Pokémon BDSP: Get Mew, Jirachi, and Manaphy while you can

BDSP rewards players who have played previous Pokémon games.

There are several rewards you can redeem while playing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP). Perhaps the three most exciting are getting a free Mew, Jirachi, and Manaphy simply for playing previous Pokémon games. These are three rare Mythical Pokémon that have been relatively hard to come by in the past. Remember that Manaphy is only available for a limited time, so grab it while you can. Also, you must be on version 1.1.1 of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on your Switch in order to get these rewards. Here's how to get Mew, Jirachi, and Manaphy.

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How to get Manaphy Egg in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Manaphy is only available to people who play the game and redeem the Mythical Pokémon within the active time period. Once the reward period closes, it will no longer be available through this means.

Reward period: Nov. 19, 2021 - Feb. 21, 2022 3:59 p.m. PT

  1. Defeat Roark at the first gym in Oreburgh City.
  2. Head to Jubilife City.
  3. Go into the Jubilife TV building.
  4. Talk to the TV producer wearing a yellow jacket with purple sleeves.
  5. Say Yes.
  6. He will ask you about setting up Wi-Fi settings. Agree to them.
  7. Open the menu.
  8. Go to the Mystery Gift.
  9. Select Via the Internet.
  10. Select Yes.
  11. Select Manaphy Egg Gift.
  12. To hatch the egg, you'll need to walk around with it in your party for 4,911 steps.

Note that Manaphy is shiny locked, so when it hatches, there's no way for it to be the alternately colored Manaphy. However, Manaphy is the only Mythical Pokémon that can breed, so you can take it to the nursery and have it breed with a Ditto.

How to get Mew in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In order to get Mew, players must have save data from Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee! on their Switch. Note that you must have the game data on the same Switch as the one you are playing BDSP on. If you haven't played those games yet, all you have to do is borrow a cartridge from a buddy. Pop it in your Switch and save as soon as you can. Then return to BDSP and collect your Mythical Mew.

  1. Go to Floaroma Town.
  2. Talk to the elderly woman in the flowers on the left of the entrance to the city.

Mew is shiny locked, so there is no way to get a shiny blue Mew in BDSP. It also cannot be bred in the nursery.

How to get Jirachi in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In order to get Jirachi, players must have save data for Pokémon Sword or Shield on their Switch. Note that you must have the game data on the same Switch as the one you are playing BDSP on. If you haven't played those games yet, all you have to do is borrow a cartridge from a buddy. Pop it in your Switch and save as soon as you can, and return to BDSP.

  1. Go to Floaroma Town.
  2. Talk to the elderly man in the flowers on the left of the entrance to the city.

Jirachi is shiny locked, so there is no way to get a shiny yellow and red Jirachi in BDSP. It also cannot be bred in the nursery.

Pokémon fan rewards

It's pretty awesome that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl reward fans who have played the previous Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch. For many of us, this will be the first time we've ever really been able to have these Pokémon in our parties.

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