Just like with previous Pokémon games, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl include the Mystery Gift feature, allowing you to receive Pokémon or items as part of promotional events. At launch, two major events are available for redemption in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which include an Egg for the mythical Pokemon Manaphy and two trainer costumes based on 2009’s Pokémon Platinum. However, if you purchased the game from specific retailers or went for the dual pack, you will be able to redeem some codes for some Poké Balls. Normally, Mystery Gift is available early on, but it’s a little more complicated here. This guide will show you how to unlock Mystery Gift early in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to unlock Mystery Gift in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl early
If you decide to play the game normally, Mystery Gift will naturally become available after defeating the third gym leader. However, if you’re eager to claim your prizes, head over to Jubilife City and enter the Jubilife TV Station. If you make your way up to the third floor and speak to the TV Producer at the bottom of the screen, he will ask you what sorts of TV shows you are into. Reply with “Everyone Happy Wi-Fi Connection,” which will then encourage the TV Producer to “pull some strings” and unlock the Mystery Gift function. After this conversation, open up the menu to discover that Mystery Gift is now available. Before you do this, you will need to defeat the first gym leader, as well as stop the two Team Galactic members at the north gate of Jubilife City. And that is how you unlock Mystery Gift early in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! But we’re not done yet.
How to get Manaphy in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Now that you have Mystery Gift available, open up your menu and select it. To get Manaphy, simply click “via the internet,” which will start the search for any available events at the current time. “Manaphy Egg Gift” should appear as an option, allowing you to receive the mythical Pokémon in your game. If you have any space in your party, the Egg will automatically be added to your team, allowing you to start walking around to hatch it. Manaphy will be available until February 19, 2022, so make sure you grab it while you can. Additionally, if you breed Manaphy in the Day Care, you will be able to obtain Phione.
Like I mentioned earlier, costumes based on Pokémon Platinum are also available to receive in your game. Repeat the steps for Manaphy, but select Clothing Gift instead. This will then allow you to wear these winter-themed costumes during your adventure. However, you won’t be able to change costumes until you reach Veilstone City, as you need to enter the Metronome Style Shop.
That’s everything you need to know about how to get Mystery Gift in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl early, which will allow you to receive Manaphy and more in your game. For more tips, check out our other Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl guides:
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