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How to Receive a Mystery Gift (Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield)

In this article, you'll learn how to use the Mystery Gift feature in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Addtional Information:

  • Mystery Gift is an in-game feature that allows players to redeem download codes, connect to a Poké Ball Plus accessory or connect wirelessly to Nintendo-sponsored events to obtain special Pokémon or items.
  • Once you have received a gift, it will appear in your game.
  • You can select Check Mystery Gifts from the Mystery Gift menu to view the Mystery Gifts you’ve previously received.
  • For information about current or upcoming Mystery Gift distributions, please visit pokemon.com.

Complete these steps

  1. Launch Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield from the HOME Menu of your Nintendo Switch console.
  2. Press the X Button during gameplay to access the in-game menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
    • Important: This option becomes available after battling the mysterious Pokémon in Slumbering Weald.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.

  1. Select Get via Local Communication. The game will search for any gifts that are currently available. (If none are available, it will continue to search until you press the B Button to cancel.)
    • Pokémon will be added to your party or your Pokémon Boxes.
    • Non-fashion items will appear in your Bag.
    • Fashion items can be accessed by visiting the fitting room of any in-game boutique.
  2. Be sure to save your game after receiving your gift.
  1. Select Get via internet, then select Yes to continue. The game will connect to the internet and search for any gifts that are currently available.
  2. Highlight the Mystery Gift and press the A Button to confirm.
    • Pokémon will be added to your party or your Pokémon Boxes.
    • Non-fashion items will appear in your Bag.
    • Fashion items can be accessed by visiting the fitting room of any in-game boutique.
  3. Be sure to save your game after receiving your gift.
  1. Select Get via Code/Password.
  2. Enter the code you received and select OK.
    • Pokémon will be added to your party or your Pokémon Boxes.
    • Non-fashion items will appear in your Bag.
    • Fashion items can be accessed by visiting the fitting room of any in-game boutique.
  3. Be sure to save your game after receiving your gift.