How to get the flying Pikachu mystery gift in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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

You’ll need to unlock the mystery gift functionality

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.

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.

Chris Carter
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