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Pokemon Mystery Gift Codes: How to get Mystery Gift Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Here's how to claim your Mystery Gifts!

So you’ve bought your brand-new copy of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and want to redeem your Pokemon Mystery Gift codes? Here's a full list of everything you can get!

Pokemon Mystery Gift Codes for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Mystery Gift Code Pokemon Reward Where to find your code
BDSPUNDERGR0UND Pokemon Statue Gift - Shiny Turtwig, Priplup, and Chimchar Statues Given out by Nintendo - it's spelled with a zero, not an O
Mystery Gift via Internet Manaphy Egg Available to all players
Mystery Gift via Internet Pokemon Platinum version-style Trainer Outfit Available to all players
Unique (Sent to your account email) 12 Quick Balls Buy the single game from the Nintendo eShop
Unique (Sent to your account email or inside the box) 200 Poke Balls Buy the BDSP double pack from the Nintendo eShop or physical edition
Unique (Sent to your account email) 2 Fast Balls, 2 Level Balls, 2 Moon Balls, 2 Heavy Balls, 2 Love Balls, 2 Friend Balls, 2 Lure Balls Buy the single game from a participating retailer. (Still available at ShopTo in the UK)
Speak to the Old Lady to the left of the Pokemon Center in Floaroma Town Lv 1. Mew Have Pokemon Let's Go! save data on your console
Speak to the Old Man to the left of the Pokemon Center in Floaroma Town Lv. 5 Jirachi Have Pokemon Sword or Shield save data on your console

How to get Mystery Gift Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

There are a lot of simple and exciting rewards on offer. However, right at the start of your journey through Sinnoh, you might not be able to find where to key in your Pokemon Mystery Gift codes.

In older games, the Mystery Gift function used to appear on the start menu when you booted up Pokemon right from the start of your adventure.

However, in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Mystery Gift is now located in the “X Menu” - literally the menu that opens when you press the “X” button. But there’s also a catch.

You’ll have to start your journey and explore Sinnoh for “approximately two hours of play time” before you gain access to Mystery Gift once you reach the Jubilife TV building in Jubilife City.

If that’s enough for you, enjoy your new Pokemon game! Or if you want a bit more information on the hoops you need to jump through to unlock Mystery Gift, read on below.

How do you unlock the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gift function?

Mystery Gift is the official function Nintendo uses to deliver pre-order items, special item gifts and event Pokemon to players, and can be unlocked when you reach Jubilife City and the Clown blocking the front door of the Jubilife TV building leaves.

Beat the first Gym Leader, Roark, then return to Jubilife City and the clown will be gone.

On the third floor of the Jubilife TV building, next to the southern wall, speak to the TV producer and choose the option about a WiFi connection.

How do you use the Mystery Gift function in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

Once you’ve reached that point in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s story and had the conversation with the TV producer, you can access Mystery Gift from the “X menu” by pressing the “X” button on your Switch.

From there, you can either choose "Get via Internet" or "Get with Code".

If you choose the internet, you can select from the currently active Nintendo events. While if you choose a code, you can enter any you've been given with your purchase of the game.

At launch, players can grab an egg for the legenday water Pokemon, Manaphy.

You can also get a new outfit for your trainer based on the expanded version of the original Diamond and Pearl, Pokemon Platinum.

Either don your new outfit when you compete in a Pokemon Contest, or head to the Metronome Style Store in front of the Pokemon Center in Veilstone City to change.

There are tons of awesome new additions and expansions in these Generation 4 remakes, like the Grand Underground accessible from when you first reach Eterna City.

Or if you want to add some of the region’s coolest Pokemon to your team, here’s where to find Dusk Stones, Dawn Stones, and Shiny Stones.

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