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
Like in the past few Generations, Mystery Gift is not unlocked by any special password. Instead, the Mystery Gift feature is available on the menu as soon as you get Connectivity Features in the early game. 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.
|Mystery Gift - Receive Gift|
When you enter Mystery Gift and go to Receive the Gift, you will be presented with four different options on how to proceed. These are all used in order to retrieve various events and the methods used depends on the location and type of the event. Unlike the DS and 3DS games, there are no Wireless or InfaRed options to receive gifts.
Get via Internet
Get from Internet is one of the more commonly used features. From time to time, various events will be held online to celebrate various things such as anniversaries or product releases. This feature allows for you to get the event distribution from home.
Get via Code/Password
This way is another which requires the Internet. Various distributions will be given where you will get a Serial Code. This Serial Code can only be used once and needs to be entered into the form to be received. There are also special Codes which are shared by all players so they can use the same code to receive the Pokémon being distributed.
Get with a Poké Ball Plus
This feature only appears when you have connected a Poké Ball Plus. If your Poké Ball Plus still has the special gift inside it, the game will connect to the Internet to download the Wonder Card and then remove the gift from the Poké Ball Plus
|Mystery Gift - Wonder Card Album|
When you download an event, you will be given a special Wonder Card. This card holds the details of the distribution. The cards are stored in the Card Album and you can hold many different Wonder Cards at any one time. Pokémon distributions have a Purple card while item distributions have a turquoise card.
When you select the ard, you get to view it, see any details given about the card and if it has been received or still requires being picked up. When it has been received, the card image in the Card Album will get stamped
A new feature is also that a Pokémon distribution may also come with a special item that gets picked up at the same time. This item is not held by the Pokémon but rather comes separately.
|Mystery Gift - Picking Up The Event|
Unlike Mystery Gift in previous Pokémon games, you no longer have to go to find a person to receive the gift. Instead, the gift is directly put into your Box