Mystery Gifts return Pokémon Sword and Shield, which is sure to go out of its way to make people happy. Who doesn't like gifts? Using the Mystery Gift feature will allow you to obtain essential Pokémon, items, and resources that will help you become the best Trainer you can be.
How to get mysterious gifts in Pokemon Sword and Shield
To get mystery gifts, follow these steps:
- Start the game, choose your starter Pokémon and progress a little bit in the game.
- Press X to open the main menu. Then select the Mystery Gift option.
- Wait for the game to discover all the mysterious gifts available. They will then be downloaded automatically.
We noticed that the Mystery Gift option became available in the main menu after a first section of the game involving a Wooloo we were trying to help. It hasn't been there since the beginning of the game, so don't worry if you still can't see the Mystery Gift option in the menu.
Mystery gift items will end up in your purse, clothing items will be available at the Boutique, and BP will be added when you check your league card. Pokémon will be added to your box, so you won't need to visit a Pokémon Center.
As a side note, if you have a card in your boxed game that gives you a special Meowth that can Gigantamax, follow the instructions on the card carefully to get it.