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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Mystery Gift Codes and Free Items

Get your Mystery Gift codes here.

The release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus has been a smashing success, and players all around the world are indulging in the Hisuian traditions and way of life. An easy way to do this is to grab the free items on offer from Game Freak via the Mystery Gift codes.

As is tradition for Pokémon games, there are some free items you can get your hands on, which are said to include items, cosmetics and even Pokémon themselves. These codes will no doubt come out across the year, so keep checking back to get all the goodies!


How to unlock the Mystery Gifts function in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Mai of the Diamond Clan in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

To get access to the Mystery Gifts function you need to complete Mission 5, A request from Mai. Luckily, this is a main mission and you'll complete it within just a couple of hours of starting the game. During the mission you'll meet Mai of the Diamond Clan, learn a bunch about how the combat system works, and once completed, unlock the Mystery Gifts function.


How to redeem Mystery Gift codes in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Mystery Gifts menu

Once you have completed A Request from Mai, open the Satchel, scroll to the Communications Tab, and hit the Mystery Gifts option. This menu will give you two options for getting free items:

  • Get via Internet
  • Get with Code/Password

Any gifts from the 'Get via Internet' option need no further input aside from selecting the gifts you want. To get password or code protected gifts, select 'Get with Code/Password' and pop in the code. Then, the items will be yours!

The Mystery Gift feature also requires an internet connection - but luckily not a Nintendo Switch Online membership!


Mystery Gifts codes in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus characters, one wearing the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set and one wearing the Baneful Mask
Mystery Gift How to get the Mystery Gift Expires
Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set Select 'get via Internet' 9 May 2022
Baneful Mask Select 'get via Internet' 9 May 2022
Heavy Ball Set Nintendo eShop purchases will get emailed a code 9 May 2022
Garchomp Kimono Set Amazon US/JP pre-orders will get emailed a code 16 May 2022*

*Players who didn't pre-order the game through Amazon US/JP will not be emailed this code

Expired Mystery Gifts codes

Mystery Gift How to get the Mystery Gift Expired
Hisuian Growlithe, 20 Feather Balls GAME (UK/Spain)
GameMania (Belgium/The Netherlands)
GameStop (Germany/Italy)
MicroMania (France)
4 April 2022
5 Star Pieces, 5 Rare Candies, 5 Grit Pebbles. Use code THX4Y0URHELP 31 March 2022
30 Ultra Balls, 30 Gigaton Balls and 30 Jet Balls Use code ARCEUSADVENTURE 31 March 2022
Hisuian Growlithe, 20 Feather Balls GameStop (US) 13 March 2022

Other free items and Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Bonus items from save data

Pokemon Legends: Arceus character wearing the Shaymin Kimono Set

Players of previous Pokemon games can get free rewards depending on the games they already have save data for on their Switch. You'll be able to claim these items once you have joined the Galaxy Expedition Team at about an hour into the game. From there you just need to speak to the Clothier in Jubilife City and the items will be yours.

  • Shaymin Kimono Set: Players must have save data on their Switch for either Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.
  • Modern Team Galactic Set: Players must have save data on their Switch for either Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Pokemon Shining Pearl.
  • Pikachu and Eevee Masks: Players must have save data on the Switch for either Let's Go Pikachu or Let's Go Eevee.

Darkrai and Shaymin

Darkrai on top a mountain in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Players of previous Pokemon games on the Switch can grab themselves a couple of Mytical Pokemon: Darkrai and Shaymin. These come from secret Requests that are added to the end of the game if a player has certain save files from earlier games on their Switch. To access these Requests, players will need to have the right save file, complete the main storyline, and then head to Laventon's blackboard within the Galaxy Team HQ.

  • Shaymin (Land Forme): Players must have save data on their Switch for either Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield and complete the secret Request, A Token of Gratitude.
  • Darkrai: Players must have save data on their Switch for either Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Pokemon Shining Pearl and complete the secret Request, The Darksome Night.

Happy birthday Happiny

Another Pokemon giveaway is happening in Japan until October 31st, 2022. If you're lucky enough to have your birthday fall between now and then, you can visit the Pokemon Center and receive a code for a Happiny (complete with Hardy nature).

Note that this code can be used in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokemon Sword and Shield, or Legends: Arceus - but can only be used once.


Looking for more Arceus tips and tricks? Check out our Pokemon Legends: Arceus weakness chart, our guide for choosing the best starter Pokemon, or our guide for where to find Hisuian Growlithe.

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