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Guide: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts and distribution events

Updated: April 1, 2022. Guide to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts and distribution events.

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Here’s the complete guide to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts and distribution events.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl might be remakes of old games – and good remakes at that – but fans can still look forward to brand new bonuses distributed via codes and limited-time events.

These days it’s pretty much impossible to catch ’em all. However, distribution events and downloadable Mystery Gifts give players the chance to obtain rare Pokémon and useful in-game bonus items.

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Nintendo has already gifted players with a Manaphy egg and a code for three Secret Base statues, and there’s more to come. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with the latest Mystery Gifts and distribution events.

Use the “Get Via Internet” option from the Mystery Gift menu to keep your game up to date with the latest content.

Last updated on April 1, 2022.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts and Distributions

Arceus Distribution

  • To obtain Arceus you need a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on your Nintendo Switch, with all the main missions completed. Enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex, then return to your room and obtain the Azure Flute item. Proceed to the Spear Pillar at the top of Mount Coronet, and Arceus will reveal itself. Prepare for battle.

Darkrai Distribution

  • To get Darkrai, you must obtain the Member Card item via the Mystery Gift menu. Enter the Sinnoh region’s Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex. Then travel to Newmoon Island, where Darkrai can be found.
  • Dates: Member Card item is available April 1-30, 2022.

Shaymin Distribution

  • Code: Obtain by speaking to Professor Oak on Route 224.
  • Dates: Available until March 27, 2022

Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup Statues

  • Code: BDSPUNDERGR0UND
  • Dates: Available until May 31, 2022

Piplup Distribution

  • Code: Japan only. Pocha Marche collaboration at Pokémon Centers in Osaka, Mega Tokyo and Kanazawa.
  • Dates: Available February 5-24, 2022

Manaphy Egg Distribution

  • Code: None required – Select ‘Get via Internet’
  • Dates: Available until February 21, 2022

Platinum-Style Clothing

  • Code: None required – Select ‘Get via Internet’
  • Dates: Available until February 21, 2022

Pachirisu, Lucario, Rhyperior, Electivire, and Glaceon Statues

  • Code: MERRYCHR1STMAS
  • Dates: Available until December 25, 2022

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Bonus Items

Nintendo eShop Digital Pre-Order Bonuses

  • If you pre-ordered either game via the Nintendo eShop, you’ll receive a code for two bonuses: 12 Quick Balls and one Manaphy Egg.
  • Double Pack pre-orders come with three bonuses: 200 Poké Balls, 12 Quick Balls, and a Manaphy Egg.

Nintendo eShop Digital Purchase Bonuses

  • If you purchase a digital copy of either game, you’ll get a code to redeem for 12 Quick Balls.

In-game Pokémon Bonuses

  • Mew is available from an NPC in Floaroma Town if you have Nintendo Switch save data for Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee!.
  • Jirachi is available from an NPC in Floaroma Town if you have Nintendo Switch save data for Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.

How to redeem Mystery Gifts in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Redeeming gifts in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl is easy. The Mystery Gift option will appear in the main menu around two hours into the game. Once it’s available, just follow these steps:

  • Open the Main Menu
  • Select ‘Mystery Gift’
  • Select ‘Get Via Internet’ or ‘Get with Code/Password’
  • If necessary, input the code to claim your free gift
  • Make sure you save the game once your gift has been downloaded

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