How to get mystery gifts in Pokémon Home

Find even more ways to receive mystery gifts in Pokémon

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Pokémon Home is where you can keep every Pokémon you have ever caught in a Pokémon game and put them in a single place online. You can transfer them from your Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Go, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, and Pokémon Sword and Shield. You can have Pokémon Home on your Nintendo Switch and your mobile device for iOS and Android, making it easy to keep track of your Pokémon and even trade them with other users on the service. Another thing you can earn through the mobile application is mystery gifts.

If you want to earn mystery gifts, you need to do it through the mobile application. You won’t be able to do it from the Pokémon Home application on your Nintendo Switch console. To access it, you need you open up your Pokémon Home mobile application and go to the main menu. At the bottom of the screen, you should see an icon with several dashes through it. Click it, and you should open up to four different options, and on the bottom left, you should see an option for mystery gifts.

In the mystery gifts section, you can see several different options available to you to earn mystery gifts. The first is a local event checker. By clicking on it, the mobile application uses your smartphone’s GPS tracker to find out if there are any local events nearby that you can receive mystery gifts. If there are, you should see them listed. Otherwise, none will show up here. You can also use a number or pattern code to earn a mystery gift, but this will likely from The Pokémon Company during special events.

When you receive an exclusive Pokémon to Pokémon Home, you need to claim it through the gift box, which is at the bottom. Click on the gift box icon, and you should see the available Pokémon you can claim. For those who downloaded Pokémon Home for their smartphones, you should go here to claim your choice of Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle, when you first opened the game if your Pokémon Home boxes were too full.

These mystery gifts are something you can turn in for Pokémon that you can use in your Pokémon Sword and Shield game, or directly transfer them to your Pokémon Home boxes. If they go into your Pokémon Home box, you can send them out to the world, or trade them to other trainers on the platform.