs. These packs have items like shiny buffs, daycare slots, nature capsules, etc.
- Redeem points are earned by getting 10 Upvote Points, or donations. Without donating most of these are well out of reach except the basic pack (5 redeems)
- redeem pack <number>
- Buy a pack with redeem points
- Pack effects stack, though there is a maximum of 50% on Shiny Chance and Honey buffs
- Get a link to vote for the bot, in order to claim the below reward. Ignore the “vote here and here”, only the first link even works, and it’s all you need to vote on
- Claim 1 upvote point and 1,500 credits for voting, once every 12 hours. Buggy, sometimes I have to wait a few minutes before it lets me claim the reward
- Turn 10 upvote points into 1 Redeem point for buying premium packages
- ;trade @user
- Starts the Trade UI with the selected user @ mentioned. The commands will be listed by MewBot when trading starts. Act fast as there’s a timeout
- Be careful to select the correct user EXACTLY in the case there’s more than one user with the same name in your discord channel
- ;gift @user <credit amount>
- Gives the listed amount of credits to a user directly
- ;give @user <pokemon number>
- Gives the listed Pokemon from your collection to a user directly
- ;giveredeem @user <redeems amount>
- Grant the listed number of Redeem points to the @ menitoned user directly
Mewbot has a Pokemon “trading” market like Pokecord and it functions basically the exact same. Bought pokemon do not count in the Pokedex (I think, I’ve never touched it).
Pokemon are bought with Credits; the main ways to get credits are Upvoting (1,500), daily missions (10,000), selling pokemon (varies), and NPC duels (~50).
- ;filter market <options>
- Searching the market works just like filtering your Pokemon list, just use “market” instead of “pokemon”
- ;market add <pokemon number> <price>
- List a Pokemon for the given price—search the market first to find the market price
- ;market remove <pokemon id>
- Removes lising <id> from the market. You need to enter the listing ID, not the number you initially listed
- ;market buy <pokemon id>
- Purchase this Pokemon, find a pokemon with the Market filters