How to receive a Mystery Gift in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

Read on below to learn how to receive a Mystery Gift in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet on Nintendo Switch:

How to Receive a Mystery Gift (Pokémon Scarlet / Pokémon Violet)

Applies to:  Nintendo Switch Family, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model


In this article, you’ll learn how to use the Mystery Gift feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

Note
  • Mystery Gift is a feature in the game that allows players to redeem download codes or connect wirelessly to Nintendo-sponsored events to obtain special Pokémon or items.
  • The Mystery Gift feature becomes available after you reach the first Pokémon Center in Los Platos.
  • Once you have received a gift, it will appear in your bag or party.
  • 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 Scarlet or Pokémon Violet from the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu.
    2. Press the X Button during gameplay to access the in-game menu.
    3. Select Poké Portal.

Important: This option becomes available after you reach the first Pokémon Center in Los Platos.

  1. Select Mystery Gift.
  1. How do you want to receive the gift?Internet Code or Password
  1. Select Internet. 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 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.

Source: Nintendo Support

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