Pokémon Trainers traversing the Paldea region in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will have countless tools to help them on their journey. Of course, a little help here and there with gifts is always nice. Luckily, the Mystery Gift feature that has become the series’ primary wary for sending out items and Pokémon is still here in Generation 9. Once unlocked, Trainers can stockpile their bags with Poké Balls, Sandwich Ingredients, and more, along with special Pokémon to commemorate events.

Here with our Mystery Gift guide, you can look up what codes are active for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, as well as how to access this feature.

 

What is a Mystery Gift?

Introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver, the Mystery Gift feature has evolved over the years. Initially used to give players decorations and items between copies of Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Stadium 2, and Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS (a handheld virtual pet toy device, similar to a Tamagotchi), it is now an online gift distribution feature. The Pokémon Company will gift Trainers with free in-game items and Pokémon via early purchase bonuses, code promotions, and more. Some giveaways require codes, which are released by The Pokémon Company online via social media, free crossover promotions with retail stores (i.e.: GameStop in the United States), or pre-order incentives at specific retailers (i.e.: Pokémon Center’s online store for North America).

For Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Mystery Gift rewards tend to be Sandwich Ingredients, Tera Shards, Pokémon, or other in-game items (like Poké Balls, Berries, and more).

 

How do I unlock the Mystery Gift feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Mystery Gift is activated when Trainers reach the first Pokémon Center in Paladea (this will be the Los Platos Pokémon Center). Time estimates for this are about 90 minutes according to The Pokémon Company, yet can be done quicker if the player doesn’t explore “too much” during the game’s “tutorial.”

Once unlocked, you’ll find the feature in the game’s menu (press the X-button) under Poké Portal. Once selected, you’ll go to the Poké Portal’s menu list, including the Mystery Gift option at the bottom.

 

 

How do I redeem a Mystery Gift code/promotion?

There are two ways to redeem Mystery Gift promotions in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – via the Internet and with Code/Password. Both require an internet connection.

  • Get via Internet: A promotion distributed by The Pokémon Company where no code is required. Typically these include early purchase bonuses (i.e.: Flying Tera Type Pikachu).
  • Get with Code/Password: Where a code that is no longer than 16 characters can be entered and redeemed. These codes can vary from generic, free for all to use (before expiration date) to a one-time use, unique code.

 

 

Special, in-person Pokémon events may also distribute a special event Pokémon. In that case, the Local Communication function is used instead. That feature is not implemented in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, yet.

 

Can I check if I redeemed a code or promotion already?

Yes. Within the Poké Portal –> Mystery Gift menu, there will be an option titled “Check Mystery Gifts.” This will give you a redemption history for the current save file of Pokémon Scarlet OR Violet you’re playing.

 

 

Active Codes

The following Mystery Gift Codes are active and can be used in both versions of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (once per copy, per save):

RewardRegion (Availability)Distribution Method/CodeDistribution DateExpiration DateMisc.
Flying Tera Type PikachuWorldwideGet via Internet, "early purchase bonus" incentiveNovember 18th, 2022February 28th, 2023
Bag of Stardust, Star Piece, or Comet ShardWorldwideGet with Code/Password, MAKEWA2AMACH1NEJanuary 6th, 2023January 15th, 2023Part of a celebration campaign for the 2023 New Year via @poke_times
Bag of Stardust, Star Piece, or Comet ShardWorldwideGet with Code/Password, ENJ0YG0URUMETJanuary 7th, 2023January 15th, 2023Part of a celebration campaign for the 2023 New Year via @poke_times
Bag of Stardust, Star Piece, or Comet ShardWorldwideGet with Code/Password, BEFASH10NLEADERJanuary 8th, 2023January 15th, 2023Part of a celebration campaign for the 2023 New Year via @poke_times
Bag of Stardust, Star Piece, or Comet ShardWorldwideGet with Code/Password, G0FR1ENDLYSH0PJanuary 9th, 2023January 15th, 2023Part of a celebration campaign for the 2023 New Year via @poke_times
Bag of Stardust, Star Piece, or Comet ShardWorldwideGet with Code/Password, 1TSUPT0Y0UJanuary 10th, 2023January 15th, 2023Part of a celebration campaign for the 2023 New Year via @poke_times
20,000 League Points (LP)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, READY4RAIDDecember 15th, 2022January 31st, 2023Distributed to celebrate the 1st episode of the After School Pokémon Research Club series on YouTube.
Sandwich IngredientsWorldwideGet with Code/Password, HAJ1ME0R1G1NALDecember 1st, 2022January 31st, 2023Gives 10 Peanut Butter, 10 Prosciutto, 10 Hamburgers, 10 Cream Cheese, 10 Noodles, and 10 Rice.
FlabébéPokémon Center locations in Japan and SingaporeGo to a participating Pokémon Center during your birthday monthNovember 18th, 2022October 31st, 2023Will be given a unique code for Flabébé and the flower color of Flabébé is random (Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, or White).
100 Exp. Candy SJapan (purchase product)Get with Code/Password, issued unique codeFebruary 2nd, 2023???Must purchase Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Paldea Pokédex Strategy Guide in Japan.
100 PotionsJapan (purchase product)Get with Code/Password, issued unique codeDecember 18th, 2022???Must purchase Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Strategy Guide in Japan.

 

Expired Codes

The following Mystery Gift Codes have expired in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

RewardRegionDistribution Method/CodeDistribution DateExpiration DateMisc.
Adventure Set (Pre-order bonus)Worldwide (Nintendo eShop)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) sent to e-mailNovember 18th, 2022???10 Potions, 5 Full Heals, 3 Revives, 3 Ethers, 1 Rare Candy, and 1 Nugget.
Dual Pack (Pre-order bonus)Worldwide (Dual Pack only, paper insert)Get with Code/Password, unique codes inside game caseNovember 18th, 2022???2 codes fo 100 Poké Balls (meant for each copy in the double pack).
Sport Backpack (Floral Print C) (Pre-order bonus)Worldwide (specific retailer bonus)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) sent to e-mailNovember 18th, 2022March 3rd, 2023Available via Amazon.co.jp and Pokémon Center Online (US, Canada, and UK).
Berry Set (Pre-order bonus)Worldwide (specific retailer bonus)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) sent to e-mailNovember 18th, 2022???1 Cheri Berry, 1 Chesto Berry, 1 Aspear Berry, 1 Pecha Berry, 1 Persim Berry, and 1 Rawst Berry.
Healing Set (Pre-order bonus)Worldwide (specific retailer bonus)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) sent to e-mailNovember 18th, 2022???10 Potions, 10 Antidotes, and 3 Revives.
Luxury Set (Pre-order bonus)Worldwide (specific retailer bonus)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) sent to e-mailNovember 18th, 2022???10 Luxury Balls and 1 Soothe Bell.
Refreshment Set (Pre-order bonus)UK (via pre-order at Amazon)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) sent to e-mailNovember 18th, 2022???5 Fresh Water, 5 Soda Pops, and 5 Lemondes.
Ball Set (Pre-order bonus)Japan (via pre-order at Seven Net)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) sent to e-mailNovember 18th, 2022???1 Timer Ball, 1 Heal Ball, 1 Dive Ball, 1 Luxury Ball, 1 Timer Ball, 1 Net Ball, and 1 Dusk Ball.
Sandwich Ingredients (Random)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, T0MAT0SL1CEDecember 12th, 2022December 18th, 2022Given 1 of 10 possible Sandwich Ingredient bundles.
Sandwich Ingredients (Random)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, LETTUCEBAC0NDecember 13th, 2022December 18th, 2022Given 1 of 10 possible Sandwich Ingredient bundles.
Sandwich Ingredients (Random)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, PEANUTBUTTERDecember 14th, 2022December 18th, 2022Given 1 of 10 possible Sandwich Ingredient bundles.
Sandwich Ingredients (Random)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, SALTV1NEGARDecember 15th, 2022December 18th, 2022Given 1 of 10 possible Sandwich Ingredient bundles.
Sandwich Ingredients (Random)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, HAMCHEESEDecember 16th, 2022December 18th, 2022Given 1 of 10 possible Sandwich Ingredient bundles.
Sandwich Ingredients (Random)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, BANANACREAMDecember 17th, 2022December 18th, 2022Given 1 of 10 possible Sandwich Ingredient bundles.
Sandwich Ingredients (Random)WorldwideGet with Code/Password, SANDW1CHDecember 18th, 2022December 18th, 2022Given 1 of 10 possible Sandwich Ingredient bundles.
Ground Tera Type GyaradosJapan (Jump Festa event)Get with Code/Password, unique code(s) given at eventDecember 17th, 2022December 18th, 2022Distributed at the Pokémon booth at Jump Festa. Had to play a demo to get the code.
50 Ice Tera ShardsWorldwideGet with Code/Password, HAPPYH0L1DAYSDecember 23rd, 2022December 25th, 2022Coinicide with the Delibird Tera Raid Battle event.

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)