Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mystery Gift Codes & How to Redeem
Now that Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are out, players are slowly getting themselves accustomed to the new user interface, and where key options that have been with the series for decades might be found. One such returning Mechanic is the Mystery Gift, which lets you receive lovely freebies to help you in your Pokemon adventure.
In the case of Mystery Gift, it might be especially tricky to discover where it is if you're not engaging with the game's local or online multiplayer outside of the dedicated Union Circle connected to the Pokemon Centers on the field.
Here's the currently active mystery gifts, either via code or via internet redemption. As it stands right now, there's only one mystery gift - and it's obtained via the internet rather than by inputting a code:
- Flying Tera-type Pikachu: Get via Internet until 28th February, 2023
We'll try to keep this page updated with other Mystery Gifts as they're added.
Thankfully, the answer for where to access Mystery Gift is relatively simple. If you've already been making use of the game's Poke Portal feature, chances are you might have skipped right past it - simply access it from the main X button menu, and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the option to connect to Mystery Gift.
Much like in previous games, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's Mystery Gift allows players to wirelessly connect to download Mystery Gifts as well as to redeem codes to accomplish a similar task. Kicking off the games' release, players can even already download a special Flying Tera-Type Pikachu for use in their games.
In the future Mystery Gift will likely be used to distribute Event Pokemon and Legendary Pokemon that aren't natively found in the Paldea Region, so it's important to know how to access and use the feature for when the time comes to grab any particular Pokemon you're a fan of. While there are no Mystery Gift codes active at the current time of this writing, here are the specific steps you'd need to take to redeem one once active:
- Open up the Main Menu using the X button, then select Poke Portal from the options
- Scroll down to the bottom of the Poke Portal menu to find and select Mystery Gift
- Select "Get with Code/Password" in order to access the code input screen; input your code in question to access your Mystery Gift
With that, you'll be good to go to redeem any Mystery Gift codes that are released in the future. Good luck, and have fun with your new friends!