How to receive Mystery Gifts in Pokémon Sword and Shield

It's time to grab some freebies.

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Mystery Gifts have been a staple of the Pokémon series for many years, and Sword and Shield are no exceptions.

By using the Mystery Gift feature, fans can receive Pokémon, items, and resources that can aid them on their journey. Here’s how you can access Mystery Gifts and collect them.

  • Step one: Make sure you’ve started the game already and received your starter Pokémon and progressed through the game a little.
  • Step two: After saving the game, press “X” to open the main menu. Select the “Mystery Gift” option in the main menu and choose the “Get via Internet” option.
  • Step three: Wait for the game to discover the Mystery Gifts that are available. The game will then automatically download them to your current save file.

If you have an item from the Mystery Gift feature, it’ll be added straight into your bag. Clothing items will be available at any Boutique, while BP will be added when you check your League Card.

Any Pokémon you get, like the special Eevee, Pikachu, or Meowth, will be put into your Box. You won’t need to visit a Pokémon Center.