Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were released yesterday, November 19, and so now select players have some Mystery Gifts to unlock. Players who pre-ordered the game, for example, will have some waiting for them. Mystery Gifts have been featured in Pokémon games since Generation II and allow players to receive exclusive items and best of all, Pokémon. Players only need to connect to wi-fi to claim their prizes. Pokémon Sword & Shield was an especially great game for Mystery Gifts, filled with giveaways. Mystery Gifts are also a great way for players to earn Battle Points.
How to Unlock Mystery Gifts Early in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In Nintendo’s newest iteration of the games, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have slightly tweaked the Mystery Gift system. Whereas in past games it was better for players to unlock their Mystery Gifts right away for the full benefit, the newest games have players wait. Progressing through the game has gamers eventually unlock the feature permanently. However, it is possible to unlock Mystery Gifts early if you seek out a specific NPC from a past game.
There are two ways in which to unlock Pokémon Mystery Gifts in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl:
- Through the games’ normal progression, defeating the Gym Leader at Veilstone City Gym will automatically unlock the feature. However, there is another way.
- A visit to Jubilife City where you can enter the TV Station Tower and wander up to 3F will take you to the right place. There, talking to a man at the bottom of the screen can give you hand. When speaking with him, press “Everyone’s Happy Wi-Fi Connection” and you will be granted access to Mystery Gifts far earlier.
Once that is done, you can unlock Mystery Gifts at your heart’s content. Simply connect to WiFi and claim event-specific rewards or use a special code. Sometimes the official Pokémon Twitter account releases codes to fans so they may be worth a follow.