Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gift brings the feature back, and it works much the same as ever. Once you unlock one, you can use it to get special items and even Pokémon normally unobtainable in the main game.
So far Pokemon BDSP Mystery Gifts are a bit rare, although you can get a Mythical Pokemon. Sinnoh's full Legendary and Mythic roster also has a few holes, holes that we hope future giveaways will likely fix as well. Here's what you need to know about the functionality of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to Unlock Mystery Gift in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
You'll unlock the Mystery Gift as you progress through the game, but there's a way to get it earlier than usual. Return to Jubilife City after defeating Roark in Oreburgh and enter the TV station. It's the big building with a clown outside. Go up to the third floor, then talk to the man in the lounge area. It will ask a question and you have to answer with "Everyone is happy with the Wi-Fi connection option".
You can now use the system at any time.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond et Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts
Connect to the internet, then open the Mystery Gift option from the main menu and choose how you would like to receive your gift. Some freebies are available automatically when you check which freebie is available, but others require you to enter a code.
Here are all the Pokemon BDSP Mystery Gifts currently available:
- Manaphy Egg: Automatically available until February 21, 2022
- Pokemon Platinum outfits: Automatically available until February 21, 2022
- Sinnoh Starter Statues: enter code BDSPUNDERGR0UND
That's it for all Mystery Gifts in Pokemon BDSP at the moment. Shaymin and Darkrai are not currently available in-game, and it is possible they will be distributed through Mystery Gift at some point in the future. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl guides for more tips and tricks.