Pokémon X, Pokémon Y: Mystery Gifts Will Use Serial Codes


Mystery Gifts downloaded with serial codes; delivered by a female delivery person.

The Pokémon Company have revealed detailed instructions pertaining to how Mystery Gifts will be received for upcoming 3DS titles Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. As with the previous Generation V installments Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, Pokémon White Version, and Pokémon White Version 2, a Mystery Gift option will be available from the main menu upon starting the game.

From there, the player will have the option to receive the gift via four different methods, as outlined below.

Pokémon X, Pokémon Y: Mystery Gift Options

Step 1: As seem in the image above, ふしぎなおくりもの is selected on the main menu. This is the option for “Mystery Gift.”

Pokémon X, Pokémon Y: Mystery Gift Options

Step 2: This next image shows おくりものをうけとる being selected. This is the option that players will use to receive the Mystery Gift.

Pokémon X, Pokémon Y: Mystery Gift Options

Step 3: The final image shows the actual options available in order to receive the Mystery Gift. Starting from the top, the options are: Local Wireless Communication (ローカルつうしんで), Internet Communication (インターネットで), Infrared Communication (せきがいせんで), and Serial Code (シリアルコードで).

Pokémon X, Pokémon Y: Mystery Gift OptionsAfter Mystery Gifts have been downloaded by one of the four methods above, they can be picked up by visiting the delivery person inside any of the game’s Pokémon Centers.

Unlike delivery “men” found in previous games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y now has a delivery women who’s in charge of making sure your Mystery Gifts get delivered. As seen in the image to the right, she sports a cute blue outfit.

It is currently unknown how the serial codes will be delivered for Mystery Gifts. Presumably, they will be distributed much like how the Pokémon Global Link distributes them; via special email.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive them.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released globally on October 12th, 2013 in both retail and digital form.

Be sure to check out all of our news coverage on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Source: Pokémon


  1. That’s pretty cool! I guess this means they’ll be giving us lots of gifts! :P

    I find myself wondering if we’ll be surprised at some point with what Nintendo is able to offer us. The 3DS could allow a game like Pokémon X and Y to accept an update that could contain an entirely new Pokémon that can’t be found in the game’s normal coding. I don’t know if such a thing is possible, but why not?


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