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Mystery Gift

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Mystery Gift (Japanese: ふしぎなおくりもの or ふしぎなもらいものFRLG Mystery Gift) is a system available in most core series games since Generation II that allows players to receive exclusive items and Pokémon.

Generation II

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

To activate the Mystery Gift system in the Generation II games, players must talk to the girl in green on the fifth floor of the Goldenrod Department Store. The option to use the system will then be available from the title screen menu.

Once activated, each player will receive a random item if a connection to another Generation II core series game is established, or if only the player of the core series game connects to Stadium 2—note that some items can only be found when communicating with Stadium 2. When connecting to Pikachu 2 GS, the player selects a number of Watts to transfer, and different items result from transferring different amounts of Watts.

Though the Generation II games are playable on a Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP, Mystery Gift cannot be used as these systems lack infrared ports.

Items

The following items are obtainable randomly by Mystery Gift.

Common Uncommon Rare Very Rare
Berry Jigglypuff Doll MiracleBerry Water Stone HP Up
PrzCureBerry Poliwag Doll Gold Berry Fire Stone PP Up
Mint Berry Diglett Doll Revive Leaf Stone Big Lapras Doll
Ice Berry Staryu Doll Great Ball Thunderstone Surf Pikachu Doll
Burnt Berry Magikarp Doll Super Repel Max Ether Pikachu BedStad2
PsnCureBerry Oddish Doll Max Repel Max Elixir Unown DollStad2
Guard Spec. Gengar Doll Elixir Max Revive Tentacool DollStad2
X Attack Shellder Doll Ether Scope Lens
X Defend Grimer Doll Magna Plant Red Carpet
Bitter Berry Voltorb Doll Tropic Plant Blue Carpet
Dire Hit Clefairy Poster NES Yellow Carpet
X Special Jigglypuff Poster Nintendo64 Green Carpet
X Accuracy Super NES Bulbasaur Doll Jumbo Plant
Eon Mail Weedle Doll Squirtle Doll Virtual Boy
Morph Mail Geodude Doll Pink Bed Big Onix Doll
Music Mail Machop Doll Polkadot Bed Pikachu Poster
Stad2 means that the item can only be obtained from Pokémon Stadium 2.

In Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS

The following is a list of items obtainable in Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS and their cost in Watts.

Item Watts
Eon Mail 50
Berry 100
Bitter Berry 200
Great Ball 300
Max Repel 400
Ether 500
MiracleBerry 600
Gold Berry 700
Elixir 800
Revive 900
Rare Candy 999

Generation III

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In Generation III, the primary use of the Mystery Gift system is to receive special items at Nintendo events. It is language-dependent so players will not be able to receive items using games that don't match the language of the Mystery Gift. A link cable or Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter must be used.

In this generation, Mystery Gift is only available in Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen and non-Japanese versions of Pokémon Emerald. To activate the Mystery Gift system in these games, players need to walk up to the clipboard found at any Poké Mart and enter the phrase below using the easy chat system (based on the language of the game). The clerk behind the counter will then inform the player that the Mystery Gift system has been activated, and it will be accessible from the title screen menu from that point on.

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 Pokémon Emerald, there is a similar system called Mystery Events (Japanese: ふしぎなできごと Mystery Events). To access this feature, players must talk to the non-player character near the PC on the Pokémon Center in Petalburg City and enter the phrase below using the easy chat system while being interviewed (based on the language of the game). The non-player character will then inform the player that the Mystery Events system has been activated. It will then be accessible from the title screen menu after saving the game from that point on. Mystery Events can only be unlocked after defeating Norman and receiving the Balance Badge.

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

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In Generation IV, the Mystery Gift system can be used to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, or receive items and Pokémon from Pokémon Battle Revolution. Players are able to receive gifts wirelessly, from the defunct Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, or from a friend. A specific gift can only be received once. As a result, a player can only get one of each item and Pokémon from said games and also only one of each Pokémon from events. Gifts are transferred via Wonder Card, which players can store up to three of. This forces players to discard used Wonder Cards so that they will have no more than two cards before receiving another Mystery Gift.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the Mystery Gift system is activated at Jubilife TV. There is a TV producer on the third floor who will activate the Mystery Gift system if players answer his questions with the correct keywords as shown below (based on the language of the game). If the player receives a Wonder Card via a Nintendo event or another compatible game prior to activating the feature, Mystery Gift will be activated automatically regardless.

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 CONEXIÓN Wi-Fi TODOS FELICES
Italian CHIUNQUE FELICE Wi-Fi CONNECTION
Korean 모두 두근두근 Wi-Fi 통신

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Mystery Gift system is automatically unlocked after receiving the Pokédex. Due to the addition of an option for connecting to the Pokéwalker in the title screen menu and its placement as the third entry, players must scroll down on the touch screen to access the Mystery Gift option.

Generation V

The Mystery Gift system is now always enabled in the title screen menu of the game, even when a save file is not present.

Like in Generation IV, players are able to receive gifts wirelessly and from the defunct Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. The Get from a friend feature has been removed but new methods for obtaining event items were added. Players can now receive items through the use of serial codes and infrared.

The maximum amount of Wonder Cards a game can hold is increased to 12 for saved games. Games without a save file can only hold at most three Wonder Cards.

Generation VI

The Mystery Gift system works like in Generation V. One notable difference is that all non-Nintendo Zone local events are no longer region-locked. The maximum amount of Wonder Cards a game can hold is now 24. In order to use Mystery Gift, the game must have a save file.

Shiny Pokémon locking

Usually Pokémon obtained via Mystery Gift are either always Shiny or never Shiny.

If the Shiny lock is enabled, Eggs cannot hatch into Shiny Pokémon on the game they are received in, but if they are hatched in another game they can be. This is because the Shiny check uses the ID of the player who obtained the Egg, not the player who hatches it.

Trivia

  • Not only was the Secret Key the first item to be released via Mystery Gift but it was also the first Mystery Gift to allow sharing and receiving from other players, although sharing is restricted to the Japanese versions.

See also

References

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