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

Like in the past threee Generations, 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; Get a Mystery Gift, Get the Wild Area News and Take a Stroll with the Poké Ball Plus

Get A Mystery Gift

When you enter Mystery Gift and go to Get A Mystery 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. This time, 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.

Get via Local Communication

The Get From Local Communication is the feature that is predominently used when events are being physically held such as at Pokémon Centers in Japan or at National Championships. When you go to these events, simply go to this feature and wait for the game to connect. This will allow for the Wonder Card to be downloaded.

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 Battle Stadium Reward

In previous games, when you participate in Online Competitions you would have to log into the Global Link to get a Serial Code to then redeem. This time, however, once there's a reward for Ranked Battles or Online Competitions, you can obtain it directly from the Internet

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 anymore beyond what the event was and when yo received it

Get the Wild Area News

The new feature within Mystery Gift is Wild Area News. When you click this option, you will connect online and download specific Wild Area news. Periodically, there will be special Wild Area Events which provide new encounters in Max Raid Battles for a period of time.

Take a Stroll with the Poké Ball Plus

A returning feature from Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! is being able to put a Pokémon into your Poké Ball Plus. This allows for you to walk and play with the Pokémon using the peripheral and even use it to interact with Pokémon GO. When you return with the Pokémon, it will return with a lot of items depending on the amount you've done

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