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Mystery Gift

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Mystery Gift (Japanese: ふしぎなおくりもの Mystery Gift) is a feature found in the Generation II, III, and IV Pokémon video games.

Generation II

In Generation II, Mystery Gift is used in conjunction with the infrared port on top of the Game Boy Color to communicate with other Mystery Gift-enabled games to give other players room decorations or items. It can also be used with Pokémon Pikachu 2 and Pokémon Stadium 2. Mystery Gift can be used a maximum of five times a day, with no more than one gift per user.

To activate the Mystery Gift feature in the Generation II games, players must talk to the girl in green on the fifth floor of the Goldenrod Department Store. After this has been done, it can be accessed from the start-up menu.

Items Accessible by Mystery Gift in Generation II

Common Items Uncommon Items Rare Items Very Rare Items
Berry Great Ball Leaf Stone HP Up
Bitter Berry Gold Berry Thunderstone PP Up
Burnt Berry Miracle Berry Fire Stone Big Lapras
Ice Berry Revive Water Stone Surfing Pikachu Doll
Mint Berry Super Repel Scope Lens
PRZCureBerry Max Repel Max Revive
PSNCureBerry Ether Max Ether
X-Attack Elixer Max Elixer
X-Defend Squirtle Doll Big Onix
X-Special Bulbasaur Doll Big Plant
Dire Hit Pikachu Bed Red Carpet
Guard Spec Pink Bed Yellow Carpet
Pikachu Poster Polkadot Bed Green Carpet
Clefairy Poster Tropical Plant Blue Carpet
Jigglypuff Poster Magna Plant Virtual Boy
Weedle Doll NES
Jigglypuff Doll N64
Diglett Doll
Oddish Doll
Geodude Doll
Machop Doll
Poliwag Doll
Shellder Doll
Grimer Doll
Gengar Doll
Voltorb Doll
Staryu Doll
Magikarp Doll
Bluesky Mail
Eon Mail
Morph Mail
SNES

Generation III

In Generation III, Mystery Gift's primary use is to receive special items at Nintendo events. It is language dependent, so players will not be able to receive items with a foreign copy of the game.

To activate the Mystery Gift feature in the Generation III games, players need only to walk up to the clipboard found at any Poké Mart and enter the phrase below, based on the language of the game. The clerk behind the counter will then inform them that the Mystery Gift feature has been activated, and it will be available on the main menu from that point on. However, there is no such feature in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions.

Language Top Left Top Right Lower Left Lower Right
Japanese ともだち いっぱい ふしぎ つうしん
English LINK TOGETHER WITH ALL
French CONNEXION AVEC LES DRESSEUR
German LINK MIT ALLE ZUSAMMEN
Spanish CONEXIÓN CON TODOS (Blank)
Italian INSIEME IN LINK !

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and the Japanese version of Emerald, there is an similar option called Mystery Event. To access this feature, players should talk to the NPC near the PC in the Pokémon Center in Petalburg City, and enter the phrase below while being interviewed (also based on the language of the game). The NPC will then inform the player that the Mystery Event has been activated. It will then be on the main menu after saving the game from that point on.

Language Top Left Top Right Lower Left Lower Right
Japanese ふしぎ できごと わくわく ドキドキ
English MYSTERY EVENT IS EXCITING
French EVENEMENT MYSTERE EST PASSIONNANT
German GEHEIM GESCHEHEN IST JIPP!JIPP!
Spanish EVENTO MISTERIOSO ES DEMASIADO
Italian EVENTO SEGRETO È FANTASTICO

Generation IV

Mystery Gift can only be activated at the Jubilife City TV station. In the station, there is an interviewer on the third floor who will activate the Mystery Gift function if players answer his questions with the correct keywords shown below (again, based on the language of the game). However, if the player receives a Wonder Card via Nintendo Event or a Pokémon game, Mystery Gift would be activated whether or not the player has done so beforehand. In this generation, Mystery Gift can be used to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia or receive items and Pokémon from Pokémon Battle Revolution. Players are able to receive gifts wirelessly, from the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or from a friend. The Mystery Gift feature will only allow a specific gift to be received once. As a result, a player can only get one of each item and Pokémon from the said games and also only one of Pokémon from the Events. Gifts are sent with a Wonder Card, which players can store up to three of. This is why players should choose to discard used Wonder Cards so that they will have no more than two cards before receiving another Mystery Gift.

Language Answer 1 Left Answer 1 Right Answer 2 Left Answer 2 Right
Japanese みんな ハッピー Wi-Fi つうしん
English EVERYONE HAPPY Wi-Fi CONNECTION
French TOUS HEUREUX CONNEXION Wi-Fi
German ALLE GLÜCKLICH Wi-Fi CONNECTION
Spanish CONEXION Wi-Fi TODOS FELICES
Italian CHIUNQUE FELICE Wi-Fi CONNECTION
Korean (Must activate by receiving a Wonder Card)

Trivia

  • Not only was the Secret Key the first item to be released via a Wi-Fi event, but it was also the first to allow sharing or obtaining from friends.
  • Due to the game's coding, including shiny check fucntion (which prevents Mystery Gift from being shiny by regenerating a new PID until the Pokémon isn't shiny), it is impossible to get a shiny mystery gift Pokémon.


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VI
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Global Link
Gen VGen VI