Mystery Gift

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

Mystery Gift

Mystery Gift makes a return in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and this time it is unlocked automatically after you have reached the first Pokémon Center

Get A Mystery Gift

When you enter Mystery Gift you will be presented with three different options on how to proceed. These are all in order to retrieve various events and the methods used depends on the location and type of the event. Like with recent games, rather than having to get the gift from a person in the Pokémon Center, they'll just be put automatically into your Pokémon Box or inventory. Unlike Pokémon Sword & Shield, the Local Wireless option has been removed, leaving just Internet and code for the distributions

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

The next 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 A Mystery Gift - Check Mystery Gift

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 keep track of every single event you have ever received in the game save. There's no need to remove them from your album anymore. However, they don't provide many details beyond what the event was and when you received it

Connect to Pokémon GO

The fourth option allows for you to sync your game with Pokémon GO. This will allow for you to receive post cards from Pokémon GO which will temporarily change the Vivillon form that will appear in your game, as well as receive some items

Check Poké Portal News

The final option being provided is the Poké Portal News. This will update the game to any special Tera Raid Battle Events that are currently running. In the Poké Portal section, you can also check the news to see any distributions