The Pokémon Company International has provided the latest information on the newest update to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. The update includes information on how to encounter and obtain the Mythical Pokémon Arceus and the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai via Mystery Gift.
To obtain both the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai and Arceus, players will need a set of items that will be provided via the Mystery Gift function starting on March 16. The Mystery Gift feature becomes available after obtaining the first Gym Badge in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, after which players can travel to Jubilife City to unlock the function.
Take on Arceus and Darkrai in your Sinnoh region adventure!
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) March 15, 2022
Obtaining Arceus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
In order to obtain Arceus in your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl game, players will need to have entered the Hall of Fame – which requires defeating the Elite Four and becoming the Champion – as well as completed the National Pokédex in their current save file. They will also need to save data in their Pokémon Legends: Arceus game that marks that they have completed all missions in the game, including the main mission to “seek out all Pokémon.”
Once players have met all of these conditions, they can return to their room to obtain the Azure Flute and subsequently return to Spear Pillar at the top of Mount Coronet, where Arceus will be waiting for them. This is the first time Arceus has ever been officially available in the main series, as the Azure Flute was never actually distributed by The Pokémon Company or Nintendo in the original Generation 4 games. It could only be obtained in the past via hacking.
Obtaining Darkrai in Pokémon BSDP
To obtain Darkrai in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, players must obtain the Member Card item via Mystery Gift, which will be available between the upcoming new moons (April 1 to May 1). Players will still need to have entered the Hall of Fame and the National Pokédex before obtaining the Member Card in their current Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl save file.