The release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus may end up being a new high for the series. There’s been a bunch of streamlining to these games on the Switch. The Pokémon Company has likely paid a bit of attention to fan complaints over the years. Finally, they seem to be listening, and making a few things easier. A bunch of core systems aren’t there, but not in a bad way.
Given the story contrivance of having the timeline long before the previous games, there have been a ton of changes. The pastures in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are basically just the PC from other entries. You also have the ability to access a bunch of newer systems as well, such as the Mystery Gift.
There have been many new additions and brought forward mechanics this time around. Fast travel is back and easier than ever before. Players have a simplified system around Shiny hunting, as well as held items in the new RPG. That’s not all that’s been changed either. There’s an option to change a Pokémon’s name in Pokémon Legends: Arceus now as well. One thing that has been changed is that the evolution system is now manual, giving Trainers more granular control over their teams.
How to get Mystery Gifts in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
The Mystery Gifts in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are back, and they’re very much the same as previous games. To unlock them, you must complete the fifth mission in the game’s story. After you reach this point, the Mystery Gift system will unlock from then on.
Press Up on the D-pad to open the Satchel, then use the ZL/ZR buttons to scroll through the tabs. The tab with the WiFi symbol on it is the one you want. You will need to turn on your Internet Connection via the option at the bottom, make sure to set that to On for the future. From then on, return to this menu to claim free items and Pokémon.
Nintendo will routinely issues codes you can redeem for free gifts via this system. Just like in other games, you will need to be connected to the internet to get rewards. Just use the Mystery Gift option via the menu to redeem the codes. when they do come out