How to redeem Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You’ll need to unlock the mystery gift functionality

How to get the special mystery gift Pikachu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The Pokemon Company previously announced a “special flying Pikachu” promotion for Scarlet and Violet, and the time has finally come to cash in on that offer.

Here’s a quick walkthrough of when you’ll actually unlock the mystery gift mechanic, and how to pick up your Pikachu. While this guide is Pikachu-centric, it applies to any mystery gift you earn in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, including the DLC.

You can access the mystery gift screen after the tutorial is fully complete

After the treasure hunt starts (read: following your full tour of the academy), you can select the mystery gift option in the main X button menu.

If you’re really itching to get your Pikachu and want to know exactly how much time you have left to unlock mystery gifts, we have a full breakdown of the tutorial sequence here.

Once you unlocked it, boot up mystery gift and go online

Here’s how to find the mystery gift menu:

  • Press X and select “Poke Portal”
  • On the Poke Portal screen, scroll down and find “mystery gift,” then select that option
  • Select “get via internet”
  • Once you connect, it’ll showcase the “Flying Tera Type Pikachu Gift,” though any other active mystery gif promotions will show up as well: select it!

That’s it! Pikachu is Pokemon number 74 in the Paldea region. It’ll show up as a normal Pikachu, but using the terastallizing mechanic will let you see its true promo form.

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