18 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day ago today on the 8th of December 1999 the Pokemon YOSHIRA Mew distribution took place at Toys R Us stores in the United States. This was one of the first chances Pokemon collectors in the USA had to obtain their very own Mew, a Pokemon that otherwise was not obtainable though normal game play.
This distribution was a direct trade, meaning the Mews were loaded on to a normal Pokemon Red and Blue cartridge and traded to people who attended the event.
Fast forward from 1999 to 2018 we're pleased to announce we have been able to obtain the save game from a Pokemon Red cartridge used for this distribution. Needless to say to do this all these years later is quite an achievement, given that batteries in GameBoy cartridges don't last forever, erasing the savegame forever when they fail.
You can read more about this very rare distribution save game over in the thread dedicated to it: Pokemon Gen 1 YOSHIRA Mew Red Distribution Cart Save Download
We would like to thank Jenn from Reddit for allowing the save to be backed up from her distribution cartridge and Digiex member @Deoxyz for assisting with this and making the save game available to all. Quite the treat given this comes lass then a month after the Pokemon Aura Mew GBA Distribution Cartridge was finally able to be released.