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I saw many videos on YT showing how to get shiny mew. I followed them correctly but... nope. Just want to complete the pokedex.

Why did you go on YouTube instead of look up the location on a fansite?

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No, there is no way to catch Mew in generation 6 outside of an official Nintendo event.

Source: Experince (over 500 hours on my copy of X)

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The database is also wrong. There is a Mew glitch all the way back in 1998, where you need an Abra. So :P
What do you mean "Mew would have not existed"? Have you heard of event Pokemon?
Well it needs to obtainable somehow...
Have you heard of event Pokemon? You still haven't answered that question.
The database is not incorrect for excluding encounters that only occur through glitches.
Worth mentioning here: Mew was completely inaccessible in the original Ruby and Sapphire until it was distributed in a event, almost three years after the games originally released. So in a way, yes you're right, Mew didn't exist. It's not a prerequisite that you can encounter Mew in every game. That rings true for X as well.
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Hello CharivoirAndCamertwo,

The 1998 Mew glitch is not legit on the Pokemon Yellow version in 3DS since it will flag that Mew a problematic Pokemon and it will not transfer using the PokeTransporter.....unless you utilize the very tedious way of getting it by manipulating Pokemon Red/Blue and making that Mew look legit and transferable to the PokeBank.

This doesn't answer the question though. Draw a link between the glitch in Gen 1 and getting Mew in Pokemon X.
Since no one can take a hint to do more research on their own, here it is:
I am commenting because the asker evidently does not know as much as you do, and so might struggle to make the connection I described. By expecting them to 'do more research', you are simply being unhelpful.