Mystery Gift, Pokemon BDSP

Mystery Gift distributions in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are a way to unlock some very special early-purchase gifts, in addition to items distributed by The Pokémon Company periodically via Mystery Gift code. To get your hands on them, you'll need to have unlocked the Mystery Gift functionality in-game – if you're hoping to learn how to do exactly that, you've certainly come to the right place.

There are actually two ways you can unlock the Mystery Gift function in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, with one being slightly quicker than the other.

The Can't-Be-Missed Method

The first of these is a route that cannot be missed – once you've beaten Maylene, the Veilstone City Gym Leader, you should see the option appear in your game's menu. If you can wait until then (she's the third Gym Leader), there's nothing else you have to do. Simple.

The Quicker Method

You can, however, unlock the Mystery Gift function a little earlier.

Once you've beaten Roark, the first Gym Leader found in Oreburgh City, head back to Jubilife City (located just to the west of Roark's mining-focused hometown. Now, instead of heading north towards Floaroma City, go to the Jubilife TV Station on the west side of the town.

Head up to floor 3F and you should find someone asking you about your favourite TV shows. Choose the 'EVERYONE HAPPY WI-FI CONNECTION' option – a nice little nod to Diamond and Pearl on Nintendo DS – and the Mystery Gift feature will be unlocked.

How to redeem Mystery Gift codes in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Once you've unlocked Mystery Gifts, you'll want to start inputting any active codes. To do that, just follow these steps:

  1. Open the main menu in your copy of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl
  2. Select 'Mystery Gift', then 'Get with Code/Password'
  3. Input your chosen code to claim your free gift

What Mystery Gift codes are available?

We'll be keeping a full list of all active and expired codes for the game right here, so make sure to bookmark that page and keep checking back.

Codes can offer all sorts of different things from special Pokémon to Statues for your Secret Base and more.

This article is part of our Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough and guide series, which includes every version-exclusive Pokémon in each version of the game, advice on the best Sinnoh starter Pokémon to choose, and all the old and new Pokétch Apps, plus how to get specific Pokémon such as Mew and Jirachi, Rilou and Lucario, Manaphy and Phione, Arceus, Eevee, Leafeon And Glaceon, Cresselia, Rotom, Ditto, Spiritomb, Heatran, Regigigas, and — of course — the mighty Feebas.

We also cover how to catch 17 Legendaries in Ramanas Park, where to find the Defog HM and chain catching (or how to increase your chances of catching Shiny Pokémon), plus how to earn money fast, how to beat the Elite Four, how the Trophy Garden works, and how to get the DS sounds and Catching Charm. We also have a full and updated list of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gift codes, plus we tell you how to unlock the Mystery Gift function, too.

And finally, Where to Buy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game!