Mystery Gift is a feature that has gradually become more and more frequently used. It is commonly used to allow for the distribution of events for both Pokémon and Items and will continue to be prominently used

How to Obtain

Unlike the previous games, Mystery Gift is not unlocked by any special password. Instead, the Mystery Gift feature is available on the menu immediately. This will allow you to easily be able to get Mystery Gift and be able to access the gifts when they come.

You will, however, need to have obtained the Pokédex in the game before you can use the Mystery Gift feature.

You will see three different options in the main Mystery Gift menu; Receive Gift, Card Album and "Hear Explanation", the latter will give you in-depth details on what to do in a variety of situations including if your card album gets full.


Now, on the main menu, Mystery Gift will appear and will sport just one option at first, two if you have received a wonder card. You will usually choose the only option which goes to another menu that has three options and an exit; Get From Wireless, Get from Wi-Fi Connection & Get from InfraRed. Here is a rundown of the functions;

Get From Wireless

The Get From Wireless is the most widely used Mystery Gift feature. Whenever you go to a Nintendo Event that is giving away Pokémon, Items or Musical Accessories, it will be done over this feature. The DS will pick up the wireless signal that is being sent by the event machine and the Wonder Card will be sent
Other Pokémon games that give items, such as Pokémon Battle Revolution's Shop & Pokémon Ranger, also send the items and Pokémon over this utilising the Wii & the the DS's Wireless abilities.

Get From Wi-Fi

Get from Wi-Fi is exactly what it says on the tin. Using the DS's Wi-Fi Internet abilities, the game connects to the Internet servers and looks for any Wonder Cards that Nintendo has put up.

Get From InfraRed

The next feature is a feature that will be used at some events, possibly replacing Slot2 distribution. Here, you can receive a Wonder Card through the InfraRed feature on the game card. This requires direct line of sight from the distribution machine.

Wonder Cards - Card Album

The Wonder Card option beneath the obtaining options in the Mystery Gift menu will allow you to check and manage the Wonder Cards that you have stored in the game. Unlike past games, you can now store up to 12 different Wonder Cards at any time and have the ability to sort through them quickly and easily, unlike in the past.

When you select any of the Wonder Cards on the top screen, you will view the card on the bottom screen. Like previous wonder cards, this will give you the title of the Wonder Card and whether or not it has been collected. If you press the A button on the card, you will get the option to move the card's order, as well as the option to delete the Wonder Card. Only do this if you are running out of space and have received the items.

On gifts which gave away Pokémon, a silhouette will appear on the Wonder Card. Click this silhouette on the Touch Screen and the Pokémon will appear and animate before disappearing again.

Unfortunately, you no longer have the ability of sharing any of the Wonder Cards with your friends over the DS's local wireless function.

After you have received the gifts, you need to pick it up from the man in the PokéMarts. This gives you the actual item in-game and the delivery man can be found in any of the stores within the game so you can get it anywhere.