A little bit of impatience can be a good thing.
For the player itching to obtain Manaphy sooner rather than later, or just the Platinum outfits, there are two ways to unlock the Mystery Gift function in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, and for the players who don’t want to wait until they have their third Gym Badge, how about unlocking the feature after getting your first Gym Badge instead? And here’s how:
How to Unlock Mystery Gift Early in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl:
Once you have obtained the Coal Badge from Roark in Oreburgh City, return back to Jubilife City. You will notice at this time that the door leading into the Jubilife TV Station is still blocked. Ignore the building for now and head north and you will encounter Professor Rowan and his assistant, along with two Team Galactic Grunts. Each Grunt has only 1 Pokémon each, a Level 9 Wurmple and a Level 9 Zubat and it is a dual battle, with Rowan’s assistant (Dawn, or Lucas, depending on who you chose for your character) helping you.
After the battle is over, Rowan and his assistant will have a quick chat with you and then you’ll even be approached by a female blonde NPC, by the name of Bebe for Hearthome City. She will give players the means to access Pokémon Boxes from anywhere, allowing players to change your team on the go, without needing to use PCs at Pokémon Centres. She’ll also give you Ball Capsules, and the means to start customising your Poké Balls, a new feature unique to Gen 4 remasters and provides a quick chat on how it all works.
When Bebe is finally finished talking, she will depart and players are now free to access the Jubilife TV Station. Go inside and head to the third floor. To the south, you will find a male NPC TV Producer, who upon talking to you, will ask you a question. Make sure to answer him with “EVERYONE HAPPY WI-FI CONNECTION.” The answer will be met with a brief conversation and once it is over, the Mystery Gift feature will now be available to you.
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