Mystery Gifts and Codes are not completely new to Pokémon games, but they’re certainly one of the newer in-game concepts, seeing how the games have been around since the late 1990s. This mechanism has allowed players to gain certain additions, new Pokémon, and Items, thus making the overall gaming experience better.
The most recent Pokémon game, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is no exception to this, and that is why we have decided to compose this guide for you. In it, we are going to tell you how to unlock Mystery Gifts and find codes in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Mystery Gift is an option in the Communications menu, which becomes accessible once the player achieves their First Star in the Galaxy Team. Mystery Gifts can be obtained by password or by internet. As of February 1, 2022, there are only two Mystery Gifts available in the game, but the number is sure to increase with time, like in other games.
This article is going to function more as an in-game guide to the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, or one of its concepts, to be precise. You’re going to find out how many Mystery Gifts there are, how to unlock them, how to find the codes, and – ultimately – a full list of Mystery Gifts and codes in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game.
How many Mystery Gifts are there in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
As of February 1, 2022, the number of Mystery Gifts you can redeem in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is – two. Now, this may seem like a small number, and it is, but you have to consider that the game came out on January 28, 2022, which is not a very long time.
This is why the number of Mystery Gifts is so small at the moment, but we’re certain that this number is going to increase and that it will be increasing in the following years. Keep following this article for more information as new Mystery Gifts come out.
How to unlock Mystery Gifts?
Mystery Gift is a system available in the core series games since Generation II that allows players to receive exclusive items and Pokémon. The concept has, so far, appeared in the following games:
- Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal
- Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
- Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
- Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
- Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
- Pokémon Black and White
- Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
- Pokémon X and Y
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
- Pokémon Sun and Moon
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee
- Pokémon Sword and Shield
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Originally intended to unlock more or less rare decorations and objects in the second generation, the Mystery Gift was later used for events distributed by Nintendo. Since the fourth generation, it uses Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection from the DS. A feature similar to the Mystery Gift appears in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Card Pop!.
The Mystery Gift was introduced in Generation II to be unlocked there via the infrared interface of the Game Boy Color Item. However, at that time, the Mystery Gift was still called secret disclosure. This is why a lot of players had no clue that Mystery Gifts were available at the time (yours truly has played all the core games since Generation I, and I have only found out much later that Generation II games actually had Mystery Gifts). Now, the mechanics of unlocking them has changed over the generations and we are now going to see how:
|Generation II||The Mystery Gift was first introduced in the Generation II to be unlocked there via the infrared interface of the Game Boy Color unit. However, at that time the Mystery Gift was still called differently and wasn’t known to a lot of people. Unlike later generations, the player could only perform a Mystery Gift transaction once per day with the same game. The Mystery Gift worked with the Game Boy Color, Pikachu Pedometer II, or Pokémon Stadium 2 (with the Transfer Pak). The gift could be picked up on the second floor of the Pokémon Center.|
|Generation III||In this generation, the Mystery Gift is used to distribute special items and Pokémon. It was used by Nintendo to distribute the Aeon Ticket. American and Japanese fans could also load new trainers and new berries into the game using Nintendo e-Readers and e-Cards. The Mystery Gift feature in Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald was designed to use the Wireless Adapter. It was used by Nintendo for awarding the Secret Ticket, Aurora Ticket, and Old Map. The gift could’ve been be picked up on the second floor of the Pokémon Center.|
|Generation IV||In the Nintendo DS editions, the Mystery Gift system has been further expanded compared to the older games. This makes it possible to wirelessly receive gifts at official events, from friends or via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Among other things, you can get Pokémon, items and Pokétch programs. A selection of gifts that have already been distributed via Mystery Gifts can be found in the Miracle Cards article. The most important items distributed in this way are the membership card, Oak’s letter and the ?-opener. Unlike the previous games, there is no need to unlock Mystery Gifts using secret words. If a signal is detected nearby, a Mystery Gift will activate automatically in the main menu of the respective game. I|
|Generation V||Here, too, the Mystery Gift is automatically unlocked and works just like in Generation IV. In Pokémon Black and White, however, special codes had to be used to unlock the Transfer Facility. The gift could have been be picked up at the Pokémon Center.|
|Generations VI and VII||In the games of Generation VI, the Mystery Gift can be accessed directly from the start menu. The option can be selected under the entry for the score. As in previous generations, gifts can be obtained that must then be picked up at a Pokémon Center. The Mystery Gift menu offers the option to receive a gift or view the card album, which stores up to 24 completed transactions. The gift can be picked up at the Pokémon Center. The same applies to Generation VII.|
So, what about Pokémon Legends: Arceus? In the game, the Mystery Gift is an option in the Communications menu, which becomes accessible once the player achieves their First Star in the Galaxy Team. Mystery Gifts can be obtained by password or by internet.
Oh, we also have an interesting piece of trivia for you: Usually Pokémon obtained via Mystery Gift are either always Shiny or never Shiny. If the Shiny lock is enabled, Eggs cannot hatch into Shiny Pokémon on the game they are received in, but if they are hatched in another game they can be. This is because the Shiny check uses the ID of the player who obtained the Egg, not the player who hatches it.
How to find Mystery Gift codes?
From now until May 9, 2022, you can purchase the following Mystery Gift items by using the “Get via the Internet” option in the Mystery Gift menu in Pokémon Legends: Arceus:
- Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set
- Baneful Fox Mask
There are also some additional Mystery Gift items available for those players who have pre-ordered Pokémon Legends: Arceus through certain retailers and methods. For example, those who pre-ordered the game on Amazon will have access to a Garchomp Kimono Set from launch until May 16, 2022. Those who purchase the game on the Nintendo eShop will receive a mystery gift code good for 30 Heavy Pokéballs.
You can also unlock special Lets GO Eevee and Pikachu masks by playing Arceus on a Switch that contains save data for those games. Likewise, those who have Pokémon Sword and Shield save data on their Switch can access a sweet Shaymin Kimono set as well as a Shaymin landform research request that becomes available at the end of the game. However, none of these unlocks currently appear to be available through the Mystery Gift option.
All Mystery Gift codes in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
As we have explained, the list of Mystery Gifts in the game is certainly going to expand, as it was the case with other games. In this section, we are going to bring you all the currently available codes, and we are going to update our list as new codes come out. Let’s see what we have:
- 30 Heavy Balls, Growlithe Kimono Set, and Baneful Fox Mask
- eShop pre-order bonus only
- Ends May 9, 2022
- Obtained via the internet
- Garchomp Kimono Set, Growlithe Kimono Set, and Baneful Fox Mask
- Amazon pre-order bonus (United States only)
- Ends May 9, 2022
- Obtained via the internet