One of The Pokémon Company’s favorite ways to distribute various items and presents to Pokémon players as of late has been through Mystery Gift. This option is not immediately available to players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, meaning you’re unable to scan for any gifts available to you right as you start up the game. In fact, you’ll have to progress until just after obtaining your first badge in Oreburgh City.
Head to Floaroma Town after getting your first badge
Once you have your first badge, make the trek back to Jubilife City, and attempt to head north towards Floaroma Town. You’ll come across Professor Rowan and his assistant Dawn/Lucas, speaking to two Team Galactic Grunts. You and Dawn/Lucas will engage the two Grunts in a Double Battle, and once you defeat them, you can head towards Jubilife TV, the building just to the south of you that previously had one of the Pokétch contest clowns blocking the entrance. You’ll find that the clown is gone now that Team Galactic has been dealt with, and you can go inside.
Head inside the Jubilife TV building
Once inside, head to the third floor, where you’ll find a TV Producer who asks for your opinion on various topics, once of which is an option titled “EVERYONE HAPPY WIFI CONNECTION,” which is a nice callback to how Mystery Gift was unlocked in the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Once you select this response, Mystery Gift will be unlocked and added to the bottom right of your main menu.
At the time of writing, there are two Mystery Gift events going on, allowing players to get a Manaphy Egg and the Platinum Style outfit. Just make sure you’re connected to the internet, load up Mystery Gift and select “Get via Internet.” Once it searches for your gifts, you should have “Manaphy Egg Gift” and “Clothing Gift” options available to you. Selecting “Manaphy Egg Gift” will put a Manaphy Egg right in your PC Boxes, and selecting “Clothing Gift” will give you a Platinum Style outfit, which you can change in to a little later in the game at Metronome Style Shop in Veilstone City. Both of these gifts will be available to players until February 22nd, 2022, so make sure to grab them when you can!
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