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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Unlock & Receive Mystery Gifts

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This page explains how to unlock and receive Mystery Gifts.

First appearing in Pokémon Gold and Silver, although its function was slightly different to its modern day version. The Mystery Gift menu allows you to receive special Pokémon and items that are only distributed for a limited period.


To use the Mystery Gift function:

  • Your Nintendo Switch must be connected to the Internet.
  • Your Nintendo Switch should be running the latest system firmware.
  • You have a Nintendo Account (required to play the game).
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is updated to least Version 1.1.0 (please refer to official website).

A Nintendo Switch Online subscription is not required to receive gifts.

How to Unlock Mystery Gift

To make the Mystery Gift menu appear in-game, you must have obtained the 1st badge and defeated the Team Galactic Grunts near the north exit of Jubilife City, en route to Route 204. This is when Bebe shows up to give you the Pokémon Box Link and other functions.

Once you’ve been through that, head to the Jubilife TV Station building, which is a short distance to the west, and run up to the 3rd floor. Speak to the man down below, who happens to be a TV producer. When prompted, select the “EVERYONE HAPPY WI-FI CONNECTION” option.

Available Mystery Gifts

Additionally, there must be gifts available for you to receive in the first place.

Via Internet

These gifts can be claimed straight away by choosing the “Get Via Internet” option.

Gift Description Redemption Period
Manaphy Egg A Pokémon Egg that will hatch into the Mythical Pokémon, Manaphy By 21st February 2022
Platinum Style outfit An outfit based on the protagonist’s attire in Pokémon Platinum By 21st February 2022

Via Serial Code

These gifts require inputting a unique code, obtained through various means.

Gift How to Obtain Code Code Availability Redemption Period
12 Quick Balls Purchase the digital (eShop) version of Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl By 21st February 2022 By 28th February 2022


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    2 December 2021
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.
  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
  • Strategies for defeating the Gym Leaders and Elite Four.
  • Wild Pokémon and item locations for each route and dungeon.
  • A full breakdown of the Grand Underground.
    – All the Pokémon that inhabit the Hideways.
    – Information for all the treasure you can dig up.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    – How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • How to breed Pokémon.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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