Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have a Mystery Gift event where players can get access to an egg for Manaphy, the Seafaring Pokémon, as well as a new outfit for your trainer. It’s a limited-time event: The Manaphy Egg and outfit will only be available until Feb. 21, 2022.
You’ll need an internet connection for this, but you do not need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to redeem the items, according to the official Pokémon site.
In this Pokémon BDSP guide, we’ll show you how to get the Mystery Gift and Manaphy Egg.
How to get the Manaphy Egg
Hit pause to pull up the main menu — the same one that allows you to access your Pokémon, Pokédex, Bag, and so on.
From there, you might see “Mystery Gift” as an option in the bottom left of the menu. It looks like a little gift box. If you do, congrats! You have unlocked the Mystery Gift feature. If you don’t have it, here’s how to get it.
According to a guide from Dexerto, the Mystery Gift feature appears after the Veilstone gym. Our experience seems to match this, since we have a screenshot of the menu just before the third gym that doesn’t have it, but here’s one with it unlocked.
According to a guide from Eurogamer, there’s a way to unlock it before the the third gym though, if it’s not in your menu. To do it, you need to go to the go to the Jubilife TV Station in Jubilife City.
Take the elevator to the third floor, and talk to the two characters at the bottom of the room. The character on the left will as if you have an opinion about the television programming, to which you need to respond “Yes.”
You’ll keep talking, and they’ll have you pick from a list of programming options. Select, “EVERYONE HAPPY WI-FI CONNECTION.” Once you do that, the Mystery Gift option on your menu should become available.
Now that we have the Mystery Gift option, open the menu, click on Mystery Gift and choose, “Get via Internet.”
That’l bring you to a screen with two options: Manaphy Egg Gift and Clothing Gift.
After that, all you need to do is select either option. A cutscene will play that shows a little animation of the gift arriving, and then you’ll have your outfit or Manaphy Egg! All you need to do is repeat this process to get the second item.