How does Mystery Gifting work in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

You'll need to know if you want some of the rarest items in the game.

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Mystery Gifting is a feature in Pokémon that has been around for many generations now. Using this allows players to get items and other goodies that wouldn’t typically be around in their current region.

For Sword and Shield veterans, who have had plenty of distributions through the method over the past years, Mystery Gifting should be familiar. If you’ve been away from the games for a while, you might not remember how it works.

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With the release of the gen-four remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Mystery Gifts are back, and here is everything you need to know about how you can claim rewards on your journey through the Sinnoh region.

How does Mystery Gifting work?

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Mystery Gifting allows players to receive presents either wirelessly at official Nintendo events or through the internet.

There are a variety of different Mystery Gift items, from Pokémon themselves to quest items that will unlock new areas where rare Pokémon can be found, or even just helpful items for players to use on their adventures.

How to unlock Mystery Gifts

If you’re looking to claim a Mystery Gift, this can be done from the Mystery Gift option within the menu.

You’ll need to venture through the game for a while before this option becomes available, though. First, you must visit the TV station in Jublife City after earning the first Gym Badge from Oreburgh City.

Head to the third floor of the facility and when talking to the NPC, select the Wi-Fi option and you’ll be granted the ability to use Mystery Gift.

Once you’ve got access to the Mystery Gift feature, you’ll want to make sure you have an adequate internet connection before searching for any online gifts, or a strong enough local connection if you’re receiving a reward at an event.